I use <gplusrss.com> to publish my posts in an RSS feed, and I use <feedburner.com> to send that RSS feed to . When it works, it works well, and my new G+ posts make it to Twitter in just a few minutes. But this mashup is getting flaky. Like an old TV, it stops working at random and only works again when I whack it on the side with my fist.
As far as I can tell, the problem lies with <gplusrss.com>. Sometimes it takes many hours to notice that I've written a new G+ post, and sometimes it never seems to notice. Moreover, it has no ping button letting me force it to notice. The fist-whack that sometimes works is for me to tweak my Feedburner settings in some arbitrary way, save them, and then restore the settings I originally had. This seems to propagate a signal back to Gplusrss, which wakes it up. But even this odd whack only works intermittently. Sometimes I have to try the tweak/save/restore/save cycle half a dozen times before the posts start flowing again.
Can anyone see a solution here? Does anyone know a better G+ to RSS service than <gplusrss.com>?
Before someone suggests that could solve this problem by letting me post simultaneously to G+ and Twitter, I've already thought of that. HootSuite can to this for G+ "page" accounts (because Google has given them an API), but it can't yet do it for G+ personal accounts (because Google has not yet given them an API).
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