newbie tips: Another Active Rain member falls down....ME - 12/06/11 09:59 AM
Another Active Rain member falls down....ME
                                                     
When I started in Active Rain, I rode the fence for a long time.
I didn't see any benefit for me.
But the more I read, the more I was seeing other people have success with Active Rain. So I decided to become more Active.
I started commenting on blogs I found of interest and value.
I eventually found my groove and began writing my own blogs. It wasn't easy at first, but the more I wrote the more ideas came to me to write another after another. … (50 comments)

newbie tips: NEWBIE TIPS. A list of 14 tips to help you get started in Active Rain - 05/27/11 06:07 AM
 
NEWBIE TIPS. A list of 14 tips to help you get started in Active Rain
WELCOME TO ACTIVE RAIN. The good things you heard about Active Rain are true. This is a real estate industry, social community where members write blogs to gain internet exposure and stand out from the crowd. The members also help each other through blogging and commenting.

As a member of Active Rain, you will meet other people in the real estate industry. These people could be around the corner or across the globe from you. You will hear about the success people have … (119 comments)

newbie tips: Do you "SUGGEST" posts? I suggest you do. Become a called shot master. - 05/18/11 04:28 AM
Do you "SUGGEST" posts? I suggest you do. Become a called shot master. Active Rain is a community that supports itself through community involvement. We all write blogs to get noticed. We can post a blog in up to five groups for more exposure.  We write about a lot of topics including market reports, property listings, neighborhood events, personal stories and helpful tips. We hope that people actually read what we write. When we read something that we find interesting, helpful or that we can relate to, we are compelled to leave a comment. But what if you felt the blog … (23 comments)

newbie tips: Why do I need to take my camera with me? Just look at these member posts - 05/16/11 12:59 AM
Why do I need to take my camera with me? Just look at these member posts. I have mentioned in passing to some newbies that they may want to carry their camera with them when they are going around town.
More than once, I have heard the response  " Why do I need to take my camera with me? " 
One word -- OPPORTUNITY. Have you ever been in a situation where you WISHED you had your camera with you? You know your neighborhood, but your buyers may not. Take advantage of your Active Rain blog and highlight scenes … (15 comments)

newbie tips: Newbie tips: Use the BOOKMARK feature to save a post you like. - 03/23/11 06:28 AM
Newbie tips: Use the BOOKMARK feature to save a post you like. Did you just read a post that you want to save for future reference?  Use the BOOKMARK feature.
Did you find a blog that you really wanted to read but don't have the time right now and don't want to go fishing for it later? Use the BOOKMARK feature.
 
At the bottom of each blog is a BOOKMARK feature that allows you to save blogs for the future.
 
 
Just double click on the BOOKMARK icon and it  will change to a highlighted BOOKMARKED icon.

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newbie tips: Your blog has pictures -- BUT WHERE IS THE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION? You need them for Google Juice - 02/09/11 02:09 AM
Your blog has pictures -- BUT WHERE IS THE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION? You need them for Google Juice.
I see your nice blog with the pretty pictures. But when I scroll over the pictures there is no pop up showing a title and description. People have no clue about the picture. Where was it taken? What is it a picture of specifically? Go ahead, scroll over the picture below and see that there is no pop up title and description.  
 
                        
I am no SEO expert. But one of the many things that … (26 comments)

newbie tips: I was just trying to edit and post and then it... - 02/06/11 03:33 AM
I was just trying to edit and post and then it...
What started my problem: I read a recent post by Tammy Emineth -- SEO Tip: Don't use the term "CLICK HERE" For Anything.
It got me to thinking about a recent series of posts that I had put together on newbie tips. I went and looked at my posts. Sure enough, I put "click here" at the bottom of each one. So I decided to go back and fix what I did.
Now I have edited the tags in posts before and had no problem so I figured this would … (5 comments)

newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips #2-- subscribe to a blog - 02/05/11 01:43 PM
Active Rain -- newbie tips #2-- subscribe to a blog
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
I have put together a short video on how to subscribe to a blog.. When you find a blogger that you enjoy reading or you find informative, you can subscribe to their blog.
 
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newbie tips: Active Rain --newbie tips #8 -- capturing an image of your computer screen - 01/30/11 01:51 AM
Active Rain --newbie tips #8 -- capturing an image of your computer screen. 
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions.
Have you ever wanted to capture an image  from your computer screen to save for later? Maybe there was an error message that you couldn't copy/paste to share with the help desk. Or you could be looking at a listing that you want quick reference to later. Maybe you just want a portion of a page and not the whole page. You can even insert these saved images … (16 comments)

newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips #7 -- spice up your text with color and size - 01/29/11 07:47 AM
Active Rain -- newbie tips #7 -- spice up your text with color and size.
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
Does your blog need a face lift? Would you like to add some color and size to your text?
Try Mozilla Firefox with Scribefire to write and edit your blog before you post it. Mozilla Firefox is an Internet browser just like Internet Explorer but it also includes a text writing tool. This tool has a few more options that you don't have available when you … (35 comments)

newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips # 6 --inserting a video into your blog - 01/28/11 12:32 AM
Active Rain -- newbie tips # 6 --inserting a video into your blog
 
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
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newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips # 5 --inserting pictures into your blog - 01/27/11 01:00 AM
Active Rain -- newbie tips # 5 --inserting pictures into your blog
 
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
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newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips #4 -- inserting a link into your blog - 01/26/11 01:16 AM
Active Rain -- newbie tips #4 -- inserting a link into your blog.
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
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newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tips #3 -- saving a blog to draft - 01/24/11 11:45 PM
Active Rain -- newbie tips #3 -- saving a blog to draft
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
When you write a blog, you may want to save it and edit it later. You may have an idea but no time to write it. Start it and save it to draft. Even when you are writing a blog that you are ready to post, start out by clicking on draft. You don't want to spend twenty minutes writing a blog and have it disappear on you. You … (31 comments)

newbie tips: Active Rain -- newbie tip #1 -- joining groups - 01/23/11 03:23 AM
Active Rain -- newbie tips #1 -- joining groups.
When someone is new to Active Rain, they may be looking for a starting point. Here are some quick suggestions
I have put together a short video on joining groups.
 
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