Posting To Your Own Twitter Timeline

by Chris Fong · 23 comments

I was talking to Shane from IMImpact over email recently and he made this comment to me:

If I’m getting 50 people “retweeting” a message that I never tweeted, that’s just weird, isn’t it?

And he was right. It was pretty weird.

First I wanted to find out if other JustRetweet members would like to see this new feature as well. You may have noticed on the site this past week, that I had a Qualaroo popup asking whether or not I should implement this on the site.

I received quite a few responses overall and I saw that 47% of you wanted this feature, while 36% wanted to keep things the same. The other 17% had no idea what I was talking about.

Based on the responses I decided to go ahead with adding this and it’s now currently live on the site.

If you go to the Settings page, you will see a new option called Tweet your own submissions. If you set this to Yes, then every time you submit a tweet to the system, it will first post that tweet to your own Twitter timeline.

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Once enabled your followers will be able to see that people are actually retweeting something that you actually posted.

Since there were enough people that liked the way things were, I decided not to make this the default behavior for now. So if you liked the way JustRetweet was working before, then there is no need for you to do anything.

If you have any feedback, let me know in the comments.

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Gabe Johansson March 31, 2013 at 8:05 pm

I’m glad this an option, not a default since I actually copy the tweet I want shared.

It’s definitely a smart option since many people aren’t as addicted to Twitter as I am.

Thanks for the update!
-Gabe Johansson
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Toshiba Burton April 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

This isn’t a bad idea at all just glad you gave up the option of say “yes” or “no”.
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Peter April 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I really appreciate the fact you instituted this , hence making it easy for bloggers to update their twitter account with awesome tweets from JustRetweet.
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Karen Woodham April 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I’m in a mixed frame of mind over the option, but I’m so glad that it’s not set on as default as I do like to have some control over my Twitter account ;)
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Stacie Walker April 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

This is an awesome feature. Thanks for adding it to the settings. I just adjusted my settings. I haven’t been on justretweet in a while. It’s feels good to be back. Thank you for your continued success!

Many Blessings,

Stacie Walker
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Ileane April 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

Nice new feature Chris!

I’m confused about one point though – how will people know that you actually tweeted the tweet versus not tweeting it?

Btw – I never saw the Qualaroo popup? What day was it up?

Thanks for adding new features!
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Chris Fong April 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Hi Ileane,

Right now, there’s no way to know (inside of JustRetweet). You’d have to be following the person to notice. Do you see that as important info to see?

I’m currently testing the Qualaroo popup on the Submit Tweet page. Do you see the current one that’s showing up now?

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Ileane April 11, 2013 at 4:18 am

Hi Chris,

Yes I did see the new question. It was about adding Facebook pages right? I’d love to see them added. I hope others agree.
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Ileane April 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

Chris I have another question – will the self-tweet post immediately or will it go out based on those time intervals we already have established?
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Chris Fong April 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Currently, they go out immediately. Would you prefer them to be scheduled as well?

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Ileane April 11, 2013 at 4:21 am

Yes, that would be helpful. But if it’s too much trouble, just add a little text on the page so people will know it’s not being queued.

Also – can you add a reminder on the page where we submit the Tweet to remind us that we have it turned on or off? I quickly forgot I had it turned on and ended up double posting my own Tweet.

Thanks Chris!!
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Chris Fong April 15, 2013 at 4:30 am

Great idea. I’ll add that soon.

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Nwosu Desmond April 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Since the essence is to first tweet your own post before other retweet them i think it will be best if it goes immediately.
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Chris Fong April 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

That’s what I was thinking too Nwosu.

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Corey Frankosky April 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Awesome feature I did not know this. I try to always tweet out things right away and I never considered this.
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Robin Bremer April 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I am VERY NEW to all this. What is the benfit to this feature being on?
Thanks
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wsolist April 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Now I know what it does, I am going to set it to yes. It make tweeting my message easier and I only have to enter it once.
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Carol Amato April 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Love it!!! So stoked about the growth and flexibility of JustRetweet!

Now, only if we could get the pop up screen on our site to NOT be used as a default pic for our “featured” website… Any way to delay the screen capture of my site pic? Ugh! LOL

Love JustRetweet and am so thankful to Kim Roach who told me about it in the first place!

Have a great day. :)
- Carol
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Dee May 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi there! I’m new and very much enjoying what you’ve got going on here. One question I have is whether or not it’s possible to arrange our RT’s not to have RT at the beginning of the tweet blurb–just the info about the tweet. Thanks and have a great day!

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Chris Fong May 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Hi Dee,

Unfortunately that is not possible at this time. Sorry.

Chris

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Rudd May 30, 2013 at 1:26 am

Hi Chris,

First of all, I’d like thank you for building this great tool. No doubt that I use Justretweet service every day I and I can see it positive impact on my site. This site is growing and I’m pretty happy to see many people can be benefit from justretweet.
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Babanature June 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

Seriously this is one great feature i’ll like to see immediately. Just a question; how long will it take to roll out the great feature?
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Thomas Wooldridge (@twool9) June 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

I turned my setting to on. I am still new at this site and learning the ropes. So far this is a great idea and i wished i knew about this site 2 years ago
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