Alongside the great conversations and connections Twitter allows us to build, I feel that it gradually turned into more than that. It moved to a place where latest news are broke, sophisticated stories are shared and discussed and a place where you build trust and an engaged community.
In order to make the most of this powerful network we all learnt to love, I have started to use a new, super simple app which will allow you to tweet consistently day in day out. Let me share the functionality of this nifty app. It’s Buffer.
Super short description of Buffer
With Buffer, I simply throw in a few tweets into my Buffer every day. In return the app sends out these tweets well spread out over the day.
How is Buffer different to other Apps?
- Instead of scheduling each tweet individually you simply add to Buffer and tweets are scheduled for you.
- Instead of going to an account page, you can add tweets from any page via browser extensions (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
- Buffer tracks the impact of your tweets and gives you detailed analytics in order to improve your tweeting.
What will I achieve with Buffer?
If you are anything like me, there is lots of great content you come across every day and want to share on twitter. I never quite couldn’t share all my posts though. Tweeting these great articles all at once and flooding my followers never felt right.
With Buffer, I simply hit the icon with every great blogpost I come across and put it as a Tweet in my Buffer. My life is a lot better organized I feel. The action and content of information I want to share is being delivered to Twitter on a daily and constant basis to my followers. This leaves me to fully focus on the interaction and engagement I receive from my tweets.
So in case you feel you could do with sharing more of the great information you come across each day with your followers, Buffer will help you to do this in a super simple and intuitive manner.
Quick start guide to Buffer?
Here is a super fast quick-start guide reflecting all benefits of Buffer for you:
Step 1: Start by adding tweets to your Buffer with 1 click on the Buffer icon via the right browser extension for you (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
Step 2: Adjust the times your tweets goes out every day. Add more or change them for your needs to have the most impact. Here are my daily tweeting times
Step 3: Sit back and track the impact your tweets are having. Buffer will tell you how many Clicks, Retweets and Reach your tweets have.
What does Buffer lack?
Buffer currently has no mobile version available which would make things easier still for me. Putting tweets in my Buffer on the go would save me even more time.
To me, Buffer differentiates itself in a stark contrast to other tweet scheduling services you might know of. A description of Buffer I once read and particularly liked said “It is a human way to schedule tweets to your followers”.
What are your views on this App? Make sure to give it a try (it is freemium) and let me know your views on it below.