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Most of you reading this may not know me.  I was back here a lot in 2007/2008. 

I may not participate much, though I wish I could, but I do get the ActiveRain newsletter and usually I get it on my phone between appointments---as I guess many of the agents like me do.

I have just one bit of advice:  If you make the newsletter, and if your post is a Member's Only post, please consider that all of us on our phones may want to read your post but logging in to read a Member's Only post is quite tedious while "out and about."  So, if you make the newsletter and want your post read PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING YOUR POST NOT "MEMBER'S ONLY" FOR THE DAY OF THE NEWSLETTER.

Many times I logout or go to the next post that may not be locked down.

Just some insight.

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Comments (56)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Good point Kevin, and too many posts in my opinion are Members Only for NO apparent real reason, when they do not need to be.

May 11, 2011 08:45 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Great suggestion!!!  I will remember that in the futrure.

May 11, 2011 10:40 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Members Only posts, at least for me, are written because they wouldn't make sense to a non Member. You're right about reading them on the phone, though. 

May 11, 2011 11:26 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I rarely write a member's only post. Only if I need to grump about something and I don't want it to be seen publicly.

May 11, 2011 05:45 PM
Allen 2222
Austin, TX

You've made a good point. Ironically, I gained a lot of AR points by logging in to read the members-only daily drop!

May 11, 2011 07:13 PM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I do both Member's Only and Public posts. Insider conversations are just sometimes necessary...and sometimes I talk about situations where the client might recognize themselves..or the not good. But I never know when I'm going to be in the Daily Drop or not and I'm still not going to make that change for a post that needs to be private.

Welcome back....

May 12, 2011 03:10 AM
Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344

Congratulations Kevin, and now you are featured!  :)  - Joe

May 12, 2011 03:38 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Kevin - thanks for that tip.  I understand completely as I'm fairly mobile, too.  Best of luck to you!

May 12, 2011 04:39 AM
Adam King
Metro Brokers - Kings Kastles Denver, CO - Highlands Ranch, CO
Adam King

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Well I wondered why some were and some were not accessible when I was not signed in.  Now I know.  Thanks for the advice which now appears to be so obvious.

May 12, 2011 06:39 AM
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

I always wondered why I had to log in everytime i was on my phone trying to read something. Thanks for explaining it. I too love your icon buttons!

May 12, 2011 08:48 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Hi, Kevin. We don't know each other but we started about the same time and read your blog back then when it was still free. The comments pretty much explained the Members Only post, re: Rainmaker status. Great to see you here again!

May 12, 2011 10:58 AM
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

There are definitely some posts, like the rants, that should be private. I agree that most of them should not be Members only. Basic members do get indexed for their comments on Rainmaker's open posts, like this one.

May 12, 2011 01:10 PM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hey thanks for the heads up on the Newsletter.  How do we get it please?


Thank you,

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

May 12, 2011 01:34 PM
Kent Dills
Broker, Dills Real Estate - Bellingham, WA
Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington

Kevin, you bring up a point I've often wondered about.  I agree with those that have already stated that they think there are way too many member's only posts - needlessly so is usually case IMHO.

May 12, 2011 02:44 PM
Debra Gould
Staging Diva / Six Elements Inc. - Toronto, ON
The Staging Diva

I've been on Active Rain for 5 years this August and I've never written a Members Only post. Part of the reason I maintain a blog here, even though I have 3 active ones outside, is for SEO. If your post is Members Only, you miss the Google juice.

I also don't think you should rant in public about somethiing you don't want the public to see you ranting about. Members Only, is still "public" as far as I'm concerned, it's just a smaller segment of the public.

May 12, 2011 02:49 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I can read posts on my phone and I don't have to log in anymore.  I think once you log in, you'll stay logged in.

May 12, 2011 03:03 PM
Robert Courtney
Lihue, HI
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

I am finding there is a lot to learn here on AR.  Newsletter and Drop?  Back to the Getting Started book!

May 12, 2011 06:03 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have not bothered to try and read it on the phone yet.  It just seems like so much work. 

May 13, 2011 07:02 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Good Morning,  A  person has to pay in order to post publicly here.  Now if you are paying it would make sense to make everything public.  Those members who think it is OK to "rant" to members only might want to rethink that, after all nothing is private on the Internet and membership to ActiveRain is open to everyone. It is just better not to rant unless you can make it funny. :)

I am glad you are back and very busy!  Have a successful fall season.

Oct 20, 2011 05:53 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Hi Kevin - missed you at our very first L I V E Active Rain meetup in Miami!  Suggest following Marco Giancola and connecting locally with AR memebers like me to keep the AR pulse active and questions that pop into your head that we may know the answer to! Looking forward to meeting you in person

May 05, 2014 09:33 AM