I recently worked with a colleague who would pop past some dev’ers and say “I’ve done a new blog post !” He used to get teased about “In Person RSS”.
Anyway – being a big twitter user, I’m sure there’s some folk who “follow” me (@GrumpyWookie), but don’t subscribe to my blog (no really, not ALL of them !)
On a few occassions, I’ve grabbed the URL of the post, and then tinyurl’ed it for tweet.
But – now, there’s a plug-in for Windows Live Writer that will automatically add a tweet for you, with a link to the post. You can customise the text of the tweet –
eg. quickly ! check out my new post about “C#” and “ObiWan Kenobi” !
I’m about to try it out, with THIS post – aaah, the irony !
Source : Twitter Notify
Note : it’s actually been posted by Microsoft – thanks for that !
UPDATE (edited – and re-published) :
After clicking to Publish the post from within Live Writer, I was prompted to “enable the plug-in” – and then the following dialog :
You can “cancel” – and NOT tweet for every post – which is a good thing !
Just had to Sign in with my Twitter account name and password, and published the blog post as per normal.
Here’s the tweet showing within Twitter :
Twitter : @GrumpyWookie