ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group Announce Streamline of Guidelines

Reblogger Myrl Jeffcoat
Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

I wanted you all to be aware of the new improved streamlined guidelines for the "ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group."

Original content by William Johnson CA BRE# 01048160

There have been no major changes in the ActiveRainPhotoBlogger  group guidelines except to streamline to make them easier to read and to follow by the group members. This photo blogger group does require a minimun number of words for a post to be included to this group. As a  photoblogging group we are not just about photos. I have heard member's comment that they feel they are not that great at taking photos or that they use a point and shoot camera and didn't know if it was the right group for their photo story. YES, this is the right group, we are all about photo stories and not just about that fabulous ( or not) photo or your photography skills.

We welcome all ActiveRain members to this group. Remember, you could take an average quality photo and still be awarded our group's AWARD of MERIT because of the quality of the photo story and your presentation.

And for those that have not yet seen our awards, they are pretty cool looking. As moderators of the group, we add the award in your comment section and include instructions for you to add the ribbon award to the top of your post for all to see.




(these ribbon awards of merit  appear smaller than they will appear in your post)


The new streamlined guidelines as they now appear:

Welcome to the ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group.

We have 2 rules that must be adhered to:

    1. A minimum of 50 words used to describe the story within the photo. NOT to include the signature or personal information.
   * ActiveRain has a requirement for it's posts that receive points toward a members standing,
       that it contain no less than 50 words along with any photo, video or slide show.
           We adhere to that Policy.

    2. All photos used for post in this group must be your own unless it is photo of you.

Goals for this group would include:
    1. To provide a home for a type of photo journalism ( photo story ) that would present your photos in its Best presentation form.

    2. Present your own unique photos that inspire, images that inform, images that excite ,images that would
        enhance our cities and communities by telling a story and in positive ways contribute to the
        enjoyment and enlightenment of our respective readers.

    3. You will be encouraged to use the resources we share in the group posts to add your brand, name or copyright markings to
        all of your photos.

* Photos, videos, or slide show presentations with no minimum word description will regretfully
   be deleted from the group

* The type of photos that are not suitable would include, obscene, offensive, or photos that would
depict personages in any manner deemed derogatory. We have full decision powers over what is
   obscene, offensive or deemed derogatory and our decision as it pertains to this group shall prevail.
   Those posts will be deleted from this group.

Group Founder: William Johnson
Group Administrator: Debi Boucher
Group Adviser: Brad Andersohn
Group Moderator: Myrl Jeffcoat
Group Moderator: Andrea Swiedler
Group Moderator: Michael Thornton
Group Moderator: Michael Jones

Welcome experienced members and new and we actively invite your participation in the ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group.


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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Thanks for article. We learn a lot from Active Rain blogs. Best Regards,

Jan 04, 2010 01:22 AM #1
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Okay, so I'll join the group.  But it will be a while before I post.

Jan 04, 2010 05:17 AM #2
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Myrl, so many distractions lately. Baby. Death of my power supply cord for the laptop. Work has exploded. But,,, the group is fantastic and I am always looking for something to post here. I highly reccommind it to everyone. And there is more than enough helpful information on taking better photos. Let's hope I am back in full force very soon! How was the wedding?
Jan 04, 2010 09:29 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Edward and Celia - The collective tribal knowledge that is available through ActiveRain is incredible!

Jim - You have made an important first step:-)

Andrea - This afternoon is the first time I've felt like I could breath on my own in a month!  And the sun came out for awhile!  The wedding was fun.  As I mentioned in previous blog comments, I wiped out my back a few days before the ceremony, and it put a bit of an edge on the past week.  I'm beginning to feel it mend though, and that is a VERY good thing. 

Jan 04, 2010 09:42 AM #4
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Mryl, Thank you so much for re-posting this. I am so sorry to hear that you put your back out. I know the discomfort and yet, here you are fighting through it like a real trooper. You are an amazing women in so many ways and I can honestly say without any exaggeration and tell any one in any forum, what a sincere pleasure and honor it is for me to be associated with you.

Jan 04, 2010 02:37 PM #5
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Myrl  I just signed up - thank you for the re-blog

Jan 05, 2010 01:52 AM #6
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Myrl..thanks for the Re-Blog and reminder about the 50 words, I always get slapped with only 47 or 49 words..that's the problem when you get older, my eyes see too many or not enough words, Wish I had a word counter with my NVU I use for blogging mine posts because I like to add some colour(Canadian spelling)


Jan 05, 2010 02:05 PM #7
Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Thanks for reblogging these new guidelines, Myrl!

How was the wedding? I hope it was just wonderful! Happy New Year, Myrl.

Jan 06, 2010 12:40 PM #8
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Thanks for talking about this group.  I just joined too.

Jan 07, 2010 03:25 AM #9
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