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Anal Warts, Real Estate, and How I Won $50 - 04/29/07 09:53 AM
If you've made it past the title, you'll realize you're reading this for a good cause. Before I get too far, let me explain why I'm discussing Anal Warts and real estate in the same sentence. If you read the post from our companion Marcus Burke, he discusses using creative keywords to achieve higher search results in Google. It's a clever post about a popular subject (no, not anal warts). He throws down the gaunlet near the end by offering $50 to, "whoever has the highest ranking Active Rain blog on Google for the terms real estate and anal warts." So there's the (3 comments)
2 Days left to show off your site! - 04/29/07 09:14 AM
I posted last night about a new site I'll be launching on May 1st, but I posted it late. This is another reminder that you have 2 days to submit your site for review to be considered on the new POSH site. Here's a peak!
I have 9 spots left for the release. Here are the benefits of being featured on POSH: Increase in traffic to your siteA link from an external page, to your site (helps with SEO). I predict a high google page rank on this site shortly after launch, so it will be a very good link.If featured, you can (0 comments)
Only a Few More Days! - 04/28/07 11:08 PM
Well gang, I have been actively working on a new website that launches on May 1st. The structure is done. The only thing missing is YOU - That's right....YOU!!! We all have real estate websites, but I think everyone will admit that some are better than others. So, how's yours? If you're using a template site like Z57, Advanced Access, or any of the hundreds of others, you can stop reading here. Those sites are fine, and serve a purpose, but I am looking for the best the web has to offer in Real Estate websites. My new site is simple. It will (1 comments)
FL Property Tax Reform Meeting with Gov. Charlie Crist 4/25/07 - VERY IMPORTANT - 04/26/07 06:59 AM
If you're in Florida, and you haven't heard about the Property Tax Reform proposal, you're living under a rock. This is an extremely hot topic - so I thought. Florida Governor, Charlie Crist, visited Valencia Community College in East Orlando yesterday evening. I expected a tremendous turnout, but sadly, less than a hundred residents and Realtors attended. I was there with my video camera, and decided to share the entire presentation with you. The Governor does a decent job outlining the proposal, and different options, followed by questions from the public. Everyone in Florida, or anyone considering moving to Florida, should (1 comments)
Windermere Among the Lakes - 04/22/07 11:33 AM
I spent a few years living in Windermere, FL, and grew to love the town. It's a small town, but is home to many of Central Florida's elite (I wasn't one of them). Tiger Woods, Denzel Washington, Shaquille O'Neal, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mark O'Meara, NBA All-Star/Orlando Magic team member Tracy McGrady and Planet Hollywood CEO Robert Earl have all resided in Windermere in a neighborhood named Isleworth (Local Tip: pronounce it correctly - no "s" after isle). Isleworth is nearly impossible to enter unless you are a resident. The news once featured a story about Michael Jordon visiting, but being turned (1 comments)
I can't believe what I'm about to post. Trust me, it's not because I took a Mickey oath saying I would never discuss the "behind-the-scenes" stuff at Disney, but just because I'm not really a Disney fan.I guess I should preface this post with my brief history, and why I'm qualified to even discuss this.First, I am a native Floridian - one of only four (number might be off slightly). I was born in Miami, but moved to Orlando when I was 6 months old. I was raised on the west side of town, very near Disney - close enough to (24 comments)
Twitter: What are you doing? - 04/13/07 04:13 PM
I have been using a service called Twitter for a few months now, and more and more of my friends are asking what it's all about. There have been a few posts on here about the program, but in case you've missed them, here's my best explanation. As blogging popularity continues to grow, so do other blogging "type" services. Twitter is a microblog that tells people what you're doing. It has really started to catch on, even though the most popular reaction is: "What's the point?" You can access Twitter in many ways. I use it primarily on my cell (text messages) and (0 comments)
Sanjaya and Real Estate - So similar it's scary - 04/12/07 11:14 PM
I have to admit, I'm not even close to being an American Idol fan. That being said, how could you NOT watch it this season with all the negative publicity Sanjaya has been getting. If none of this is making sense, keep reading....I'll do my best to explain and pull it all together to make sense. A brief history of Sanjaya
There is a website called Vote For the Worst. They have been around for a long time, but really had a presence this year. They try to persuade as many readers as they can to vote for the worst in hopes (1 comments)
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