Monthly Archives: November 2009

How to automatically tweet your new blog posts, like this one!

Have a twitter account?
Have a blog?
You feel it would be nice if your new blog posts are tweeted automatically?

If the answer to any of the questions above is NO, please move on. There is not much that you can benefit from by reading the following. For others, here it is:

  1. Go to twitterfeed.com. Actually the next steps below are self-explanatory if you are into twitterfeed.com, but I’ll explain that anyway.
  2. Get an account there – You just need an email ID
  3. Twitter as a service is the default selection. No need to touch that!
  4. Authenticate your twitter account, i.e let twitter verify that you would like to authorise Twitterfeed to publish the things into your twitter account. This is a one time activity
  5. Having done the above step, Step 2 is shown- name feed and add source URL
  6. Give the feed a name – If you are going to keep multiple feeds, it would be good if you keep each one in an organised manner.
  7. Add Rss feed URL – this can be got from the Blog page of your blog.
  8. - In case you have a Blogger blog, it should be something like this http://feeds.feedburner.com/YourBlogTitle
    - In case it is a WordPress blog, it would be something like this
    http://YourBlogAddress/feed/Title
    Pray, replace the YourBlogTitle and YourBlogAddress with your relevant addresses, in my case for this blog, the Rss feed URL is http://feeds.feedburner.com/Aurbatao

  9. You can also test the rss feed by clicking the test button
  10. Advance settings? Yeah, you can play with that to make customizations as per your whims. Like I have chosen to have each auto-tweet to begin with ‘New Blog post:’ Plus I also shorten the URLs using a service. Play around!
  11. Click “Create Feed” — DONE!

I hope this helped. If it did, I’d like you to show your gratitude. Pls leave a comment. I’d love to comment on that!

What happens when you get too many RTs

Image Courtesy: www.thewwwblog.com

Yesterday I tweeted something and what RTs I received to this!! I mean, people would get 100x more RTs than this (say, If Sashi Tharoor said something) but I was really overwhelmed by the sheer no of RTs in less than an hour or so and then it still kept on flowing…ok just checked, the number is not so high (about 70-75) but still it is quite high for me, my highest.

And although I get nothing out of it (as we were discussing when this was happening), I still am excited about it when it’s been almost 24 hrs since i tweeted that.

Sachin you rule!

5 minute relevant post

Some posts are relevant for a life-time, some for shorter duration. some for just a few moments.

Sachin is about to create history with 17,000 runs — and how many records has he set already.
I’m sure it’ll be same when he is nearing 18k mark…

So in office all are watching Live TV on their computers, watching people in the stadium praying, and very emotional.

I think it should be done by the time I click post over here.