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Hi Autumn,  

Very glad you are still with us.  Keep up the good work!


To make this website more popular, (not sure that is your goal) can we link our articles to other media like twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn?

I know how to go on twitter and link to my article but cannot do the opposite on this forum.

Or maybe I can but just don't know how to do that.  I tried adding hashtags at the end of my article, but of course, that didn't do anything on twitter . . .  even though my profile here is linked to those media outlets.


I think you might get more authors here if you had a method for us to actively link our articles to other outlets when we hit the publish button.


Cheers & Thanks


Autumn Cote Added Mar 24, 2017 - 9:33am
The gratitude is mine.  What prevents you from posting links to your Writer Beat articles on social media websites?  We definitely should do a better job of leading the way, but all you’re really doing is copying a Writer Beat link and pasting it elsewhere. 
Billy Roper Added Mar 24, 2017 - 9:39am
I thought, when we publish, there's a button to post the article on Twitter and Linked In? I was sure I'd seen one.
Autumn Cote Added Mar 24, 2017 - 9:42am
There is but it doesn't work.  
William Stockton Added Mar 24, 2017 - 9:45am
Autumn, What prevents you from posting links to your Writer Beat articles on social media websites?
Nothing actually.  And I have done that.
Maybe a nice-to-have feature, but like Billy had noted, the ability to publish, from WriterBeat to other media circles would certainly promote this website more.  As well, legitimate authors who use the same identity for all media outlets may find it advantageous to use writerbeat as their single point of originating and publishing content.
Autumn Cote Added Mar 24, 2017 - 9:48am
The feature you desire is something I desire and tried to incorporate into the site when it was built.  But it broke and I can't justify spending money fixing something that was almost never used.  
William Stockton Added Mar 24, 2017 - 11:08am
Can this be done fairly easily?
For example: WriterBeat creates a twitter account specifically to publish WB articles.  When an author includes #hashtags or @<authorname> in the body of the article and publishes, WB algorithms posts that article on twitter.  The code should be straightforward.
As well, a donate button somewhere on this site just might get you more development cash.
Sorry ... just suggestions.
Autumn Cote Added Mar 24, 2017 - 11:35am
I did what you suggested for a time.  I like the fact there isn’t an automatic feed, as I would want to decide which articles to feature or not.  There is simply too many articles that enter Writer Beat that I’d rather not feature.  Sadly, I can think of no Writer Beat user that wasn’t sourced by me, or our current crop of participants, making some kind of personal outreach. 
As far as a donate button is concerned, we have too few users for it to amount to anything substantial. 
I appreciate your suggestions, hopefully my response to these doesn’t prevent you from making more. 
Stephen Hunter Added Mar 25, 2017 - 12:19pm
Thank-you William for raising the question, I wonder the best way to share with FB myself. And from this is it just copy and paste the URL from your post, directly to your FB post? Now does it matter if you are signed in or not? 
Stephen Hunter Added Mar 25, 2017 - 1:31pm
....answered my own question, yes one can copy and paste the URL directly to FB post while being signed in to WB. 
Lady Sekhmetnakt Added Mar 25, 2017 - 2:04pm
I just use Chrome browser for most things. It has a built-in share button that shares to Twitter, Facebook, or whatever. Problem solved (for me at least). 
Linda Paul Added Apr 17, 2017 - 9:40am
I  just tried the Share button to highlight my post that Autumn was kind enough to reblog here. I had to go through LinkedIn, but there was a Twitter feed button on the LinkedIn feed, so in a round about way my Tweet went through. I haven't checked to see if it also shows up in my LinkedIn feed, but Twitter was where I really wanted it to show up.

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