I started using Zemanta a little while ago as a way to really put a little zing into my blog creation and I really love it! Zemanta is blog plug in that can be utilized for a variety of blogs. I use it primarily with my WordPress.com, WordPress.org and Tumbrl blogs and I really can’t imagine how I got along before I started using Zemanta. A brief overview, the Zemanta plugin allows you to utilize a variety of media to make blog creation easier by creating an avenue to pull in resources from online sources to make your blog rich with links and images.
You first set up an account, add preferences and sources of content. This allows you to add the blogs that you will be utilizing, sources that you’d like your linked content to come from, Flick account for images and even your Amazon Affiliate information. After your information has been added to your preferences the real magic begins.
When you decide to create a blog post after creating your Zemanta account all of the information that you added to your preferences will then be listed in a Content Recommendations box. You can then use images from a media gallery and or your Flickr images to created a more visually appealing blog post without searching images from around the net. The images pulled are based on your preferences! How awesome is that?? Additionally there is a My Sources section that allows you to pull similar posts from the blogs you have in your preferences or relevant online content to add to a Related Articles section which will post at the end of your blog!
If you blog, you should definitely add Zemanta to your list of Must Have tools! Take a look at the video below and it will give you a quick demo.
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