You know how you think you’re so smart and you’re just humming along, la-ti-da, you’ve got it all under control, and then BAM. Turns out you’re doing something totally stupid. Or maybe that’s just me.
The point is, when I switched my blogs up OVER A YEAR AGO, I thought I was publicizing my spiffy new WordPress site. I thought my blog posts were automatically going out to Facebook and Twitter and heck, infinity and beyond.
I was not–and they were not. Apparently, you have to activate the “Publicize” button on the WordPress dashboard to achieve that little feat. So word to the wise, click on that activate button.
I don’t think Blogger has a Publicize button you activate. But I used Networked Blogs, back when I had three blogs, and it automatically sent them out to Facebook, and it will post to Twitter as well. In fact, now that I’ve wised up, I think I deactivated my old blogs on Networked Blogs…and never activated the new one.
But it’s all good now. My blog posts here are going out again, and I did a test run with Cathy-on-a-Stick to check on my Networked Blogs status. So wherever you turn, there I am.
Now whooooooo’s the smartypants?
Thanks Cathy, this made me giggle today!
I laughed, too…eventually. 🙂
Now you’ve got it! Thank goodness I’m subscribed by email, so I didn’t miss your posts. 🙂
I guess enough folks like you dropped in, Suzanne, that I didn’t realize. I mean, it was a WHOLE YEAR. (P. S. Thanks for being a subscriber!)
That’s one scary lookin’ owl…I’m not sure I want to be too much like him. 🙂 But as always, thanks for the great tips. I love learning from your mistakes. heh heh…
Always happy to be of help, Debra. 🙂
You know, the owl is MUCH cuter in person (or in owlhood?). But yeah, a little creepster in that pic–
Now that you have that straightened out, you should be driving so much traffic your way it will be like Atlanta rush hour.
Ugh. Atlanta traffic. On the other hand, that kind of blog traffic would be AWESOME. 🙂
The only kind of “activate” activity I know about is when you put the two bottles of hair dye stuff together to “activate” the color.
I am soooo behind the times…
Oh, you do all right, Sioux. (But you could always ask one of those wild women you hang out with to hook you up with FB–then the whole world would know what was going on with you! On second thought…:-) )
I wonder if my blog has an activate button. That would be nice… I’ll look into it. Thanks for the words of wisdom!
You’re on WordPress, right, Katie? Look on the right side column, where you’d hit the “Publish” or “Update” button when you go to post. Right above that should be something about Publicize Your Post. I think it’ll work (tying in to your mom’s FB). Or do you have a FB page for Katherine’s Mission?
Oy. You’re the Yoda. If you didn’t hit the activate button there’s just no hope for the rest of us. I’m still on Blogger but they keep changing stuff, so you never know. Anyway, glad you got it all figured out!
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