After seeing the successful launch of the Autoblog Samurai product launch come through my email box over the last week I thought it might be time to dig up my scripts that I wrote several years ago to attempt the same thing. Over the past few years I have run a couple of autoblogs but never really took the concept into something that was really profitable or very easy to use. (even though the blogs that I did run were making a small profit)
But after seeing the amount of excitement that Autoblog Samurai has been able to create around their software I’m intrigued enough to give it a second shot.
So I have started to revamp my existing hodge podge of scripts into a proper web based application. It will be a django based web application that allows users to configure many blogs and pipe in many content sources to each one. Wrapped around everything will be a number of specific monetization tools, cross promotion tools, and hopefully some analytics built right in.
The one big perk of having it web based is that it will never sleep unlike your home computer which may not always be turned on an have the software running. That actual bit of out of sight out of mind might actually mean that users forget they’re running a bunch of autoblogs until they get a check in the mail from Google Adsense.
I’m not sure yet if I’ll make the software public or if I’ll keep it for myself.
After an hour of work on it last night I actually got a functional prototype system running. There’s a couple of things that need to be cleaned up, and features added to make it competitive. But most of the work will be designing and polishing a nice user interface.
I would like to be able to create a system that can scale to 10,000+ blogs and publish content to all of them as often as every minute. I think that would be an interesting experiment in internet marketing.