Looking for Blog Ideas? Why Not Check Out the Contests Tab!

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Looking for Blog Ideas?  Why Not Check Out the Contests Tab!


Do you ever just run out of ideas for blogging?  I know I do, and then I'm off looking for a new idea or just something different.

One of my new favorite tricks is the Contests Tab at the top of the AR page.

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Not only does it give you ideas, but it can also give you extra incentive in the form of points.  (I know; I know,  It's not all about the points, but sometimes, it just makes it a little more fun).

So, what do you think?  Do you enjoy the Contests tab as an easy way for ideas and to enjoy the contests?

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Debbie - I'm glad I was able to introduce it to you.  Have fun.

Aug 14, 2011 07:41 PM #4
Randy Harden
Wieder Realty, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL

Holy moly! I never even realized that there is a contest link. I am definitely going to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 15, 2011 09:33 AM #5
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

I've heard about the concert tab link and for whatever reason it always slips my mind when I'm on here. I'm heading that way now!

Aug 15, 2011 09:59 AM #6
Dominic Tartaglia
Tartaglia Realty - San Luis Obispo, CA
GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist


Aug 15, 2011 10:25 AM #7
Kate McQueen, REALTOR®
Realty ONE Group-Lone Star - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

Wow, I hadn't noticed that tab!  Thanks!  I do enjoy the contests.

Aug 15, 2011 10:56 AM #8
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Christine - I check the contests when I'm looking for inspiration.

Aug 15, 2011 11:25 AM #9
Bryan Robertson
Intero Real Estate - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

This is a really good suggestion and one I took a while ago.  I've written so many blogs because of the contests and they're all helping my hyperlocal program, boosting my points, and getting readers.

Aug 15, 2011 11:34 AM #10
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Christine I don't know how long the contest link has been there, but I just noticed it a couple of weeks ago. I have since entered at least one contest.
Aug 15, 2011 01:19 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Christine- I noticed it when it came out and what I like is that you can check there periodically and never miss a contest. 

Aug 15, 2011 01:23 PM #12
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That contest tab really makes it convenient to stay current on the ActiveRain bonus offers. Now I need to find my unique talent

Aug 15, 2011 01:49 PM #13
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


Thanks, I never knew about that tab. I'll check it out, but so far, I haven't run out of topics.


Aug 15, 2011 01:50 PM #14
Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Director for Social Media & Technology

Christine I knew about the contest tab, but didn't think about it to get ideas... Whack!  Thanks for that.

Aug 15, 2011 02:59 PM #15
Toronto, ON

Hi Christine - I am always looking for new blogging ideas.  What a great source you identified.

Aug 15, 2011 05:36 PM #16
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

I really like to do the contests and yes it does rev up the old brain into thinking of new blog ideas. Keep them coming...

Aug 15, 2011 07:20 PM #17
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Wieder Realty - You're welcome.  I hope you find it helpful.

Margie - I hope you found good stuff there.

Dominic - Thanks.

Kate - Me too.

Norma - I have so much fun with them.

Bryan - That's one of the great things about the contests.

Charita - I don't think it's been there for very long.

Kathy - That's one of the things I like about it.

Ed - It really does. I have to work on that one too.

Brian - There are lots of topics, and some days it's nice to have a few extras.

Susan - You're welcome.

Marc - I realized hoe many ideas I get there and thought I'd share.

Sandy - That's one of the things I've found about it.

Aug 15, 2011 08:06 PM #18
Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

The tab makes it more convenient to follow contests. In the past, if you missed the blog post (or a re-blog of same) they were easily missed.

Aug 15, 2011 09:58 PM #19
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I was just thinking I was doing a lot of stats posts lately learning the new tool I have for Market Reports and what would I write otherwise the next few days. Good pointer!

Aug 16, 2011 02:01 AM #20
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Christine - you bet this is a great tab to get inspiration from. We just love the contests and love to participate in them.

Aug 16, 2011 03:36 AM #21
Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®
Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation - Pleasanton, CA
@ Aspire Realty Services

The contests are really fun and I do participate. I especially like the new contest tab!!

Aug 16, 2011 04:28 AM #22
Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Wow.  You learn something everyday by reading Active Rain posts.  I have bookmarked this post for those future blogless moments.

Aug 16, 2011 05:31 AM #23
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