There are a lot of posts about "stop reading and start taking action" or "analysis paralysis" and "95% of the people who read this info won't even use it" etc. I'm about OCD about planning ahead of time. I don't like to begin something when I'm uncertain about how to proceed, or more accurately, I don't like to begin something when I do not fully understand what I am doing. It's a double-edged sword: one the one hand, it causes me a lot of frustration in the early phases of something (feelings of wasting time looking for answers but not finding them, etc.), but once I finally get it, everything I do is like 6 sigma perfection. I literally go from retard to genius. Enough psycho analysis. Last night I said "F it, I'm gonna build an auto blog and monetize it even tho I have no idea wtf I'm doing." Learn through doing, right? Blog is up Theme installed Plugins installed Content is up (even tho it wasn't automated) Here's where I'm stuck at and haven't been able to find answers here or on google. How do I run a cron job with hostgator using wp-o-matic? Do I take the "Cron Command" from Wp-O-Matic's options menu (begins with */20****/usr/bin...) and paste that into the Cron Job menu on Hostgator's cpanel? What is the difference between wp-o-matic's "Cron command" and "WebCron-ready URL"? Why does wp-o-matic sometimes pull entire posts, sometimes excerpts, and sometimes only titles (so the post body is blank) despite me not changing any of the settings? Is this a problem somehow with the quality of the RSS feed? I would think it would be controlled by an option somewhere like "post: (and then there would be a dropdown menu and you choose) Entire content | Excerpt only | Something else" Also, is wp-o-matic capable of getting images, too? I've seen people say it can, but I've never had it work correctly. Explain to me exactly how the "ping" process works I have seen people say WP auto pings every time you edit/submit a post and this overpinging can get you banned. I have seen people say WP never autopings and you have to manually ping yourself. I have seen websites where you enter your site's URL and it pings through 100s of pinging services. Then I have seen people say "no, don't use all those, you'll get banned." What? Banned from where? How? Has the number of pinging services that will get you banned been quantified? Also, when it asks for the site to ping, are you supposed to put each post (like www.myblog.com/4/2/2009/some-blog-post.php), or just the URL of the blog (such as www.myblog.com) and it will spider all posts? Is this best done manually at one of these sites or is there a plugin you can get where it will auto ping correctly after you submit a post or at the push of a button. Explain to me exactly how the social site submission process works Same questions and concerns as above except this time talking about submissions to social sites. Can you get banned? What's the threshold for spamming? Is there a plugin to do this and if so which one is best? Do you have to register at all the sites first (I assume this is yes)? Sorry so long. Those of you who have seen my Forex posts in the Members Downloads forum know I can be long-winded. Thanks.