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addicted to activerain: A Little Different Look and Feel - 05/16/13 05:00 PM
Hey everyone, obviously you've noticed the new look to ActiveRain and I think it has a nice clean, crisp look to it (it must be the stager in me.) But, don't forget to register for a guided tour given by Bob Stewart next Monday at 1 PM EST! Thanks ActiveRain ! Via ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.): ActiveRain Gets a New Header Design Lots of fun announcements taking place recently. This is one that I'm really excited to get to share with you. Depending on when you are reading this, you may already notice something a little different about the (0 comments)
addicted to activerain: ActiveRain LINKS For Blogging Success - 05/14/13 05:56 PM
Navigating around Active Rain has been made easier thanks to this post written by Richard Yates If you are trying to figure out how to write a blog or what the heck points are and how to get them, Richard has provided links for everything. If ever there was a post to bookmark, this would be one of them. Thank you Richard! Thank you for reading this; please feel free to stop over at Richard's post to leave comments. Via Richard Yates - Broker (Coldwell Banker Real Estate): ActiveRain LINKS For Blogging Success
These are the most important ActiveRain LINKS (0 comments)
addicted to activerain: I'm Going to Be on the Hot Seat! Tune in Sunday to Hear Me on Margaret Rome's Radio Show! - 04/20/13 04:14 AM
I’m Going to Be on the Hot Seat! Tune in Sunday to Hear Me on Margaret Rome’s Radio Show! April 21! I’m going to do my best to prevent my Texas Twang from tripping me up and tying my tongue! Whew! That was a mouthful. I am so excited because this Sunday I’m going to be a guest on Margaret Rome’s Live Radio Sunday at Noon! If you are not familiar with Margaret Rome..... where have YOU been? You can find out more at a recent post I wrote about What I Learned from Margaret Rome.
We’ll be discussing (32 comments)
addicted to activerain: Senior Moment, Busy, or Just So Much to See! - 04/18/13 04:44 AM
Senior moment, busy or just so much to see! Charita Cadenhead commented on my Sunday weekly post that she thought she had already read and commented on Mike Cooper’s post on safety but apparently she didn’t. Been there... done that. Come on, don’t tell me you haven’t. We’ve all been busier lately and we have so many new and wonderful bloggers on board, not to mention the seasoned bloggers who consistently provide us with posts that are entertaining, informative, humorous and just fun to read that it’s a wonder we can keep up. I will often skim the (28 comments)
addicted to activerain: How Long Does It Take To Write A Post? - 04/16/13 10:47 AM
Toni Weidman writes an excellent post on how long it takes to write a post. Some can crank them out in minutes. I am not one of them but I do wish I were. Every post takes a different amount of time. Sometimes I labor for a long time, leave it in draft and have to return to it. Sometimes I feel as if I haven't a thing to say. Also, do you know the difference between a post and a blog? Read on! Via Toni Weidman-Trinity,FL ReMax New Dimensions - Homes for Sale -Trinity- (New Port Richey-Tarpon Springs-Holiday-Hudson): How Long (0 comments)
addicted to activerain: Yesterday I Reached 1 Million Points.... 1 Million Smackeroos! - 04/15/13 04:45 AM
Yesterday I reached 1 Million points.... 1,000,000 smackeroos! What makes it so memorable is not so much the “MM” beneath my name but the journey to get here. For those of you who’ve spent any time here at all you’re no doubt shaking your heads with a knowing look. You know exactly what I mean. My journey has taken me from clueless to communicative via my blog that I write. It has taken me to places like Kirkland Hills, OH to Vernonia OR..... from the beautiful Kentlands Community in Gaithersburg MD to NW Austin, TX. The journey (142 comments)
addicted to activerain: What I Learned This Week in Active Rain- April 7- April 13, 2013. - 04/14/13 04:14 AM
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 7-April 13, 2013. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person! April 7: Merline Pennant Things You Need to Know When Buying in an HOA. I learned more about HOA’s after I moved to South Florida but there’s always something that comes up that surprises me. Make sure you and your buyers are aware of how HOA dues and rules could affect (52 comments)
This has been a wonderful week of ActiveRain Meet Ups from Washington State to Washington DC and Seattle to San Antonio. Besides hosting a Meet Up on Wednesday I also attended one in Broward County hosted by Eileen Burns and another one today hosted by ActiveRain Newbie Victoria Piroso in Palm Beach.
Small or large, held in Starbucks or someone’s home, ActiveRain MeetUps are always fun and a great way to add that 3rd dimension to our Virtual Friendships.
Here are a few photos from the (42 comments)
addicted to activerain: ActiveRain- You're Not Just Blogging to the Members! - 04/12/13 04:11 AM
ActiveRain- You’re Not Just Blogging to the Members! OK......without thinking …..when you wrote your first few posts here... who did you think might be reading them? Were you directing them towards anyone in particular? I attended an ActiveRain MeetUp today in Broward County hosted by Eileen Burns and this subject came up. “I’m not marketing to other Realtors but aren’t they the only ones who will read my posts?” “Aren’t members the only ones who will see my blog? (59 comments)
Meet (from left) Merline Pennant, Kathy Streib,Kevin Tolbert, Mark Loewenberg,Eileen Burns, Bob Publicover, Victoria Piroso and Brian Feldman! Merline Pennant is relatively new to ActiveRain but she's jumped right in. Kathy Streib host, photographer and oh yes.... Stager! Kevin Tolbert If you haven't read his posts on the Keller (30 comments)
addicted to activerain: What I Know Now That I Truly Wish I'd Known Then-Hindsight is So Much Better! - 04/10/13 04:31 AM
What I Know Now That I Truly Wish I'd Known Then- Hindsight is So Much Better, Isn’t It! I have a graduate degree in Psychology but for the most part I’ve always been in some kind of sales/commission position. And my husband is a retired homebuilder, so I know the lingo. BUT..... I’d never started up a business and I knew absolutely zilch about SEO/ Blogging and marketing my business the “new” way. “If only.... woulda, coulda,shoulda” We’ve all been there. So, if I could, here’s what I’d tell myself. 1. From the beginning get assistance with SEO, website (39 comments)
All You Need is an Apple, a Sharp Knife and Just One More Thing. In the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” there is a scene where Tom Hanks tells his son how his mother had been able to peel an apple with a knife and leave the peel in one piece. Maybe I was bored but I thought...how hard could that be? I was off to the market then home with enough apples to make several apple pies. After about 3 apples I realized that my knife was dull. That was probably the reason why I couldn’t get that (32 comments)
addicted to activerain: What I Learned This Week in ActiveRain- March 31-April 6, 2013. - 04/07/13 05:07 AM
I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You. March 31 to April 6, 2013. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person! March 31: Brad MacKenzie Will Prices Skyrocket if Rates Stay Low for Two Years. If you’re trying to get a handle on prices and what will/ won’t/can’t/may happen to housing prices please read Brad’s post and view the video. You owe it (42 comments)
My first post using my iPad! Thank you Cheryl Ritchie! I took a road trip to Naples, FL and wasn't sure if I was going to have time to write any kind of blog. First my iPad had a message saying that I had not synced my iPad in two weeks and needed to. Ok, I can do that ,but the screen was locked and I couldn't to anything. We were about to get on the road so I had only a few minutes to get it fixed. Who do I call but the queen of iPads- Cheryl Ritchie! (35 comments)
addicted to activerain: They're Not Only Lurking Here But They're Over at Facebook as Well! - 04/02/13 04:28 AM
They’re not only lurking here but they’re over at Facebook as well! Alan May wrote another post the other day reminding us that there are lurkers out there reading our posts! It’s a reminder that you just never know. Our little posts with words well written can sit out there (or is it up there) in cyberspace and we never really know who might be reading them. And, rightly so, he reminds us that what we say and how we say it are being read by people we see...... and many we don’t see. And, although we all know it (35 comments)
addicted to activerain: What I Learned From Margaret Rome! And I'm Not Even a Realtor! - 03/28/13 04:30 AM
What I Learned From Margaret Rome! And I’m Not Even a Realtor! You know Margaret Rome... don’t you? If you have not read her posts or gone to her profile page I encourage you to do so. I’ll even make it easy for you.... click MARGARET ROME. Margaret is a much admired Realtor, a published author (Real Estate the Rome Way , a Registered Nurse, an Active Rain member since July 2006 and radio talk show host. And it is from this part of Margaret’s professional life that I found I could learn quite a bit. The other day (20 comments)
addicted to activerain: Will Someone Please Tell Me What Time It Is? - 03/25/13 04:14 AM
Will Someone Please Tell Me What Time It Is?!?! Ok... I know that whenever there’s a time change my body clock goes haywire but I don’t think that’s the problem here. I have tried on 3 occasions to use the new Active Rain’s Scheduling Feature but on all 3 occasions my post ended up going live at nowhere near the time for which I had scheduled it. One of my posts ended up posting one day before it was scheduled, so technically I would have been without a post for that day. Since my goal is 1 post per (31 comments)
addicted to activerain: New to ActiveRain? Join the #1 Group on Activerain - BananaTude Today - 03/09/13 10:51 AM
Confused about the ActiveRain Groups? It's so easy to become confused. What group do you join? What can or can't I post there. Go no further... Join Bananatude. Anna "Banana" Kruchten is the epitome of what an ActiveRain Ambassador stands for. And Bananatude reflects her personality and attitude. If you're still looking for some groups to post in and become a part of hop in the limo for the ride of your life.
Via Anna 'Banana' Kruchten - Phoenix Real Estate Broker,CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe): New to ActiveRain? Join the #1 Group on Activerain - BananaTude -Today!
Click on Limo and (0 comments)
addicted to activerain: They're Out There Reading Your Blog and You'd Be Surprised Just How Far Away They Are! - 03/01/13 04:36 AM
They’re Out There Reading You and You’d Be Surprised Just How Far Away They Are!Do you ever wonder who’s reading your blog? Oh, I know you can see who’s making comments and you can go to the Traffic part of your blog to see how many clicks you’re getting but..... who are these people?! Well... recently I received an email from Hans Poortvliet, the originator of World Compliment Day, which by the way is today. He’d found my post I wrote last year on this day and sent me this email: Hi Kathy, Hope you’re doing well. Just found (45 comments)
addicted to activerain: I'm Here-I Know I am but I Don't See Me! I Can See You-I Just Went Pear Shaped. - 02/22/13 04:22 AM
I'm here... I know I am but I don't see me! I can see you ... I can comment but oops, I just went pear shaped. Does anyone know where I am? I’m not joking! I look in the mirror and I see “me”, I’m commenting on your posts and I’m there but I went to look for me and ….. I’m not there. Well, my profile is but my essence ….my ActiveRain blog can’t be found. I feel like Harry Potter and the Cloak of Invisibility. Maybe I should turn this into an entry for Roger Mucci’s contest,“Be (32 comments)
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