Automatically Send Your Published Articles to Buffer
Create a streamlined workflow to publish your content to your social profiles.
When I publish something, I want to share the link across my social platforms. Gotta get the most mileage out of the content, right?
The problem: I never want it to publish to my social profiles automatically, for a few reasons. I submit to a lot of publications in Medium and I have no control over when they’re published. Sometimes it’s at 3:00 a.m. Sometimes two will be published in the same day.
I want to share the links with my regular posting cadence and say something thoughtful with each post. No one likes a feed full of random links and no context. It feels like spam. 😣
Step 1: Create a Zap based on your RSS feed
In Zapier, you always need a “trigger” or something that starts the automation.
I use the RSS feed for each of my publications. The app to use is RSS by Zapier and the trigger is New Item in Feed.
A little bit of Googling should help you find the URL of your RSS feed. Here’s what it looks like for Medium. Drop the URL into your Zap.
Step 2: Add a Zapier step to Create Idea in Buffer
For the next step, you’ll select Buffer as your app and select Create Idea in Buffer.
(As you can see, I have other steps in my Zap. This one actually has 7 steps! For example, I also create a reminder in Trello to make a carousel for the article later.)