Spreading the word: How-to tweet and make a Facebook post

As the grandfather of social media, your blog is an excellent content source for your social media accounts. Blogs provide needed content and context for your posts, while social media expands your blog post’s reach.

But, how do you best share that content? To get the most bang for your blog post, follow the steps below to optimize your blog’s content for social media sharing.

Twitter postTweeting your post

Sharing your blog post on Twitter involves five simple steps:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Write a catchy description of your post. Your post’s title is a great place to start.
  3. Copy the URL of your post. Watch your character count!
  4. Add an appropriate hashtag. Review our list of Missouri State tags.
  5. Click Tweet when done.

Posting a link on Facebook

Sharing your post on Facebook allows for a little more customization.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to share the post from.
  2. Copy and paste the blog post’s URL into the Status box. Facebook will automatically provide a thumbnail your post.
    Facebook blog post 1
  3. Edit the thumbnail description, removing extra text in the headline and cleaning up the excerpt.
  4. Remove the blog’s URL from where you originally pasted it. Don’t worry – the post is still linked via the thumbnail headline.
  5. Type a teaser description in the status box.
    Facebook blog post 2
  6. Click post.

Posting a photo on Facebook

Sharing a relevant photo is a powerful way for your content to stand out on Facebook. Pairing a photo with a link to an upcoming event, program or webpage can increase your Facebook page’s engagement stats. Get your photo ready for Facebook by reviewing its photo size recommendations.

Follow these steps to post a photo/link combination:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to share the post from.
  2. Click the Photo/Video option above the status bar.
  3. Select Upload Photos/Video.
    Upload photo/video option in Facebook
  4. Choose desired photo from the File Upload box and click Open. the photo will appear as a thumbnail on your page.
    Adding a photo to Facebook
  5. Type a caption into the status box.
  6. Copy and paste the appropriate URL after your caption. Links should provide your follower with additional information, registration details, etc.
    Photo caption for Facebook
  7. Click post.

Tip: Facebook allows you to edit the caption associated with a photo after you publish.

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One Response to Spreading the word: How-to tweet and make a Facebook post

  1. Laura says:

    I think that facebook and twitter are the most important social netword nowadays but, there is a lot of danger in this social networks.
    We have to take control of them an not at inverse. The children, and teenagers overall, are very vulnerables, they have to lear how to defend itself on internet.
    Good article!