Introduction to Cross Posting

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Source: Teach Your (Bloggers) Well | The Daily Post

7 Replies to “Introduction to Cross Posting”

  1. I’ll come back to read this as I’m not sure what you are talking about re/ self-hosted blogs. See ya tomorrow!!! ( I do have a self-hosted blog–just don’t understand how this benefits re/ cross-blogging.)

    1. There’s a lot you can do on a free blog. Basically that means WordPress set it up for you and the control the files. Plugins only work on blogs that are running WordPress on a paid server, like Bluehost. Those give you control of adding plugins and other stuff. Embed functions at Tumblr and Flickr allow cross posting on either, as does IFTTT. But feed WordPress brings in RSS feeds and is a plugin you can’t do on free WordPress.

  2. Just FYI: There are sharing options on the “new post” screen (on the right if you use the old post screen and on the right if you use the new one) where you can “publicize” to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Path (whatever that is). I can see why you might use IFTTT to publicize to those services, though, because you have better control over what gets posted.

    I use IFTTT to run a parallel blog on Blogger (what I call “simulcasting”) and to send a post to a board on Pinterest.

  3. I use Hootesuite for cross posting to all of my social media sites. Set it up in the morning for the next 24 hours and I am done, except for writing my next post. :

    1. Awesome! Hootsuite is great. One cool thing about crossposting from elsewhere to WordPress as a “draft” post is that you can craft it more later before you post it. IFTTT allows for that and no I don’t work for them, I just like using the free service.

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