While checking on my wife’s twitter feed (and lack of blog posting going out today), I see a big banner message saying that twitterfeed.com is shutting its doors on October 31st.
I proceeded to look for other options. It seems like other services that perform similar services start at $9.99/month. Yikes! That’s a bit steep.
So instead, I dug into Jetpack, and configured it’s built in support for posting to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social media platforms. With all those setup on my blog and my wife’s, I went ahead and deleted all those feeds.
I guess it makes sense. Never saw them really monetize that service. And it appears many other services that were never successfully monetized are crumbling: Google News Reader, certain electronic newspapers that used to be free are putting up paywalls. I guess these places just can’t survive on ads.
Nevertheless, this will be my first post going out using plain old WordPress tools to distribute things. Thanks twitterfeed!