blogging: Wrapping it up for the year... - 12/13/15 01:57 AM
It’s been an amazing 2015 and already it seems I now find myself at the end of the year. Christmas is just two short weeks away and it’s time to wind things down. No more travel until mid January and now it's to finish up those year end projects that’ll be launched in 2016.
One of my important goals this year was to get a new class off the ground and build a program around it. I’ve been swimming in the social media pool since its inception and one of my passions is understanding how it’s changing everything and keeping up (or … (26 comments)

blogging: Inspiration comes from doing the work. Create your box and stay in it! - 02/09/12 03:19 PM
Maybe I could put that a little more succinctly? “I’m no expert, but I love to tinker.”
As a guy with an artist’s bent I love looking at everyday common things and finding one thing about it that’s special or unique. Be it blogging or composing I enjoy revealing the inherent drama any object or idea has by framing it in an attempt to reveal how a most simple thing can convey a lot of meaning, feeling, or emotion if it’s just looked at in the right setting or from a certain perspective.
I studied music composition and theory for many … (16 comments)

blogging: When should I post? - 01/31/12 10:48 AM
When should I post?
I think that depends on the audience you’re trying to reach. We all have lifestyles and many of our clients work 8 to 5 jobs where internet surfing isn’t allowed (hence the surge in mobile smart phone usage I’m thinking), and many have schedules that change every week.
Some of my best results here on Activerain are posting early morning and even better if that’s on Saturday and Sunday. For other locations it’s Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, mid morning and later at night around 9 or 10.
No matter when and where I post, following up with … (24 comments)

blogging: I choosed me a seat n' watched the evenin' sun go down - 01/04/11 10:29 AM
In the summer of 1982 I was very involved in a number of projects at Cornish Institute (now College of the Arts), And/Or, Soundwork, KRAB FM, and other venues around Seattle with different groups of musicians, poets, dancers and theater people. We were all preparing for Autumn performances. 
I missed most of that summer spending my time indoors at Soundwork Studio and rehearsal halls. It was a grueling schedule. I maxed out one afternoon and headed down to the Seattle waterfront. I sat there for a couple of hours by myself enjoying the sweet self indulgence of solitary moments. My ears … (6 comments)

blogging: A few things I learned about social media from Laurel & Hardy. - 12/20/10 07:29 PM
I have a weakness (or two), I admit. One is finding old photos, or looking through my digital pics on Picasa, Flickr, my CD's, or my 1.5 terabyte external drive. Often, when I find a treasure, off I go on down the rabbit hole. What's next?
I was looking for that special 'Kodak Moment' and grabbed at least 40 pics I liked and these two photos stayed near the top almost to the very end. I came back to them many times, yet I couldn't formulate why? The universe was trying to tell me something but I wasn't listening.
Taken at … (19 comments)

blogging: Glory in the Morning... - 08/26/10 04:09 PM
Driving south on Meridian Ave E (at Sunset Blvd E) into Graham, Washington about 9:30 AM on August 24, 2010.
This morning is absolutely gorgeous and one of the most beautiful mornings I've seen this summer. I've already rolled down the windows so I could enjoy the breeze. Our coastal westerly's from the Pacific Ocean create rich blankets of oxygen rich moistened air and the sun light dances through it as if it were a kaleidoscope. 

It looks as if it were but a short hike right up to that old Mt. Rainier from here. As I pull up to … (3 comments)

blogging: Ghost Writers? I think not. - 02/15/10 07:21 AM
OK, I have to chime in on this one, but my thoughts are too long for just a comment. Anyway, that is where my blog subjects most often come from, the online conversation.
Don’t miss Jessica Sulliman’s great blog entry: Pay Per Blog is it Kosher
You’ll find a great thread of opinions and conversation…
My answer to Jessica’s question regarding the use of Ghost Writers for your Active Rain blog;
 “So, fellow ActiveRainers, what's the word? Kosher or No Good?”
I say, “No Good”, here’s why…
As Nick from DotLoop commented, “After all, a blog is a ‘web … (9 comments)

blogging: With A Little Yelp From My Friends... - 04/27/09 11:22 AM
I happened on to again. This time it showed up different and I started running a few experiments with great results. I thought I’d share them.
If you haven’t used, it’s a mix of social media, the yellow pages, and the local neighborhood review. (For the people, by the people…)
Why is this important to you?
It’s another way to be present online, reinforce your brand, acknowledge and contribute to businesses in your neighborhood. Sign up for a free account, complete your profile and write reviews on restaurants, coffee shops, your dentist, the hardware store, etc. In these times, … (10 comments)

blogging: Real Estate BarCamp Seattle 2009... a very in person cyberspace blast. - 02/15/09 02:16 PM
The barcamp event this past Friday (2/13/09) in Seattle at Zillow HQ was an absolute winner.
An awesome free flowing day exchanging ideas and experience on most every topic imaginable that had to do with technology, social media, blogging, SEO, SEM, and marketing real estate.
Creativity, openess, passion, and discovery permeated the spaces all day!
A very special event that was so generously facilitated, supported, and presented by members of our very own communities. Those we draw from for ideas, inspiration, guidance, and support.  
I was also at the Bloodhound Seattle Unchained prequel event the day before, also at Zillow HQ.  Many … (18 comments)

blogging: Keeping your webonality in check… - 01/10/09 08:34 AM
Now that we’ve bravely crossed the bridge to the 21st century and find ourselves in the new webiverse of the life online.
How are we doing?
An important aspect of building your online presence is monitoring how you show up. What is going on about you on the net?
Who’s talking about me? Who quoted me in a blog? Where do I show up?  
There are some great tools to monitor your webonality and one of the best I have found is Google Alert.
If you have a Google account, go to
What is … (13 comments)

blogging: To Tweet or to Yammer... is that the question? - 12/07/08 08:43 AM
As those of you who know me, I’m a fan of Marc Davison and Brian Boero consistently offer clear and thoughtful discussion about Web 2.0 topics (especially how it relates to real estate) through their blog. Marc’s post on December 2nd, The trouble with Twitter , addresses some meaningful concerns. Are you cranking out gibberish, or contributing meaningful communication? A few of us in my daily work reality have been playing with Twitter for several months. I’m still not confident I understand its real value, but I certainly feel its allure. We’re using it at work to keep in touch. … (10 comments)

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Rene Fabre

Marketing in the Digital Age

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I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker who lives in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do life and business. I'm a certified clock hour instructor who really enjoys teaching social media marketing and emerging technologies to real estate professionals. I work for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington. I also enjoy teaching social media strategies for entrepreneurs and small business in the continuing education department at Bellevue College.




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