Should You Schedule Your Tweets?

I don’t tend to be a “regularly tweet 3 times a day” kind of guy. It’s far more likely that a wave of inspiration will hit me at 3:00am, so I chug out a 25 tweet “tweet rampage”.

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A "tweetpage" can be effective occasionally, but you shouldn't do it all the time. If you don't want to wait to write the tweets (and still do 25 at a time) then you should schedule them.

That way you get the best of both worlds: type them all out at once, but schedule them so your followers see them daily.

You’ll probably want a tool to schedule tweets with - unless you're completely comfortable manually writing them 3 times a day. Here are 2 tools that I use:

Hootsuite

Hootsuite allows you to create tweets, schedule them (using an easy calendar-like interface) and post them to Twitter or Facebook.

I use Hootsuite in a professional capacity when working with businesses, and it works well. Did I mention it’s free?

You can always opt-in for the paid version, which allows you to create a bulk-spreadsheet of tweets/dates in excel, and upload it. This is pretty useful for power users, but at $10/month you'd have to decide if it's worth it for you.

It very well might be.

Buffer

Although I use Hootsuite for some of my professional clients (who need the professional "big company" approach of Hootsuite), I find that Buffer is better for personal accounts.

Rather than individually scheduling each post, you just write your post and click “buffer”. This adds it to your gas tank of posts, which Buffer will automatically send out a few times a day.

As long as you keep the gas tank full with new posts, Buffer will send them out 2, 3, or more times a day.

I find this incredibly useful because I like to get focused and creative, sending out tweets really fast. I don’t like to be interrupted by a stupid calendar - it breaks my focus.

The best part is: if you install the Google Chrome app that comes with Buffer, you can "buffer" your posts straight from Twitter. No interruptions!

Buffer is the perfect solution for FOCUS!

You also have the option to manually schedule each tweet (using a calendar), so it has the same functionality as Hootsuite.

The free version has most of the capabilities you’ll need. If you want to manage more than 1 account, you’ll need to upgrade. You really won’t be able to tell if you like it until you try it though.

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