Adding Your Blog To Your Website

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Adding Your Active Rain Blog To Your Website




I was reading a BLOG  about one method of adding your blog to your website.  I would like to also offer you two more methods which may work for you.

  1. I have a website for another business I own, and I wanted to add a discussion board.  I created the board, then went into the area that lets me create new pages for my website.  When you add a new page, you get the link either on the left hand side of your web page, or you get those little boxes that go across the top.  My site has the little boxes.  When you choose to create a new page, you are also offered the option of linking an outside page to that box or link, which is what I did.  When someone clicks on that box/link it takes them straight to my discussion board.  You can do the same thing with your blog....just create a link that says "Blog" or title it anyway you choose, and you have a direct link which appears as a page on  your website.
  2. For those of you who have software that allows you to create images/banners, you may create you own image, whether it be a text image, or a picture image, then add that picture to your website with a direct link to your Blog.  There are some sites on the web that allows you to create linking banners too, especially if you have have a MySpace page, they have all kinds of sites for creating interesting images/banners which you may add links to.

    If you know how to create an image/banner, but do not know how to add links, you can do a search on the web for basic HTML commands.  My favorite way is to use NVU.com software, which is a free HTML editor which works very much like a word processing program.  Go to NVU.com and download the free software, then go to the BLOG I wrote explaining how to use this software.  It took me a short while to figure it out once I used it, but we are all strapped for time, so I thought I would write a quick tutorial for the basics.  I will probably re-write that blog now that I have been using the software for several months and I am now much more familiar with it.  Keep an eye on my blog for the new tutorial.  Hopefully, I will have this done in the next week.  If not, I will get on it after the Thanksgiving Holidays.









    NOTE:  I recently changed companies for ethical reasons, and will be re-writing my Active Rain page, but need to leave it as is for a short while (an explanation is on my Active Rain page).  I will also be creating a new website, and as most of you know, this can take a bit of time...it will be coming soon!




    A Quote:

    "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breatherd easier because you lived.  This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Comments (6)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

I agree I love NVU it's a wonderful editor that can quickly convert my information to HTML. I hired someone to do my new website launching soon and told them they have to incorporate my AR blogs.

Nov 22, 2008 05:32 AM
Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Hi Gregory - Thanks for your post but I'm not quite understanding.  Are you linking to an external blog site or is your blog page part of your own website?  The "boxes" confused me and I'm guessing it must be a feature of the web software you are using?

Aloha,  Richard

Nov 22, 2008 06:02 AM
Gregory Lohr
West Columbia, SC

Richard - I was part of a company recently that provided websites to us, and we could not edit those sites.  I am creating my own website now that I have switched companies, and I will include either a link or a box (depending on the layout) that says "Blog," or something similar, and I will have this link go to my Active Rain Blog.  If I use the boxes across the top, this will make my Blog appear as if it is a page on my site.

The site I mentioned I had done this to, is a site I have for another business I own.

Nov 22, 2008 07:01 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Having your blog feed to your website is great! I do it for mine and it adds some great material. Actually the blog posts are probably the best info the consumer could have from my site other than searching for homes.

Dec 10, 2008 01:39 PM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Another way is thru widgetbox . com.  It gives you a widget like I, and many other AR, have on the right side of my blog that lists your recent posts with clickable links.  Relax, your "Members Only" posts don't show up unless it's an Active Rain member looking at it.

Still trying to get this properly located on my website.

Dec 11, 2008 02:02 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd love to learn how to do that. One day, I'll learn this too. Thanks for giving some ideas how to add the blog( can you add AR too?)

Nov 08, 2014 04:58 PM