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Social-networks crossposting question

just Chris
Does anyone know how to crosspost to (or from) Tumblr, Facebook, LiveJournal, Twitter, and Dreamwidth to (or from) the others? It's tedious and time-consuming to manually do so, and I usually forget to include one or many when posting about something that might be relevant across platforms. Also, the LJ world has gotten very thin, so it would be great to make sure more than a handful of people see things.

I also want to be in control of what gets crossposted and what doesn't.

I _do_ know how to crosspost between LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, but the others are a cypher. Ideas?

Thanks!
Chris

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jaylake
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
I build my main blog on WordPress, which has a lot of capability for crossposting and notification. It flows out to Twitter and Facebook, and when the plug-ins are working correctly, LJ. Not sure about Tumblr or Dreamwidth, but I would be utterly unsurprised for there to be cross-posting plug-ins for them, too.
mckitterick
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch, Jay! I've seen how you use WordPress like that, and toyed with the idea, myself. Maybe it's time to finally make the leap.
jaylake
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Well, given your stated goal, it is the most widely integrated platform with which I am personally familiar. You might ask Jeremy Tolbert what he thinks, though. (If you don't have his contact info, I can put you in touch.)
mckitterick
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I know Jeremy: He's now a Lawrence resident, and was part of the CSSF Writing Workshop last summer!
tama_grey
Nov. 14th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
I was also going to suggest Jeremy!
steve98052
Nov. 15th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
I have a Wordpress account, but I found the software so daunting (compared to just sticking with Livejournal) that I haven't bothered yet.
mckitterick
Nov. 15th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Ha! I get that! Which is why I haven't made the move yet.
jaylake
Nov. 15th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
It's like anything else, it takes some getting used to. More features = more daunting. ;)

(Plus, I had expert help in configuring mine...)
steve98052
Nov. 23rd, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)

That is true. On the other hand, a lot of complicated software is very easy to use if you don't mind using one of the default settings. I'd really like my Livejournal design to be just a little different from what I have now; all I'd really want to change is the default font, and maybe have the font size in the tag list larger for more-frequently used tags. But that requires editing a profile, which in turn requires learning how to edit a profile, which I haven't done.

What I'd like Wordpress to do for me would be to accept my movie reviews (not that I've written them much lately) and cross-post them to Livejournal. Then I'd put more personal stuff on Livejournal where it's always been, mixed in with the broader-interest stuff.

meegone
Nov. 13th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
I know you can link your Tumblr to your Twitter and FB account then choose on each post if you want to send it to those or not. Not sure about LJ though.
mckitterick
Nov. 13th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's good to know; thanks!
rougewench
Nov. 18th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
I know that it is possible to cross post from LJ to Facebook (as I see those posts go by from someone on my Facebook feed), but I don't know how they do it. It just posts a link to the LJ post saying that the individual has just updated their LJ.


D.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
It's something at least!
rougewench
Nov. 18th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Perhaps this will be of assistance?

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/311.html


D.
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