Don’t flood your followers with Tweets – Start Buffering

This is a guest post from the @joelg87 at Buffer – I asked him to write it after trying Buffer for the first time. It’s a great application, and makes my life a lot easier when it comes to handling clients’ Twitter accounts. So much easier in fact that I’ve signed up to the paid version 🙂 (Please note all links have my affiliate ID in them – I don’t make money from this but it does let the guys know you signed up via me Nikki

Yes, this one thing I am was guilty as charged. There are so many great blogposts I am reading every day, that I used to hit the Tweet Button way too often in a short period of time. This would result in my followers being overwhelmed with way too much information than they could handle.

Not anymore I decided and for a few weeks I am using a new Twitter App very heavily, which ensures I avoid flooding my followers, yet lets me tweet consistently every day.

Have you had a similar problem yourself? Or could you simply do with a more consistent and sustainable tweeting pattern? Then please read on and hear the Buffer story.

How does Buffer work?

All you do with Buffer is you throw a few tweets into your Buffer whenever you want. In return the app posts these tweets well spread out over the day for you.

Buffer’s “Killer” Functionality

What really makes Buffer stand out for me is its functionality to add tweets from ANY page you are on. Give it 1 click on the Buffer icon via the right browser extension for you (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and this is what happens for example with one of Nikki’s posts:

Perfect Timing of your Tweets

By default Buffer will send out your tweets at Peak Twitter times. Of course you can go back to your account at and change them to your needs. Add more timeslots or delete some.

Here are a few times:

How well did your Tweets do?

Another very handy feature is that analytics for all your Buffered tweets are displayed. Buffer will tell you about clicks, retweets and reach of your tweets. Here is a set of recent stats for my tweets.

How can Buffer help you?

With Buffer it will become super easy to tweet consistently every day, yet without overwhelming your followers with too much information.

Another thing that comes in very handy is that you can connect multiple Twitter accounts on the Pro version (5$/mo) so that one tweet can be posted for different accounts at different times.

What are your views on this nifty new App? Be sure to give it a go and let me know your views on it below.

Go to the Buffer site here.

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