This newbie (if I am still considered one) has reached the one-month milestone on ActiveRain, and I thought it might be a good time to give some feedback for those who are even newer than me. We all need something to look forward to.
Since the middle of August, I have written nearly 40 blogs (some definitely better than others), accumulated nearly 10,000 points, made a number of friends and even sold some of my closing gifts. My website -- www.wevemovedgifts.com -- has moved up tremendously in Google, which prior to joining AR, was definitely not a twinkle in Google's virtual eyes.
My blogs have hit Google almost immediately, and I'm glad to say many have landed on pages 2 and 3. (Just can't seem to get on numero uno.) I continue to get hits on blogs that were published nearly a month ago.
If you had said the word "Blog" to me 5 weeks ago, not only would I not have had a clue about what you were referring to, my eyes would have glazed over. And I have learned a lot about Search Engine Optimization and e-commerce.
I have put in a lot of time on AR. And, as you know, it's not easy to squeeze any more into a day. Has it been worth it? I would have to say without hesitation, "Yes."
So, for those of you new to ActiveRain, keep plugging. There is something very right about this site and its ability to make a difference in your business.