Build a Better Buffer for Your Tweets

Judi Knight
Judi Knight Owner , New Tricks

Posted on January 19th 2013

Build a Better Buffer for Your Tweets

Buffer appOne of my social media secret weapons that saves me time making and sharing articles on Twitter is called Buffer App. This app lets me schedule my tweets so that they come out at predetermined times throughout the day.

Scheduling your tweets helps to insure that your tweets are being seen by a variety of people, not only the ones that happen to be on Twitter at the same times you are.

When you have a tweet that you want people to take notice of, it is perfectly acceptable to send it out a couple of times a day. Twitter does not want you to send duplicate tweets, so change them up a bit before adding them to your buffer. Other apps including TweetDeck and HootSuite allow you to schedule the tweets, but you have to add them, one at a time. With Buffer App, you predetermine the schedule and as the tweets are added, they will be sent out on that predetermine schedule.

But wait, there is more. By adding Buffer App to your browser of choice, you can click on the Buffer icon and it will create the tweet for you with the link, which you can edit before sending to the buffer. In addition, you can be reading a post and when you find one that you’d like to tweet, right click and select the Buffer option, and it will create the tweet for you. You can edit it on the spot by adding a little intro, tweet it out right then or send it to the Buffer for later. It will get tweeted out when its turn comes around.

A free Buffer App account allows you to keep ten tweets in the buffer, which will be fine for most people. If you are a power user, or a power user wannabe, they offer a paid account allowing you to buffer up to 50 tweets, at ten dollars per month.

 

 

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Judi Knight

Judi Knight

Owner , New Tricks

Judi parlayed her valuable business, coaching, technology and design skills into her business, New Tricks. Judi and her team work with small businesses and entrepreneurs to create an on online presence that reflects their business brand and converts visitors into sales. Not only does New Tricks set up creative, useable WordPress websites, they train their clients to use new technologies and social media tools to reach their business goals. Judi is the co- coordinator of the Atlanta WordPress Users Group with over 800 members, and speaks and consults with organizations on topics such as web design and social media marketing. You can visit her website at http://newtricks.com, or follow her on Twitter @judiknight.
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