A really arcane blogging/tweeting tool request

[Warning: Probably of zero interest to non-nerd bloggers, and even then…]

I like sharing links quickly via Twitter (and thus Facebook), and later–time permitting–I copy, paste, and sort those links into groups that I can share here. Other times I’ll use Instapaper to capture links that I’m not quite ready to share.

Trouble is, it takes a non-trivial amount of time to scan back through either list, then copy/paste/etc. Thus my sharing of links via the blog has dropped dramatically. (Sorry/you’re welcome, depending.)

Would you by chance know of a way to automate converting tweets and/or Instapaper (or similar) links into blog-ready form, making it easy to sort them into piles? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

6 thoughts on “A really arcane blogging/tweeting tool request

  1. If you use mac os (I should know this, after following your blog for a couple of years), you could build an Automator workflow/app/service to mine the URLs from either a web page (get link URLs from articles perhaps) or from a text (I don’t use instapaper so not sure of format) document using ‘Extract Data from Text’ as part of the workflow. I know it’s do able, but without seeing exactly what your trying to do, it’s difficult to be more specific.

  2. I don’t fully understand what you’re trying to accomplish, but I won’t let that won’t stop me from making suggestions.
    How about using “If This Then That” (IFTTT) to append to a dropbox file (or something) when you tweet a link or somesuch. I mean, you could roll your own but IFTTT might save you a bit of work.

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