©2019 by Jon Does Flow. Proudly created with Wix.com

Random Tweet and LinkedIn Blog post share

I was thinking the other day, “how could I have a list of my blog posts from Jon Does Flow and then randomly select one every so often and post them on my Twitter and linkedin feeds” ?


Oh yeah! The ole faithful the one that my wife thinks if I ever left her it would be for this....


Power Automate !


(She’s got a point, not that I would leave my wife though. She’s awesome!!).

What do we need for this then ?


Twitter account
LinkedIn account
Power Automate
Sharepoint.

First of all I needed to create a Sharepoint list to hold the URLs of the blog posts; the hashtags; the description and the ID (supplied by Sharepoint).

Once I had all this, I had to build my Sharepoint list and then get down to writing the flow.

I used a recurrence trigger to start the flow off and I set that for a couple of days.


I then initialised a few variables as strings, the title (will hold the description), the web URL - does what it says on the tin and the hashtag variable:

I then went and got the items from the Sharepoint list but I randomised that so that I didn’t always pick the same one. That’s in the compose step below.


The title, web url and hashtags variables are set and then a tweet and a LinkedIn is published :



It really is that simple. Now to add this post to my Sharepoint list.

As always if you have any issues or need some help get in touch - jon@jondoesflow.com




This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now