I’m really loving App.net (ADN), the upstart social network built on the premise that its users are its customers and third-party development is the key to a vibrant network. While the benefits of ADN are clear to me, the platform is admittedly in its infancy and some of the more robust features I’m accustomed to with respect to social networks are lacking.
One such feature is the blog auto-post. There is no WordPress plug-in or Twitterfeed-like tool that posts new entries to ADN. Yet.
- Activate this shared IFTTT recipe that sends RSS entries into Buffer.
- Replace my RSS feed URL with your own.
- Connect your Buffer account to ADN.
- Modify your Buffer posting schedule to meet your publishing needs. Here’s mine.
That’s it. Now when you post to your site, it will hit ADN like automagic. I’m sure a more streamlined integration is coming shortly, but this hack should work well in the interim.
If you’re so inclined, I’d love to connect over on ADN. I’m @staticmade. Happy posting!