Unofficial Tech Support ~ Adding My Blog Log to your Active Rain Profile

Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group Realtors

Personalization of your Active Rain profile is easy to do with all the handy widgets available to bloggers these days.  One of the most popular (free) widgets is the My Blog Log.  Signing up for this bit of technology will allow you to see who is visiting your blog.  You will also be able to see which of your links are getting clicks and what blogs are sending you the most visitors.

If this is appealing to you keep reading!

First you must be a member of My Blog Log. Join here. (If you are a member already, follow these instructions skip to the Widget section.) Become a member, fill out your profile and upload your photo.  Once complete go to >My Home > Get Widgets > (see illustration below)

My Blog Log Widget

 Use the widget page to configure your widget to match your color scheme. Several style and sizes are offered by combining screen names (or not), full or half-size and number of rows.  You may also personalize the title to suit your theme.

NOTE: the graphic on the right shows your choices. Once satisfied click "Preview & Get Code".

Get Code


My Blog Log offers several formats for your Log Widget.  Here are some samples:

 Sample widgets

Open the next window, check your work. If you don't like what you built, just go back to the previous window and start over again.  Once satisfied cut and paste the code. (Highlight code "HOLD CTRL C" to paste it to the clipboard.  (Next illustration shows Code)


NOTE: the code trails off the window, be sure you scroll over to get the COMPLETE code.  It will begin with an opening bracket "<" sign and end with a closing bracket ">

Logon to Active Rain



With your code still pasted to your clipboard, open your Active Rain Home Page. 

In the upper left you will see "My Settings" click on it.



 If you have filled out your profile, there will be words in the Description blog.  Place your cursor at the end of your text and "PASTE" the code.  Click "UPDATE."

Check your work

 Your Blog Log will take a few seconds to populate.  Done right it should look something like mine on the right column of this page.

Good luck with making your Active Rain Blog pretty!

If you would like more Unofficial Tech Support Tips visit my profile page.  At the bottom there are links to various tech topics for building your AR Blog.

If you want to be the first to know about future tips, subscribe to my blog.

Copyright Kristal Kraft

Colorado Licensed Broker
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
The Berkshire Group Realtors
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 400
Denver, Colorado, 80210
Mobile: 303-589-2022
Fax: 303-953-5362
Selling Denver and the 'burbs


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Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate
Thanks, your directions were great.  Another tweak to my blog has been completed.
May 25, 2007 12:05 PM #98
David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
Kristal, EXCELLENT post!  Thanks so much for this bloglog and addition to my blog!!
May 25, 2007 12:10 PM #99
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Ryan ~ certainly, I think we should compare notes! 

LInda ~ Good, I will have to visit your blog next!

David ~ Hope it works well for you, I'll visit you next (after Linda that is!)


May 25, 2007 04:08 PM #100
John Evarts
Classic Property Management of Santa Clarita - Santa Clarita, CA
wow. you really provide easy to follow, relevant instructions. thanks again.
May 28, 2007 04:19 AM #101
Norma Freeman
Century21 Towne Adams - Waco, TX
Thanks Kristal - I am looking forward to adding this. I am new to blogging. You must have been a teacher at some point since you explained everything so well.
Jul 12, 2007 03:31 PM #102
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Kristal

Thank you for giving so must of your time to do these very fine and helpful bolgs your doing to help every one on Active Rain.

Have a good one

Sep 07, 2007 11:11 AM #103
Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
Business Coaching
Thank you so much for sharing this information. I signed up for mybloglog but could not figure out how to get it to work with ActiveRain. Thanks again.
Sep 23, 2007 02:31 PM #105
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs
I am going to do my very soon as I saved this to my favorites. I have it as real estate has slowed to a crawl here in New Orleans.
Sep 25, 2007 03:20 PM #106
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate
WOW... K... I always wanted to do this on my profile... many thanks for sharing....
Nov 03, 2007 10:47 PM #107
Todd Bates - Lone Tree, CO

Very clear and nice instructions.  Everything I have seen from you has been excellent.  You seem to really have a handle on this platform.



Nov 07, 2007 08:57 AM #108
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Thanks for taking the time to cover this tool in detail. Your efforts are appreciated.
Nov 07, 2007 01:05 PM #109
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating
Kristal ~ I am so glad I found your blog!  I have been trying to figure this out for about 2 hours and with your instructions I had it up in 2 minutes!  Off to check out your other blogs.  Thanks!
Nov 11, 2007 10:09 AM #110
Courtney Cooper
Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office - Seattle, WA
Thank you!!!
Nov 26, 2007 01:19 PM #111
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
Kristal,  Your instructions worked! I've subscribed to your blog.  Thank you!  Wendy
Feb 09, 2008 09:22 AM #112
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Kristal - I've missed you lately on ActiveRain - glad to see that some of your old blogs are getting attention. Coming to Florida for anything this year? Take a side trip and come stay with us.
Feb 11, 2008 11:46 AM #113
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Hi Sharon ~ Thanks for stopping by!  It is funny how some of the old blogs continue to provide helpful information.  Of course nowadays 113 comments can happen in an afternoon!  Remember when we got excited to have a course of 4 or 5 comments?  It really wasn't that long ago.

 I  don't have a plan for Florida yet.  I do want to take your course someday.  Maybe I'll catch up to you this year.  Thanks for the invite.


Feb 11, 2008 02:24 PM #114
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty
Kristal, this is such a helpful post for AR members.  I wish I saw this when I was trying to figure out how to add the widget.  If I ever want to change it though, I know where to go!
Apr 22, 2008 03:49 PM #115
Jan Gaweda
Realty Mark CityScape- BUY SELL FIX FLIP RENT - Norristown, PA

Good stuff. Thanks.

Aug 24, 2008 04:28 AM #116
Deanna Zaganas
Keller Williams American Premier Realty - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Realtor, ABR, ASP, CDPE, RN

I found your blog entry on blog log very easy to follow. I had started to complete this with instructions on another blog but it was way over my head.  I was stuck trying to figure out where to paste the code and they couldn't answer me. Yours was quite clear.  Thanks for being so kind to help others.

Sep 14, 2008 03:58 PM #117
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

THANK YOU Kristal! I'm about a week old on ActiveRain and just getting started. It's great to get help from the #1 RainMaker in Colorado! I'm on the Western Slope in Grand Junction. I'm working hard and have moved up to #5 in my county. There's 5,514 of us in Colorado and I'm now at #572, so working hard is really helping. I just need to figure out WHEN to blog. Every time I do I disappear to page 3 of blogs in about 3 minutes and no one sees my blog, so no comments :( I'm gonna figure it out tho! Thanks Much!

Nov 19, 2011 10:55 AM #118
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