After becoming a more avid Twitter user, I’ve noticed that many people tweet things they’ve bookmarked or links to their blog entries.Â I love to be able to follow this kind of thing, but to do it personally seems like a lot of work.Â I like to share bookmarks and my friends are twitter (but not del.icio.us) users, but it seems like del.icio.us is so much better at saving and sharing bookmarks.Â I want to tweet my blog posts and bookmarks, but don’t want to have to do it specifically.Â I realized this when I started using Goodreads’ twitter update functionality to tweet automatically when I tag a book as reading or to-read.
Twitterfeed + tagging – a solution
I found the Twitterfeed service that converts an RSS feed to tweets and set it to read the RSS feed for my del.icio.us bookmarks.
But, I don’t want to bombard my twitter followers with tweets every time I bookmark something or write a blog entry.Â Luckily, del.icio.us generates tag specific feeds and I’m sure I could get WordPress to do this without too many problems.Â So, I’ll just point twitterfeed at a tag-specific feed and tag everything i want to be tweeted with that tag (e.g. tweetit)
Update: The tag specific feed for a wordpress blog is /wp-rss2.php?tag=your_tag or /feed?tag=your_tag