Sunday, December 20, 2020

How Do You Automate Your Blog to FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Others?


Picture from Social Media Page

Like most everyone else on the internet, I have social media sites on a variety of platforms. I use Twitter almost exclusively but for various reasons I also have accounts on FaceBook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr. As I get back into posting regularly to my blog, I am trying to work through the processes of automatically posting to various sites. The sites I have focused on include Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn.

When I was blogging on a regular basis a few years ago, there were different options for auto posting to Twitter and FaceBook, but the services I used before either stopped those options or services such as FaceBook no longer allows for posting to profile but only to a page. So, I created a page on FaceBook and still not really sure what I am doing, but it seems odd as people have to subscribe to the page in order to see the posts. I am simply trying to reach my contacts on FaceBook so they can see my posts that may not normally check other social media sites or following my blog. FaceBook has made the process of sharing content to your own profile a little complicated. It seems odd to me that in order to automate sharing content to FaceBook that I have to do so to a page and not my profile. 

I did find some services that allow for sharing that cost money, but this is a personal blog for fun and I am not interested in paying for any services. I am using IFTTT to post to my FaceBook Page as well as to my LinkedIn profile. I also use for posting to Twitter and just realized I have it set up to post to LinkedIn too. I will probably leave it for this post to see how it works as I set it up earlier this week and had not posted anything to see how it works.

So, with this post, I am checking how various automated postings work that I have tried to change. I am looking to increase followers on various platforms. Finally, I am looking for feedback from various bloggers I follow to get their input on auto sharing to various social media sites. How do you share your content and automate that process?

I look forward to seeing how this works to my social media sites. I am also interested to hear from other bloggers on how they share and automate their site sharing. Please feel free to comment directly on this blog post or on the various social media sites where this is posted.


  1. Hey John,

    This would be easy to automate with Python. I don't have an account with any of the sites you want to post to, so I'd have to make an account for all of them to write it for you, which is too cumbersome (need to know the get and post url for posting to each site). If you want to set up some time, I'd be happy to help you write it though. If we don't run into password issues, it'll take less than 30 minutes. Let me know.

    1. Brian,

      I looked at doing scripts to make this happen, but the issue is that my blog is actually hosted on Blogger and I only use my site ( as a pointer. I would be interested in discussing as I am probably missing something, but I had checked for PHP scripts to see if I could get those to do what I wanted.

      I have auto posts working on RSS feeds for Twitter and LinkedIn, so it is only FaceBook that is the issue. If I could post to my regular FB profile, that would be better than doing to a sub-page on FB that I really do not need.

      Not sure if you get a reply when I reply here, so I will reach out to you.

      Thank you!


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