One of the best features of blogs is that they are designed to accommodate busy business owners. Learning how to start a blog that runs automatically can save you lots of valuable time. There are many features that can easily be automated, cutting down on the time you need to spend updating your blog. This can leave you with more time to spend on profit generating tasks. Listed below is a short list showing how to start a blog that can practically run itself.

One method to automate your blog is to schedule your blog posts in advance. You could sit down once a month for just a few hours and write out all your blog posts for that month. As you are writing each post, you would just schedule when you would like it to be published to the site. You can schedule blog posts for as far into the future as you would like.

Another method to automate your blog is to enable comment forwarding. Normally, you have to continuously check your admin panel to see if anyone has commented on any of your posts and then you have to approve them each. With comment forwarding, you can have all your comments automatically sent to your email. If you have email on your phone, you view and approve them where ever you are, even if you are on vacation.

There is also software available to automatically update your Twitter account. Most blogs have great widgets or plug-ins that can send a Twitter post every time you publish a new post to your blog. And if your Twitter account is linked to your Facebook account, you can get three posts for the effort of just one, all updated automatically.

Another way to automate your blog is to have someone else update it for you. You can hire a ghost writer, or someone else to update your blog and write blog posts for you. Sure, this isn't a free option, but it is a way to ease the workload of maintaining a blog. You can grant them access to your blog just for the purpose of writing posts, while you restrict access and control of your entire blog to yourself. Having someone else creating content can be a great way to free up your time.

You can see there are many different ways to automate your blog. Find a method that works for you and free up some valuable time. Use your extra time to work on profitable tasks and to keep growing your online business.

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