Social Media: Setup

Social Media Tips and How To's

Using social media can be time consuming – you pop on to share a post and get sucked in to spending time surfing, chatting, or browsing so it’s always good to know that you can share your content easily within one of your networks without having to put in time.

how to use

For sharing to Twitter we have already said about setting up your facebook page to update to twitter automatically which is a good move, but how about sharing content? With Rainy Day Mum I use – this is straight to Twitter and it’s working as a way to share my content, I’m seeing as one of the top 10 referrers in my stats each month.

How to Set up

In register with an email and password

setting up

It will ask for your blog URL or Feed – at Blogging with kids we use Feedburner for our RSS feed so I added that into the URL. for twitterThen click the large Twitter Icon. You will either be asked to authorize the app or to sign into twitter. set up to twitter

Then you are good to go.

A note about scheduling to Facebook

We advice against this – everything that we have read and seen from our own facebook pages is that scheduled posts via a system such as, Hootsuite etc… has a smaller reach than when you post yourself. Take these 2 posts from my Rainy Day Mum Facebook Page – they were posted within 30 minutes of each other and the reach for my test post is 200 people less than the post that I wrote myself.comparison of scheduled vs normal posts in facebook

Social Media: Setup
Recipe Type: Social Media How To
Author: Blogging with kids


A quick how to on setting up to share your blog content with Twitter
  1. Sign in on
  2. Add your blog feed URL
  3. Authorise the app to use Twitter

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About Jamie Reimer

Jamie is the founder of the Kid Blogger Network. She loves everything to do with blogging... whether its the social media, the tech aspect, or making money... and she's here to share her knowledge with fellow KBN members! Jamie's also the creator and author of hands on : as we grow.


  1. Amy Rhodes says

    Fantastic thank you I have just set this up so will wait and see how things go 🙂 I am interested to see the sharing to facebook as I usually hit the share to facebook link on my blog should I stop doing it this way?

    • I think using the share button on your post is perfect. Its when its prescheduled or automatically posts that Facebook tends to not like it as much… At least that’s the way I understand it. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. Thank you I was just able to set this up with your great instructions.