[tweetmeme source=”ileane” style=”compact”]Using social media to promote your blog is a must. If Twitter is your social media outlet of choice, it pays to keep up with the latest Twitter tools and applications. Some are better than others, and not to long ago I talked about using Buzzom to manage your following. Here are a couple of tools that I think are fun to try.
Twitter Meets Screenr
Check out this short podcast I created and find out how to quickly send video tweets with Screenr, a web-based video recording application from Articulate. Screenr is surprisingly easy, fast and convenient to use. You can create an introduction video for your newest blog post, a quick tutorial, or share a slide show featuring scenes from your vacation. Be creative, video is a great way to personalize your blog and add something unique and memorable to your twitter stream.
For more information, check out the review of Screenr that I did over at Shvoong.
Hashtags with Twubs
In his post Hashtag Heaven- Getting Started on Twitter, Gordon Cindric talks about the importance of using the # symbol as a hashtag to increase visibility of your tweets. Try using the Twubs website to track and search for topics with hastags. Here’s the description from the the site:
Twubs are Twitter groups built around content aggregated from #hashtags.
View the full social landscape of a Twub with tools such as our Live Tweet Feed which pulls in external images, videos and links, and our Tweetups & Events Scheduler.
Start searching for your favorite topics now and take full advantage of these and many more useful Twub features toconnect and share with people of similar interests.
You can embed a Twubs widget on your website to see real-time streams of tweets including your hastag topic. I’m following #blogengage on Twubs along with a few other active members of the Blog Engage community. So far the group includes me, LaTease, Gordon, Chuck, Heather, Karen and Will.
Won’t you join us for some #blogengage hashtag promotion fun? All you need to do is include “#blogengage” whenever you @mention a Blog Engage Member or when you Tweet or Retweet one of our posts. Check out these articles from other Blog Engage members in support of the hashtag:
- The #BlogEngage Community, How Tweet It Is from Brad Harmon
- Blog Engage #Tags, Plus Feed Burner Socialize from Jeevan Jacob John
Anyone is welcome to join the Twub group – or start your own hashtag group and let me know so I can add to the growing list.
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