How To Configure Blog Broadcast In Aweber

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Configuring a blog broadcast in AWeber is an efficient means of automatically delivering your blog posts to your subscribers. As a fellow blogger, I find this function extremely beneficial as it saves me time and guarantees that my audience stays updated on all of my content. This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up a blog broadcast in AWeber, offering my personal insights and input throughout the process.

Step 1: Connecting your Blog

The first step is to connect your blog to AWeber. AWeber supports various blogging platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr. To connect your blog, go to the “List Options” page in AWeber, and under the “Blog Broadcast” section, click on “Add a Blog” button.

I personally use WordPress for my blog, so I’ll share my experience setting up the blog broadcast for WordPress. After clicking on the “Add a Blog” button, I selected WordPress from the list of available platforms. AWeber prompted me to enter my WordPress website address and provided a detailed set of instructions on how to install and activate the AWeber plugin in WordPress. Following the instructions, I was able to successfully connect my WordPress blog to AWeber.

Step 2: Configuring Blog Broadcast Settings

Once your blog is connected, it’s time to configure the blog broadcast settings. This involves selecting the list you want to send the blog posts to, specifying the frequency of sending, and customizing the email template.

First, choose the list you want to send your blog posts to. If you have multiple lists in AWeber, you can select the appropriate one from the dropdown menu.

Next, decide how often you want your blog posts to be sent to your subscribers. You can choose to send each post immediately upon publishing or set a specific day and time for the broadcast. Personally, I prefer to send the blog post immediately so that my subscribers receive the content as soon as it’s published.

Now comes the fun part – customizing the email template. AWeber provides a variety of pre-designed templates to choose from, or you can create your own using their drag-and-drop email editor. I recommend selecting a template that matches your blog’s branding and style to create a cohesive look and feel.

Step 3: Reviewing and Testing

Before you start broadcasting your blog posts, it’s essential to review and test the setup to ensure everything is working as expected. AWeber allows you to preview the email template and make any necessary edits before sending it out.

I recommend sending a test email to yourself or a trusted friend to see how the blog post appears in the subscribers’ inbox. This allows you to double-check the formatting, layout, and any dynamic content that might be included in the email, such as the post title and excerpt.

Once you’re satisfied with the setup, it’s time to activate the blog broadcast and start automatically sending your blog posts to your subscribers.

Conclusion

Configuring blog broadcast in AWeber is a straightforward process that can greatly benefit bloggers by automating the delivery of their content to subscribers. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to connect your blog, configure the settings, and start broadcasting your blog posts in no time. Happy blogging!