I am a newbie to making money from blogging. I have been writing a personal blog for the past year as a hobby I wasn't looking to make any money from it, but just recently my traffic has really spiked and i see that it could defiantly be possible to make some money with adsense. I stopped here to see what i could do to make this worthwhile for my time. Now I see so many people doing autoblogging I am wondering if i should just do that instead? My first plan before I read some posts in here was to create 2-3 additional original content blogs and then place targeted adsense ad's on all of them. I figure with an hour a day i could maintain 3 or 4 blogs and get monetary results. But now i see that many will use over 50+ autoblogs to generate traffic and so i am thinking about changing my game plan. Am I wasting my time writing my own content when autoblogging is going to generate the same or better results? My other concern now is the fact that with so many autoblogs out there i am thinking someone might be taking my content and making money off of it since i haven't started to really promote my site. I have a few pluggins installed such as All in one SEO and google xml sitemap but i don't think these are much help with promoting and improving PR. So I am also wondering if there are any plugins or anything i can do manually to ensure i get the traffic over people using my content? I am not using twitter or fb at all so i would think that could be a good source of traffic.