Lynn Friedman has once again asked AR members to read and to write about AR Community Guidelines for the 2018 Blog JumpStart Challenge.
Active Rain's community guidelines is all about RESPECT.
Respect the real estate industry, fair housing laws and the AR community.
Education - you will not need to copyright or plagiarize on this platform. AR is like a library, if you read and comment daily on other members blog posts you will learn a lot. Not to mention the AR webinars/training for members. Members learn something new every day here in the Rain. Also, there is a real estate Q&A site where members can ask questions to improve their business, their lives, and the industry.
Support - If you need help with publishing a post, inserting a photo or graphs, or have a question, the AR staff, AR Ambassadors, and members are very supportive. You will not find any other platform that is so supportive of its members.
Points System - AR is not about the points, but others may think different. Examples of what doesn't qualify for points: jokes, recipes, inspirational quotes, poems, re-published marketing materials (newsletters, press releases, articles, etc.), information from government websites, bible verses, large copied sections of the MLS, or posts that only contain links and keywords, but offer no value for consumers.
Encouragement - show empathy and help others when you see they are having problems. I usually send an email and have been known to pick up the phone to help a member correctly include a photo in their post. Don’t forget about our newbies. They need encouragement...remember when you wrote your first blog post.
Consideration of others is critical in the Rain.
Trust - do not abuse the AR platform or any members. Be responsible as AR members count on your trustworthiness.
I joined AR in 2008 and like most members, I was somewhat scared as I had never blogged before. I soon learned that members do not judge here in the Rain. The AR community receives each member with open, caring and helpful arms. You will not find any other platform so trusting and loving. So please read and adhere to the Community Guidelines and lets make 2018 the best year in the Rain.