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My BLOG's too young to die!
CLICK "comment" NOW! Please?

    Voila! You've created a Blogging MASTERPIECE!
You poured your heart and soul into creating a helpful and informative blog post. Then POOF! In the blink of an eye it disappears into the abyss, never to be viewed, not a comment to be had, unable to inform or help those many people you wished it would reach. Buried in it's youth under a heaping pile of blogs, blogs, blogs! It's off Page 1 in seconds, on page 2 in less than a minute, now Page 3 at just 2 minutes old. "Help! It's fallen and it can't get up!"

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But, "WAIT!" you say, "It's too young to die! OMG! What can I do???" Your mind is racing! Heart is pounding, "PLEASE! Help me! Someone rescue my blog! Please!" Thoughts race through your head, what are some options???

"I could QUICKLY copy it! Then I will DELETE it! Yessssss! That should work! I'll just re-post it later when it's not so busy. Uggh!" No, that's a lame idea. ActiveRain is always ACTIVE!

"I know! I know! I'll call my friends and...and...and have 'em comment. Yes!" that's not what you want, you want it to be seen, and to help others, shucks your friends already know all the stuff you shared in the blog, they heard it yesterday at the office meeting.

"Gee...Where's it at now? Let me check,"... "BLOGS" 1,,,,,,,,,,,, 13!!!

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Next!

"PAGE 13!!! You've GOT to be KIDDING! I just published it 5 minutes ago!"

Somebody PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help!

What can we do to have a PRESENCE on Active Rain, and Get some ACTION on our posts? Besides this:

Good Relevant Title
Good Content
Relevant TAGS
Post to Hyper-Local Pages
JOIN and post to RELEVENT groups
Allow others to Re-Blog

-I have left COMMENTS on LOTS of member's blog posts so maybe they will return the favor??? Also, I ALWAYS comment on a blog posted by EVERYONE that comments on mine, as a way of THANKING THEM. It helps us develop a relationship and get to know a little about each other.

-If I find that special post that members should see, I SUGGEST it for a feature. Then I always write "suggested" in my comment, hoping to catch the author's eye, so hopefully they read my blogs too??? (Notice "Suggest" is in bold? That is to plant that little subliminal hint in reader's minds, suggest, suggest, are getting sleepy now, suggest suggest, suggest, when you wake, you will CLICK SUGGEST.)

-Just recently, I noticed MANY TOP RAINMAKERS were putting LINKS to their BLOGS in some of their posts, like this:

1) Buyer's SPENDING SPREE! Bring em to a screeching halt! Before BLACK FRIDAY!
2) What is that HORRIBLE SMELL? VACANT Home, or went on a VACATION?
3) The one that got away...from SOMEONE ELSE!
4) Realtors, Are you protected? Hold Harmless clause in Home Inspection Agreement
5) Free Negligent Referral Protection for Real Estate Agents
6) Seller's Inspections - Move-In-Certified Home Inspection offered in Grand Junction by Affordable Inspections ASAP
7) Affordable Inspections ASAP - Grand Junction Home Inspection Experts!

 (I hope that works, because the above 7 blogs added together, ONLY have a TOTAL of 21 COMMENTS. They were buried on "page 13" within minutes of being posted and are now "Resting In Peace" unless someone searches for a keyword or TAG).
I have ONLY been a RainMaker for 11 days, I have worked my way up to #5 in my county out of 86, and up to #498 in Colorado out of 5,514. I leave TONS of comments on everybody's blogs, I earned my "Called Shot MASTER" badge by SUGGESTING great posts to be featured. Now I just need to learn how to get COMMENTS on my posts. That's why I'm asking my ActiveRain family for HELP. Please? Teach us Newbies what ya know!
Ambassadors, Rainmakers, Pro Bloggers,  PLEASE HELP!!!
What can us Rookie Newbies do to have a PRESENCE on Active Rain, Get some ACTION on our posts, And NOT get Buried on pg-13?
Share your Blogging Wisdom!

COMMENTS Welcome!!!


Posted by

Cheryl Dickson
970-462-5100 Wichita Falls, TX

Staff - Wichita Falls Association  of Realtors


Retired Realtor-GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Comments (117)

Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Well, now if this doesn't encourage folks to comment more, I don't know what will. Thanks for the advice on getting our blogs noticed!


Nov 23, 2011 02:10 PM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Cheryl, looks like you're well on your way to knowing how to blog. Got a lot of comments and advice on this one.

Nov 23, 2011 02:13 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Cheryl - This makes comment #100.  Are you feeling the love yet?  I sure hope so.

Nov 23, 2011 03:43 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Cheryl, I found this reblogged by Gary Coles.  And stopped by to suggest it and see it has been....congratulations.  Now you have a total of 121 comments :)


Nov 23, 2011 04:49 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Cheryl--I would say you've mastered this issue.  Now I wonder what you will tackle next.  When I had been with AR for 15 days I don't think I had even commented on my first post, and didn't write my first post for 3 months.  I definitely think you are getting a handle on all of this.  Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2011 05:29 PM
Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

you must be doing a lot right, 103 comments on your blog, keep up the great work


Nov 24, 2011 12:13 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Oh my gosh! Yep! I'm a feelin' the LOVE! I'm givin' it back to ya too! This is really tuff to keep up with, and I'm enjoying every minute of it! I'm visiting ALL of your blogs and getting to know you folks. Reading, reading, reading, commenting, commenting, and commenting. Got a LOT more to do to catch up with all of your comments. I want to wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! THANKFUL for ALL of YOU!


!Happy Thanksgiving




Nov 24, 2011 01:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cheryl, welcome to ActiveRain, and you did a great job on your blog post!      Hope you enjoying a restful Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 24, 2011 03:03 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Congrats on the well-deserved feature, Cheryl!  Bask in it!!

Nov 24, 2011 06:35 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Cheryl, I'm here complements of Gary Coles. Congrats on so many comments. Hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2011 02:41 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Cheryl, I know that I am comment #One Zillion on this Blog, and maybe it will get lost in the noise.

 But I gotta say it - this is one of the Greatest Blog Titles ever. 

  Congrats to you!


Nov 24, 2011 03:39 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Google +, Twitter and Facebook are all great ways to promote your posts to those who aren't on Activerain at the exact time you post it. It increases your readership and comments a lot.


Nov 29, 2011 04:37 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank You so much to everyone for all of your support! I've been busy subscribing to all of your blogs, and commenting back on your Blog posts. Gosh I've learned SO MUCH!

What I expected to see, was a bunch of people competing singly against one another and NOT willing to share things that make them succeed. Just so they could have an edge over the other Realtors and other real estate related businesses that they are competing with for the listings, or jobs.

Instead, It amazes me how everyone is willing to share so much and help each other. Seems like one great big team pulling together to all be winners.

Let's Go Team! We're all in it to win it!


Dec 02, 2011 03:04 PM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO

I see what you mean about the blog post disappearing so fast. Mine was off the page real fast too. That's why meeting people and sharing with each other can help us to succeed.

Dec 04, 2011 04:20 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

One of the reasons why I put links to my most recent 10 posts (and I was the first at ActiveRain to do that, which didn't make the ActiveRain staff happy at the time) is because, as you have discovered today, I like to camp out in blogs, read several posts, and leave several comments. By putting links in each post, other people who like to do that (and I'm not the only one) can easily get to my most recent posts, so even the posts that get buried quickly wind up getting 15 or more comments.

Dec 09, 2011 05:32 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Russel, Your blog is where I first saw it being done. I think it's genious! And with that said, I NEED to start doing it. And RIGHT AWAY, because they do disappear so quickly from the blog roll.

Folks, we can learn from the Master!

!!!!!Russel is Number 1 on Active Rain!!!!!

Congrats Russel!!!!!

Dec 09, 2011 05:55 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

If you create a hard earned feature that gets missed on AR Radar, like the lottery ticket with a second chance drawing, slide it in to the Amber Diamond group. Second time around where you ring the bell, say hey, this is one of your better creations, not a reblog, not a copy and paste market report.

Dec 12, 2011 03:50 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Andrew, Thank You, I just went and joined the group, LOTS of GREAT posts in that group!

Dec 12, 2011 05:03 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Cheryl - just stopped by to see how you're doing, and what's going on?  Haven't heard (read) anything from you in a while... What's Up?

Mar 21, 2013 01:13 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi Alan! :) I know, Ive been so dang busy, I just can't find any spare minutes in the day. Things will slow down soon...I hope! Then I plan on getting back to AR and enjoying all that is AR! :) Thank You so much for asking!


Mar 22, 2013 01:15 PM