1 Big Reason Automating Social Media is Just Fine

I’ve seen it both ways—you probably have, too. Some folks will tell you to automate your social media efforts. Always autopost blog entries to Facebook and Twitter (and others… there are others, right?). Use plugins to manage the autoposting. No problem, just get everything in the pipeline. Other folks will tell you never to automate. It’s impersonal. It’s amateurish. It’s not social and you’re not a robot.

Me? I don’t care a whit if something is automated, and here’s why.

You’re not allowed to join me for a Twitter chat.

Oh, who am I kidding. Of course you’re invited. It wouldn’t be the same without you!

Affiliate Summit is sponsoring the first in a series of Twitter chats and I’ve been tapped to be the first volunteer! The topic is podcasting, the location is Twitter, and the duration is one hour. We’ll start at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, March 8th. Our hashtag will be #affchat. Read on for more details.

Geek Dads @ Home #19: Fish On!


Podcast: Play in new window | Download[show notes by Daniel Clark] It’s pretty much all my fault. I was out of town last Wednesday, so we couldn’t record on time, and then when we got together on Friday, I was in charge of production – which I couldn’t finalize until today. Many apologies to the […]

Geek Dads @ Home #17: Daniel's Computer FAIL Show


Podcast: Play in new window | Download[Show Notes by Daniel M. Clark] The Geek Dads this week were myself, Joe and Scott – Sam couldn’t join us this week, though we hope that we can get him on a couple more times before he starts his new teaching job. My computer, the one doing the […]

Geek Dads @ Home #16: Do You Toodledo?


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week’s Geek Dads at Home podcast clocks in at a whopping 85 minutes worth of geekery. Since last week was devoted to all things fatherly, this week we get right to the tech, web 2.0, and productivity stuff. However, this jammed packed podcast makes it challenging for me […]

Geek Dads @ Home #11: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Episode 11 of GeekDads@Home is sadly missing the voice of Sam Harrelson. In honor of Sam, we cut five minutes off the end of our normal hour. Please spend it in a moment of silence. This week, we talk about… the recent eMarketer report in podcasting audience size. […]

Geek Dads @ Home #6: Birthdays and AdBlockers


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere we are for another GeekDads@Home episode, brought to you by the number 6. This show was recorded on Scott’s Birthday, January 28. Mental note, if we put the date in the podcast, publish it on that same day. My bad. The birthday discussion sends Daniel into his rendition […]

Geek Dads @ Home #5: Looking Ahead


Podcast: Play in new window | Download[display_podcast] The GeekDads@Home (Scott Jangro, Daniel M. Clark, Joe Magennis and Sam Harrelson) circled the changing table for another episode. Clearly, the big news of the week had to do with the inauguration of Barack H. Obama as the 44th President of the United States.  First, the gang discussed […]

Geek Dads @ Home #2: Growing Up PowerPoint


Podcast: Play in new window | Download[display_podcast] This week, the GeekDads (Daniel Clark, Joe Magennis and Sam Harrelson) welcomed a new member to the show, Brad Waller.  Brad has pretty strong credentials as both a dad and a geek, as he explains, so he’ll be a welcome voice to the show. After Brad’s initiation, the […]