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Today, I’m sharing 10 IFTTT Applets for Bloggers which allow you to put the internet to work for you. I have been blogging for awhile now. In the beginning, one of the things that frustrated me was finding easy to understand information to help me on my blogging journey. I’m not talking about blogging courses or books that show you how to make money. I just wanted to know how to do a few “techy” things to make my blog look and run nice and smooth. My husband is pretty tech savvy and has a great tech savvy friend, both of whom have helped me do or explain in non-techy terms how to do things. I am going to share these tips with you.
10 IFTTT Applets for Bloggers
My other blogging 101 tips focused on email with creating a custom email address and email signature and creating hyperlinks in your blog post. This month I would like to show you how to put the internet to work for you with 10 IFTTT Applets for Bloggers.
Have you ever wanted to easily send your Instagram photo to Twitter as an actual photo not a link?
Or maybe you want to automatically send your Facebook Page status updates to Twitter with a link?
The online tool IFTTT, pronounced like “gift,” without the g can help you automate your social media and so much more. IFTTT stand for “if this, then that.” IFTTT is a service that connects two unrelated services together using applets.
First a couple of definitions:
Services are devices and apps that are connected together with Applets. IFTTT contains over 228 services you can connect together.
Applets are connections between two devices or apps.
Using IFTTT is very simple. Create an account for free and connect your apps and devices. The easiest way to connect your services is to go to the services list found here. Click on each service, click activate, and complete the authorization process for each one. Once all of your services are connected you are ready to explore the applets and start automating your social media and blog.
To get you started, here are 10 great Applets I use most of these to automate a lot of my blog life.
- Tweet my wordpress blog posts – Automatically shares the blog post with the post title and post URL. You can customize the text too to add a hashtag.
- Send photo upload on FB page to Twitter (w/image) – Automatically shares the photo to Twitter with caption, page URL, and image URL.
- Send FB page statuses to Twitter – Automatically shares the status update from your blog page to Twitter with the message and URL.
- Post your Instagram photos as native Twitter photos when #twitter is in caption – Automatically shares your Instagram photo to Twitter as an actual photo with caption and url.
- Post new Instagram Videos to Twitter with an image – Automatically shares your Instagram video to Twitter.
- Automatically upload your Instagrams to a Facebook Page Album – Automatically shares your Instagram photos to your Facebook Fan Page and puts them in a labeled album with caption and photo url.
- Share your new Blogger blog posts to Twitter – Automatically share your new Blogger posts to Twitter.
- Sync your new Instagrams to a Pinterest board – Automatically share new photos you post on Instagram instantly to a Pinterest board of your choosing.
- Share your new Instagram photos to Flickr – Automatically share with your Flickr community your new Instagram posts.
- Log your WordPress blog posts in Google Spreadsheet – Automatically adds your blog post to a spreadsheet in your Google drive with post published, post title, post url, tags and categories.
I hope that these 10 IFTTT Applets for Bloggers helps you and saves you some headaches too. I’m working on some more tutorials for the next few months. Is there anything you would like to see?
What kinds of post would you like to see in these Blogging 101 posts?
Have a blessed day!
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