Spring Cleaning - June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge

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Spring Cleaning - June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge 

Cleaning in the Rain
We all began our 'blogging' careers in different manners but, if you've been enjoying this part of our business (or life) for years now, chances are, you've got some OLD blog posts out there that could use a little spring cleaning!

 

We had this challenge last year during our busiest month and as soon as I finished my task for the contest/challenge, I didn't return to complete another post revival for months. I'm thinking there are many others in my same boat so, let's rinse and repeat!

 

Older blog posts are still out there on the internet for the world to see. If you've ever found a post of a restaurant that closed 5 years ago, you'll know what I mean when I say, it's horrifying! We are working diligently daily to make a great impression on our readers so, let's go back and do a little post remodeling! 

 


 

The Challenge

Go back and cleanup 10 of your older blog posts. If you are a new member, the challenge is for you is to write 10 blog posts this month.

Here are some of the things you might want to consider changing:

  • Refresh your title to make your post more search engine friendly.
  • Check your font size. Is it too small or too large?
  • Get rid of multi-colored fonts - they do not appear professional.
  • Use your spell-check button and make corrections. 
  • If you have no graphic, ADD ONE!
  • Is the information accurate? Really read them - like the consumer would read them!
  • Check your links - are they functional?
  • Is your contact information in the signature area? If not, add it at the bottom of your post.
  • Anything else you see that needs to be changed or corrected, now is a great time to do it.

 


 

For new members, here are some suggested topics for your 10 posts:

  • Blogging for SuccessNeighborhood information
  • Market reports
  • Area events
  • Local information 
  • Local history
  • School information
  • Buyer information
  • Seller tips
  • Feature your listings
  • Share information about how you or your team work(s)
  • Other real estate professionals who are new can focus on topics concerning your specialty - staging, lending, law, inspecting, etc.

 


  

What's Next?

 

  • If you're cleaning up older posts, write a post about what you did and what changes you found that were frequent 'offenders.'   
  • Your post should contain 200 words (NOT INCLUDING THE LIST OF 10 POSTS).
  • List the 10 posts (with links to them) in your post.
  • When you are finished with the post revival, add a link in the comment section below. Please be sure the link works and opens in a new window

If you are a newer member and writing your 10 blog posts, write a 200 word post about what brought you to the Rain, when you joined and list the links to the 10 posts you have written for the challenge IN THE POST.  Add the link to your final post, containing the 10 new posts, below in the comment section.

 


  

The Points

 

This one is worth 2,000 points, to be awarded by mid-July. This challenge begins June 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2018 at midnight PST.

**REMEMBER: FOLLOW THE RULES IF YOU WANT TO EARN THE POINTS! 

 

Questions? Leave them below in the comment section.

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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®! Our travels down memory lane were quite similar - getting rid of those closed businesses was something that I hadn't heard others say they found as an issue. Glad you got your spring cleaning done!

Jul 01, 2018 12:24 PM #116
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Hi Grant Schneider! Great focus on your spring cleaning job - you found similar errors that I found and I am still working on wrapping mine up! It's time consuming, isn't it?!

Thanks for participating!

Jul 01, 2018 12:25 PM #117
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Well, luckily, I couldn't get to yours until today, Mike Cooper! I'm glad you enjoyed the cleaning exercise too! LOL

Thanks for participating!

Jul 01, 2018 12:27 PM #118
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I had some plain old outdated posts - some I just deleted altogether, Joan Cox - nothing technologically wrong in my posts so far - just outdated formatting on my part! LOL

Thanks again for participating!

Jul 01, 2018 12:28 PM #119
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS! You did an amazing job on your spring cleaning - I'm impressed! And, I love that you found more blogging fodder in the old posts too!

Happy Sunday, Jeff!

Jul 01, 2018 12:29 PM #120
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I do hope that all members got that same message you did, Sharon Tara! Just like keeping your house clean, keeping your blog fresh is imperative!

Thanks again for participating!

Jul 01, 2018 12:33 PM #121
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Marnie Matarese - Thank you again for participating in the spring cleaning challenge. It sounds like you have so much going on with your new move - I'm thrilled that you had time to do this!

Happy Sunday!

Jul 01, 2018 12:36 PM #122
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Hi Joseph Domino 480-390-6011! You got it done - GREAT job and you set a prime example that even though the posts are just a year old, we can always go back and do some 'spring cleaning' - any time of the year!

Thanks for taking the challenge, Joseph!

Jul 01, 2018 12:40 PM #123
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr.! Well, you did a heck of a backwards job on your spring cleaning challenge! Seriously, the exercise was one of the most arduous tasks I've taken on with blogging but, I am confident it helped on many levels!

Thanks for taking the challenge, Endre and Happy Sunday!

Jul 01, 2018 12:43 PM #124
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I'll bet you can, Steffy Hristova - 5 today, 5 tomorrow and VIOLA! you're done!

I know...easier said than done, right?!! 

Jul 01, 2018 12:44 PM #125
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Hi Lynn B. Friedman! Thank you for the positive words as you took on this challenge. It was definitely a challenging exercise that was far more time consuming than any of us thought it would be! Thank you for hanging in there and getting your spring cleaning done!

Happy Sunday...

Jul 01, 2018 12:51 PM #126
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The extra time was very much appreciated!  Here is my entry. 

Jul 01, 2018 08:31 PM #127
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Debe,

I managed to review and edit 10 posts ... It would be good to keep this habit. I am glad you extended it and wrote about the extension.

My post is:

Spring Cleaning in July 

Jul 02, 2018 04:49 PM #128
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I got it finished (at least the start of the project) and here it is. Thanks for hosting, Debe.

Jul 02, 2018 07:18 PM #129
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I'm glad it helped and allowed you to participate, Melissa Jackson! Thanks again for participating!

Jul 02, 2018 08:13 PM #130
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Thanks for participating, Steffy Hristova! It was tough getting in the ten post, I KNOW! It's far more time-consuming than you thought, isn't it?! 

Jul 02, 2018 08:14 PM #131
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HaHa! I know what you mean, Debbie Reynolds - it's just the tip of the iceberg and I have a feeling we'll be chipping away at this for years!

Jul 02, 2018 08:17 PM #132
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Debe, That took longer than I expected but it really needed to be done. Thanks for a productive challenge!

Spring cleaning became a walk down Memory Lane

 

Jul 02, 2018 10:43 PM #133
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Hi Diana Zaccaro! I agree - it does take far longer than we anticipate to refresh an old post. I am trying to get into the habit of doing one a day - at that rate, I may not ever be caught up but, at least I'll feel better about those old posts looking so shabby!!

Thanks again for participating! 

Jul 03, 2018 07:16 AM #134
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Great challenge!

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