Craig's Classroom - Recent Posts August 2014

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Hey Everyone - Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog and joining in the conversation!

I love sharing tech tips with you. Here's a recap of my recent posts in case you missed any.

Have a great weekend! :)
"Come to Craig's Classroom and you know you will get some homework..."


When you take photos, do you give a few moments of thought to asking the question "is there anything I can do to make this a better shot?" Or are you just a point and click kind of person? A few moments before you click can go a long ways to improve a shot. Ask yourself questions about ...
One the interesting facets of marketing ourselves on the internet is that someone can meet us online first before they ever see us in person. Having a blog is a way for us to share our expertise and help a person come to know and trust us. Letting them see who we are helps fill a hole in the whol...
Having an image or two in a blog post makes a huge difference as to the drawing the reader’s interest to the page and capturing their eyes. The method to add an image is not hard and in this post I wanted to walk you through the steps so that you have that ability. Each blogging platform has a si...
Besides adding photos to enhance our blog posts, we have the ability to also embed objects such as YouTube videos. These are not simple static objects like an image file and so they require a little different means to use them... but no worries it is not hard to do! I also want to highlight a cou...
Having an image in your blog post makes it interesting for the reader. Of course having valuable text content is the first priority! However the synergy of the text and the graphics that you use is not to be overlooked for the ingredients of an A+ post. Oftentimes, bloggers will size an image so ...
To make a blog post more appealing, you should use images for eye appeal. Often the images we would like to use are in the form of photographs. I see very often (with even experienced bloggers) a mistake with images because of not understanding proper sizing of a photo. Let’s go through an exerci...
If you saw my previous post, you'll know I'm a little upset with a recent user interface design change here in ActiveRain. Bottom line is that, at the moment, there is no longer a link on the home page that takes us to a summary newsfeed of all the posts of all the people that we have sub...
When you write a blog post, you have opportunity to share helpful other pages with your readers. To do this, you insert hyperlinks in your text so that they can easily click the link and jump to the new page. This is something I’m sure you realize already! What you may not realize though is that ...
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Craig,  Your blogs are always choc full of tips and tricks.  I wish everyone would read these and put these tips into play.  Especially with the photos.  So many are half hazardly dropped in their blog.  Thanks for always offering a helping hand.

Aug 09, 2014 02:42 AM #1
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Love, love, love that you did this recap. I HAD missed some of these, and it appears as though there is some great information involved. Thanks!

Aug 09, 2014 02:57 AM #2
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, your posts are top notch indeed.  Great idea to do a recap.

Aug 09, 2014 04:00 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Craig- I'm so glad you compiled your recent posts because I found one that I missed and realized I was doing something wrong!   Whew... thank goodness for you!

Aug 09, 2014 04:43 AM #4
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Craig - Your posts provide consistently excellent technical advice for the rest of us (some of whom wish you'd find some time for more installments of the video classes :) Thanks for the pointers.

Aug 09, 2014 05:21 AM #5
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Dick Greenberg - please keep nudging me to finish the video classes. I would really like to do that. Knowing there is interest for it will help spur me on. Are you doing the three local videos for the August contest?

Aug 09, 2014 05:38 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Craig,

I guess it is time to stop taking pictures of the sunsets and put the pictures of the home up! Oh and thanks for the tips.

Make yourself a great day.

Aug 09, 2014 06:53 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Craig - When you get the more classes done, I will do everything I can to help get the word out. I'm definitely planning to do the three videos for Bob's contest. I just have to figure what and when - it's a busy month. BTW, we're going on a trip in a couple of months with great video & photo potential, and taking the tripod is a drag, so I got a lightweight monopod. It will be interesting to see how that works.

Aug 09, 2014 08:14 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Craig - your blogs are very informative.  I have received a lot of tips to use.  Putting back in a re blog is a great idea.

Aug 09, 2014 09:08 AM #9
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Wow, Craig. You certainly have written some excellent tutorials. You are such a valuable component of the Active Rain community. I know that we all appreciate all  of the hard work you put into your posts and to helping others.

Aug 18, 2014 01:37 AM #10
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