Any Add-On To Turn Blog Posts Into Images?

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  • #1535742

    poetrydude66
    Member

    Is there any tool or Add-on for WordPress that would allow me to turn a new blog post into a set of images, and then upload those to other sites like Tumblr? The point is I don’t want to copy the text of my blog post to Tumblr. Then it gets reblogged and it looks to search engines like my content is syndicated to many different users. If they are all copying images with pointers back to my text on my unique URL, then the search engines see a much more desirable profile of many users linking back to a single master location, with no text duplicated across the web. I’m trying to implement this idea in the most automated way possible.

    The blog I need help with is poetrydude66.wordpress.com.

    #1535844

    raincoaster
    Member

    You could upload only PNG files with your text in them to create your blog posts. You’d have to create them offline.

    #1535846

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Your blog is private. Search engines are not indexing it.

    #1535848

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, good catch! Private blogs cannot be reblogged at all.

    #1535849

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Rain:

    I’m trying to implement this idea in the most automated way possible.

    The OP is only 3 hours old.

    #1535853

    poetrydude66
    Member

    My blog is private because it has no content and I just created the account. I have no idea how to use WordPress.com, and the blog is locked down until I learn enough to be dangerous. :)

    I do understand that I can make my own manual images from text portion of each blog post on WordPress.com, then upload those images (after careful border editing) to other places like Tumblr. How time consuming would that be? Clearly that’s a major hassle. I was just hoping someone might have an automation tool to help with this. It was a long-shot.

    #1535859

    poetrydude66
    Member

    1tess, I see you run a cooking blog. I’m thinking of starting a low-carb cooking blog, and recently I ran across great Paleo-safe recipes for bread. If that is kind of thing you are into check out Elana’s Pantry web site. She has great recipes that are based on blanched almond flour, no wheat, and I can testify they make very good bread.

    #1535864

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, that would be VERY time-consuming. Instead of prevention, I suggest wreaking vengence, thusly: http://manolofood.com/whine-journalism-and-how-to-bring-the-splashback/

    #1536051

    auxclass
    Member

    Some programs like Open Office Draw will export text as an image – I am sure that many other programs will do the same

    However – I have seen one blog that came through the help forum that had done that – big text, not all the easy to read and such – and if the browser window was not wide enough the scroll back and forth was a killer – also they had blown through their 3 GB storage space – had many many posts on the front page so their internet connection was reset at times and their blog would not load – their rants in the forum were disjointed at best

    Not something I would recommend. Also if you use smaller images than the blog I referenced above, you will possibly need to sharpen the text or other processing to make it easy to read.

    #1536055

    poetrydude66
    Member

    auxclass, when I enable Tumblr posts from WordPress, is that feature actually recreating the entire content on Tumblr, including inserting all of the text? The problem is the way Tumblr is doing reblogging confuses search engines. It makes it look like your original content is simply resyndicated content that many people have and use. What I want is a way to turn the reblogs on Tumblr into pointers to my original content.

    In theory, if I posted an image of the text, and the link behind that image points to my WordPress blog, then people on Tumblr could reblog all day long, and all they are doing is passing around images that the search engines won’t see as text. My blog text becomes authoritative.

    I suppose on Tumblr I could insert teaser text instead of text of an image. The teaser would then include a link back to the original blog post. But many people would find that to be spammy advertising for the blog. It’s not an easy situation to work around.

    #1536058

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t help you with Tumblr.

    #1536060

    poetrydude66
    Member

    raincoaster, there is a feature on WordPress to export your content automatically to Tumblr. To the extent that it is a WordPress feature, it seems like fair game to ask about that.

    The rest of that last post was just to help auxclass understand the dilemma of putting actual content on Tumblr.

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