Blog From A Tweet
on Jan 30, 2013
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One of the biggest complaints we hear about why you don’t have time to blog is that you just can’t figure out what to blog about.  There are some great ways to get around this writing block however.  And one of my favorite involves Twitter.  I find numerous great tidbits from people I follow, but also great information from real estate specific organizations like NAR.

Realtors: Did you know that if you use WordPress for your agent website, you can quickly add tweets to your post in a very nice format to give your information context?

By directly placing contextual information from an authoritative source you can give instant credibility to your post and make it more interesting.

Let’s say for example that you want to blog about market data both locally and nationally.  You just saw on Twitter that new numbers from the National Association of Realtors indicate that 31% of homes sold in December sold within 30 days.  Instead of putting in a quote, why not just do this?

Doesn’t that add an instant layer of credibility to your post and more importantly make it easier to start writing about a real estate related topic?  The best part – this is as easy as copy and paste.

Just get the direct URL to a tweet.  If you’re at click the expand link below the tweet, and then click the word Details.  A screen shot sample of what you should see on Twitter is below.

Realtor Tweet

You should then get a link that looks like this: {}
NOTE: I’ve put it in the brackets for demonstration purposes – don’t use the braces when you copy and paste the link in.

All you have to do is copy and paste that into the post where you want it to appear.  Keep typing the rest of the post, and Publish.  When you do, you’ll see a box crafted from Twitter that looks like the below:



With more than 17 years experience in the real estate industry, including being a Realtor and Broker / Owner, Stegemann brings a wealth of knowledge to this job as CEO of TRIBUS. He focuses his time on helping brokers enhance and expand their business and working with the TRIBUS labs team to consider what's next in real estate.
  • *Nugget =)

    • Glad to hear that Eric! I think it’s one of the more unknown things inside of WordPress and makes it so much easier for the average Realtor to write a post.

      • I totally agree, and I am guilty myself of forgetting all about this feature. thanks for reminding me =)

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