To begin this post, I would like to clearly state that I am no expert in blogging. Its something that I simply enjoy. I have spent the past couple of years learning and growing my blog and doing everything can to make it original. It’s the one thing that is universally important.
As of late, I have noticed several blogs that seem to have the same content. I love to see what others write. But I do not need to read the same blog post over and over again.
I think, as a blogger, people appreciate that I write something that’s original and that’s interesting. Not only that, but as a blogger, you tend to make yourself more credible by using your own content and writing about something that you are an expert on.
This also with help potential consumers find the information they need. Having a blog that you simply fill in your name and contact info is pretty much worthless. How does this drive potential customers to your blog? If you are trying to improve your SEO, how does duplicated content help you?
It’s true that having “fresh” content on your blog will help your SEO, but isn’t having a blog more about gaining subscribers and people actually staying on your site and reading your entries?
I took a poll via Facebook. Everyone who commented had the same feelings as I did. Why automate your blog and take away the personal aspects of it. Generally people will respect you more knowing there is a real person writing those blog posts.
I have actually seen some of my old blog posts duplicated. Some would say that’s a compliment. However is bugs the crap out of me. I work hard to write them and do not enjoying seeing my posts being used by someone else.
I strongly believe that if you can’t come up with you own blog content, then why even blog at all? Your blog should be about the user experience. Is important to get users to read your posts and actually stay on the site long enough to see what else you have to offer. When you auto-blog, you are basically stealing someone else’s work. Besides that, you are losing track of the whole purpose of your blog, driving traffic to your site.