This is amazing. Anyone who has set up a Google Docs account and a WordPress blog can now post their content directly from their documents created in Google Docs. If you are the sole author, great! If you have people who will collaborate on the document, great! Anytime the document is created to in Google Docs it can appear right on your blog without having to log in to your blog administrator and copy/paste the text into your blog to publish.
Let’s take a look at some practical examples:
- A marketing assistant starts typing in their listings into a Google Docs document that he/she wants to appear on their blog. The assistant also invites the team leader to collaborate on the document just in case the team leader wants to make any last minute changes. Once the final changes have been approved the marketing assistant can now press one button and the document will not appear on their blog that includes, pictures, links, property information.
- A broker is looking at working with their agents on receiving testimonials on why their company is the best to work for. The broker starts out the templated document on Google Docs with company information, etc. and invites all of their agents to collaborate on why their broker is the best to work for in town. The broker or admin, can take the testimonial document from Google Docs and post it directly to the blog. One email is sent to the agents to collaborate. That is all.
- A REALTOR association is looking to set up a meeting agenda for their education committee next month. The Education Director starts out a quick few lines about past discussions in a Google Docs Document. Each committee member receives an email from the Education Director to collaborate on the agenda so that all of the hot topics and new items are discussed in the meeting. If any new items appear on the agenda the Education Director or committee chair can decide on the order or which topics to focus on. The agenda is set. Since the association posts all agendas to their blog every member can see the direction that the association is leading them to further develop member benefits.