Testing my "socialise" GitHub action

Posted to: DEV; Hacker News; Twitter

I’ve spent the last week or so writing a bunch of scripts to automatically post my new articles to Twitter, Hacker News and a Mailchimp mailing list. I’ve been testing them manually with some of my existing articles (with surprising success on Hacker News).

I’ve now written a GitHub workflow to run these scripts automatically when I publish a new article.

So here’s my article that I’m going to test it with. When this is published, it should automatically update the frontmatter with the Hacker News link, and the Tweet link, and send an email.

The links to Hacker News and Twitter should appear at the bottom of this post. All being well.

Let’s give it a go!

By @nottrobin