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introducing newbies in active rain: Who is Reading Your Blogs? - 05/16/13 09:31 PM
I was inspired to write this post after reading a post by newbies, Helen and Larry Prier. They have been lurking around the Rain for a few months, and wrote this nice post, “ Why Write a Blog that People May Not Read?”, which I thought was featured worthy. They make some great points from choosing a good, catchy title to having great content with attractive fonts, some nice images, clip arts, and videos.
Yes, I may spend extra time writing and rewriting my content, checking my spacing, lining up all the images, adjusting the fonts, and adding some (68 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Time to Welcome Another Newbie to Active Rain! - 03/03/13 07:44 PM
It's time to introduce another “Newbie” to our Active Rain community. Let’s Welcome, Erin Bates, who is not only new to the Rain, but the newest member to Aspen Lane Real Estate, which happens to be the new company that Belinda Spillman, and Will Hamm started this past December 2012. Erin came on board with her Mom and Will to head up the marketing and business development.Erin started blogging in last month, and posted 12 times. She is already off to a great start for March with 4 posts, and she even entered her first contest in the Rain by participating (22 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Introducing Ms. Norma Skeete - A New Member to our AR Community - 02/12/13 07:50 PM
Let’s Welcome another new Active Rain Member to our community. Introducing Ms. Norma Skeete, an Arlington, VA real estate professional with Keller Williams Capital Properties, who serves first time home buyers, investors, seniors looking to downsize, and distressed homeowners who are faced with short sales and foreclosures. I first meet Norma in the Rain a couple of months ago when she commented on one of my posts, and later sent me an email request for help with her blogging. We connected on the phone, and I was able to share with her a few tips and recommendations for her blogging, and (11 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Introducing Mr. Tyler Soullier - Your Toronto Realtor® - 02/12/13 09:29 AM
It’s time to Welcome and to Introduce another New Member in our community. Let’s meet Mr. Tyler Soulliere, Your Toronto Realtor®, who is specializing in Toronto condos, investment properties & more. He is a Sales Representative at Re/Max West Realty Inc. Brokerage located in Toronto, ON serving the downtown area and GTA.I first meet Tyler in the Rain when I was researching for some Facebook Business pages to feature for our Facebook Friday’s posts. I was impressed with his page, and immediately featured it. Now, Tyler is asking for our help again to increase the number of Likes for his Facebook (12 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Let's Welcome New Member - Shane Barker!!! - 12/03/12 08:22 PM
Talking about being on fire, Shane Barker has certainly taken to blogging by a storm. Since joining Active Rain in August 2012, Shane has consistently posted over 40 posts for the last two months, and he shares a nice mixture of financial advice, and properties for sale in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Shane is a mortgage broker with Amerifirst Financial, INC. and has established a great working relationship with real estate agents in his area. Let’s Welcome another Newbie -Shane Barker to our Active Rain community. If you are looking for a mortgage loan in the Salt Lake City (24 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Let's Welcome Lisa Bailey-Harper! For Newbie Tuesday - 10/30/12 06:02 AM
Let’s Welcome Lisa Bailey-Harper! For Newbie TuesdayAs I was scrolling down the posts Sunday afternoon, I saw a post that caught my attention. It simply stated, “Do You Know Where You’re Going?”. Lisa stated that nobody could answer that question except yourself. She talked about having an internet presence, being focused, and not being discouraged. Surrounding yourself with successful people, and learn from those who have made things happened. Well, that’s how I felt about Active Rain. This has been the greatest place for building an internet presence, staying focused on my goals, and having a great supporting community that will (37 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Let's Welcome Dana Basiliere for Newbie Tuesdays - 09/18/12 05:34 AM
Let’s Welcome Dana Basiliere for Newbie TuesdaysI first noticed Dana when he commented one of my posts last month, August 2012, but it wasn’t something that I had written in August, but rather, it was the post from January 2012, which took a look back at what I had accomplished in Active Rain in 2011. Yes, in that post, “Looking Back at 2011 on my Active Rain Journey”, Dana had asked me a question in the comment section. “ Do You Get Direct Business from your Blog?” He had been on the fence with a Free AR Account since February 2012. (48 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Introducing a Newbie in our Active Rain Community - 07/23/12 06:27 PM
Introducing a Newbie in our Active Rain CommunityMany of you may know, and remember that I started another Newbie group last September in Active Rain called, “Introducing Newbies in Active Rain”. Today, I would like to call your attention to a rising new Super Blogger in our community. Let’s welcome Ms. Juniper Cooper from Boise, Idaho. Juniper joined Active Rain in April, 2012, and posted her very first blog at that time. The next month, she was on fire by posting 48. Then in June, she may have taken a vacation since she only posted 29. But, she came back strong (26 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Introducing New Members in the Rain! - 05/17/12 02:11 PM
Introducing New Members in The RainMany of you may remember that I started a New Group last year called, “Introducing Newbies in Active Rain”, and we even had a Contest last November, 2011 to encourage newbies to get started blogging, and for seasoned bloggers to help promote new members to their audiences too. We shared a lot of great tips and advice for all our new members, and had some great participation from many seasoned members too. Last month, Dick Greenberg took it a step further and introduced a New Contest for Mentoring called, “Sensei/Grasshopper Group”. He had over 50 entries (30 comments)
Introducing Andrea Lueth to our CommunityI discovered Andrea Lueth about a week ago while I was researching for members with Facebook Business Pages. I didn’t see one posted in her signature block on her blog, so I asked her if she had one. She did, and I will be posting it this Friday for my Facebook posts. Now, Andrea joined Active Rain in November, but didn’t write her first post until December. Like so many new members, she was hesitate to get started, but she finally took a giant step to start her blogging journey in the Rain. Andrea has (32 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: Gold Stars to a Couple of Newbies! - 10/01/11 07:20 PM
Gold Stars to a Couple of Newbies!Some of you may know that I recently started a new Group in Active Rain with purpose of introducing some of our Newbies to our AR community. It was also a group to give encouragement, support, and tips to many of our Newbies, who needed it.Today, I want to take time to recognize a couple of Newbies, whom I consider to be “Rising Stars” in Active Rain. First, Amy Robinson, from Scottsdale, Arizona, who has been a licensed REALTOR since 2000. Since posting her first blog in August 2011, Amy has accumulated nearly 29,0000 points, (44 comments)
introducing newbies in active rain: New Group in Active Rain - Introducing Newbies in Active Rain - 09/05/11 07:25 PM
New Group in Active Rain - Introducing Newbies in Active RainI was convinced that we needed a New Group in Active Rain after writing my last featured post Pay it Forward - Endorsement of a Newbie to Active Rain. There are many newbies that join our ranks every month, but they are a little intimidated or reluctant to start blogging for various reasons. It would be a great idea for many seasoned bloggers to go and select a new member in our community, and encourage them to blog by first giving them an introduction to all of our associates and friends (40 comments)
Jerry Newman,REALTOR®,Texas Agent San Antonio Real Estate & Military Reloc
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.