How to Schedule Tweets and Stay Active on Social Media Using Buffer

By Sep 27, 2013July 2nd, 201414 Comments

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Social media is a huge part of blogging! However, being online at all times of the day is simply impossible. Thankfully, there are programs like Buffer that can ensure your social media accounts stay active and that you are able to continue to tweet, even when you’re not online.

Now you might be thinking that scheduling your social media updates via Facebook or Hootsuite is all you need. Don’t get me wrong, both of those options are awesome and a huge help! However, most people typically use Hootsuite to schedule their own posts and we all know we shouldn’t only tweet out our own content. In order to truly build a tribe and become an authority on a subject, you’ll want to be sharing posts and updates from fellow bloggers.

This is where Buffer comes in handy!

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How to Tweet and Stay Active on Social Media Using Buffer

Buffer allows you to quickly and easily share other bloggers’ posts.

Here’s how the Buffer folks describe their service:

Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automagically posts them for you through the day. Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long.

We all love it when someone takes the time to share the content we work so hard to create. Sharing content from your bloggy friends helps to build your tribe and lets other people know that you value their blog posts.

The best part? Using Buffer is absolutely FREE.

How to Use Buffer Video Tutorial

This quick video tutorial will show you how to set-up and use Buffer effectively.

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  • Wow Buffer sounds like just what I need! I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to schedule my posts on Twitter without annoying everyone. I will certainly download, thanks for the tutorial!

  • Emily says:

    Interesting–never even heard of a buffer. Ah, so much to learn!

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  • Gracie says:

    So glad to have watched the video. Thanks for the insight! 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    I do share a lot of other content, but I schedule it on Hootsuite. I am definitely interested to see what Buffer is all about!

  • Ann says:

    I’ve been using Buffer for a little bit & love it. I never really checked out how to fully take advantage of it though; thanks for the great tutorial!

  • jack says:

    amazing service. i never heard buffer before this. i must try it…. sound good from you

  • Fran says:

    I live buffer when I get time to actually plan my social media. With the paid version you get lots of places you can link too so is great if you use social media for work and personal. I would love if the added Pinterest or ther was a free Pinterest type thing. Any suggestions?

  • This looks like fun. I am using Firefox, but I am unable to get the little button to show up in my toolbar. Is that how it’s supposed to work? I thought it would be something like the “pin It” button for Pinterest, but mine’s not working that way.

    • Kristi Corrigan says:

      I’m not sure if there is an extension for Firefox. I strictly use Google Chrome and so far it has worked great.

  • I’ve never heard of Buffer but it sounds like the perfect way to stay active on social media. Will look in to this more. Thanks for sharing!

  • Shana Norris says:

    I love buffer. I have the free version, and if the paid version was even half the cost, I’d upgrade, just so I could schedule more tweets at once.

  • Jhanis says:

    I am from a totally different timezone but most of my readers are from the US so it is hard for me to be able to send out social media updates to my followers without loosing sleep! This is a gold mine for me! Thank you so much!