I know it’s small potatoes to most of the people on this network, but I’ve officially passed 500,000 lifetime views on my old WordPress site and this site. Not a bad marker for my third blogging birthday!
Do any of you use social media management tools? I'd never even thought to look into them until the company I write for, Social Axcess, asked me to create some profiles of a couple SMSS sites. Right now I'm looking at Postling. I'm mostly looking at Postling because it's free, which is a huge draw for someone like me who isn't really selling a product so much as selling themselves. I will say, it seems like the biggest benefit to using Postling isn't just that it links your accounts, though it does do that quite nicely, but also that you can easily keep up with all the accounts that you've created and let fall by the wayside.
For example, I have a LinkedIn account that I visit about once every six months. I didn't even realize that you could update it almost exactly the same way you update Facebook. If I decided to replace my normal perusal of FB with Postling, my Linked In account would suddenly have activity, which I think is a good thing. I would also probably update my Twitter more often, because it's really easy to write something and then decide which places you want to post. In other words, unlike the tools that can automatically link your FB and Twitter account, it's both simple and necessary to dictate where all something you write gets published.
Of course, the only reason I'm writing this right now is to test out the blog writing tool within Postling. Next… I'm going to see if they've got an Android App.
Oh, the other cool thing is that I could write like 30 articles and have them post at different times. Which you can do with other things too, but this is free and I'm looking at it!