Blogspot, now called Blogger, is a popular blogging platform. Your Blogger blog allows you to post and share content when you add a new entry, but regularly updating your blog can be time-consuming and labour-intensive. You can reduce the time and effort you spend updating your blog by automating your posts. You might prefer to create many new posts in one sitting and then stagger the posts to appear on your blog at future dates and times. Alternately, you may want to automatically post content to your blog while simultaneously posting to your other blogs and social network accounts; or you might want to feed content to your blog from other sites through RSS. Fortunately, Blogger provides the means for you to utilise all of these options.
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Create future-dated posts in Blogger so that they post automatically on the dates you choose. Log in to your Blogger dashboard by opening a Web browser and navigating to Blogger.com. Enter your username and password for your Google account. Click the blue "New Post" button below the name of the blog to which you want to auto-post and create your post as you normally would, typing your content and specifying a subject line. Click the "Post Options" link beneath the posting form to expand your options, then enter a future date and time in the "Post Date and Time" section on the lower right. Click the orange "Publish Post" button. Your post will appear on your blog on the designated date and time.
Add Blogger to an auto-posting service such as Posterous, PostLater, Ping.Fm or PixelPipe. These services allow you to automatically post content to your Blogger account as well as your other social media and blog sites such as Twitter, Tumblr, LiveJournal, YouTube and Facebook. With auto-posting services, you create a single post via e-mail or text message and send it to a unique e-mail address or text number the service has created for your account. The service then distributes your content to your other websites. Typically, with these services, Blogger posts the subject line of your e-mail as the subject of your post and the body of the email or message is published as the body of the post.
Automatically post syndicated content from other sites to your blog using RSS feeds. Log in to your Blogger account and click the "Design" link beneath the blog that will receive your automatic posts. Click the "Add a Gadget" link in the section of your site's layout where you want the posts to publish. A pop-up window appears with all the Google Gadget options. Click the "Basics" tab in the upper left corner of the screen and scroll down until you see the "Feed" gadget. Click the "Feed" link, then paste the RSS feed's URL into the "Feed URL" field. Typically, you can find this URL by looking for a "Subscribe to Posts" link or an orange RSS icon somewhere on the site, or by clicking the RSS button in your browser and copying the URL that appears. Click the orange "Continue" button. Customise the way you want your feed to appear, then click "Save" in the lower right corner of the pop-up window. The pop-up window closes. Click the "Save" button in your blog's design dashboard to make the changes live on your blog.
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