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Crossposting from WordPress.com to Livejournal?

  1. Hi!

    Is there a way to crosspost from my wordpress.com blog to my livejournal? The LJ is a private journal, but a lot of readers there only read LJ and would like to receive my wordpress updates on LJ rather than having to check directly. I made an RSS feed for syndication on LJ, but I'd rather keep the posts on my journal if I can. Can this be done?

    Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is talontales.wordpress.com.

  2. The only way really is to copy and paste. WordPress does not support crossposting since it is a favorite tool of spam bloggers.

    Make sure and keep the LJ private otherwise the search engines will see duplicate content and take a chainsaw to your search engine ranking.

  3. Cross posting is creating duplicate content - don't do it if you aren't prepared to have your original site penalized.

  4. Imagine you are a person using a search engine. Search engines aim to deliver the most relevant search results when we use them. Suppose you are a researcher and writer like me and found that what you got back in the SERPs (search engine page results) was numerous entries of exactly the same #$&@*% content posted to multiple sites.When I experience this I want to communicate directly into the faces of the people who have done this duplication and wasted my time. I want the link to the the original site that published the material - thanks! The rest is spam and I want Google to place it where the sun don't shine.

  5. As long as the LJ site stays "private" this isn't a problem though.

  6. As I have said, it is a private journal, timethief-- I don't need a lecture on why not to do it. I understand the larger issues of crossposting (and honestly don't care about consequences-- this is not a popularity contest for me, it is just a convenient way to document a specific subject for a specific reason).

    Obviously you are very passionate and knowledgeable about this issue, but your passion is somewhat misdirected in this case-- you will not find duplicated content behind a privacy barrier.

    All I needed to know was that it wasn't possible. Thank you, thesacredpath, for answering! I appreciate it, and will stick to the RSS feed to let the interested LJ users read it where they prefer. :)

  7. You're welcome.

  8. @avadavat and TSP
    OMG! How self revealing. :(
    Well, I'm sure you can guess how my research project is going.

    I humbly apologize for ranting avadavat. I'm sorry and I do wish all the best with your blogging. (she exists stage right looking for a large rock to crawl under). :(

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