New to blogging

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Riverside
Hello all. I just signed up to AR and am very new to blogging. Please be patient and understanding as I am not up on all of this yet. Any tips or points are greatly appreciated For instance how do I respond to a comment that I havean interest in?

Comments (13)

Tammy & Terry Coleman
Coldwell Banker Snow & Wall - Murfreesboro, TN
Robin, welcome to AR. You are going to love it here.
Mar 25, 2008 04:29 PM
Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island


Here is your first tip

If your post has more than 200 words, you will get points for it


Mar 25, 2008 04:32 PM
Garreth Wilcock
Sherlock Homes Frisco - Frisco, TX
Sherlock Homes Frisco

If you're blogging for points, make it > 200 words, or make it interesting to get people to comment on it. If you're doing it for profit, blog about areas of expertise so that when people google you, they find what you know about!

Good luck and welcome to AR 

Mar 25, 2008 04:49 PM
The Michael Pierce Team
Better Homes & Gardens Kansas City Homes - Leawood, KS
Kansas City Real Estate Experts
Welcome to active rain.  You can only respond to comments by either commenting as well and hoping that person is signed up for notification or you can click on their name which takes you to their profile and click on the contact button and send them a note that way.
Mar 25, 2008 04:49 PM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker
Welcome to the Rain!  Check out the Help/FAQ page - there is a ton of great information there to get you started.  The best advice I can give is read, read, read, comment, comment, comment and post to your consumer.  Good luck and enjoy the rain!
Mar 25, 2008 04:59 PM
Robin Raiff
REMAX Riverside - Sebastian, FL

Thanks everyone for responding and for all the tips.  I am slowly and do mean slowly figuring this out.  I am more of a trial and error learner when it comes to any type of technology.  I have to read and then try several times before I get the hang of things.  This should be quite interesting.   

Mar 25, 2008 05:05 PM
Julie Chapman
DR Horton - Ormond Beach, FL
New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be


Welcome to Active Rain.  This is the most user friendly site I have worked with and I am blog challenged.  The staff is great if you have a question.....go to the contact Active Rain button and if you write a post for help, you'll always get good answers......AR is a friendly, supportive community. 

Mar 25, 2008 07:35 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Robin - Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.

Mar 25, 2008 09:08 PM
Alex Charfen
Charfen Institute - Austin, TX

Welcome to the Rain, I hope you get as much out of this site as we have.

Alex Charfen

Mar 25, 2008 10:07 PM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Robin, welcome to Active Rain. This site is filled with tons of useful information that will help you jump start your blogging career and drive your website to the top of the search engines.  I would also like to invite you to join our group of RE/MAX Active Rain Bloggers.  Join in the fun.  See you there.
Mar 26, 2008 12:33 AM
Robin Raiff
REMAX Riverside - Sebastian, FL

How do I join your group? 



Mar 26, 2008 12:56 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Look at the top of the on should be able to find us.  Or search, type in RE/MAX group.  That will work too.
Mar 26, 2008 02:26 PM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

I just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. I hope that you find it a great benefit to your business and that you see the value that I have also found here. I am from Charlottesville Virginia and using Active Rain has really increased my business!

My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will look into the many groups as there are some great group both local and broad based,....


Mar 27, 2008 12:46 AM