I'm the editor of a niche blog that posts lots of great content. We also post links to other sites/resources in our Twitter feed.
What's frustrating to me is that outside content on our Twitter feed gets lost to the ether. It's good, helpful stuff, but you can't find it three months (or years) later, like you can with our good blog content.
For example, six months ago we posted a great link on Twitter about how to use Instragram. I want to find that post again. I'd love to be able to go on my blog, look in the "Instragram" tag or search and find it.
So my question is what's the best way to get that "Twitter" content on to my blog so it's accessible in the archives? (and there could be other content like this... quotes, videos, etc.)
However, I want to avoid flooding the homepage (and to a lesser extent the RSS feed, though that's not as big of a deal) with all the micro content from Twitter. We run 2-3 regular blog posts a week. I don't want those to be drowned out by, say, 5 tweet posts per day.
And I'm not looking for the technical how-to. I know there are ways to do this. More than anything I'm looking for the strategy. Is this even a smart thing to do? What's the best way to do it? Are any sites doing this or talking about it? I don't see this conversation among the pro blogger types.
I thought post formats might be a good solution for this. Maybe filter them on the homepage or display them in a sidebar. But it sounds like post formats are a dying idea.
Another potential solution seems to be a custom post type, though it sounds like that wouldn't be integrated into the blog archives.
Another possible solution is just to blog this content. In other words, if the content is so good I want it in my blog, take the extra time to write 300 words about it instead of just 140 characters. With post formats on the way out, it sounds like this might be the preferred solution--keep it simple.
Hope that makes sense, but that's what I'm struggling with. And I'm looking for examples or strategies more than technical solutions (cuz I won't understand the tech anyway). Thanks