My Secret Weapon to Automate My Blog
writing actual content for the blog,
my day job,
and going back to school.
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What is IFTTT?
IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. IFTTT is a browser application (and phone app) built to integrate all the technology in your life! Everything from phones, laptops, and desktops to smart refrigerators, thermostats, social media sites, blogs, smartwatches, and so much more!
How does IFTTT work?
- WordPress (or whatever CMS you blog through)
- Google calendar
If you upload a new public video to YouTube, Twitter will post a tweet with an image.
That way, you’re automatically promoting your latest YouTube video to your Twitter follows the moment it’s uploaded, without doing any extra work – cool huh?
My favorite IFTTT applets to automate my blog
- Thanking someone when they follow me on Twitter (seems cheesy but people seem to really like it)
- Scheduling tweets (I have some prescheduled ones for affiliate products and holidays)
- WordPress to Tumblr
- WordPress to Reddit
- Syncing my new iG photos to a Pinterest board
- Tweet my iG photos as native photos on Twitter
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