ActiveRain has a great feature called blog bookmarks where you can bookmark a post on the ActiveRain platform and return to it later to read. Bookmarking is a wonderful tool, but unless you have something in place to help you to come back to that bookmark the chances are that post that you thought had so much useful information will sit and collect dust.
There is a solution and it's called Diigo.
Here's how to use Diigo to Organize your ActiveRain Blog Bookmarks.
1. Download the Diigo Toolbar
The toolbar will be installed on your Firefox Browser and give you easy one click options.
2. Log into ActiveRain and go to your blog bookmarks page
Once you are in your blog bookmarks, right click your mouse and choose "open link in new tab".
Now you can go to the blog post, read it, highlight it and add sticky notes/annotate the post before you save it to your Diigo account.
3. Save your notes in your Diigo account.
Once you are done annnotating the post you can save your annotations and highlights by using the one click save option in Diigo, tagging the post, and then hitting saved. Your annotated bookmark can be public for the Diigo community or you can mark your notes as private.
You will be able to create a library inside Diigo of your saved links, annotations and notes for your use and reference. You can also invite people to view your notes or create a group inside of Diigo to share within the community itself.
If you are not ready to read the article/blog post you are on you can save it and mark it as read in your Diigo library. You can also upload other documents on the web, like PDF's.
4. Use the other options to help your content creation on the web
Diigo allows you to take snapshots of the pages you are bookmarking, you can twitter your annotated pages, and you can even blog articles or blog posts you have read and saved as bookmarks.
Diigo currently supports WordPress Blog, Blogger Blog, LiveJournal Blog, Typepad Blog, Movable Type Blog, Windows Live Space, Drupal Blog.
Before you reach for your blog bookmark button after you have read a post that you know you want to visit again, consider using the Diigo bookmarking tool. This way you can highlight, annotate, save, send, share, collaborate, create reports, or even a slideshow all from one FREE simple platform that is accessible from any computer and now even from your IPhone.
I have included a video that shows the ease and power of Diigo.
I hope that after you read this post you make it simpler on yourself and download Diigo.
UPDATE: If you are a staunch IE user and are not into Firefox, you can download a similar tool, WebNotes.net. The Personal version is FREE. I use both Webnotes and Diigo and like both.
You may find Webnotes to have less of a learning curve.
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Rebecca D. Levinson is a real estate marketing consultant with 17 years of experience serving real estate industry professionals.
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