Two easy ways to automate blog content
I know that blogging can often take more time than you expect. I sat down to write this post half an hour ago, and I’m just now starting to type. Who knows what time it will be when I’m actually done writing it.
Unfortunately, successful blogging often requires a commitment to consistency that can seem daunting. Fear not – there are strategies for rolling activities that you do on a daily basis into good, useful blog posts with a minimum of effort.
If you use del.cio.us to tag interesting posts or pages on the ‘net, you can also use it to automatically generate a digest post at the end of each day.
You can find instructions on how to set up your blog by plugging your username into the following URL:
As long as you bookmark at least one item with del.icio.us each day, you’re guaranteed to have a post on your blog. Even better, if you’re bookmarking interesting things (and why wouldn’t you be?), you’ll be giving your readers a great set of recommendations.
If you’re not on Twitter, you should be. It’s the new Facebook.
Twitter’s API is awesome, flexible, and completely malleable. It also gave birth to Twitter Tools, which is an awesome plugin for anyone using WordPress (and why wouldn’t you be?) that lets you import a digest of the day’s tweets.
So unless you go a day without tweeting OR tagging anything in del.icio.us, that makes two posts a day without even opening your posting window.