The Zero Thinking Way Of Getting Blog Content

by A.D Paterson on 15/06/2010

Before I start I want to point out that this is a zero thinking way to get your blog up and running – not a zero work way, at least to start with.

This idea came from the experiment that I was running (though really it was running me) on my blog. A large part of it involved RSS feeds giving me content for the site, but what I was getting was pretty disappointing.

Generally the RSS feeds had a line or two of content, at best. It was enough to attract the search engines and get indexed, but it looked like a ‘cheat’. They weren’t anything of any substance, and certainly wouldn’t be much of a reason to keep coming back to the blog on a regular basis.

I had a cunning plan.

The RSS feeds were coming from sites that I had an interest in, so, when I saw a draft post that looked interesting, I would head off and read what the content was about and take a few notes. I would then come back to the draft post and add to the content.

The additions would be my take on what the topic was about, followed with a link to the actual article e.g.

Original feed content:

“Carra: We’ve all done it

“Scouse duo Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard were quick to rally round goalkeeper Robert Green after his mistake cost England victory against USA on Saturday.”

My additional content:


“While it’s nice to see that Robert Green isn’t being blamed by his team mates for what was a real gaff in goal, it will be interesting to see if his coach is of the same forgiving nature.

“Seeing as he isn’t the regular first choice ‘keeper it’s going to be really easy for him to just be dropped for the remainder of the matches – which is going to do little for him psychologically, and could see the end of his international career, and nobody wants to bow out like that.”

Last part:

“If you want to see all of the original article head to… Then I’d be interested to see if you’re of the same opinion as me. Just post your comments in the comment section below.”

It should only take you a few minutes to do something like that on your own blog, especially if it was an RSS feed from somewhere where they have content you’re interested in, and also have an opinion on the subject.

Doing it this way means that you will have more content on your site, the content will be unique (mostly), if people are interested in your opinions they should keep coming back to see what sort of ‘rubbish’ you’re talking about now (or not ‘rubbish’, depending on whether they agree with you), and they won’t arrive at your blog and immediately click away to see what the article is all about.

Try it out. There’s zero thinking if you have some sort of view on your topic, and the subject is delivered to your draft post section daily. It couldn’t be too much easier to blog this way.

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