Have you heard of IFTTT? When I decided to start blogging again my husband told me about this amazing program that helps you “do more with less effort”! In the past I would go to each social media site I wanted to share my blog post on and make a new post. IFTTT allows me to simply write a blog post, and then it shares it to all the social media accounts I requested.
Setting this program up can take a little bit of time because you have to find the correct “applets” to complete the tasks you want, but I promise it is worth it in the end. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time this has saved me since figuring out the correct “recipe”! With the help of my husband we came up with the following recipe:
As you can see I have set it up for my Instagram posts to automatically be shared to my Facebook Page and Twitter, Youtube shares to my WordPress blog, and my WordPress blog shares to Reddit, Pinterest, Google+, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This recipe may not work for everyone, but it is working perfectly for me. The time I was wasting sharing my posts on all my accounts can now be spent replying to comments and following my favorite bloggers. If you need further assistance with IFTTT try researching “IFTTT guides”, and you will find numerous step-by-step instructions.
Have you found any shortcuts to help you on your blogging journey? I would love to hear what everyone else is doing!