Have you ever heard of IFTTT? It stands for “IF This Than That”. Did you know that you can become a more productive blogger with IFTTT? IFTTT offers countless opportunities to automate various systems and increase your productivity.
The possibilities are endless. However, I’ll focus on how you, blogger, can get a lot more done without wasting any time with IFTTT.
As a blogger, you have an extensive list of tasks you need to perform.
Among other things, it goes from:
- Creating content.
- Sharing it through various platforms.
- Engaging with your audience.
How can you get it all done without spending your days behind the screen?
The answer is automation.
But there’s more…
What if I told you can set up an autopilot once that will reshare your content even further?
How to Become a Productive Blogger with IFTTT
Yes, it is possible with IFTTT. You can become a more productive blogger with IFTTT!
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How IFTTT works
IFTTT works with Applets and Services.
If you have heard of IFTTT before but you don’t recognize these terms, have in mind they went through a major update in November 2016.
After 6 years, the good and old “Recipes” became Applets, but they still work the exact same way.
Depending on the Applet of your choice, you can, for example:
- Add a task to Todoist from Evernote
- Automatically add users who @mention you to a Twitter list
- Receive an email if there will be rain in your area tomorrow
- Set your Nest thermostat to ___°
The combinations are many and IFTTT adds new Services on a regular basis.
And guess what: it’s FREE!
Yes, at no cost, you can let IFTTT do all the work for you.
My favorite Applets
Depending on your goal for using IFTTT, you’ll select different Services.
In my case, I focus on social media sharing.
The more automation I use, the less manual intervention is needed and the less time I waste with posting, I can invest in engaging with my audience instead.
My number one social media platform is Instagram.
Not only do I get a lot of traffic from there, but also interactions and conversions.
That’s why most of my IFTTT Applets are connected to my Instagram account.
I know that all you have to do is select Facebook to share your content on the platform from Instagram.
But what if you:
- Have 2 separate Instagram accounts?
- Want to share your posts on both profile and page?
To be consistent with my sharing without wasting time or messing up everything is that I set up IFTTT to share my IG content on Facebook.
After the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook, one of the first changes implemented was the way Instagram images were shared.
Instead of creating a Tweet containing your picture or video, all your Twitter followers could see on their feed was a text and a link.
Needless to say that sharing IG images on Twitter straight from the app didn’t make any sense anymore.
But this Applet solves the issue.
Once you set it up, your pictures and videos are Tweeted automatically. Without needing to select Twitter on Instagram or having to use a specific hashtag.
Tumblr is an underrated platform. But it’s much more flexible than you might think.
It’s a clean and minimalist blogging site that even Instagram reshares their content on the platform.
Instead of making manual posts, I just use this Applet. It shares my content on Tumblr without having to worry about it.
You might question why you want to share your Instagram content on Pinterest when the image format is so different.
Maybe your IG content isn’t pinnable, but if you share motivational or inspirational tips, it’s worth a try. It doesn’t happen for every post, but it’s worth a try.
Just not manually.
Therefore, while I do have, from time to time, Instagram posts that score quite well on Pinterest, it’s better to let IFTTT do the work for me.
Just set this Applet once and forget about it.
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Why use IFTTT
The number one advantage of using IFTTT is efficiency.
You have a lot to do and, probably, you’d like to get even more done.
- Where’s the time?
- What to prioritize?
- How to do it all on your own?
When time is a constraint, it’s important that you focus on tasks that you, and only you, can perform.
If you have a Virtual Assistant, you can share the burden with them. Otherwise, they become more hats for you to wear.
That’s when automation comes in to save you from having a blog burnout.
Before it happens, set IFTTT and let it do the work for you! Become a more productive blogger with IFTTT!