Voila! You've created a Blogging MASTERPIECE!
You poured your heart and soul into creating a helpful and informative blog post. Then POOF! In the blink of an eye it disappears into the abyss, never to be viewed, not a comment to be had, unable to inform or help those many people you wished it would reach. Buried in it's youth under a heaping pile of blogs, blogs, blogs! It's off Page 1 in seconds, on page 2 in less than a minute, now Page 3 at just 2 minutes old. "Help! It's fallen and it can't get up!"
But, "WAIT!" you say, "It's too young to die! OMG! What can I do???" Your mind is racing! Heart is pounding, "PLEASE! Help me! Someone rescue my blog! Please!" Thoughts race through your head, what are some options???
"I could QUICKLY copy it! Then I will DELETE it! Yessssss! That should work! I'll just re-post it later when it's not so busy. Uggh!" No, that's a lame idea. ActiveRain is always ACTIVE!
"I know! I know! I'll call my friends and...and...and have 'em comment. Yes!" Ummm...no that's not what you want, you want it to be seen, and to help others, shucks your friends already know all the stuff you shared in the blog, they heard it yesterday at the office meeting.
"Gee...Where's it at now? Let me check,"... "BLOGS"...Click...page 1, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next...PAGE 13!!!
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Next!
"PAGE 13!!! You've GOT to be KIDDING! I just published it 5 minutes ago!"
Somebody PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help!
What can we do to have a PRESENCE on Active Rain, and Get some ACTION on our posts? Besides this:
Good Relevant Title
Post to Hyper-Local Pages
JOIN and post to RELEVENT groups
Choose a CATAGORY
Choose MY OUTSIDE BLOG
Allow others to Re-Blog
-I have left COMMENTS on LOTS of member's blog posts so maybe they will return the favor??? Also, I ALWAYS comment on a blog posted by EVERYONE that comments on mine, as a way of THANKING THEM. It helps us develop a relationship and get to know a little about each other.
-If I find that special post that members should see, I SUGGEST it for a feature. Then I always write "suggested" in my comment, hoping to catch the author's eye, so hopefully they read my blogs too??? (Notice "Suggest" is in bold? That is to plant that little subliminal hint in reader's minds, suggest, suggest, suggest...you are getting sleepy now, suggest suggest, suggest, when you wake, you will CLICK SUGGEST.)
-Just recently, I noticed MANY TOP RAINMAKERS were putting LINKS to their BLOGS in some of their posts, like this:
1) Buyer's SPENDING SPREE! Bring em to a screeching halt! Before BLACK FRIDAY!
2) What is that HORRIBLE SMELL? VACANT Home, or went on a VACATION?
3) The one that got away...from SOMEONE ELSE!
4) Realtors, Are you protected? Hold Harmless clause in Home Inspection Agreement
5) Free Negligent Referral Protection for Real Estate Agents
6) Seller's Inspections - Move-In-Certified Home Inspection offered in Grand Junction by Affordable Inspections ASAP
7) Affordable Inspections ASAP - Grand Junction Home Inspection Experts!
I'm MOURNING THE LOSS of a VERY DEAR FRIEND I met ON THE INTERNET... Will You be NEXT??? Important Stuff!
It's a Cyber World! What IF...YOUR BUYERS bought their HOME...ONLINE??? Could Happen...Oh My!
Buyer's SPENDING SPREE! Bring em to a screeching halt! Before BLACK FRIDAY Must read for Buyers and NEW Realtors!
What is that HORRIBLE SMELL? VACANT Home, or went on a VACATION? Phew! Uggh! Ewww!
The one that got away...from SOMEONE ELSE! My Contest Entry :)