Did you notice I said was?
Don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t have too many more features than Twitterfeed but just having the ability to link everything up within Google makes my life easier.
Now before I go through the steps on how to set it up, if you’d prefer to use Twitterfeed, check out How to Feed Your Chiropractic Blog Posts into Twitter Using Twitterfeed. It’ll take you through the proper steps on how to do so.
But, if you’d rather streamline your life and keep things under one roof, allow me to walk you through on how to setup Socialize within your Feedburner account.
Just go to feedburner.google.com and log in using your Google account login information.
If you’ve already burned your blog’s feed, simply click on your feed’s title …
… then click on the Publicize tab.
Once selected, look down the left-hand sidebar under Services for Socialize.
The first thing you’ll need to do once inside Socialize is to add a Twitter account.
Simply enter your Twitter username and password, click on Allow and you’ll be transported right back to the Socialize page.
Next, double-check to make sure your Twitter account actually linked and proceed to the Formatting Options.
Within the Formatting Options, choose the options that best serve your needs.
For my @NextGenChiro account, I’ve chosen to post the title with a shortened URL link and to leave room for retweets. I’ve also chosen not to add hash tags as a personal preference.
Under Item Selection, I’ve set the Item Limit to post up to one new item per feed update. I choose this and strongly recommend you do the same unless you want to blast your Twitter timeline with multiple feeds simultaneously. One caveat: If you do, expect to lose followers over time because people will view it as autobotting your timeline.
Once you’re happy with your settings by reviewing the Sample Item Preview pane, click on the Save button to activate this service.