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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to upload your blog feed to facebook

I've recently joined up my Coronation Street blog feed to facebook. I didn't have a clue how to do it so I googled a few sites for help, none of which were helpful. In the end I followed facebook's not-very-easy-to-follow directions using the notes facility. Facebook's guidelines said to wait for three hours for the feed to come through. After much longer, the feed still hadn't appeared and despite two emails to the facebook help centre, I didn't get a reply.

In the meantine, I set up the blog feed using http://www.twitterfeed.com/ which feeds your blog into twitter and/or facebook. You can choose to have your blog feed enter your facebook profile page, or in the case of the Coronation Street blog, the feed went direct to the Coronation Street blog facebook page.

Twitterfeed works brilliantly and I highly recommend it.

After a few days of the feed coming through fine with twitterfeed, I'd forgotten all about the facebook notes thing I'd set up, assuming it wasn't going to work, when it started, without warning, pushing the blog feed through not just to the Coronation Street blog page but also to my personal profile (which I hadn't requested). I've now gone in and deleted that feed from the facebook notes.

So the point of this blog post, should it be helpful to you, is not to use facebook notes for bringing in your blog feed to facebook. Use twitterfeed. It's easy, it's straightforward and the people who run the @twfeed help on twitter.com are helpful and they do reply, not like faceless facebook...

4 comments:

Tvor said...

Was that why it seemed to be posting some of the blog posts twice? Once from Face book and once from twitter?

Flaming Nora said...

yeah, a real nuisance but it seems to be ok now.

Steve said...

Must admit I just copy and paste a link to each new blog post into FB and Twitter each time I write one. Saves time and seems to work!

StreetFlyMedia said...

Many thanks Nora ... Flaming good advice for me as Im a complete noob LOL - I'll get there in the end me thinks ... but hopefully not at the end LOL

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