While ActiveRain has proven to be a down pour of good and insightful information to and for the real estate community... it is not free.
Well, actually the information is "free" in the fact that it costs nothing to be a member, post a blog, read a blog, or write a comment. But being an ACTIVE participant in the rain can be a huge INVESTMENT in time.
Lately. searching for images, researching and writing original blog material, inserting links, and reading other's blogs seems to be taking more and more time.
THEN on top of that... I feel a bit obligated to comment on other's blogs. WHY... because I can appreciate what they invest in their blog, and I want them to know I DO appreciate their contribution to the storm of information. BUT that takes time too.
Recently, THE LOVELY WIFE roared and scared the crap out of me with her post Did You Know Active Rain Has Become My Full Time Job? because at times THAT is what it feels like to be an Active PARTICPANT in ACTIVE RAIN.
Then I stumbled upon and read a great post by a new member here in the rain Skip Wiseman's thought provoking blog Two Tips To Tackle Time Management Challenges. (OH... and after reading this post I INSTANTLY assocated myself with Skip because I don't want to "skip" past what this guy has to share in the future. Skip is going to prove to be a fresh, unique, and helpful voice here in the rain for many.)
So, while I have been called a "veteran" on Active Rain (which actually is laughable considering I have ONLY been a member for 5 months) I am still trying to figure out how to best utilize Active Rain and the time I invest in it.
So this "Veteran" Rain Drop has 3 quick questions...
1.) Considering "Time is Money" how much ACTIVE TIME do you spend here in a day or week?
2.) For this ACTIVE TIME investment.... what has been your ROI?.
2.) What tips/suggestions can you share to increase one's ROI for their ACTIVE TIME spent here in the Rain.
Thanks for your timely advice,