Observing October – Simulcast

October 10 – Columbus Day

A holiday for some, a lighter work day for others.  It is giving me a chance to run a test blog.  I recently read a post by a blogger I started following through the A to Z Challenge.  His name is John Holton and his blog is called “The Sound of One Hand Typing.”  Given my profession as a medical transcriptionist, you can see how the title would grab me.  He blogs every day and a lot of his posts are about music and writing, two other interests of mine.  At any rate, in one of his most recent posts he talked about simulcasting his WordPress blog with his Blogger blog, so that he only has to type it once and it automatically posts on both accounts!  What a concept!

A while back I set up a WordPress account because some of the blogs I started to follow were on WordPress and I found it was easier to comment on them with the same account.  But, I never wrote any blog posts on the WordPress account because I had already started a lot of posting on Blogger.  However, I noticed that if someone went to my WordPress site from the comment I left, they were taken to a page which said “Under Construction” or something generic that WordPress uses when there is no content available on the page.

Hells Bells I say!

Fortunately, one of the posts John did for last year’s A to Z challenge detailed how to simulcast the posts, so I had to try it.  This, then, is a test simulcast.  If it works, then I’m going to try it the reverse way and see if I can post on WordPress and have it land here.  The “recipe” is from a site called IFTTT (If This, Then That).  How clever is that?  Since I am NOT at all behind the scenes tech savvy (which is why I have always used Mac products for their simplicity), I like practicing new things that make me appear tech savvy, get it?  

So, let’s try this test simulcast, shall we?  Oh, and by the way, do check out “The Sound of One Hand Typing.”  John’s a very interesting guy!

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About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul.
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4 Responses to Observing October – Simulcast

  1. Janet Miles says:

    Hey Jeffrey, we all need encouragement of some sort or another. I first found you both through the A to Z this year. It has been very interesting getting to “know” different bloggers.

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  2. I frequent John's blog regularly, he's a fellow BOTBer. Which reminds me, thanks for stopping over and placing a vote.
    I too have a WordPress account, if only to comment on other WordPress accounts. I have never thought to simulcast, though perhaps it's something to look into. Thanks for the additional encouragement about that.

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  3. Janet Miles says:

    Thanks Ally! I love experimenting with this kind of stuff. So happy it worked this way. I was not so lucky with the other way, WordPress to Blogger, but I'm going to keep trying. How did you let people know you were moving from one site to another? I don't have that many “followers” but I don't want to lose the ones I have 🙂

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Well HELL'S BELLS there's a post here. You're ambitious to attempt to get one post to show up on two very different platforms. When I first started blogging I was on Blogger, but dropped it when I found Typepad, which I dropped when I found WordPress. I guess I'm just a blog platform dilettante.

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