Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication


Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Linking twitter to facebook and adding twitter to blog

You can link twitter to facebook so that all your tweets appear automatically as status updates on facebook. It is easy to do, and also pretty intuative once you know the option is there. However, this blog keeps details of how I'm setting up my author's platform, I'm including this here too (as much as a reminder of the step as for anything else).

Also below are details of adding options for a twitter button or the tweets so they are available in a blog.




Link twitter to facebook

You'll need a facebook and twitter account setup already.
  • Logon to twitter
  • select 'goodies' at the bottom of the screen in the navigation
  • select 'widgets'
  • select 'facebook'
  • select 'facebook application'
  • select 'allow'
  • either
    select 'Install Twitter on facebook'
    logon when twitter takes you to a new window for facebook (although this way didn't work when I tried it)
    or
    on another explorer window logon to facebook
    then back in twitter
    select 'Install Twitter on facebook'
  • logon again to twitter from the facebooks app so it will add a link back to twitter
  • select +allow twitter to update your facebook status
  • select 'allow status updates'
  • in facebook
  • select 'applications'
  • you should see twitter in there


Add a 'follow me' twitter button to a blog

You'll need a blogger and twitter account setup already.

  • logon to twitter
  • at the bottom of the page select 'goodies'
  • select 'buttons'
  • choose the button you like
  • and copy the code that appears in the popup
  • logon to blogger
  • select layout
  • add a gadget
  • select type html
  • and paste the code there
  • move the gadget to where required

Show the twitter entries on a new page on the blog
(see also How to #twitter your blog updates and add twitter to #website for adding twitter to a website
and How to add additional pages in #blogger for how to add new pages to blog)

  • logon to twitter
  • at the bottom of the page select 'goodies'
  • select 'widgets'
  • choose 'my website'
  • choose 'profile widget' type
  • and set the settings/preferences etc
  • copy code
  • logon to blogger
  • in 'postings'
  • in 'edit pages'
  • add 'new page'
  • add the title
  • select 'edit html'
  • and paste the code


My Related Postings

How to add additional pages in #blogger
How to #twitter your blog updates and add twitter to #website
Adding free blog subscription options
Additional blog setting
Creating a Blog
Starting an author's platform