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12 ways to automate and systemise 95% of your blog promotion strategy

Promoting blog posts can be a very repetitive and mundane task, especially for bloggers in the early stages who don’t have a six or seven figure audience to send their content out to.

Below are some of the tactics and techniques that I’ve experimented with over the past few years to try and systemise aspects of blog promotion.

Some of them are very basic, such as using simple IFTTT recipes, and some are slightly more complex – involving combinations of autoresponders and ‘pay with a like buttons’.

Wherever you are in growing your blog, I hope you find at least one or two things that will save you some time, or help you reach a larger audience with your blogging.

Five harmful myths about the cloud

Cloud computing may arguably be the biggest computing advance in the 21st century. And for good reason: thanks to the cloud, a good amount of the staggering computing power that’s coming online is available to just about everyone.

But like all good things, the cloud is often the subject of hype and its advantages can be oversold.

Is Tumblr Friendster, or Twitter?

The market for blogging and microblogging services is quite competitive, but one of the simplest, Tumblr, has also managed to build a large and loyal following.

But keeping up with that large following as it grows is proving to be tough, and after experiencing 24 hours of downtime the other day, some are questioning whether more tumbles will take their toll on user loyalty.