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How Do Automate The Process of Publishing Your Active Rain Post to FB, Plaxo, LinkedIn...

Special thanks to Elaine Carmack, Maureen McCabe, and Kim Dillon for asking how I automated the process of exporting my blog post on Active Rain to my outside social media outlets.  (Elaine, I couldn't find you in AR, or I would have linked to you, too.)

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so there it is.  One caveat:  Only the posts linked in Active Rain to your Active Rain Outside Blog will be exported.  At least, that's the way it works for me.  That's cool, too, because when I publish "Members Only," I don't want it published to Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIn, etc.

Here's what the exported post looks like on Facebook (different post):


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Mortgage Bankers, Not Brokers!
Offices in Scottsdale, Tucson, and Nogales, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM.

Call me on my Blackberry  (520) 349-9090

photos copyright Mike in Tucson

Comment balloon 25 commentsMike Jones • February 06 2010 10:13PM


Thanks for the post.  This is very helpful info.

Posted by Renee L. Norton almost 11 years ago

Very cool.

I'm going to get to work on that now.


Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) almost 11 years ago


Thanks for commenting!


Thanks for being the first to comment; I hope it's helpful.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike,  This looks like it will be a great way to improve my LinkedIn and Facebook pages.  I'll check it out right away.  Thanks for posting it.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) almost 11 years ago


It's my pleasure!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Great tutorial Mike!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago

I'm dense.  I don't get it but I will work on this tomorrow.  It's a file. hmmmm or is it a feed?  Export would be a feed... 

Are you exporting to a page on Facebook or your proflie?

Thanks Mike!

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 11 years ago


Exporting to my wall on Facebook.  Click the Facebook post to check it out.


Thanks!  Don't you miss the snow?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

interesting.. i have mine goint to Twitter first.. and then from Twitter to Facebook.. again, only the public posts go.. the members only ones do not. 

Posted by Darren Revell (Keller Williams Realty Temecula Valley) almost 11 years ago

Alright, this will now make life a lot easier.  I haven't been giving Facebook much time since I got focused on AR, now I can do both more effectively. Thanks for the outstanding tip!

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 11 years ago


You're welcome!


I'll come find you on Facebook; thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

HI Mike,

I have mine going to Twitter and Facebook.  I haven't tried or thought about having them go to Linked in and I'm unfamiliar with Plaxo. I will have to check out those two for feeds.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago


You're welcome!  I have yet to Twitter.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

I must've missed when they started doing that. I knew you could export to twitter. Thanks!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 11 years ago

Thank you Mike.  I'm going to try it now.  Sometimes I'm a bit dense on this, so I may be contacting you again!!

Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

ThanksMike.. Your always sharing I really appreciate it. whenever I get a chance to post on active rain it does also show up on facebook and twitter too,,,,, I have to check if it also goes to linked and Plaxo... I'm not familiar with Plaxo but I will look into it....


P.S I love your profile pic...

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) almost 11 years ago

Mike, I have my AR posts going to Twitter because Twitter is for broadcasts.  I try to put more thought into my FB posts and I'm concerned about putting too much stuff up on FB that my Friends might not be interested in, same for my Fan pages.  With all the social media channels, I get a headache if I try to write a post taking into account the different target audiences on Twitter, FB, Linked In, etc.  Maybe my life is just too complicated for social media.  LOL

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

This will be but one of the topics over lunch on Tuesday!  Looking forward to it. Suzanne is programming the tom tom !

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the tips Mike.  Anything to streamline my time is always helpful.

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) almost 11 years ago


You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.


I'm looking forward to your visit!


That's an interesting thought.  Different social media, different audience.  Sounds like a blog post topic.


Thanks for your kind words!


You'll figure it out.  Check out Brad Andersohn's site.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Bookmarked.  Great information.  Now, when I find the time.....

You did a great job here.  Thanks for all your hard work. 

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Looks like a quick solution to help us build content on other social sites. Thanks for the tip, Mike!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 11 years ago

Um Mike that works for me and I will follow your lead, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike...good tips on both of your posts; I like the idea of copying the images/maps to Power Point and dressing it up. Why have I not think about it, LOL...Also I like your Avatar, did you really make it by yourself? How did you make the signature?

With smiles,

Bo in Yukon


Posted by Bo Kociuba, Realtor - Mustang, Yukon & OKC Metro 405-812-1572 (McGraw Realtors ) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the tip. 

Posted by Chris Sonaggera, Keller Williams Elite, www.BuyInOKC.com over 10 years ago

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