The Art of Marketing You Group, here on Active Rain, has become my new best friend. I love new ideas, and love things that can increase my business. Like so many people, time seems to be more abundant than money these days. Reading Active Rain, and other Real Estate Networking sites keeps us on top of any new changes to the Market, or anything new for Marketing or Technology. Following marti garaughty's Blog and Wallpaper Tutorials is like a soap opera....each week we just want more :)
Well, Marti's last Post............was a great Tutorial on how to make our own Wallpaper. I was quite honored that Marti used one of my Photos as his example, and helped me make a September 2008 Wallpaper/Calendar FREE for download at my outside Blog California Real Estate and Life .
OK, this Post toots my own horn, but I am so proud of myself, and extremely Thankful to Marti.......
As soon as Marti's Post came out I started trying to make my own Calendar. Then I had questions....several actually. I know Marti explained it all, and in plain English to boot...but I still messed it up. This is my first attempt, and the picture took too much room, and my Icons didn't fit right. But I didn't give up. I commented back on Marti's Post, and then after he answered I tried again......and again.....and again.
Well.....today I got it.
I am so thrilled.....I have the October 2008 Wallpaper done. myself.....I did it :) This is a picture of the Progress I was making learning from the Wallpaper Tutorials. I had to keep my Active Rain Window opened to Marti's Tutorial in the beginning, but who better to stay with me hour after hour while I practiced.
And now that I can do it, it wasn't that hard after all :)
You can Download my September 2008 Wallpaper for FREE from my other Blog: California Real Estate and Life, and then the October 2008 Wallpaper/Calendar will be available at the end of September. If you can't find it on my blog...look under the Custom Calendars Category on the right hand side of the blog, in the Sidebar. Remember to check back each month for the new one, I am thinking about having 2 choices each month, but can't guarantee it :) If you would like a Custom Wallpaper/Calendar of Cabazon or something in the Cabazon/Whitewater area let me know, as I probably have a picture that I can make one for you. Just send me an email and I'll do my best.
By: Kathy McGraw - CELLing Realty Author of California Real Estate and Life Blog