The Buffer Scheduling Hack You NEED To Know

Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you my trick for quickly and easily scheduling posts on Facebook that have both the Get the Recipe link and the Pin for Later link.

Just paste one link and this trick will automatically format the post with the description, Get the Recipe link and the Pin for Later link so that it looks pretty.

Basically just one click for you, and your post is ready to schedule!

The Buffer Scheduling Hack You NEED To Know!!!

Above is a quick gif of what happens. See that swap that happens?? That happens automatically! Saves SO much time on typing!!

Two things to note up front: You’ll need to be using the Firefox browser and have a Buffer account.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to use Firefox as your main browser, you can just open it up when you’re scheduling posts.

Here’s all you do to make it happen:

  1. Go to any pin on Pinterest.
  2. Right click on the image and select Buffer this Image.
  3. Paste the link to your blog post. (I’ll show you a trick to quickly grab the link without leaving the pin)

That’s all you have to do. From there, this trick takes over and, the post will will automagically change right before your eyes into a pretty post with the description, Get the Recipe link and the Pin for Later link. All the text is fully customizable so you can make it say whatever you want. If you have a bunch of tabs open with Pinterest pins, you’ll be surprised at how many you can knock out in less than five minutes.

In the video below, I’ll show you my assembly-line style process to quickly schedule 10 posts in less than 2 minutes. Watch the full video for everything you need to know. Below I’ll list all the instructions you need to get everything set up to make the magic start happening. You just need to download a couple plugins for Firefox, but once you set them up, you’ll never have to do it again and they will work forever. After that, you can just schedule like a machine.

 

Downloads

Here are the 4 things you’ll need to get started:

  1. Firefox — If you don’t already have the Firefox browser.
  2. You’ll also need an account with Buffer. If you’re already using Buffer to schedule your Facebook posts, great! If not, get it all set up and then come back here. Then Download the Buffer Firefox Extension.
  3. Install the FoxReplace plugin for Firefox. This is what makes the magic happen.
  4. Install the FireGestures plugin for Firefox. This one’s optional, but it offers a quicker and easier way to get the link to your blog, so I like using it!

 

FoxReplace Settings

Then all you have to do is add a few simple rules to FoxReplace to make your post automatically transform into a beautiful, custom formatted Facebook post.

First go to Tools, FoxReplace, and FoxReplace options…

Click on Add, give it any Name you want, and then click on Substitutions.

 

Substitution 1

Put this in the Replace text box:

Found at http://www.pinterest

Put this in the with text box:

\nPin for Later --> http://www.pinterest

NOTE: The \n adds a blank line. If you don’t want a blank line, just delete the \n.

Then click Add.

 

Substitution 2

Put this in the Replace text box:

http://www.yourbloghere.com/

Put this in the with text box:

\nGet the Recipe --> http://yourbloghere.com/

NOTE: The first link has WWW in the URL, while the second link doesn’t. This is the keep the substitution from happening over and over and over. Make sure your blog links work both with and without WWW. They should! Also be sure both links have the slash at the end.

Click Add.

 

Substitution 3

Put this in the Replace text box:

"

Leave the with text box blank.

Click Add.

 

From here you can add any other custom replacements you want, if you find your pins routinely have the same text you are editing out over and over.

When you’re done, click OK.

To make it start working, check the box by Auto-replace every and change the time to 3 seconds. Then close the pop-up settings screen. (You may want to un-check this when you’re not using it.)

That’s it for the setup! You only have to do that stuff one time, and now you’re done. It will work forever now!

 

My Workflow

Here’s what I do to schedule a bunch of pins all in a few seconds.

  1. Open about 10 pins from Pinterest all in tabs. This is where it’s helpful if you have your own Pinterest Board that’s just pins from your own blog. Then you can go there and quickly pick out a bunch pins whenever you want.
  2. Highlight the description of the pin below the photo. You can triple-click anywhere in the description to easily highlight it.
  3. Press CTRL-tab to go to the next tab, and highlight the description again. Repeat for all remaining tabs.
  4. Then go back to the first tab. Hold down the CTRL key, and click and draw an L with a rounded corner on the image. This quickly grabs the link to your blog. You can also just right click and select Copy Link Location, but that’s too slow for me.
  5. Once you’ve got the link, right click on the image, click Buffer this image, and paste the link on the line just below the description. It will automatically convert into your custom formatted post.

 

The Buffer Scheduling Hack You NEED To Know!!!

 

Hope this makes sense, and I hope it helps make your Facebook scheduling quicker and easier!!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

Happy posting!! :)

 

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Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

Finally it was time for the big event… swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove!! :) If you missed part one of our experience at Discovery Cove, be sure to check it out here. For as long as I’ve known him, Kevin has always wanted to swim with dolphins, so I was so, so excited to make this happen for him for our 12th anniversary.

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We interacted with three dolphins that day. Our first dolphin was a girl named Cindy. We got to hold onto her fin and go for a ride!

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I could not believe how strong she is!!!

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It was incredible!

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There’s a better quality video below of our dolphin swim experience, but in case you want to save a click, I’ve included these quick gifs for you. :)

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Kevin loved it. :)

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We met a young little guy who was just barely a year old.

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He was so fun loving!

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We watched them swim and jump and play up close.

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Here are all three of the dolphins we met jumping in unison.

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They even gave us kisses. :)

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Kevin was smitten!

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Watch him blush like a school girl when she gives him a kiss, and then he does a little happy dance after he gets to feed her. My heart melted a thousand times over.

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Little cutie!! Do you want to come live in my pool? I would love you forever. xoxox

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Near the end of our dolphin swim experience, the trainer asked if she could have a “volunteer” and then “randomly” selected Kevin. She told him that for the next trick, the dolphin was going to bring him a toy, and that Kevin could take it right out of the dolphin’s mouth.

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The dolphin swam right up to Kevin carrying a souvenir buoy that read “Happy Anniversary Kevin!!!

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He was totally shocked and surprise!

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Jenny, our dolphin, looked pretty happy to be in on the surprise too!! :)

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How cute is his reaction?? :)

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Such a perfect way to spend our anniversary at Discovery Cove.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around in our cabana napping and watching the dolphins swim by.

Press play to see the video of our Discovery Cove dolphin swim experience. You have to hear Kevin’s giggle after he feeds the dolphins, and Jenny cheering after she delivers the buoy to Kevin! :)

Thank you so much to Discovery Cove for making our special day an incredible, unforgettable experience!!

For more information on setting up your own experience at Discovery Cove, check out their website below:

Discovery Cove
6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, FL 32821
http://www.discoverycove.com

And for our tips on how to make the most of your day at Discovery Cove, be sure to check out this post.

Thanks so much for looking!! More to come soon!! :) xoxo


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Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

For the past couple of years at Christmas, Kevin has surprised me with some sweet, amazing, thoughtful trips. The first time to Savannah, Georgia, and the second time he surprised me with an incredible 15 day vacation to Scotland, London, and Paris. So this year, for our 12 year wedding anniversary, I decided it was time to surprise him.

For as long as I’ve known him, Kevin has always wanted to go swimming with dolphins. In fact, he wanted to go on our honeymoon, but it just wasn’t in our 20 and 23-year-old budgets.

The night before we got on the plane, I gave him this, just like the two he’s given me, detailing our itinerary for an unforgettable surprise anniversary weekend.

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I planned a weekend for us at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. Here we could swim with dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish, pet velvety rays, feed colorful exotic birds, and float in a lazy river surrounded by wildlife.

Discovery Cove was recently named best amusement park in the world by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row. The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards are determined based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

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As soon as we checked in, we were whisked to our private cabana overlooking the dolphin cove.

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We would relax here later in the afternoon watching the dolphins swim, jump, and play with hula hoops.

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Our cabana was quiet, secluded, and came with everything we needed for a day of relaxation.

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The fridge was stocked with cold drinks, our cabana had plenty of towels and free equipment rentals for snorkeling, complimentary sunscreen, delicious snacks, and we even had our own private locker in the cabana. Did I mention all food inside the park is FREE?? The restaurant serves a freshly prepared breakfast and lunch, as well as unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the day.

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Discovery Cove doesn’t officially open until 8am, but you can get to the park as early as 7:15am to check in, eat breakfast, and get settled before the water officially opens. After checking in you’ll also take a complimentary family photo that can be picked up for free when you leave the park!  We recommend getting there early to avoid the lines that can start to back up around 8 o’clock. After breakfast we went back to our cabana and had a surprise guest waiting for us!!

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This is Manny the anteater!

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We fed him avocados. It tickled when he ate out of our hands!

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Isn’t he a cutie??

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Our first stop as soon as it was open was the aviary. Here you can feed and interact with hundreds of colorful and tropical birds from all over the world. Here’s our tip: make the aviary your very first stop of the day, as the birds are always hungriest in the morning! They’ll fly right up to you and land on your arm, shoulder, or even right on your hand. However as the day goes on, the birds will get full and are less interested in people.

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How amazing are these colorful creatures??

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There was a gorgeous peacock.

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This curious little guy landed right on my finger!

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Just hanging out with a couple of new friends! ;)

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Our next stop in the park was SeaVenture, a one-of-a-kind, under-the-sea experience!

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SeaVenture is an underwater walking tour made possible by the use of a dive helmet. You don’t even need to have SCUBA certification.

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Your hair doesn’t even get wet! ;)

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I have never done anything like this before, it was honestly like walking on the moon or being on another planet.

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It was the neatest experience being face-to-face with hundreds and hundreds of colorful, tropical fish!

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Another awesome thing about SeaVenture? You can totally bring your own underwater camera (we did!), but if you don’t want to buy one just for the trip, they will give you a nice underwater camera for free (not just a disposable one) and then you only pay for prints. It’s free to use the camera, so might as well take it when they offer, and then you are not obligated to buy any prints. But just in case you happen to take an awesome one, the option is there if you want it. :)

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So incredible!!

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We got to hold a velvety-soft yellow ray…

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His name was Bolt. :)

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And we came face-to-face with SHARKS!!

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They were behind glass. :)

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They were just a snoozin’!

Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando We even got to hold this cute little sea urchin.

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After our SeaVenture adventure, we were whisked off to another once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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We got to pet a shark!

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A real, live shark!!

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The trainer did this thing where she tickled his belly…

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And he squirted us with water!!!!

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Kevin got to feed him. He sucked it right up like a lightening-fast vacuum cleaner!!

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He felt completely the opposite of the rays. He was SO rough and felt just like sandpaper!!

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After our shark encounter, it was time to head to the Grand Reef and snorkel with the cute little cownose rays.

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They were just happy as little clams swimming all over the place.

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And they were so soft!! Loved swimming with these little guys.

But the biggest surprise of the day was still to come. :)

Stay tuned for the next post!! :) xoxo

 


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