Put Your Blog Posts on Twitter with Twitterfeed

Twitterfeed is a cool little add on for Twitter that will check your RSS feed for new blog posts. If it finds one, it will send out a tweet to all your followers. It’s a neat way to add your blog RSS to Twitter.

Twitterfeed has options to to let you adjust how often it should check your feed and how many new updates to post each time. There’s also an option to adjust how the tweets are displayed. You can prefix each tweet with whatever you want, as long as it’s not longer than 20 characters. I use “New blog post.”

Requires OpenID, Which You May Already Have

To use Twitterfeed, you will need an OpenID. The cool thing about that is you may already have an OpenID and not know it. If you have an account at AOL, Blogger, Technorati or any other OpenID members, you can log in using any of those accounts.

Setting up the Twitterfeed takes only a minute. All you need to do is enter the URL to your RSS feed and set the options. The rest is automatic. Twitterfeed is ideal for timestamped posts or when you’re away from the computer. Once a post goes live, Twitterfeed will tell your followers about it.

Because Twitterfeed checks your RSS for updates, I was wondering if my RSS counter would increase by the number of Twitter followers I have. I have over 1,300 followers (follow me if you haven’t yet). The answer is no. However, Twitterfeed will increase your RSS counter by one.

Don’t Be A Twitter Whore

I’ve stated many times that Twitter can be a great marketing tool or it can be a great time waster. In reality, it’s both. I use Twitter as a research and marketing tool. I don’t use it like the Twitter Whore in this video.


51 thoughts on “Put Your Blog Posts on Twitter with Twitterfeed”

  1. Jamie Harrop says:

    You could have warned us about that video, John! heh. I got half way through and couldn’t bare to watch any more. I think I might just go and Tweet about the video I just watched…

    I always prefer to manually post links to my latest blog posts. I often have something extra to say about the post. Keep things personal and all that. 🙂

    1. Haha. Yup this is one of those torture videos. Can you watching that that video over and over again? I think I’ll go insane. Tie you friend up on a chair and play that video with reply ENABLED!

    2. I saw it before John posted…it’s been flaunted around Twitter alot.

  2. Joe says:

    That video made me want to hurt myself.

  3. Mark Cole says:

    “JohnChowDotCom New blog post – Put Your Blog Posts on Twitter with Twitterfeed http://tinyurl.com/5t4no7 8 minutes ago from twitterfeed ”

    Ironic I found this post via twitter?

    1. OCGolfCourse says:

      I guess Twitter does work when you have enough followers!

  4. Jonathan says:

    I did hurt myself. I am now deaf. Don’t ask how.

  5. Ronald Su says:

    That lady in the video is scary,,,, 😕

  6. TrishaLyn says:

    I’ve found that if you’re running WordPress, the free plugin called TwitterTools is an even better and way more reliable tool to post blog posts to twitter. I know I got it from the WP add-ins library so I’m sure a Google search would find it.

    1. OCGolfCourse says:

      Hmm I should check it out… Thanks for the head sup.

  7. Michael Kwan says:

    As I said last night, I use WordTwit and it effectively does the same thing. The advantage (or disadvantage, depending on your point of view) of WordTwit is that it sends a tweet the moment your post goes live. With Twitterfeed, you have to wait for your RSS feed to update before the tweet goes out.

  8. big jason says:

    hahahah. that video is awesome. i’ve seen it blogged quite a few places. all the haters wish they could do a video like that

  9. OMG! That’s a funny video. There are tweeters just like her…

  10. lol what the hell was that? All these twitter and tweets (and twats? 😕 ) are making my head hurt.

    1. its all going hey-wire

  11. Joan Adams says:

    Good grief! Makes me tired just to listen to her. I could not bear to watch her! I would remove her from my follow list, for sure! I enjoy twitter and my twitter friends! Thankful for their quality!

  12. Another great way to have your feed live. I have to set it up right away. I`ve heard about the WP plug-in “twittertools” but never used it before. I have to follow up some strategies to gain more followers thou.

    Does anybody want to follow me?
    http://www.twitter.com/broalex

    I am already following you John since I joined twitter. 😆

    1. TrishaLyn says:

      I use TwitterTools and really like it. I highly recommend it. 😀

      1. Abdul says:

        Yea, there are loads of them!

  13. Jennifer Lynn is a tool that lets you tweet like a birdie 😆

    Check it out here http://www.twitter.com

  14. Thiago Prado says:

    I don’t like twitter because it’s a waste of time and most of the time I try to access it’s down 😡

  15. Thanks Alex, I’ll have a look. Between MySpace, Facebook and now Tweeter (err Twitter?), I can’t keep it all straight!

    1. OCGolfCourse says:

      I don’t think anyone can to be honest.

    2. Thats why stuff like friendfeed helps!

  16. Haha. I’ve heard about TwitterFeed for a while, it’s pretty nifty.

    1. It will be a better idea to have live Feeds of followers placed on side bar of Twitter home page.

  17. Mike Saf says:

    Wow, she’s all twittered 😯 out.

  18. OCGolfCourse says:

    Great service but I wonder if it will be too generic for people to bother looking at it like Google Ads…

  19. Abdul says:

    The video is so irritating, wtf is up with the girl?

    1. Linkbait 😉

  20. Earnblogger says:

    Nice tool for twitter users. Well, the video has a funny message! 😉

  21. great infor on twitter , the video could hv been much better…. 😯

  22. great info about twitter..the video cld hv been better

  23. zk says:

    great info on twitter…the video cld hv been better

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  25. Noobpreneur says:

    Twit me… add me.. twit.. twit.. OMG OMG OMG 😯

    That one crazy twitter!

  26. Horsebanger says:

    I’d f*ck her…..

  27. Martin says:

    it’s cool, i love it and it’s totally easy :mrgreen: but the video is better as the tool 😆

  28. Geiger says:

    It’s neat, but how do you monetize it? 😉

    1. PLEASE don’t try to monetize it. Think of twitter more as an announcement channel if you MUST utilize it only for business uses. It’s a networking tool.

  29. Philip says:

    So what’s the deal with twitter? is it worth it?

  30. ideasr says:

    twitter is growing ! 😐 Hope to see new features soon

  31. Mr. Rajawang says:

    a twitter whore who can touch type? that is unique.. 😀

  32. Thanks i think im going to try this, i think im also going to update my blog big time!! My blog looks crap compared to yours!! blogger sucks!! i need to find out how ton create a blog like this?? what did you use??? cheers 🙂

  33. fas says:

    I think twitter is worth it but that video was not tolerable.

  34. jatt says:

    I used twitter among my friends..maybe should try this one..one single RSS feed might be helpful :mrgreen: huhu

  35. Binary Ant says:

    Yes, this is a cool tool, I’m using it since a couple of months perhaps, and one of the best things, from my point of view, is that it doesn’t need to install any plugin in your blog. It works nice without any access to our own servers, only with our feeds 🙂

  36. Cole says:

    I just discovered twitterfeed. Very cool. I also have it so that when I update Twitter, it updates my facebook status. Updates from any 1 of my sites now appear on Facebook, too.

  37. Utah SEO Pro says:

    Wow, that video is amazingly obnoxious. I do hate when people tweet every damn little thing.

  38. chetan says:

    Ya people are using twitter for such stupid things.

  39. Wade says:

    Adding your blog posts to twitter would be retarded. It just gives people more of a reason to not visit your site. Instead, create crafty posts for twitter for marketing your site or affiliate links.

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