How to Put Your Blog Posts on Automatic Pilot
Nowadays, everyone has a blog or has at least made an attempt to try and start one. Most of the time, new bloggers fall by the wayside, which is evident by the countless abandoned blog sites. Commercial blogs, personal blogs, fan blogs, writing and author blogs; you name it, and somebody somewhere is blogging about it.
Even avid readers who have a whole list of authors and books that they favor, tend to create blogs to discuss their favorite stories, characters and scenes. Some of the best ideas for blogs have both started and ended in the bat of an eye, simply because writing regular blog posts became too time-consuming. If you have a blog, you may have already considered the following question.
How do you make automatic blog posts?
If you’re a new or inexperienced blogger, you may not even realize you have this option. In fact, some veteran writers who have been blogging for some time either don’t know about, or don’t use this option. This is unfortunate too, because if more bloggers did start putting their blogs on automatic pilot, the success rate of more blogs would be higher.
The way you make automatic blog posts is simple. You sit down and write out one, two, or more blog articles for the week (in one writing session). After writing and uploading the content to your blog site, instead of clicking the tab to publish the post immediately, you locate the tab that allows you to schedule the publishing date.
Blog Frequency Issue
Blog frequency is probably the biggest reason why anyone would want to use the auto posting feature. The frequency of your blog and blog posting is up to you, but whatever you state is what people expect.
You can decide to have a weekly blog, which is probably the most common type that people choose, or you can courageously aspire to write a daily blog. To me, this takes courage because once you indicate that your posts will be made on a daily basis, you publicly obligate yourself to fulfilling that commitment. I have done this on more than one occasion, and later felt like I had bitten off way more than I could chew.
As you may already have discovered, there is a lot of stress and anxiety attached to trying to meet a daily writing deadline. This is especially true when you are also pursuing other activities and have a lot going on in your life.
Read and see if any or all of the following statements describe you when it comes to your blogging habits? If they do, you are definitely a candidate for auto posting.
- You always get great ideas for blog themes.
- You get off to a good start when you first launch a blog.
- You even post to it regularly for a few weeks.
- You feel like you spend forever working on your blog.
- You become less active in your other online and offline pursuits
- You try and post consistently but feel like no one is listening
- You check your blog stats too often and they’re always low
- You start to get discouraged
- You start posting less and less
- You gradually stop because you don’t see the point
Helpful Automated Posts
You won’t believe how helpful automated posting can be. The reason the statement in the first paragraph is true is because, a blogger can provide better quality blog posts with auto posting, without the pressure of having to write every single day. You can always meet your blog posting deadline because the posts are pre-published and simply scheduled to be released on the date you setup.
Notice the following two screenshots for the WordPress blog platform and the Blogger platform. Both enable you to automate your blog posts by scheduling the posts to be published whenever you want it to be. The images show you where you can find access to auto posting for your blog.
WORDPRESS AUTO POST
When automating posts on WordPress, after completing the article, DO NOT click the “Publish” button, otherwise the article will post immediately. Instead, click on the calendar first and indicate the future date you want it to publish on. The section labeled PUBLISH on WordPress is in bold and stands out. Notice the screenshot to see where to click.
BLOGGER AUTO POST
On the Blogger platform, there is a really small clock near the area where it asks you what date and time to publish the post. You can notice this area in the screenshot.
If you’ve been having trouble keeping up with or maintaining your blog, why not give auto posting a try? Once you start, you won’t ever want to go back to manual posting.
NOW IT’S TWITTER’S TURN!
You’re all set to start automating your blog posts and save time by scheduling them to post later. Now it’s time to do the same for your Twitter posts. Do you want to know how to automate your tweets?
Click here to see what a great resource this simple little guide is.