Am I the only one concerned with that? I didn't want to be the one person who sent 50 tweets at one time or posted 12 things in a row on Facebook.
About three months ago I found a tool called the Buffer and can I say I'm in love? This application resolved my issues, I could share things as I read them and it would schedule those messages an send them at times that I designated. Sound amazing? It is. Let me just share with you some of the perks the Buffer application has:
- Share via Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and manage multiple accounts.
- Set your own update schedule.
- Add updates to Buffer easily. I add items to Buffer using my computer, my phone and my tablet. Talk about ease.
- Monitor your social media networks and see which updates get the most engagement. Use this information to optimize the timing of your updates.
- Pause your updates when necessary, perhaps over a holiday or when you will be away due to an emergency.
Now, before I get feedback telling me that you don't like automatic social media tools because you don't feel it's engagement, understand that I still have on my listening ears when it comes to social media. That being said I'm like most business professionals I just don't have eight hours a day to spend on social media sharing with you the goodies that I find, so Buffer has been a fantastic solution for me and one I recommend to clients on a daily basis.
The only downfall to Buffer is I can't manage my Google+ profile, but my understanding is that has more to do with Google allowing access to their API rather than Buffer's desire to integrate with Google+.
I should also tell you that in order to manage Facebook pages via Buffer you will need to upgrade to "The Awesome Plan" and pay a $10 a month fee, but with the time I save it's totally worth it.