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Arit Amana
Arit Amana

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Please school me on cross-posting from my blog!

I'm finally getting my own blog for my technial and dev-life posts! 🎉

However, I would like to cross-post my stories to platforms like Medium. I've read about canonical tags and such on Google, but I'm yet to come across a straight-forward approach to cross-posting without being dinged for duplicate content (and for other reasons I don't yet know about).

So, please, with eyes wide and mind ready, I wait for someone to explain blog post cross-posting to me like I am five 😄

Thank you!

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Matthew Daly • Edited

If you go to Settings > Publishing from RSS, and paste in your feed, it should cross-post it here without any problems. That's what I do.

It should pick up the canonical tag automatically and respect that, and it won't publish posts automatically - you'll still need to edit each one to mark it as published.

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Arit Amana Author • Edited

awesome, thank for this information!

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Matthew Daly

Regarding Medium, I haven't used it for a while but I believe you can import a story individually by pasting in the URL of that story. You can cross-post via the Medium API, but that will be specific to your blogging platform.

I have to say, I'd think twice about posting on Medium given their actions recently.

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Ali Spittel

Agreed on the RSS feed answers! You can also copy and paste and add

canonical_url: myurl.com

to the front matter (for v1 editor) or press the ... in the v2 editor and set the canonical url there!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

I try not to have the same article posted multiple places or I will customize it per platform.

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Arit Amana Author

Thanks Andrew! Do you then suggest that I post "appetizers" on platforms like Medium, that then link to my blog post?

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

I don't know what "appetizers" are for social media but I will create micro-content on other platforms and try to shift my audience from one platform to another.

So for example. I wrote my LinkedIn Feedback article and then asked people to connect with me on LinkedIn and they can be for LinkedIn Profile feedback. Then after giving feedback I asked people if they could volunteer their profiles for a video review, so I'm going to bring that audience to my Youtube. After I bring them to Youtube I'm going to have a free give to get them into my email list.

I'm just trying to make my audience more resilient by capturing them across multiple platforms.

If I have a long form article here I can spin up micro-content on LinkedIn, Instagram or what have you.