How to Write a Blog Post on ActiveRain

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How to Write a Blog Post on ActiveRain

This class covers writing your first blog post on ActiveRain from title to tags!

Are you wondering:

  1. How do I add content to my blog?
  2. How do I format it to look professional?
  3. How do I add links and images to make my post come to life?
  4. How do I add video or other media to the post?
  5. What selections do I make on the post to make sure as many people see it as possible?

If you have any of these questions, check out the recording.  You should feel comfortable with your layout and please know we're always here for you if anything doesn't click right away.  Use the "Contact ActiveRain" button at the bottom of any AR page for some one-on-one help.

You can take your post from drab to fab with a few insider tips so take a peek at the short video below!

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  1. Cheryl Ritchie 04/02/2013 10:43 AM
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Thanks bunches.  I could use some pointers, and will check out the video as soon as i am done here.  You guys rock!

Apr 02, 2013 10:04 AM #1
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Hey, that's neat! I bet even Veteran AR Bloggers can pick up some pointers! Thank you!
Apr 02, 2013 10:38 AM #2
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

This is great! Thank you for posting.

Apr 02, 2013 10:46 AM #3
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Active Rain University is very valuable to those just starting to blog.  It also is a good reminder for those who have blogging for a while.

Apr 02, 2013 11:47 AM #4
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

This can be very helpful for many of us who are looking to improve.

Apr 02, 2013 11:50 AM #5
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

garaughty, abstract art, graphic design, WordPress consultant

Apr 03, 2013 02:37 AM #6
Tim Cook
TMC Property Solutions - Fort Worth, TX
Together, We Can Create Your Solution!

Great job on the video and will very helpful to a newby on your site like me.  Thanks



Nov 29, 2013 09:55 AM #7
Jody Siano
Keller Williams Princeton - Princeton, NJ
With You Every Step

i'm a new Rainmaker and just started blogging. I need help understanding something. Will mu active rain blogs be seen by the public or do I need to have it as an outside blog. I've called AR twice on this, but still am confused.  

Jan 12, 2014 07:21 AM #9
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Hi Jody - You are a Rainmaker so you have the ability to make your posts Public which will get them picked up by Google etc.  When you write a blog post, make sure you change the Visibility from Draft to Public and you're good to go!  Reach out to me if you need any help.  And welcome to the 'Rain!

Jan 13, 2014 12:44 AM #10
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Kim - If you upgrade to a RainMaker account, you then have the option to make your blogs public.  Click 'Upgrade' in the top blue toolbar on on the right of your My Home page to sign up!

Jun 06, 2014 06:33 AM #12
Anna Valencia Tillery
White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery - Vero Beach, FL
"Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible"

As a new blogger to the AR world, this is great information.  Visuals always help drive home a point no matter what it is so infusing them within a piece ought to prove valuable.  Thank you for sharing this great information.

Aug 19, 2014 03:45 AM #13
Debbie Stolle
Integrity FIRST REALTORS - Branson, MO

Excellent and Educational...your voice was full of personality -  something webinars or videos are often  missing. I think the format of the blog entry has changed since this post but I still think there was a lot of valuable and applicable info. I also am very interested in seeing if there a bootcamp coming soon. Thank you!

Oct 04, 2014 04:29 PM #14
Jean Glass
Better Homes & Gardens - Scottsdale, AZ
A Tradition Of Trust In Real Estate

 Kerrie - Thank you for sharing this video - it was FANTASTIC!  It really helped me to learn about some new tips and tricks when writing a blog on AR.....I consider myself fairlly tech-savvy, but you shared things in this video that I've never known were right at my fingertips, thanks to you and AR..... Awesomeness :)

May 04, 2015 09:04 AM #15
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