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Ask An Ambassador: Protecting The ActiveRain Culture
ActiveRain has been a part of my daily life for almost a decade.
I come back for a host of reasons.
Blogging regularly with specific real estate related content that gets found by potential home buyers and sellers brings me business.
Blogging also increases my overall digital footprint, and that helps when agents are searching for "Mason Ohio real estate agents" or a consumer types in "real estate agents near me".
But the other part that keeps me coming back? The people and the culture. I've been part of other real estate groups outside the Rain, and they may start off with the best intentions, but absent a strong moderator presence things can quickly go Lord of The Flies.
Once upon a time ActiveRain had a strong management presence. Believe it or not you'd actually get comments on your posts from people that were ActiveRain Staff. If there was a skirmish between members they'd step in and address the issue, up to the point of ejecting members if that's what it took.
Obviously things change. Multiple management changes. Staff members not returned (#BringKerrieBack), emphasis on other Ben Kinney businesses at the expense of this community, etc. I get it, Ben pays the bills and keeps the lights ... more
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