How Do Bloggers Get Content Automation Done Right?

Automation, tools and tech, rule social media markets. The game is "look what I can do faster, easier and cooler than you". Some people make money on it, some get nothing at all. Let's look inside some automation game play.     The battle of Automation Comedian, Joe Rogan zapped Paperli out of his social media daily routine. The Joe Rogan Daily just picks tweets from people I follow and makes a paper out of it. Unfortunately I follow a lot of nonsense. — Joe Rogan (@joerogan) January 10, 2013 Blanket automation eventually hurts the content business in the long run. Rogan's Paperli had been feeding "drone content" to fans and followers for months before he found just how stupid an idea it was to have for a person in the business of quality content. There is a benefit, right? Sure. It all depends, though. My blog, when active, got a bunch of paperli retweets. Good exposure, but nothing I really took advantage of. But a business who had some real traffic goals could pimp a few Paperli publisher accounts by finding the share source and focus on that crowd ... if it suits their market, of course. Bloggers can dig out a fresh creative direction and uncover new places to post. It can create new opportunities Over at MarketingKnockout.com, we are seeing odd content get unlikely shares. One from a hippie Paperli account, another from retirement strategies publisher, and so on and so forth. These "random-house" publishers are not exactly our core audience. At the same time, it's not like we can't make a deal in those markets....

3 Ways Of Playing In Traffic With Trends

Let's think about trends and creating traffic pulling content today. I pulled positive results playing around with trends, and they contributed to lasting effects. I curate a theme on my site. I have to find fresh content a couple times a week to determine what to blog about. So how do I approach it? I try to go where the people go Journalists asked a famous bank robber in the 20's "Why banks, Wille?" He said "that's where the money is". Do likewise. Go where the people go. As a professional blogger, you're trying to hit it big in some market, some where. Blogging is social media marketing, and so I'm sure the geeks on Google have talked you to death about "getting social". It's much simpler than that. Your words just need to land in a crowded area to be seen or be heard. Find fresh content in the news A famous copywriting legend says "Read what people read. There is your market". Did you see John McCain scream for bombs over Syria a couple weeks ago? What a jerk, right? I call him "Johnny Rockets", feel free to make that a trending topic and credit the Merchant Of New York City. The point is, today's headlines is a great place to start content curation. These are broadly appealing subjects. Everyone's watching it or talking about it. People you know may even be involved in it. It's in these scenarios, you can begin content curation for your blogs. At the very least, you begin to develop an eye for what to blog about and where your market's minds...