Have you ever thought about using auto tweet software? I enjoy using Twitter a lot, but I don’t enjoy having to update my status throughout the day. I would rather take 30 minutes to make a list of all my updates in advance, and schedule them to post on Twitter, rather than do it all day long. I know that this goes against the grain for many people. But, I don’t use Twitter to tell people when I am brushing my teeth, or when I am going to bed.
In all fairness, I am not saying that these kind of updates are useless. I am more less saying that this isn’t my style, and what I want to use Twitter for doesn’t require me to post updates throughout the day. Instead, I rather batch them out once a day and have them post automatically and at scheduled times throughout the day.
For a long time, I haven’t been able to define a true purpose with using Twitter, yet I know that Twitter can be a very powerful tool. In the past, I have used my account to send updates like “Hey, I am brushing my teeth now.” and “Hey I am going to bed now.”, and I have also used my Twitter account pitch products and services that can earn commission. Additionally, I have used my account to tell people about new content that I have published online. One thing is certain, no matter how I use my account, I get mixed results either way. So something needs to change.
My goal is to buckle down and to start using Twitter in a more consistent manner. I think doing so, will tighten up the inconsistent results I receive. In a nutshell, I’d like to use Twitter as a way to connect with people and help them learn more about the topics I write about online. That includes asking people open ended questions, offering a stream of advice, sending out notifications of new content I have made available online, and recommending and successfully selling products and services. All this can be done automatically without having to break your work routine and daily schedule. How in-depth and how far in advance you make your schedule is up to you.
In order to do all this, you need auto tweet software. I found a site called FutureTweets.com and it seems to work great so far. FutureTweets.com is a free service that lets you schedule your Twitter messages and send them at specific times in the future. Scheduling your Tweets is easy. When you create an account on FutureTweets.com, you’re automatically assigned a private email address. Write your message in an email and send it to the private address assigned. Use the subject line to schedule when you want your Tweet to go live.
Last night, I asked people on Twitter for their advice on auto tweet software and received a lot of help and was directed to a few different programs available. I am going to be looking into these programs and will post some updates on my findings in the near future. Thanks to @bloghologyORG, , @coolcatteacher, and @psimac for your help.