Now those of you who have been reading Blazing Minds over the years will have seen a review I did about the website dlvr.it, a site for distributing your blog on social networks etc and how you can promote your fellow bloggers to your audience of Tweeters etc, bringing them interesting blog posts that they may not usually see.
One of the things that I found interesting is the way that you can customize the URL shortener that you wish to use, not only can you opt for the “dlvr.it” or “bit.ly” but you can also use third-party shorteners for your Tweets.
As an example I’m going to show you how easy it is to set up one for Su.Pr the Stumbleupon shortener.
Setting Up Your Third Party Shortener
Log in to your dlvr.it account and click on Settings, then on Short Links, this is where you manage your shorteners and add new ones, so let’s get on with adding your Su.Pr shortener.
Click on the green box that says “+ Add Shortener”
In the boxes that I’ve highlighted add the same as above, this will now have you set up to have su.pr as your URL shortener, now when setting up or customizing your feeds you will have the option of using the su.pr shortener.
Scheduling Your Tweets
If you have found that there are certain times of the day when your tweets are responded to more that other times, then you can schedule you tweet with dlvr.it.
When you are adding or editing a “source” you will see the option for scheduling, it’s so easy to do, all you do is set the days and the time frame that you would like these tweets to go out from the source feed.
As you can see from the options I’ve set up above, I have set a feed up to go out between 12PM and 11PM Monday to Friday. That’s all there is to it really, simple to update and set up on different feeds.
Of cause you can set your times for days of the week, have different times for the weekend and so on and so forth, so you can have different source feeds going at your set times giving you much more control over when and what you decide to tweet.