This is a Guest Post by Leonhard Widrich, who is the developer of BufferApp, a tool which lets you to tweet efficiently. I am humbled to have a post by an application developer.
Twitter is dynamic. It’s lively and engaging. Yet, if you want to write truly great content, you have to give it some proper thought. That is obvious for blog posts and in recent times, ever more so for tweets too.
Buffer offers you a chance to write a couple of tweets at one point; delivering your well thought out tweets evenly spread out during the day. Let’s take a look how it works.
What is Buffer?
With Buffer you have pre-set times, at which your tweets are published, once put into your Buffer. These are evenly spread out over the day. You can simply add, say for example 10 tweets in the morning and you will then be delivering great content during the day.
How do I get started?
After your account is created, you can choose to change the default times, which are set. I have only done this once and after that I can forget about setting times. This makes adding tweets the only thing left to do.
The Browser Extensions make Buffer awesome.
The first thing I suggest to do after you have set up your account is to install one of the browser extensions. You will be able to add tweets to your Buffer right there from any browser.
So whenever you come across an article worth sharing, click the Buffer icon and add to your Buffer. It couldn’t be simpler. You can choose to either edit the tweet like we did below or add to Buffer right away with the suggested text from the application.
So for example, to share Fran’s post below, simply hit the Buffer icon. This is what happens:
Get lots of tweets into your Buffer
Once your Buffer is filled up with tweets, you can relax, as Buffer will be sending them out for you during the day. If you return back to the dashboard, you can always move tweets around by dragging, you can also edit them or view your sent tweets.
How can Buffer help you?
If you tweet a lot, Buffer will make your life a lot easier. Whilst you are reading blogs, you give it one click on the Buffer icon, if you think this content is worth sharing.
I feel this means no extra effort for me, yet I consistently share great content with my followers since using Buffer.
What I particularly enjoy is the great feeling of a full Buffer that will keep my followers posted in the coming hours or days. After you have been using Buffer for a while, always topping up with another tweet, whenever an article is useful, your twitter experience will run smoothly and without extra efforts.
You should give it a try, then leave a comment! (at top of post)