How to Feed Your ActiveRain Blog Directly to Facebook and Twitter - Get More Exposure for the Same Effort!

Reblogger Don Rogers
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Thanks to Jason Crouch for giving us this information.  If you have not fed your blog over to Facebook and Twitter or you did not know how this post will walk you through the process.  It is not as hard as you may think.  As a matter of fact it is simple.  Trust me if I can do it anybody can.

Original content by Jason Crouch 453249

I have been out of town for several days, having attended the RE Barcamp in Houston.  Before I left, I wrote a post about leads that I have garnered from AR along with other social media sites:

How I Managed to Receive Leads from ActiveRain, Twitter and Facebook!

I told my wife jokingly that I need to travel more often, since that post gained me an additional 53 subscribers!  I might need to go to Houston every month.  :)

At any rate, I promised the comments to write a post about how to automatically feed your AR blog to Facebook.  I also later received several emails and phone calls about this. I will do my best to make this easy to follow:

First, log in to Facebook.

Then, go straight to this page: http://www.facebook.com/apps/

In the search box on the Application Directory page, type in "blogcast".  It should bring up this application:

Add the Simplaris Blogcast application and set it up to capture your ActiveRain RSS feed.  Your feed for ActiveRain is easy - mine is http://activerain.com/blogs/jasoncrouch/rss (all of them here follow the same format.

Your Blogcast will show up under your Profile page and each update appears on your Wall.

There is another application there called "My Blogs" that you could use if you prefer.  Both Simplaris Blogcast and My Blogs serve pretty much the same function, the best that I can tell.

 

TWITTER

I also had some folks ask me how to get your posts to show up on your Twitter stream.  This is very easy to set up now, since the AR staff was kind enough to add this feature awhile back. 

 

 

 

Simply go to your "My Home" page on AR (this is found at the top right of every page):

Then, click on "My Settings":

You will then see this box:

 

Just fill in your Twitter Username and Password and make sure you click on the Update button to save your settings.  I wouldn't recommend tweeting your "members only" posts, but that's just me.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I am happy to help!

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jasoncrouch

       

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Leesa Finley
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Oh my goodness - the inner techie has escaped!  Fantastic post, Don!  These are easy to follow instructions and "feeding" your blog to these sites is extremely beneficial!

Oct 27, 2008 04:21 AM #1
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Jason Crouch
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Don - Thanks for re-blogging my post!  Much appreciated.  Have a great week, buddy!

Oct 27, 2008 04:43 AM #2
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Leesa,

You can call it the inner techie escaping but, I am thinking it is more like getting the word out thanks to Jason Crouch.

Thank you tho for the compliment.

Oct 27, 2008 01:51 PM #3
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Don Rogers
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Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Jason,

You are welcome my friend.  This is something that I felt needed to be spread around some more.  You make things so easy to understand.

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