Blogging, as most of us are aware, is regularly creating posts on a variety of subjects to entertain and inform readers. Most people agree that blogging is an exciting fun-filled activity.
But blogging can also at times prove frustrating as one has to to come up with fresh ideas for new posts all the time. It is an accepted fact that after a while, a blogger runs out of ideas and starts desperately searching for content.
Blogging and Content
There are a variety of sources for generating content for the blog. It can be a news story, an interesting web page one stumbles across, some happening narrated by a friend, or any incident that interest one finds gripping to research and write about.
Another way to generate content is to search and locate suitable links. Many bloggers specialize in identifying interesting content and providing a link and adding a small note recommending to their readers to check for the original content on someone else’s blog or site.
As a matter of fact, blogging need not be about finding original content all the time but can be more about providing information and resources that will be helpful to the readers. Top news stories, industry highlights, social bookmarking, tracking stories, facts and figures and research reading are some of the different resources for finding content for the blog. Auto-blogging is now the innovative tool to help keep the content fresh.
Different ways of Auto blogging:
There are four different kinds of auto blogging:
* Other peoples feeds
* Blogging Empire
* RSS Autoresponders
WP-o-Matic is the term used to describe a Wordpress plug-in that permits the blogger to create posts automatically from feeds. Making use of its simple interface, the blogger just types in the feed url, selects in which category the blogger wants to create the posts. Multiple feeds / categories are possible and as is not obstructive, the blogger can also write own posts to any of these categories.
Regarding ‘Other peoples feeds or content’ the blogger can get feeds from what other people have written that is relevant to the topic. Before adding any feed, the blogger must make sure that there are no copyright violations.
Finding these free feeds maybe a little difficult and so any good feed one suddenly comes across, it is worth adding to the forum. Sometimes it is preferable to contact the author to see if it can be added to the blog.
One way to auto blog is to link together all the blogs one has created and this is known as Blogging Empire. This is a somewhat rare technique which very few people know about.
What bloggers can do is to set up a control blog to which they can add all the generic information and then post to all the other blogs that would use similar information. There can be three control blogs - one for articles, one for products and one for tips and tricks.
The fourth method is called RSS Autoresponders. A blogger visiting the site can identify a free campaign with unlimited feeds. The blogger can then add as many feeds as possible and again use WP-Omatic. This means the blogger could write a year’s content and have it posted every couple of days into the blog automatically.