Have you given Buffer a try?

I’ve been using it for a while now and I mentioned it another blog post of mine My Top 3 Social Media Apps back in January.  The reason I want to mention it again here is because in the last week or so I have been using it a lot more, for both Twitter and Facebook and I wanted to know whether any of you have been using it since my last post?

I use the Buffer app on my iPhone, which means when I come across an article/blog in Flipboard (another app I mentioned in the post above) while flicking through it in the evenings I can easily add it to Buffer with a few clicks.  Last night I managed to find some great articles I wanted to share, but instead of retweeting them out instantly I scheduled them on Buffer which meant they would be spread out over the next couple of days.

I don’t share everything I find, I make sure I am selective in the articles I tweet out to my followers.  With Buffer I can decide whether my Facebook fans or my Twitter followers would benefit more from them, and then choose which platform to post it to.   Sharing great content, even if it’s not your own, is a great way of gaining more fans/followers.  I actually enjoy sifting through the days content on Flipboard and being able to share it, if I find something useful or interesting why keep it to myself?

By using SocialBro (oh another of my top 3 social media apps) on a daily basis I have connected this up to Buffer so it sends through the ‘best time to tweet’ information, they suggest you do this once a week to keep Buffer optimised for when most of your followers are online.

I’m always on the look out for new ways of using social media and making it more time saving for me and my clients.  So far I’ve not come across any further apps that have topped my top 3 I posted about 6 weeks ago.  Do you have any suggestions for me to try out?

Buffer have a great Twitter tips blog and many of the articles I share are from here, and no I’m not being paid to say that!

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