There is a pretty good discussion taking place over in the SitePoint forums around the topic of Autoblogging. The thread starts off like this:
What do you think about Auto Blogging to posts? Is it work getting software to do it?
Is anyone doing it with success in terms of an increase in traffic/SEO results?
Within the discussion, someone mentions that Autoblogging is content theft. The truth is, no it’s not. However, if you set up your autoblog to publish content from RSS feeds that you do not own or have the permission to use, that is content theft. Here is another misconception published in that thread:
Auto Blogging isn’t content theft. What do you think the RSS feeds are for? The writers want their content distributed.
Are you kidding me? Yes, most bloggers want their content distributed but on their terms. You can’t just go around using anyone’s RSS feed anyway you like. Lets keep in mind that the content within RSS feeds is copyrighted by the content author. Besides, do you really want to be called a human scraper?
So what I’m wondering is this. Do you autoblog? Is there any situation in where autoblogging makes sense? What are your thoughts on autoblogging?