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Zillow Mobile App Now On BlackBerry! - 03/31/11 02:34 PM
Well, I was going to write a post about the Big Zillow Blackberry Launch today but thanks to Sara, I don't have to now. This is awesome news and definitely ReBlog worthy. I just did a Mobile Real Estate Webinar this morning and the question came up (as it always does) "When will you have your app for Blackberry?" WOOHOO! The answer to that question gets answered today. Kudos to the team behind the scenes that has worked hard to develop and launch this app making Mobile Real Estate now available for all our BlackBerry friends too. Thanks for posting this (9 comments)
Reblogging is one of the best compliments you can give another blogger on ActiveRain. This applies to any blogging platform for that matter. What many do not realize is that a reblog is a one way link back to your post giving you (the author) some of the most powerful SEO there is IMHO. I am very happy and excited that ActiveRain has repaired this powerful feature. Now the quest is to go create some awesome content on your own blog that others won't be able to pass up reblogging... ...just like this post here. :-) Via ActiveRain Corp.: We are happy to (16 comments)
RainCamp in Atlantic City - The Treasure Map To Success - 03/28/11 11:19 AM
This will be my first trip to Atlantic City and I'm really excited to be part of the new 2-Day extravaganza. I've never been to Philly or New Jersey so this will be another great adventure. After hearing there's going to be some special guests and some great stuff happening this year, I volunteered to come participate and contribute as well.
The theme is Reputation Architecture. I'm honored to be able to share some of what I have learned of this topic over the years. I also cannot wait to come see many of my old friends and AR family. (39 comments)
Webinars That Don't Suck! - 03/21/11 12:01 PM
I must get 5-7 invitations a week to a variety of different webinars. They usually cover some really great topics. Though many seem interesting and useful, I find myself having to prioritize my day, (just like you) and in many cases miss many if not most webinars that come my way. What is the real value of a webinar anyway? Last week I was able to jump on a webinar and let me tell you, it changed the way I perceive and now do webinars.
You'll never get spammed with an email invitation from me to any webinars I host. (21 comments)
Gunner Andersohn - Musically Yours - 03/16/11 12:19 AM
Gunner Andersohn - Worked, Played, Lived, and Loved! My father Gunner Andersohn passed away last week Tuesday while I was away in Seattle. This is the first time in my life that I have so few words available and yet so much to say. Just a few weeks ago, I flew back to Sierra Vista, Arizona to be at his bedside. I will never forget nor regret those last moments with my Dad, they were priceless.
You can never be prepared or in the right place to get "that call" which unfortunately comes to us all at some (58 comments)
Prezi Presentations - Take Your Power Points to the Next Level - 03/14/11 10:59 AM
Powerpoint presentations are still being used all across the Country at seminars, during webinars, and even at coffee tables with clients. So what is the point of using a Powerpoint? Is it just because it came with your Microsoft Office? Is it to keep us on point during our presentations? Could it be the fancy transitions and cool custom effects? Maybe it's to impress those we are sharing it with, or maybe it's all of the above? If you like a great presentation, then you'll want to check out Prezi.com. Prezi is a slick alternative for those who want to stay (19 comments)
How To Create Email Newsletters for Your Blog - 03/10/11 11:45 AM
Last week, I promised to show you how I was able to embed a Newsletter Style Calendar and update into a blog post. It's easier than you can imagine. First, go to MailChimp.com and setup your FREE account. There is a 2000 subscriber limit and a maximum of 12,000 emails you can email out each month, but for the once a month mailer like I use, it works awesome. It's perfect for a monthly newsletter or update to your clients. (When you build your subscriber list to more than 2000, you can consider upgrading to a paid paln if the ROI (60 comments)
The question I have for you? Is less really more? What's your honest opinion? Do you like clean and simple? Do you believe there is more value to having every space on a site taken up with links, text, and images? I know many will have different thoughts and opinions so I want to hear them? Hearing your thoughts is important to me for many reasons, but more-so because I am building up my own personal site and I really value and respect all my readers and friends opinions (51 comments)
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