If you have an existing blog and you want to pull your entries into your Stream, it’s as easy as tracking down your RSS feed URL and entering it into a field in your S-Drive Dashboard.
RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) is a bit of web magic that takes frequently updated works (think blogs, news articles, etc.) and puts them in one place. If you’re using a blogging service like WordPress or Blogger, you already have an RSS feed. To find it, look for the RSS feed icon, and then click it. You’ve found your feed URL!
Can’t find an RSS feed icon? No sweat — just consult the help documentation for whatever blogging service you’re using, and it’ll give you step-by-step instructions for finding your RSS feed URL.
Important Note: Many RSS feeds do not have the full text contents of your posts. A lot of popular blogging services just put a summary in the RSS feed with a link to the full post. You'll need to check the settings of the service you are importing from and make sure your RSS feed is set to “full text” for your import to work properly.
To import posts via RSS to your Stream, follow these steps:
- Log into your S-Drive account.
- Go to your S-Drive Dashboard and click the Stream tab.
- On the right, under Manage Your Stream, click Import Posts.
- Now just enter the RSS feed URL in the provided space and click Continue.
Congratulations! Your posts from that service are now visible on your Stream.
RSS Feed URLs of Popular Blog Services
Websites approach RSS with many different methods, but generally you’ll need to copy the appropriate URL found through that service’s website. Here are some instructions for how to get the proper RSS feed through some popular blogging websites.
If you have a Blogger account, you have a URL which follows the format http://you.blogspot.com, where "you" is your blog name. For the following example, simply replace the word "you" with your blog name:
If you have a LiveJournal account, your account can be accessed at http://www.livejournal.com/users/you, where "you" is your user name. For the following example, simply replace the word "you" with your user name:
If you have a TravelPod account, your account’s RSS feed can be accessed at http://www.travelpod.com/syndication/rss/you, where "you" is your TravelPod user name. For the following example, simply replace the word "you" with your user name:
If you have a Tumblr account, you have a URL which follows the format http://you.tumblr.com, where "you" is your Tumblr domain. For the following example, simply replace the word "you" with your Tumblr domain:
If you have a Wordpress account, you have a URL which follows the format http://you.blog.wordpress.com, where "you" is your Wordpress domain. For the following example, simply replace the word "you" with your Wordpress domain: