It’s important to pull a list of all your Facebook posts, Tweets, blog posts, etc. How else can you see how you’re doing in content creation and curation? If you’re using a management tool, you should be able to pull reports on your reach, shares, impressions, RTs, and replies. What worked? What didn’t? But what about your plain old archive of posts, to have a history of your efforts?
By now you should have heard that you CAN download all of your tweets from the beginning of time. It took a while for Twitter to get this implemented, but if I can get my personal Twitter archive, I’m pretty sure you can too. If you don’t see this option in your settings, be patient, Twitter should be rolling it out to all individuals. If you’re a brand, you’d best to do it now.
Note – the Twitter archive will pull up to your latest tweet. After that you’ll have to re-pull. Obviously.
However, there is a Chron article and Martin Hawksey’s script code to pull your tweets into a Google Doc! Read carefully and voila – you’ve got yourself a current/updated log of all your tweets. If you want.
Smaller businesses or brands may not have the time or the interest to keep this Â updated everyday. I suggest a monthly download via Twitter or via your dashboard management tool. Any tool worth their weight in monthly fees like Sprinklr, Sprout, Hootsuite, Spredfast, or the mega Bentley, Radian 6, will have a way to download your tweets at any time.
If you’re using Twitter for fun, it still may be helpful for you to download your archive to see those first tweets! Why not see how you’ve evolved as an individual on Twitter?
If you’re managing a company’s Twitterfeed and you’re not using a tool to do it, what are you waiting for? Hurry up.