I Know of an ActiveRain SECRET Page - Let Me Take You There

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top secret stampHey there, I see I piqued your interest! Who doesn't like to hear a good SECRET!

There is one page on ActiveRain that I visit every so often because I think it allows some interesting browsing of the site. The thing is... There is (at the moment) not a single menu link top or bottom that will take you there. We call it an "orphan" - there once was a path there but somewhere along the way it got left behind.

I'll take you to the page in a moment but let's talk first about what you can do when we get there.

First, when you signed up for ActiveRain you told the community the type of work that you do. Are you an Agent, Inspector, Home Stager, or handle Mortgages? Woudn't it be cool to search for other posts by similar sub-industry?

Secondly, every time you make a blog post there are all these questions to answer before you submit. You have to do tags and mark off groups and fill out this this thing called "categories".  Maybe you filed your post under tips and advice, or ActiveRain community, or market reports, or perhaps even humor. Now how in the world can you find OTHER person's posts about these same topics? Maybe you want to get inspired for your own market reports. Maybe you just want something a little off topic for a good distraction.

Ok - NOW follow me to the secret page that helps us surf through ActiveRain with these interesting search filters applied.

You need to go to activerain.com/blogs

- Yup that URL is right under your nose all day but there is no menu link to get there. Once you do get there, BOOKMARK it for future reference.

Now let's test it out. Let's search for some recent market reports to get ideas for your own blog:

market reports

Now let's search for blog posts by home stagers. Perhaps you'll get ideas for blog posts of your own or discover someone else in your industry you haven't yet connected with. Secondly, we can add one additional twist tell it to sort the results by posts with most comments. These are surely "must read" types of posts.

posts by home stagers

Now I could give you the direct links to these posts, but now that I've taught you how to fish, you can go find them yourself and many more worthy posts for you to read.

What I also like about the search results from this SECRET search page is that it shows the posts in full view and not just the synopsis paragraph view like in other blog rolls. This allows you to really go surfing and I'm sure you will see some posts that you would otherwise have missed.

Now about the SECRET part... hehe - well like I said the path to get there was unintentionally orphaned and Bob Stewart and I have talked about this. I know the devs must have this in their task list to bring it back to the spotlight. Meanwhile, don't miss it - it is a good find!

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Erin Erickson
Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty, Inc - Hanalei, HI
Erin Erickson

Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

Feb 18, 2013 09:06 AM #86
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Nothing like a "secret" that's right under your nose-thanks for sharing!

Feb 18, 2013 09:56 AM #87
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Very cool Craig!  I have it bookmarked on both my browsers!  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 18, 2013 02:10 PM #88
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I too think I knew this once and it became hidden in the AD VEGETATION that now covers ActiveRain....thank you for the reminder!

Feb 18, 2013 06:45 PM #89
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Well now that is news.  You let the cat out of the bag on this one.  If I had to guess who could snoop out a secret like this, it would be you Craig.

Feb 18, 2013 09:37 PM #90
Vienna Bello
Liberty Realty, LLC - Jersey City, NJ
Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR

Interesting! I had no idea! Thank you for sharing :)

Have a great week!

~ Vienna

Feb 20, 2013 11:34 AM #91
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the secret link Craig, I look forward to hours of digging through the pages.

Feb 20, 2013 03:31 PM #92
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Let me just add one more..."thank you"! What a great link! I've used it already!

Feb 21, 2013 11:28 AM #93
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Craig, when you said "orphan" I thought you meant posts that no one had commented on...and I guess this link could be used for that.  Certainly much quicker to scroll through these pages.  I will bookmark and stand ever amazed at the things I learn from you!

Feb 23, 2013 09:48 PM #94
Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro

Thanks Graig. I'm trying to learn more and more about AR so anything that makes life easier is good. Also, the title is a great attention getter.

Feb 25, 2013 02:16 AM #95
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

What an interesting find, Craig. I wondered how the person who run the Daily Drip/Drop (Bob Stewart) gathered together posts about one topic like that. Now I know. Thank you.

Mar 03, 2013 11:41 PM #96
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Craig-You've probably forgotten more about this stuff than I can figure out in a week. I like your illustrations. Very easy to follow. Thanks.

Mar 05, 2013 10:31 AM #97
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Craig, you are always good for something new.  I am glad I subscribe to your blog.  Thanks.

Mar 05, 2013 11:17 PM #98
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Blogs is on my AR menu between Groups and Contests.  Maybe it's been put there in the past month?

Mar 16, 2013 10:31 AM #99
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

hi Brad - quick note - the Blog on the menu bar takes to activerain.com/bloghome and not activerain.com/blogs - still a hidden item :)

Mar 16, 2013 10:17 PM #100
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Craig - This is one of those tricks I really should bookmark so that I can remember it.

May 11, 2013 03:54 PM #101
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Thanks for the handy tip, Craig.

May 11, 2013 11:56 PM #102
Allison Bernard
Keller Williams Central Rhode Island - East Greenwich, RI
Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916


May 28, 2013 08:26 AM #103
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Craig,

Thank you!!!! You did uncover something!!!! Bookmarked!!

May 30, 2013 12:10 PM #104
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Hmmm, secret paths? Good to know about. You definitely piqued my interest with that title!

Mar 03, 2014 11:29 AM #105
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