Since I blog ahead (like you probably do), I needed an automatic way to post the Tweets for future days and I may have found a way to automate the “today” and “yesterday” tweets using IFTTT.com and Buffer. Today’s post is simple enough, the recipe triggers when the feed updates and sends to Buffer.
For the “yesterday” tweet I set up one recipe to save the Tweet to a dedicated google calendar (called tweets) scheduling it tomorrow at 8am. Then I set up a second recipe that triggers when the calendar event occurs.
When the tweets are set up the wording can be altered to include “Today’s Post…” or “Yesterday’s post”. You’d want to be careful on when you schedule your Buffers and posts so they will most likely fall correctly.
Oh, and for the initial Tweet, I just use the WP Twitter plugin.
Since I just set it up today I haven’t completely tested it in the wild – here’s hoping it works!