Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TwitterFeed Your Blog Posts into Your Facebook Status

If you are a blog writer who also has a Facebook account then you can use Twitter and TwitterFeed to get your most recent blog post into your Facebook status. Publishing your latest blog post into your Facebook status is the easiest way to notify your friends that they need to read your blog. In addition, TwitterFeed puts your blog's URL into your Facebook status so your friends can simply click to read. Obviously, the more friends you have on Facebook, the more reader visibility this will generate for your blogs.

Steps required to get your blog posts into your Facebook status:
  1. Create a Facebook account and find all of your friends
  2. Create a Twitter account
  3. Add the Twitter Facebook application to your Facebook profile: this tells Twitter to update your Facebook status anytime you update your Twitter status
  4. Create a TwitterFeed account, connect it to your Twitter account, and add your blogs' RSS feeds: this tells TwitterFeed to update your Twitter status anytime a new blog post is written which in turn tells Twitter to update your Facebook status
  5. Write a new blog post and check your updated Facebook status
TwitterFeed can monitor as many blogs as you like and is ideal for both recreational and professional bloggers.

Update 1/4/2010: FeedBurner can be used in step 4 in place of TwitterFeed. TwitterFeed has not been 100% reliable and not as fast I would like so I am trying FeedBurner. In FeedBurner, go to Publicize-->Socialize-->Add Twitter Account.


  1. Thanks for the tip. This was easy to setup.

    The only disappointment is that once Twitter feeds the Facebook status, the "tinyurl" in Facebook is not hyperlinked.

    Anyone know if it's possible to make the URL hyperlinked?

  2. Glad you like the tip. Does the tinyurl show up as hyperlinked from your friends' perspectives? I am wondering if Facebook suppresses links when displaying it to yourself??

  3. Robert, you are correct! My wife checked my status from her account and the hyperlink worked.

    You saved me from seeking a different method of feeding my tweets to Facebook & trying to fix something that wasn't broken.

    Many thanks,

    Doug Allen

    Get the fake word of the day at:
    "Doug is destroying the English language at an alarming rate." -- Doug's high school English teacher.


  4. Robert,
    Thanks for the easy-to-follow instructions. I'm off to do that right now, and appreciate your sharing!