Beware of over automation: an endless ifttt loop gone wrong

I use to automate. Well, yesterday, something happened – I'm still not quite sure what — that triggered an endless loop between Diigo and Blogger via

It posted over and over just links to this blog and the words “Cool Cat Teacher Blog” and as soon as it was on Blogger, it bookmarked to Diigo when posted back to blogger.

So, I've turned off the autopost to Blogger via – it is done and it won't happen again. I've learned a lesson – sometimes things happen that you don't really understand and it is best to totally control some things – especially blog posts.

Needless to say – all of these links were posted to Facebook and Twitter too. AURGGH.

Stay away from “recipes” that automatically post to your blog – especially if your blog posts send out automatic messages everywhere else.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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