One benefit of using the proprietary Buffer button is the ability to set account attribution to each tweet. For example, when a blog post is Buffered it can include a “via @username” in the tweet. Many 3rd party tools attribute tweets to their own service rather than the originator of the content.
When you find a post you’d like to share on Twitter, 1. highlight whatever text you’d like to show up in the tweet, 2. then click the Buffer icon button in your browser 3. Add to buffer. See the image for more explanation!
Because Buffer saves your posts and submits them to Twitter and Facebook over time from your Queue, do not use this service for anything that is time sensitive or newsworthy. Instead use it for general thoughts, humor, and anything that is not urgent or likely to seem dated once the post goes live.
If you are going away on holidays, and you have a loyal following that expects to hear from you all the time, load up your buffer with a bunch of general thoughts that are not time sensative so that they can give the impression that you are active even if you are away for a…
Install the browser extensions for Chrome, Safari or Firefox to make adding articles to your buffer fast and easy.
Be sure to check in at least once or twice a day if you are an active user and ensure that your followers are getting the love and attention they deserve.