Buffer Your Shares ‘Til The Cows Come Home To Save You Time

I was inspired one day back in 2013 by Matt Cutts of Google. It wasn’t about SEO either. It was about LIFE and our TIME.  So, I decided to take his advice but in a different way. I was not overwhelmed by emails but by social media. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by social media? You know, sharing, commenting, and posting? And then, rinse and repeat?

Buffer Your Shares:  The All-in-One Buffer App

Do you need to save time on social media and all the social media scheduling you do daily? I know I needed to save myself time on Social Media. There wasn’t enough time in the day to blog on any of my blogs as I had worked full time.

buffer your shares til the cows come home

I finally decided to go AWESOME with my favorite tool, the Buffer app back in 2013. 5 years later, I am STILL in LOVE with this app to schedule social media posts. Today, I still recommend you buffer your shares!  I’ve been using Buffer since 2011 when I first blogged about using the Buffer app for Twitter.  (Please don’t cringe like I did when I saw my writing back then! The old blog post makes for a great Thursday Throwback.)

Now, the Buffer app is the all-in-one social media app you must try! I’ve buffered it ahead for days out. You set your schedule up in the beginning for each of your social networks. You pick the days you want to have your shares go out and then the times.

Finally, be sure your timezone is correct when you get started. If not, you can always edit along the way.

You can buffer your shares ’til the cows come home! 

buffer your shares

Did you know cows are notoriously unhurried creatures and make their way home at their own unhurried pace? Maybe that’s why I love watching cows. I’m envious of their unhurried lifestyle 🙂

That’s certainly the imagery behind ’til the cows come home or ‘until the cows come home’, but the precise time and place of the coining of this colloquial phrase aren’t known. – from phrases.org.

Other Social Media Management Apps

Over the years, I have tried buffer app alternatives like Hootsuite Pro, but it didn’t work out for what I needed it to do.  Others, like Cori Ramos, love the Hootsuite app.

At that time, I was managing a few social media accounts and still found Buffer to be the best sharing app.

There are now more of these tools on the market that look good too. There is Agorapulse, Co-Schedule, and Missing Lettr to name a few.  Many do offer free trial plans so you can test them out and decide which you prefer. Over the years, I’ve done many reviews of social media scheduling apps as you may have read in my reviews.

The cost is $15 per month for the Buffer app (Pro plan – formerly the awesome plan) and you can cancel at any time. I love not having contracts or any long-term commitments. There is no affiliate program now for the buffer app.

However, there is a Buffer FREE plan if you only have your own social media accounts to manage and it’s a great way to schedule your shares!

Buffer pricing

The Buffer App Has Come A Long Way

The last time I wrote about the Buffer it was just available for Facebook and Twitter. Now you have other social networks such as LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram to buffer up your social shares as well. You can have to up to 8 accounts with the Pro version. That really is awesome!  You can buffer your shares ’til the cows come home.

You can play around with the schedule and use different times for each account too. Once you have this Buffer filled up for a week/month or any time frame you are comfortable with, you can forget about it and just be social on these networks. So, go ahead and buffer your social media shares out! You can also use the Buffer app on mobile on both Android and iPhone.

pause your queueBonus Tip: Did you know you can pause all your shares too with a click of a button? For example, a national emergency, horrific events, etc.

During these difficult times, you may not want your social shares going out there. All you would need to do is to pause your queue under your settings.

Emojis Are Right From The Buffer App

Can you tell I’m happy about this one? If you are happy and you know it shows? I’ve learned a lot from Sam Hurley about using emojis. Emojis express who you are. Even for businesses, people like to do business with people first. Express yourself now right from the buffer app with emojis!

The Buffer App With Instagram

Recently Buffer made some changes to their sharing options with Instagram. Have you ever tried to share things on your Instagram page on your phone? You know it is not easy when you must use a lot of words and hashtags that way. Now, you can copy and paste the content into the Buffer for your Instagram post.

First, you must have a business Instagram account linked to your Facebook page for this Buffer Instagram feature to work. But once you do – it works like magic.

Next, take it a step further and add an IFTTT recipe to share the Instagram photo in your Twitter stream. It works perfectly from the Buffer app. It’s like a hat trick! 3 for 1 when you buffer your shares on Instagram on Twitter.

This Instagram feature in the Buffer app makes it the best social media management tool out there today for me.

The Buffer App and Your Facebook Page Mentions

facebook page with buffer appNow you can tag others when you share from the Buffer app for your Facebook page. This is another great addition to the Buffer app’s power.

You can keep all your social media shares more organized this way vs. going into your Facebook page scheduler.

Every team member will know what is scheduled on each of the networks including Facebook pages now.

When you tag other’s Facebook pages it increases your engagement level on Facebook. And I’m sure you all know how important engagement is today for Facebook marketing.

Be sure to check out the post on the new Facebook page template too!  

Now you can tag others when you share from the Buffer app for your Facebook page. #BufferforFacebook Click To Tweet


Content Feeds in the Buffer App Tool

Another feature that wasn’t available years ago is their content feeds. You can add others’ blog feeds into the buffer app when you want to share others’ content as part of your content marketing plan. They say “Sharing is caring”.

This is also a great way to know what others are blogging about and get their latest blog posts through the Buffer app social media tool.

Buffer It with Your Chrome Extension

Do you enjoy reading others’ content online and want to share things quickly but not all at once? The Buffer app Chrome extension is your go-to tool!

You may think you are done working for the day and you go online for fun. You then read a story you want to share with others in your network. The buffer extension for Chrome makes it quick and easy to buffer your shares from Chrome.

Buffer for Chrome

Team Members Can Be Part of Your Buffer

Do you have others that schedule social media shares on your team? If so they can be added to your Buffer plan. A great way to keep all of your team in the loop as everyone knows what is being shared and when. The Buffer app helps keep your company and brand consistent on social media.

Need a Quick Video To Get You Started with the Buffer App?

The Buffer team has some great videos so you can learn easily how to get started yourself using this awesome social media management tool today. If you have any questions about using this tool to buffer your shares, please reach out to me. I will be happy to help you out!

Your Turn

What will you do with your time if you buffer your shares ’til the cows come home?

What is your favorite all-in-one social media app today?

*This post was updated from a previous one written in 2013.

social media listening tool

Lisa Sicard
  • Lisa,

    Interesting to read how Buffer has developed during the years. Have you listened to my conversation with Brian Peters of Buffer?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Martin, no but I would love to hear that one. Send me the link! Do you use the Buffer Martin? I just love it! Thanks for coming by and have a great Monday.

  • Cori Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Buffer has definitely upped their game. Lately Hootsuite has been having some hiccups and I’m afraid I might have to break up with them. 🙁

    After all these updates you shared with us here, I’ll definitely consider Buffer if I decide to move on from Hootsuite Pro.

    Thanks for putting all this together and for the mention. 🙂

    Have a great day and weekend!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cori, yes, I was so excited about using emojis in the Buffer and the Instagram feature 🙂 Oh no, would you really break up with them? Does Hootsuite offer these 2 features now as well? You are welcome. I hope your weekend is going well Cori. Thanks for coming by on this one.

  • Bren Pace says:

    Hey Lisa! Happy Friday! I, like you, have been using Buffer for years. I switch between the freebie and the pro account. I know there are other applications out there but by far, none can compare to Buffer imo. I tried Hootsuite numerous times and just don’t get the same warm fuzzy as I do from Buffer. Happy to know about the recent changes too! As always, you’re on the ball, girl! Congratulations on leaving Corporate America too! I know you’re going to do fantabulous! Slay it, girly!

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Brenda. I could not believe I’ve been using them since 2011, maybe even 2010. Time sure flies when we are having fun 🙂 I love the pro account and may have to go further up with my client load. I so love the Instagram feature now! And of course the emojis 🙂
      Thank you and yes, I can’t believe I jumped the ship – in one day! A new company came in and I saw the proverbial writing on the wall. It was time. I was not waiting much longer but that put me over the edge and I’m so glad I did now. Thanks for all your support over the years Bren. That means a lot to me. I hope you too can follow in my path. Have a great weekend!

  • 🙂 I have been using Buffer for longer than I can actually remember. I use it to schedule my Tweets (And, it is easy to use).

    Thank you for highlighting buffer!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Renard, are you using all of the features it offers for Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook pages? I’m loving the new changes especially with the emojis now being easy to use there. Thanks for coming by on this one Renard and enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Gaurav Vashisht says:

    Buffer is a very good app with which you can connect many accounts at same time,
    Lisa you showed me how to use buffer.
    Thanks for sharing this

  • Dee Ann Rice says:


    I like buffer also. I do not have the paid one at this point though. I have been thinking about getting the paid version as it would be great to buffer out further into the future.

    I am sure I could find more than enough to fill up my time if I used the paid version of buffer. I have so much that I need to do I think I am behind several months. Filling up the time would definitely not be a problem.

    Dee Ann

    • Lisa says:

      Dee Ann, I do find it useful – especially when I have things on the weekend to do or during the week when I don’t even get to take my lunch as work is very busy too. I try to buffer a bunch every other morning – I’m planning ahead as I have a vacation coming up soon too. I do love the Buffer unlimited! I just wish Pinterest was part of it, but NOT yet.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I have to admit that I’ve never heard of Buffer. I’ll have to check it out. I have used HootSuite and right now I use Socialoomph which I love, but I’m always interested in finding better tools. I will check it out for sure and let you know what I think. You’ve given it some good accolades. 😛 Must be cool.

    Thanks for the tips,

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Barbara, do check it out. I find it easier than Hoosuite but I have not used Socialoomph. I’ve heard of it a few times but not by many. Interesting to see how many tools there are out there Barbara, thanks for coming by. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  • Sonia says:

    I know I have heard about Buffer from Adrienne, but I get so “dizzy” about this and that and just put in on the back burner. My time is so limited and I get burnt out easily when I am trying to do too much at once. Its like commenting; I love doing it, but won’t to just for the sake of doing it when I know my comment will be half-a–ed.

    I write posts ahead of time, but most I start and put in draft mode if I feel the timing is off or if I am trying to put a different spin on it. I too have used Hootsuite and its a love and hate relationship honestly. You have convinced me to give Buffer a try and see what it can do for me because I am looking for more time to network like I would like to.

    • Lisa says:

      I know what you mean by feeling dizzy Sonia – so many things on my bucket list! Same here with Hootsuite, I’ve used it on and off but really needed something mobile for my lunch hour to use too and when on the go and in line waiting 🙂 Do let me know what you think of the Buffer after you’ve used it a bit Sonia. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  • Ryan Biddulph says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I dig tools! Hootsuite pro guy here as I do little off mobile but whether you are using Buffer or HS it is oh so key to delegate tasks to people or tools.

    Traveling the world makes me use tools; I have no other choice if I want to connect with people in the States as I usually spend months of each year living somewhere in Asia; in Kathmandu now 😉

    If you want to have a life outside of your business use tools. Plain and simple.

    Excellent Buffer review here Lisa. I have used it in the past and do Like it 😉 Thanks for the share!


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Ryan for taking the time to comment on this one. We sure could not do as much as we do without these awesome handy tools today. It’s hard to imagine anymore what we did before smart phones though I sure lived without one for many years. I hope you have a great rest of the week Ryan.

  • omas kay says:

    hello Lisa,

    I but also utilize your daily pro variation already. I suffer and dabbled together with Tribber when which can be my own buffer resource some of that period. Yet I don’t learn that I select and. Needless to say I nonetheless really need to buffer in spite of automatic triberr discussing. So much preference! I dream an individual go into additional changes of it post. Which is that pity presently there is usually absolutely no internet marketer process, I think they could make raised one lot higher in comparison with that they provide.
    thanks for strategies like Buffer and even HootSuite, it is usually easier me.

    thank you

    • Lisa says:

      Omas, don’t give up on Triberr. It takes time to develop over there. I almost gave up and am so glad I did not. Buffer is the easiest method of all. But Triberr will increase your readers and give you more shares in the long run 🙂 Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Have you thought of using your photo or a gravatar?

  • Ashley says:

    Bring the people to Buffer I say Lisa. It is a great tool and I love it to death. All the levels of integration (with sites, browsers etc) and I also use the pro version at the moment. I have also dabbled with Tribber as that is my buffer source much of the time. But I don’t know which I prefer yet. Obviously I still need to buffer even with automatic triberr sharing. So much choice! I hope you get some more converts from this post. And it is a pity there is no affiliate program, I think they would have grown a lot faster than they have. They don’t seem to need it though-

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ashley, I love Triberr too and use both. I may eliminate some tribes as some content not as good as others. But I only share what I like or think my followers will like. I haven’t gone to the paid version of Triberr yet, had thought about it too. I like control over what I share though. Thanks for coming by Ashley and have a great rest of the week.

  • Reginald says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Hmm, I think I got to take a break! Heh~

    Sadly, I don’t have a thing call day off. Work 6 days a week (day job) and 7 days a week on blogging. Oh well, thankfully for tools like Buffer and HootSuite, everything is much easier for me.

    Thank God for technology.

    *p/s Once I get more stable, then yes! I would schedule a day off without social media etc 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Reginald. I don’t take the full day off but almost 🙂 It’s so hard to stay off it, you know? Yes, what would we do without that technology? Thanks for taking the time to come by and leaving a comment Reginald. Here’s to a great week ahead!

  • Jitendra Vaswani says:

    Buffer app is definitely time saving app for many bloggers . It can save great deal of time. Hardly we couldnt find time for ourselves in blogging. Lisa you are great person who is thriving me much 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Jitendra, I hope you are using it for your blog as well. It really does save me quite a bit of time. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

  • Okto says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I haven’t tried this stuff but I do use some other that have similar methods. I think it’s always important to share our content to the wider audiences. If we have a chance for that thus we should use it smartly. Going to look more about this 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Okto, what happened to your gravator / picture? I do like the Buffer better than the others so far, it’s eaasy to use and can be done on mobile as well. Great when I”m browsing and / or when I share too much I start to Buffer to not annoy followers. Thanks for checking it out. Have a great day.

  • Susan Neal says:

    Thanks for this post, Lisa – I don’t want to go for the paid service, but you’ve encouraged me to have another look at Buffer – I use the free version of Hootsuite at the moment but I’m not all that happy with its scheduling system, which I find a bit time-consumng. I tried Buffer a while back but couldn’t get my head around it – going to give it another whirl.

    Cheers 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Susan, I know, I felt that way for a long time. Then time became an issue. I can skip the afternoon coffee’s for the $10/mo. I found Buffer to be much easier and quicker to use – maybe you will too. Thanks for coming by and have a great week ahead there Susan.

  • Peter Kanayo says:

    Lisa, awesome post for awesome buffer, first time reading your post and am like you are so awesome. Love the way you sling your conversation-you draw in your audience making them a part of the story.

    Up to you. Will consistently drop by to spread dan useful comment.

    As for buffer have been on the free version, may be should go pro. Have found it darn useful, since it gives you the opportunity to schedule your tweet across different time.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Peter. I love it because you can also schedule FB posts and shares, LinkedIn and Google Pages too. Very convenient and easy. Even on mobile. Have a great new week!

  • Babanature says:

    Hello Lisa,
    I am a die hard buffer fan :). I started using buffer services last month after a friend recommended it to me. It is indeed flexible and now i don’t have to worry about my readers on different time zones because buffer makes sure it get accross to every one.
    Nice article Lisa :D. do have a great weekend rest

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Babanature, me too 🙂 Great piont on the time zones. I always wonder when I read about posting at certain times, does it really matter when we are connected worldwide in various time zones? Thanks for your input and coming by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  • Pramod says:

    Hi Lisa !
    You’ve explained the features of the Buffer app very well . I’m really impressed with the idea of Bufferapp ,when it has been used to schedule blog posts to be shared during a specific period of time ..it can bring a huge traffic to the blog .This tool can be very handy for blogs using affiliate marketing / and dependent on social networks for traffic. Thanks for sharing the information .


    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Pramod, I’m loving it though remember it cannot take the place of engaging on social media. You can taylor each post to personalize them more too. It’s extremely handy and I love the mobile app and the feature on Google chrome that works with it. Have a great day Parmod and thanks for coming by and commenting.

  • William Butler says:

    Hi Lisa!

    I’m very busy and often find it a challenge to balance my time between creativity and social media.
    I sometimes feel overwhelmed by it. I use HootSuite and load up tweets on both accounts @wiarbu @BeLoveToOthers.
    I just tweeted this post 🙂

    Some days I get right into my projects and realize half the day or more has gone before thinking
    about loading up HootSuite.

    Have an awesome weekend!

    • Lisa says:

      LOL, I know what you mean Bill, it’s amazing how much time it does all take. As long as we enjoy it. I used to use Hootsuite but didn’t care for the mobile app so I went w/Buffer that is easier for me to use. I have 5 accounts I do and the Buffer really helps. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Bill. Thanks for coming by.

  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Lisa

    I do like Buffer and had gone Awesome last month but I decided to cancel it this morning.

    I felt like I’d become too automated and sharing things without thinking about it. I decided I need to give each share a personal introduction and you can’t do that so well with Buffer.

    I tried HootSuite Pro but hated it so now I’m back to TweetDeck for scheduling Tweets and I also share manually with Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

    I’m beginning to wonder whether Triberr’s a good thing as well because I can’t personalise stuff very well there either. Maybe I need to use manual sharing there too?

    I did like having Buffer, don’t get me wrong. I just felt a bit out of control on the sharing!

    I hope you’re having a great weekend Lisa and relaxing a bit more now you’ve gone Awesome :-).


    • Lisa says:

      Tim, really? Talk about timing. I do edit my shares in Buffer to personalize some of them. I would say about 25% I do that with. It’s easy! I haven’t been on Tweetdeck in years now. Does it do more than just Twitter now? I don’t think you can manuaully share on Triberr, that would a be nice update, Maybe let Dino know your suggestion? I hope so too. Been out and about a bit already 🙂 Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend there. And catch up on your sleep 🙂

      • Tim Bonner says:

        Hi Lisa

        Yes, TweetDeck does a whole lot more than just Twitter now. Since I discovered you can clear the columns (why I never knew that I don’t know!) I get great use from it.

        I guess what I don’t like about Buffer is that if you share something on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ at the same time, your Tweet becomes the text on all of the others. I don’t really want to use the same text on all of the sites.

        You can share manually on Triberr, I discovered today. On each of the posts there is a Manually Share button. From there you can share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or StumbleUpon in the usual way.

        Definitely could do with more sleep. I was up at 6 am with the kids. Early to bed tonight I think! Cold coming on as well…

  • Kumar Gauraw says:

    Hi Lisa,
    The feeling of intimidation? Oh tell me about it!
    We all have friends who actually quit updating their social media because they felt so overwhelmed that they gave up.

    Well, Buffer definitely has done a tremendous job especially with their queue. However, since they didn’t have Google+ (especially pages), I had to stop my “AWESOME” subscription and become normal. Actually, that is when I chose to try HootSuite and they seem to have quiet a lot of great features. Since then, I stayed with HootSuite.

    Well, I kind of use them both wherever applicable. But I still rely more on HootSuite than Buffer because HootSuite doesn’t limit how many post you could AutoSchedule where Buffer limits you at 10 in free mode.

    But I agree, Buffer is a great tool. I may consider going AWESOME again if I face any challenge with HootSuite.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kumar, really? Geez, no patience huh? They do with Awesome, I’ve been sharing mine to pages. You have to go pro to get 12 channels, I believe FREE is just 4, that could be why. I found Buffer to be a lot easier than Hootsuite. And ease of use is speed which I needed 🙂 Thanks for coming by Kumar, hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Back in May when I was traveling and took two trips I finally broke down and signed up for the paid program. I already had over 20 free ones in my stream because of all the referrals I had but I was going to be gone and unavailable for several days and didn’t want to have to worry about loading those up. I can now do that ahead of time and not worry that my friends content won’t be shared at the right times over the weekend or during the week for that matter if I’m traveling.

    You are so right, $10 a month is nothing and you can cancel it at any time which I don’t know why anyone would really. I load it up throughout the week too so that I have it scheduled for the times my followers will see these tweets.

    I don’t set it up for the other platforms only because I still prefer to do those manually but over the time I was traveling I did use Buffer for that. I didn’t like that it wouldn’t pull the images but at least the content was shared.

    Great write up and with the recent addition of Google+ I’m sure this will be more enticing for many.

    Hey Lisa, have a great weekend girl and relax!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrienne, good to know you are using it at well. I find it much easier than Hoosuite and I love the Chrome extension. AS I’m reading various posts and things online I can easily share and decided which of the accounts to share with in 1 easy step. I’m hoping it frees up my weekends more and last weekend it did and I was able to write 3 posts and have FREE time. What’s better than that right? Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend Adrienne.

  • Sicorra says:

    Buffer has been my favorite tool since the day it was released. It is so easy.

    No copying and pasting into Hootsuite.

    And I love that you can highlight any sentence in the post and then click on the buffer button and it will tweet that instead of always tweeting the title of the post. So convenient and such a great time saver, as you mentioned. I use it on all of my posts as well as the ones I visit on other blogs.

    Did you see the email from the Buffer group the other day on how they started this business in their basement just a few years ago and now they are huge and continue to hire more people. So cool.

    • Lisa says:

      Yes, I find it much easier Sicorra than Hootsuite. I did notice they are hiring, didn’t reaalize they started in the basement though. That is very cool! Inspiring too. Thanks for the added info Sicorra – have a great weekend.

  • Donna says:

    I admit this time of year I am so busy and haven’t been taking time to “disconnect”, but I really do need to do that. At least once a week. I just started using Buffer, so still learning, and I use Hootsuite, so I’ll be able to schedule things and free me up some more family (and “me”) time. 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, I found Buffer a little easier to use than Hoosuite and I love that it includes our Google+ pages too. Do you find it the other way around? Thanks for coming by and taking the time for your input on this one Donna. Have a great weekend!

  • I’ve been meaning to try Buffer again. I definitely need to stream line my processes. Not having nearly enough time to write these days. Thanks for the tips!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gina, you are welcome. Between the Buffer and Triberr I’m in Love! Anything to save time right? Have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend Gina. Thanks for coming by.

  • Donna Merrill says:

    Hey Lisa!

    Thanks for explaining this to me. I use Buffer but now I’m convinced I need to go pro! It is a time saver and oh boy do I need time! Well you know how that is. Now on IPHone? I’m in heaven.

    I like the points you have made of all the things we can do when we free up our time. Going over to watch the video….


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, yes, I had been thinking about it and when I realized I had no time to write content that’s when I said “gotta do it”. It works great on my Droid too. Another must. Thanks for coming by Donna and hope all is well. Have a great Friday.

  • Carol B says:

    I love Buffer! I’ve been using it for a while now, love that Google+ was recently added. I’m not in the “Awesome” mode, so I only get ten shares at a time, but that has still saved the day for me. Like you, I also work another job, so it’s great to be able to set up a stream of tweets and posts to Facebook, LinkedIn and G+ in a few short minutes, then be off to my paid job! 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Carol, I used the FREE version for years but finally with 5 accounts on Twitter and other social profiles for other sites had to go PRO for my sanity especially this time of the year. I’m loving it! I’ve done 5 posts this week and never thought on Sunday I would until I signed up for Awesome. It really helps save time. Thanks for coming by and have a great Friday.

  • Jeevan Jacob John says:

    Even though I don’t like automation very much, in the case of Buffer, I make an exception 😀 Especially since I craft each tweet/update I share.

    I do use Buffer. I am using the free version, so I am limited to 10 updates at a time. But, it works great with my schedule. I still do have some trouble with the weekends. Since I share around 20 tweets per day, I won’t have much to share on weekends (not a lot of blogs publish during weekends).

    I would love to give the pro version a try – perhaps after I launch my upcoming blog?

    Anyways, thank you for the update, Lisa 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jeevan, I was using the FREE version for years. I needed more time so I had to go Pro plus I run with 5 Twitter accounts. So I can use 12 accounts with Pro. Yes, after your new blog Jeevan go for it, when will it be ready? Look forward to seeing it! You are welcome on the update and have a great weekend ahead.

      • Jeevan Jacob John says:

        Oh, wow. 5 Twitter accounts. Even with Buffer, I find managing one hard, how do you do it? 😀 I am planning to launch in December (I have been thinking about delaying the launch – perhaps launch it on New Year’s Eve? New Year, New Blog :D).

        You too 🙂

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Jeevan, actually it’s a lot easier with the Buffer Awesome program, another reason I went with the premium version. That would be cool, new blog for a new year 🙂 Good luck with it Jeevan.

  • Silviu says:

    Hi Lisa,

    This is a field where I am always interested. Getting rid of my chores is always a dream of mine. Applications like Buffer or Hootsuite help a lot but they are still in their infancy. What I dream of is a system, a system that will help me get rid of 90% of the tasks and 100% of those that I hate. Buffer is good, Hootsuite is as good as Buffer and maybe better.
    What I want is a system that will share a post in 50 or 100 places on the net with a single press of a button. If possible, with the title, description and keywords slightly changed.

    Have a wonderful day

    • Lisa says:

      I dream of that too Silviu. Wish I knew how to build apps. The only thing the Buffer doesn’t have is Pinterest and Tumblr. Otherwise it’s near perfect Silviu. Wow 50-100? That’s really a dream Silviu. Thanks for coming by and for your input today. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  • Bren says:

    Yeah!!! Welcome aboard the Awesome train!! Don’t ya love it?! :mrgreen: I’ve been using it for quite some time now and just LOVE it! It does save a lot of time in the long run and gives us more time to do our “actual” work 😆 Enjoy it Lisa!

    • Lisa says:

      Bren, I sure do! It’s so easy to use and with the 5 accounts I manage it’s all about time! Thanks for inspiring me earlier on this. After seeing Matt’s quote I knew I had to DO something. Have a good night there Bren!

  • Ellen M. Gregg says:

    Fabulous for you, Lisa! 😀 I have used Buffer, and liked it a lot. I have used HootSuite, and liked it a bit. Right now, I’m enamored with TweetDeck, and am making good use of its scheduling (buffering) function. It works for me, because most of my sharing is on Twitter. I imagine being better at sharing on Facebook (I do “like” items) and Google+ (I forget about it!), though. Buffer Awesome would allow that, but it’s not in the budget right now.

    I go through periods of time, now and again, during which I abstain from *all* social media from late afternoon Friday until Monday morning. It usually happens when I’m feeling overwhelmed, or disconnected from my in-real-life life. Fact is, I think it would be a healthy way to go, period.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ellen, I like how I can easily pick and choose which networks to share what including LinkedIn too. I haven’t been on Tweetdeck in probably a year now. You can do it with one account FREE with Buffer, I think you can choose 4 networks. I’m trying to abstain on Sunday’s for most of the day at least. See if I can do it Ellen 🙂 Thanks for coming by and for your input.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    I know all about that overwhelming feeling! Thank goodness for programs like these to help us be present on all our social circles at the same time.

    I’m still using HootSuite to share my content and I love the time that it saves me. The best benefit you listed is the downtime to relax or in my case I can get on the treadmill and get some workout time…which I need because I have to get in shape by Thanksgiving to justify the piggin’ out I plan to do :).

    I do have a question…does Buffer configure our personal Google+ page? That’s the only thing about HootSuite I don’t like. I have a G+ for my WFHConcepts page but I post as me. If they do, that would be a plus!

    Great post Lisa! Thanks for putting it together! Happy Thursday!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Corina, welcome to that club 🙂 Yes, the Buffer does that too with Google+ pages! I really do love it and wish they had an affiliate program. I would love Pinterest there but learned they can’t just yet. Tumblr would be another plus in the near future. You could try it for a month and compare the two Corina. Thanks for coming by and enjoy your Thursday night and maybe a treadmill workout. I just did my walk….

      • Corina Ramos says:

        You just sold me Lisa…I’m going to give it a try…can’t beat a free thirty day trial right? I know some other folks using Buffer and are happy with it too. 🙂

        That’s too bad they don’t have Pinterest…I’d love to be able to see my boards on a sharing platform. That will truly save some time if we could Pin from there.

        TGIF Lisa…thank you for sharing your post on this week’s I’m Every Woman Weekly!

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Corina, no, you cannot! My too, can’t wait for it to happen in the future. Tumblr too would be nice. You are welcome and I must get back there today to finish reading the others. Thanks for the invite! Have a wonderful weekend.

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