ActiveRain - 5 Tips Guaranteed to Jumpstart Your ActiveRain Blog

Reblogger Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Real Estate Agent

More often than not, new ActiveRain bloggers are caught in various blogging dilemmas on how to make their blogging endeavors more productive. Anna Krutchen's post provides a detailed discussion on five of sure-fire tips that will guide newbies towards a dynamic AR blogging.

Original content by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 AZ Broker BR030809000

ActiveRain - 5  Tips Guaranteed to Jumpstart Your ActiveRain Blog


Blog! Blog! Blog!  If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked my what's the big deal about ActiveRain and blogging I'd be super rich! I joined ActiveRain back in Dec of 2006 and stayed exactly on square one (did nothing) until November of 2008.


A top internet marketer said to me- If you don't blog you may as well get out of the real estate business.  Really?  Blogging is that important?


YES.... now is the time for you to figure it out and jump into blogging!  Thankfully I took that advice and haven't looked back since - only forward. Because of all I've been given by so many ActiveRain members one thing I know for's good to give back over and over again.  ActiveRain has been such a huge relationship and business builder for me - and I am thankful. ActiveRain is by far the best platform on the planet for real estate professionals.




Attention ActiveRain Newbies  - Read these tips and leave a comment on this post!


  1. Jump into the rain and get started. If you don't get started you can't get anywhere. Duh!  Fill out your profile completely.  Members & the general public do read profiles and they want to get to know you and how you conduct your business. Yes it's for real and you'll be surprised by how many people read your profile.

  2. Join ActiveRain Newbies and BananaTude groups.  These two groups are very active and have a ton of people who are more than willing to give you advice and help you learn how to blog and create relationships as fast as you possible can.  Every day when you log into ActiveRain go to the 2 group pages I mentioned above - pick a couple of posts to read - and comment on each post.  Yes commenting is very important so don't skip that step. Again commenting on posts is very important so no lurking LOL - got it?  Good!

  3. Write your first blog post or two! I know it's scary, been there down that got the t-shirt. All you need to do to get over that fear of writing is to read my first post and you'll see where I started. Yikes - as you can see I had no clue as to what I was doing. Big Deal. Almost 99.9% of all bloggers have no clue when they first start. So what!  You'll learn quickly and also have fun along your journey. Trust me on this!

  4.  Ambassadors - who and what are they about? They are a group of seasoned ActiveRain members that go above and beyond the call of duty to help out fellow members.  Reach out to anyone of the Ambassadors by clicking on their profile whenever you have questions and email or call them. I'm guessing that will be just about every day for awhile and it's all ok.  We were in the same boat as you when we first started blogging on ActiveRain.  You can tell who is an Ambassador by the gold bade under their name and the gold star on each comment they make.  They stick out for a reason - cause they want to help you out!

  5. ActiveRain University.  ARU is jammed packed with great webinars to get you going in the best possible direction.  Look at the top of the page and see the tab UNIVERSITY -  Click and sign up for your first class.  Even some of us oldies take the classes again to catch up on new stuff and refine what we're doing.  ARU is the best training around and it's all part of being a member of ActiveRain.  Go For It!



There you have it 5 tips to Jumpstart your ActiveRain Blog.  Now it's up to you to get started by completing your profile, join a few top groups, leave comments, write a few posts, ask for help and take some classes.  It isn't hard if you do a little bit each and every day.  You Can Become a Top Blogger!  Jump in the Rain and Get Wet!



ActiveRain - 5  Tips Guaranteed to Jumpstart Your ActiveRain Blog




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Anna 'Banana' Kruchten
Owner/Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
Phoenix Property Shoppe

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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Bruno:  As usual, Anna has written an excellent set of ideas to get Newbie Bloggers started on the right track.  It's amazing how many Newbies are just plain scared to write and submit a post.

Each blog post we write gets us closer to being a "seasoned blogger..." but we can only get to that point if we get really brave... and write that scary first post.

Mar 04, 2013 02:24 PM #1
Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Bowie, MD

Karen: I agree. Fear was the exact feeling that haunted me when I was starting on blogs. As I get more comfortable with it, I notice that it is becoming easier for me to complete one blog entry. Anna has been a gift to the AR comunity in consideration of giving posts that are gems to newbies and long-time bloggers alike.

Mar 04, 2013 03:44 PM #2
Carmela Jacobs
Cornerstone Community Real Estate - Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor


Thanks so much for re-posting, this really helps.  This New Year I decided to blog on Active Rain once more and everyone has been so supportive, including yourself.


Mar 05, 2013 03:34 PM #3
Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Bowie, MD

Carmela: The AR family is happy that you have found your spot here. Everyone is willing to help you. I am like you when I was starting. There are alots of things that you could learn here.

Mar 06, 2013 07:39 AM #4
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