Broadcast spreaders

Must life be so gosh-darn difficult?

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?


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 May 2011 · 1:17 pm

    There’s some company that claims they will let businesses be able to “join and integrate” all social media platforms, so the business need make only one post and it goes out everywhere – facebook, twitter, tumblr. Same content but different sites, and apparently the person doing so doesn’t even have to LIKE the internet.

    Whenever that ad comes on, though, it seems all I hear is “Spam spam spam spam spam spam.”

  2. sya »

    6 May 2011 · 2:45 pm

    I’ve stopped manually updating my Twitter feed with my blog posts due to sheer laziness.

  3. CGHill »

    6 May 2011 · 3:13 pm

    WordPress will do it for you, but if you’re as lazy as I am, you probably don’t want to go through the setup routine. :)

  4. Tatyana »

    6 May 2011 · 6:16 pm

    How much happier I am for not having that problem even in theory!
    No twittering and no facepalming…sorry, facebooking here. Only one blog per audience.
    I have another, professional one, which I use as depository of my portfolio. That, and professional LinkedIn page, for business networking.

    And my mom usually speak to me on the phone.

  5. CGHill »

    6 May 2011 · 6:21 pm

    “Facepalm” is right more often than you might think.

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