Wooh There Buddy, Time For A Buffer!
September 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Let’s face it, very few of your followers are waiting on your every tweet. Most people have things to do and only check in on twitter when they can. This can cause a problem when trying to get those most important tweets in front of your follower’s eyes. You also don’t want to flood a follower’s feed when you all of a sudden have an epiphany of greatness and start spouting off tweets like an old chinese proverb. Well good news for you and your followers, there are tools that can help you with this issue. My favorite is Buffer.
Buffer works like this. You sign up for the service and then buffer examines your twitter tendencies and figures out the best times you should tweet. You then load up your buffer with tweets you want sent out and let it launch them into the twittisphere at the perfect times to gain maximum visibility. One of the really nice features of buffer is its ability to use your bitly account for shortening links so you can monitor how many clicks you’re getting along with retweets all in one place.
My favorite thing about buffer are the browser extensions. The extension allows you to create a tweet with a link to the page you’re viewing, on the fly, and then sends it out at the best possible time. Pretty sweet. Go sign up for buffer and then come back here and try it out. 🙂 “Let’s get ready to rumble!” Sorry, I couldn’t resist.