11 Nov 2012

Keeping Your Blog Alive: 3 Smart and Fun Auto-Posting Tools

Auto-Posting Tools

Auto-posting is especially useful when you travel a lot: when you don't have an opportunity to update your blog and social media profiles but don't want the activity to fade out... Have you ever found yourself thinking of a really funny or interesting status message that just didn't fit the moment?

Maybe it fit a specific day, such as a holiday or the release of an album from your favorite band. Perhaps you have already posted something and didn't want to update again so soon. You could be a blogger who wants their blog posts announced without sharing manually. Or maybe you are needing it to go on a professional account and timing is really important.

Whatever the case, it isn't always easy to remember something you wanted to post. You could keep it in a spreadsheet if you feel like going for the old fashioned approach. Or, you could do what most of us do and use an auto-posting or scheduling tool to have it posted on your behalf. There are so many tools to help you do this, including full social media dashboards like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. But there are also a few other ways you can set up auto-posting.

1. LaterBro

Sometimes you just want something super straight forward that will let you schedule posts without an actual registration. You can get that here. You sign in using either Facebook or Twitter account. Then you schedule an update, giving it a specific time and day. You can set it up for both accounts, as well, or just one or the other.

It is super easy and straight forward. It also keeps a log of your past statuses scheduled through the site, both before and after they are published. Plus a section for those you deleted before they were published, so you can reschedule them at any time. The only downside is that the Facebook feature has a 140 character limit.

2. Dlvr.it

For something a bit more expansive, there is this service. It is made for bloggers who want to automatically post their content to social profiles and RSS feeds in one go. There is a free, pro ($9.99 per month) and ultimate plan ($19.99 per month) available. It is compatible with all the major sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. The paid plans also offer geotagging, PuSH updates, scheduling, post filtering and more.

3. Posterous

Now owned by Twitter, Posterous has long since been a great way to share content both via the web and mobile services. You can connect and post to all network, schedule updates, control who sees what and post anything from anywhere, including your phone. It is one of the most popular content sharing services around, and for good reason. It is also free, making it a very tempting choice.
What are your favorite auto-post services? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to let us know why!


About the Guest Author:

Jessy is the professional blogger for Dobovo, the free travel tool.