Blog Food-Feed Online News Articles to Your Hungry Blog

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series blog food

Online news articles from news sites are one of the best ways to get blog food for your blog. If you have a blog that focuses on opinions, politics or events you can do a search on that topic and glean the recent articles that appear. You can then make your own commentary and link to that particular site.

Also, while you are there sign up with the site. You can start with a very social media friendly site like CNN. As a of fact I just went over to their site and saw a fellow baby boomer blogger Inez Bracy.

She was under the section called “Friends Activity”. This is a section on CNN where using Facebook, you can  see what your friends are recommending and sharing on CNN. Inez was sharing an article post on CNN about the shorthand language used by teens when referring to drug and alcohol use.

So you can go and connect using your Facebook and allow CNN’s software  to grab your information. Now this entitles you to post a link to the video, blog, or make a comment on a blog post and get the link back to your site. There is also a section where you can grab the permalink on a particular blog post and reference it on your blog. That’s where YOUR blog is fed blog food from CNN.

Check out the pictures below showing the blog section of CNN and the place where you get the  permalink.


After you click on one of the blog posts you will see the permalink option. (Note: A permalink is a shortlink with the name and or date  of the post in the link. You use this link to post in your blog when referring to the post on the news site.)

using permalinks for referencing blog posts

After you click on the permalink the resulting url is below:

http://ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/10/wanna-see-what-goes-on-behind-the-scenes-at-ricks-list/

Take that link and you could, for example write:

“Look at what goes on behind the scenes at Rick’s list” Highlight that entire statement and insert the link into the box.

So, get started now by looking for joining CNN and also search in the search engines for the news site for your state or local newspaper. Here are a few news sites to get you started.

NJ

The Seattle Times

Charlotte News

Go ahead just type in your State or major city into the search engine, i.e,  “Detroit news” and search around for a registration or sign up button. If the site is not social media savvy move on to the next one. Be sure to participate in the social bookmarking and social networking opportunities.

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Trust me when I say that you will find an article related to your niche topic. Some sites will also have lots of blog posts. Try to find out how you can post your blog articles and link to the site. In addition you may have to go down to the bottom and look hard for it but there may be an option to post your videos!!!!!

Will this work for you?

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4 comments for “Blog Food-Feed Online News Articles to Your Hungry Blog

  1. September 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I use current event news in my blogs periodically. I am not sure I understand how to do the CNN link. Let me fool with it and if I can’t figure it out, maybe you can help me. Thanks for the info.

  2. September 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Of course I will help you Pat

  3. September 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Rosie,

    Online articles from news sources are excellent. As a journalist, I am privvy to articles from mnay sources—a lot of articles that don’t always make the “mainstream news” so I love posting them.

    I have to admit thought–I’m not to savvy when it comes to figuring out what you’ve explained here about hooking up to CNN. That sounds like it would make a great webinar.
    Beverly Mahone recently posted..Burn Baby Boomers Burn with Jane Fonda

  4. September 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    This is a great tip! I had no clue about this especially getting recognized on the CNN website. Thanks for sharing!
    Regina recently posted..The Persistent Ant http-pingfm-lFDoD

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