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Make Twitter Work For Your Blog #blogathon2

This is a mini challenge for the Biannual Blogathon Bash, a twice yearly blogging marathon but anyone is welcome to read and use the information. However if you are signed up for the blogathon or you sign up and participate before the end of the blogathon, completing this mini challenge improves your chances of winning a prize.

The blogathon is June 22-25. If you are participating in the blogathon, please do not complete this challenge until the blogathon has started. Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter: #blogathon2.

The Biannual Blogathon Bash (#blogathon2) Mini Challenge:

Make Twitter Work For Your Blog

Social media in itself can be a bit of a minefield – and then when you start throwing all the other stuff into the mix, like apps and tools, it gets a bit crazy.  But here are a couple of tools you can use to help get the most out of Twitter when promoting your blog.

  1. Tweriod – This is a great tool to help you figure out the best time to be tweeting to your Tweeps. You can sign up via Twitter and have a report generated with the optimal times for you to be using Twitter. Benefit: send that tweet out when it’s more likely to be seen.
  2. Buffer – Want to promote regularly but not be glued to your computer? Buffer can be used to ‘dripfeed’ tweets into your stream at regular intervals. Even better, you can see analytics on how many people have shared or clicked. Benefit: send updates out regularly without being tied to your PC.
  3. Twylah – A relatively new tool and still in beta, this gives you the chance to see your tweets as a magazine style page. You can also tweet using Twylah’s power tweet function to create a specific page for the tweet where related tweets and responses will show up. You can also integrate this within your blog to display your own tweets. Benefit: great way to showcase your tweets within your blog – or your blog within your tweets

So, my mini-challenge is this:

Find one Twitter tool that will help you get more out of your blog related tweets and implement it for the Biannual Blogathon Bash.  Either get your Tweriod report so you know your best tweeting time, apply for a Twylah page so you can join this great program or use Buffer (the basic version is free) to send some tweets. And if you can use any combination of the three, so much the better!

Did you know: you can run a Tweriod report and then use Buffer to dripfeed your ‘power tweets’ from Twylah? Now that’s the ultimate combo surely?

Results?

Why not leave a comment and let me know how you got on? Or share another tool you found to help Twitter work for your blog!  And why not join our Twitter? Leave the link to your Twitter profile so we can follow each other’s tweets and see the challenge in action!

Thanks for taking part!

Feel free to leave your Blogathon post link with your comments

Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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  2. alchemyofscrawl
    alchemyofscrawl 3 years ago .Reply

    How did you find out about the mini-challenge? I'm still trying to figure out Twylah and Buffer! hehe

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      When I signed up, I agreed to create a mini-challenge. And then I panicked. And then when I'd calmed down, I though of this lol!

  3. Helena
    Helena 3 years ago .Reply

    Never heard of twylah before, interesting to know that my tweets can be viewed like a magazine. I'll consider using twylah. Thanks for describing it Donna.

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      You're welcome Helena! Best of luck with the challenges.

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  6. Create With Joy
    Create With Joy 3 years ago .Reply

    Thank you, Donna, for this great info – very timely for me! I ran Tweriod for the Mini-Challenge and plan on trying out Buffer after the Blogathon (that's been on my radar for awhile!) I LOVE how your Twylah account looks and may have to check that out as well after the event (don't want too many distractions or I'll never get anything done – lol!

    Have a productive weekend and check out my kick-off post if you have a chance!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks so much! We totally lost track of time today – we had to collect a poorly cat from the vets and the car broke down! Saturday is all about the blogging and visiting others so I'll definitely stop by.

  7. Amanda
    Amanda 3 years ago .Reply

    Great tips! I've always used Crowdbooster, which does the same things as Tweriod. At least from your description. I love Crowdbooster, but I'm always looking for more tools to make life easier. I'm signing up and will report back though!

    • Amanda
      Amanda 3 years ago .Reply

      Very cool! I just got my Tweriod report back and it shows a bit more than Crowdbooster for times. It goes a bit more in depth, so I think I'll start using it WITH CB.

      • Donna Brown
        Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

        I hadn't tried Crowdbooster but I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks so much for the tip!

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  11. Melissa S.
    Melissa S. 3 years ago .Reply

    Awesome tips! I've been using the free version of Buffer for a little while now, and I do love it!! I didn't know about Tweriod, so I signed up and am waiting on my report so I know the best times for me to tweet!

    I think once I get the report back I'll use Hootsuite to schedule some tweets around that time along with buffer! Thanks for the great tips.

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      That sounds like a great plan. I use Hootsuite for odd things too. I know some people go for a 'less is more' philosophy but I like to mix and match my tools!

  12. Dawn
    Dawn 3 years ago .Reply

    Thanks for the fun tips! I signed up for Tweriod, can't wait to see the report! ;)

  13. Celeste
    Celeste 3 years ago .Reply

    Love this! I am always looking for new ways to connect with people on twitter and how to connect twitter with my blog better than I have been doing. I am always on Facebook I almost lose track of Twitter :P Great Mini-Challenge idea :)

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks Celeste! I love Facebook too – it's so hard to balance everything though!

  14. Adelina Priddis
    Adelina Priddis 3 years ago .Reply

    Thanks for the cool tools! I just checked out tweriod, and am waiting for my report. Timing my tweets, as well as my blog posts has been one area I want to get more info on! Hopefully this helps me out!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      I'm so pleased Adelina! I really hope it works out for you.

  15. Ann
    Ann 3 years ago .Reply

    Just signed into Tweriod; sounds like it could be very useful. I'm now waiting for my report from them. Thanks for the great info!

  16. Liviania
    Liviania 3 years ago .Reply

    I signed up for Tweriod. Maybe I'll actually begin to use my twitter.

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Yep – but once you start, it's hard to stop, lol.

  17. Deb
    Deb 3 years ago .Reply

    I already had a Twyla page for @DebChitwood at http://www.twylah.com/DebChitwood. Today, I signed up for and received my Tweriod report. Then I signed up for Buffer. Now I'm using the 3 tools together as my mini challenge! :)

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Wow, taking the bull by the horns! Your Twylah page looks great – I've bookmarked and followed!

  18. Kriss
    Kriss 3 years ago .Reply

    This is one that has been on my Donna suggested list, so I signed up finally for the Tweriod report. I am waiting still. I am afraid of Twylah, so no I am not ready to do that one yet, but it is on my list!

    TweetAdder currently is my favorite. This weekend I added a search tool to actively look for new people to follow.

    • Kriss
      Kriss 3 years ago .Reply

      OK I am proud, I am trying buffer according to my Tweriod report! WOOT, I like this, I can do my content tweeting and something I have wanted to do for promotional tweeting on the blog. I turned off TweetAdder for the blogathon! Going to set up more tweets when I can tomorrow!

      • Donna Brown
        Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

        Congrats sweets! You'll love Buffer I think. I particularly like the 'Suggest a tweet' facility. It buys me some time in the morning before the caffeine kicks in.

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  20. Monica
    Monica 3 years ago .Reply

    I've signed up for Tweriod and Buffer…have been tweeting manually from my blog…this makes way more sense…great post, I've bookmarked it for future reference!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks Monica – I'm so pleased it's been helpful!!

  21. Christine Tolhurst
    Christine Tolhurst 3 years ago .Reply

    I use buffer, but I also use Twuffer. Twuffer allows you to schedule posts which is very helpful when you take a day off blogging/promoting or when you have a lot of giveaways or events going on!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks Christine – Twuffer is a new one on me but I'll definitely check it out. I love new tools!

  22. Elizabeth Towns
    Elizabeth Towns 3 years ago .Reply

    I had been using Hootsuite to schedule tweets. Now, according to my tweriod, I am scheduled to dripfeed tweets through buffer at 3, 6 and 11 p.m., which are premium tweet times for me. I'm signed up for a Twylah account as well, through viewing yours!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks Elizabeth – I'm really glad to hear it's been helpful to you!

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    @SugarSpiceATN 3 years ago .Reply

    Thanks for hosting! And now to learn to tweet!! Patricia @SugarSpiceATN

  24. Shai Smith
    Shai Smith 3 years ago .Reply

    I love these! I already used Buffer, but I just signed up for a report from the first link, and then requested an invite from the second. They look like they'll be useful! I'm just figuring out Twitter (also JUST got a smart phone last week, so Twitter seems more 'real time' to me,now) – thanks for all of your help in getting me up to date and connected!

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Good luck! Twitter on the go is great – but slightly addictive!!

  25. Ashley Montgomery
    Ashley Montgomery 3 years ago .Reply

    I love the idea of Tweriod! I signed up and am waiting on my results. Thanks! :)

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks Ashley – I really hope they're useful!

  26. Karri Reiser
    Karri Reiser 3 years ago .Reply

    I signed up for Tweriod and Buffer and sent a request for an invitation Twylah. This is going to be a big help with not only my personal twitter account but also the two twitter accounts I manage for work. Thanks for sharing these amazing resources.

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      That's so great Karri! I use Buffer for multiple accounts and it has made life 10x easier so I hope it helps!

  27. Sage
    Sage 3 years ago .Reply

    I just signed up with Tweriod and received my first report. Really helpful, thank you!

  28. Ellen Christian
    Ellen Christian 3 years ago .Reply

    I use buffer now and also Twilert

  29. Leila
    Leila 3 years ago .Reply

    I like using Hootsuite to schedule tweets and it helps keep track of various things at once. Tweetdeck (I think that's the name) is a good one for Twitter parties :) Thanks for sharing!

  30. Kecia
    Kecia 3 years ago .Reply

    I just signed up to get my Tweriod report! I currently use HootSuite to schedule tweets throughout the day, so now I will know when to tweet the most important ones! Thanks for the mini-challenge!

  31. Melissa Lawler
    Melissa Lawler 3 years ago .Reply

    I use Twuffer and I just signed up for Tweriod. Let's see how it goes!

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  33. Erin
    Erin 3 years ago .Reply

    I've just signed up for both Tweriod and Twylah – I'm really interested to see when my best times are as I tend to get lots of traffic from the US! =)

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  36. Ana
    Ana 3 years ago .Reply

    I joined Tweriod at your advice, but I don't think it was particularly helpful in my case. I only tweet at certain times of the day such as late night (which is when it recommended tweeting) so the website didn't have any data for other times of the day and couldn't recommend a time. Oh well, I tried ;)

  37. Meagan -
    Meagan - 3 years ago .Reply

    I'm interested to check out Tweriod – and I love Twyalah :) I also just signed up with https://www.scoop.it/, sounds kind of cool – kind of like Twylah.Thanks for the tips!!

  38. Ashley
    Ashley 3 years ago .Reply

    Thanks a lot for these amazing tips. I just signed up on the Tweriod too.

  39. David M. Brown
    David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

    Glad the advice has been useful.

    Thank you for commenting :)

  40. Nicole Elliott
    Nicole Elliott 3 years ago .Reply

    Awesome, I've used Hootsuite to schedule but don't think it show analytics–going to give Buffer a try and see which I like best! :)

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Nicole :)

      Hope one of the programs proves useful.

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