All I ever wanted in life was for WordPress to update both Facebook and Twitter whenever I posted new blogs. You hear that, universe? You can take back the money, the fame, the women … okay, there haven’t been that many women, but point being, this should be unbelievably simple to do! It’s just text!
I have never tried to automate FB updates, and if there’s going to be wailing and/or gnashing of teeth if I try, I can do without.
More to the point, I see the blog readers, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers as three separate audiences although obviously there’s some overlap here and there and I’m not sure I want to give them exactly the same stuff. (Your mileage, of course, may vary.)
One major difference: the people at whom I tweet might occasionally look at a blog post, so I duly send up (via an automated tool, natch) a “Newly posted” tweet at the appropriate moments. There are Facebook friends who have no idea that I even have a blog. And why spoil it for them at this point?