It’s about that time again when another social media tool is going to come to the rescue to help make your social media efforts easier. In many cases these tools do nothing but make your life more complicated—almost as if you had a new social network to put on your list of things to do. However, there are tools that actually do work. Although these tools might not be extremely popular, they work well for many, so it’s important to always keep learning about what’s new and up and coming. The latest: Posterous.
This tool gives users the option to create a profile, change the interface to different themes, and even receive email notifications if someone were to comment on something you posted on any given social media site. However in the end, the tool is really all about emails.
How to Get Started with Posterous In 3 Easy Steps
If you send an email message, you can immediately post it to any and all social media sites that you wish. One of the greatest things about this tool is that it is not just specific to the popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. You can use this to post your message to your blog, LinkedIn, Tumblr, YouTube, and many more. Below are some of the steps you need to follow to get started:
Step #1: Visit Posterous.com.
Once you visit the site you will see a sign up link that you need to click. You’ll then have to enter an email address, username, and password and then get a confirmation link to start the process. Pretty standard, right?
Step #2: Autopost Setup allows you to automatically post your messages.
You will be immediately taken to a page that will show you your “spaces.” Once you get here, you simply click on the little pinwheel in order to see a dropdown menu. Click on “autopost setup” and you’re set to go.
Step #3: Click the big yellow button to see your social media choices.
You will be taken to the autoposting page where you can click the button that says, “Add a Servcie.” This will then show you all of the social media networks that you can have your messages post straight to when you’re finished writing. You simple click on the social media sites that interest you.
How Posterous Works
Now that you’re all setup, all you have to do is send every email message that you want sent to your social media accounts to email@example.com. You can still send the message that you want to others, but if you wanted to just type an email specifically for social media you can do that by sending your message to that address.
So what happens if you only want to post to a few social media sites and not all of them? All you have to do is change where you’re going to send your email. If you only want to send the email the LinkedIn and Twitter, you change your message to LinkedIn+Twitter@posterous.com.
Have you use posterous in the past? What were your thoughts? If not, do you think this is a tool that is really worthwhile?