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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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How to Twitter - Part One : Why Twitter? Get signed upHow to Twitter - Part Two : Setting up your ProfileHow to Twitter - Part Three: Follow and Get FollowedHow to Twitter - Part Four: Replies, Direct Messages
In this part we'll discuss a few of the other things you can do on Twitter Web.Part Six - Third Party Twitter Applications
It's been so much fun seeing the people come from this ActiveRain tutorial to the wild world of Twitter... and jump right in! Makes me proud :) It gives me the fuel to keep the tutorial (54 comments)
twitter: How to Twitter - Part Four - 10/11/08 05:26 PM
How to Twitter - Part One : Why Twitter? Get signed upHow to Twitter - Part Two : Setting up your ProfileHow to Twitter - Part Three: Follow and Get Followed Today... Part Four will address The Conversation.
After you have accumulated some people that you follow, you will see them talking. Time to join in!! Twitter is only a good thing if you use it! I have some tips to share with you when you are thinking about what to write: Be yourself. Don't be a Salesy Real Estate Agent or other. Don't constantly ask, "Who wants to buy (32 comments)
So I've been talking about it for a while, and with the new option of feeds from ActiveRain (mostly I'm *yay* for this) - I want to share the right way to use Twitter. You've heard about it if you've been listening to the national and local TV stations, politicians, bloggers, radio, newspapers, etc. Here is why I continue to use Twitter, almost daily: Friendships & Connections Up-to-the-minute news that is happening where all of my twitbuds (people I follow) live Links shared to articles people have read and enjoy (I like it when these come from others vs. writer) (81 comments)
twitter: How to Twitter - Part Three - 10/09/08 11:05 AM
How to Twitter - Part One Why Twitter ? Get signed up.How to Twitter - Part Two Setting up your Profile Part Three is time to start getting some people to listen to (Following) and people who want to listen to you (Followers). Just jump in here, ok? It's very hard to comprehend the madness until you just jump in. It'll all make a little more sense once you get going with it. Sign into your Twitter account. I'll be your Guinea Pig and hostess..... Go to my Twitter Webpage: http://Twitter.com/KimWood. Click FOLLOW. (I apologize in advance if I'm not quick (29 comments)
twitter: How to Twitter - Part Two - 10/09/08 09:29 AM
How to Twitter - Part One gave a brief overview of Twitter, why I use it, and how to get signed up. In Part Two, we'll move onto setting up your profile. This is important as people look to see if they want to follow you. If you do not have a bio, picture, website etc. I hesitate - so do others. We need to know a little bit first. So.... you have your username... if you are continuing from sign up, the next screen you will see looks like this:
I personally, never like to use these. I don't (17 comments)
Guess what? I have news! I have big news to share! I met Tyler Wagner today! Yes, I did! Please help me welcome Tyler the fabulous world of ActiveRain !!! He even wrote his first AR post: It's Time to Jump In already! So JUMP on over there and give him a hearty Welcome ! Tyler is not new to the blogging world, in fact we taught Blogging 101 to our association today. But he hasn't gotten fired up about it like he wants to! I told him about ActiveRain about a week ago - and yesterday he finally signed (12 comments)
I am a @Twitterite. There is something I need to tell you about Twitter. Don't abuse it. If you don't use it don't just throw your feeds from ActiveRain up there. I'm happy that ActiveRain jumped into the Twitter movement and added Twitter Settings and Feeds, don't get me wrong. Brad's Post explains more here. It's on my list to write my own version of how to use Twitter for you - I'll still get to that one of these days.... I can sum it up by saying: You really need to just jump in, sign up, start following some (53 comments)
twitter: 100 Random ActiveRain Thoughts for my 100th Post - 05/15/08 02:37 PM
You have my full permission to skim and not read every thought! (Not many pictures for obvious reasons. If it isn't obvious to you - its waaa-aaay to long!!!)I've done a list of 100 Random thoughts before - but this was my first focused just on one topic - ActiveRain! In celebration of my 100th post.....(wishing it only took me 100 minutes to write)..... THANK YOU ACTIVERAIN for a FABULOUS ride these last 9 months or so.... 100th Post41,166 Points 1. Friends.... I've met so many. I didn't know I'd be "friends" or "close" to them, but I am!!! 2. Blogging... I actually (30 comments)
twitter: RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) - 03/12/08 07:33 PM
SURPRISE! I received two RAKS of late !!! Lucky, Lucky me!!!! RAK=Random Act of Kindness. Have you given one before? Have you receive one? They are fun - because they are random! Sarah Cooper, you know her, I'm sure.... sent me the best kind one could receive - A Handmade Gift ! She has written to tell us about MOO Cards from Flickr. We've been talking a lot lately, and randomly out of the blue..... She sent me some of her MOO cards and a MOO card holder with a nice handwritten note!!!! I know, I'm bragging, but I don't care. I was thrilled. Handmade (27 comments)
twitter: Warning: Social Networking - 02/26/08 07:56 AM
Warning: Friendships will be formed, whether you are looking for them or not! My time on Active Rain has been filled with social networking as well as the educational benefit I've been able to gain from (and hopefully pass on). I didn't really need another social networking outlet. There is only so much time in the day, and that wasn't a priority for me. However, I did join Twitter about a month ago. Immediately I looked for friendly faces that I knew from ActiveRain, and linked up (haha-haven't spent time there - yet) with many. The online friends that I have made have ended up (28 comments)
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