The amount of services, plugins and methods to syndicate your blog to many different platforms has grown steadily over the last few years, and it is easy to lose track of it. I had a look at some convenient solutions yesterday, that are suited to regular bloggers.
Majors blogging platforms like wordpress, blogger, tumblr allow for posting per email. This is still one of the easiest and most rubust ways to set up your cross-posting empire, as there is no need to re-approve applications or update when services update their API. I use WordPress multisite as a backbone, with a simple plugin called crosspress to autopost stuff to blogger and tumblr sites. There are a number of automated syndication plugins, but I couldn’t get them working.
Another out-of-the-box solution is to use posterous.com, which let you post to all major blog platforms simultaneously. I’m sure there are and will be many other such site.
So, why would you want to autopost?
- It can be more convenient to use one back-end to write all your blogs;
- It is good SEO practice to have dedicated domains per blog topic;
- Your followers might have bookmarked your old blogs, and you want to hold on to their domain names but move your main blog elsewhere.