Category Archives: Activerain

Blogging for the Business Blogger

Content Accumulated over time for the Blogging Business Blogger

Here’s 21 Blogging articles over a 4 year period of time with more than 3580 Real Estate Industry Professional comments for your reading, learning, and reviewing pleasure. 

Disclaimer: Many of these articles and blog posts were written during my ActiveRain employment period and may reflect proprietary content and information as a result.

SEO and Blogging – The Importance of Visibility and Placement– 02/07/11 09:55 AM  (66 comments)
Blogging and Time Management– 12/08/09 02:11 AM (120 comments)
Real Estate Blogging – The Steps & Cycle For Success – 09/28/09 07:27 PM  (95 comments)
Common Mistakes A Blogger Makes– 09/06/09 08:10 PM  (162 comments)
ActiveRain Sets A New Network and Community Record– 08/08/09 12:19 AM  (105 comments)
How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines– 07/25/09 09:46 AM  (375 comments)
3 Ways To Reach Your Audience – Blogging Just Isn’t Enough– 09/17/08 10:42 PM  (107 comments)
ActiveRain “Live Talk Show” on BlogTalkRadio– 09/02/08 03:14 AM  (91 comments)
ActiveRain Launches Outside Blogs – How Do You Get Yours? – 06/26/08 11:31 PM  (860 comments)
Mama Says “NO BLOGGING!” – 04/26/08 09:27 PM  (77 comments)
An ActiveRain Video Invitation – 03/27/08 03:59 AM  (61 comments)
Making A Point – The Power Point Way! – 03/13/08 10:50 AM  (152 comments)
Real Estate 2.0 – Does Blogging Really Work – Letter To The Skeptics – 03/09/08 07:17 PM  (59 comments)
Your Blog – Is it Unwritten? – 02/17/08 01:53 PM  (75 comments)
Do You Want Visitors Searching Your Blog? – 12/07/07 04:41 PM  (271 comments)
Marketing and Farming Your Blog – 11/17/07 07:22 PM  (241 comments)
3 Ways To Find Out Who’s Reading Your Blog – 11/10/07 04:35 AM  (368 comments)
How Are You Promoting Your Blog Out in the REAL World – 09/28/07 07:32 AM  (99 comments)
The Climb to the Bottom, or the Fall to the Top! – 08/20/07 08:59 PM  (118 comments)
Successful Blogging in the Real Estate Industry – 08/08/07 11:35 PM  (82 comments)

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ActiveRain Channels – Real Estate Technology and Tools

ActiveRain Channels – Technology and Tools – It’s A “Discovery Channel”

Everyone knows how excited I get about all the new, cool, and useful technology that’s available here and out on the web. Turns out, and it’s no surprise, that I’m not the only one who loves to share tech tips and tools with others.  Many of us create posts on AR, sharing our findings and information with others in hopes that it will be helpful to them in their business.  We add them to  channel, give them a topic, submit them to our Blog, then we go on about our day.

Today I saw a post by member Jim Lee sharing Wordle, a cloud tagging tool that was very interesting. Then I saw he added his post to the Technology and Tools Channel on ActiveRain.  Curiosity always gets the better of me, so I clicked on the Channel and was “Blown Away” at all the members who had written posts about various Technologies and tools they had discovered too.  Want some Tech and Tools?

Here’s what I discovered, there is a ton of content covering…

Technology | Twitter | Google | Websites | Photography
 Video | Facebook | Social Networking | SEO

Each of these links within the Channel will take you even deeper where you’ll find even more focused content on each subject matter.  There is an alphabetically sorted “Topic” index at the bottom of the Channel that you can search through in detail. There’s even a “Most Popular Topics” index on the right hand side of the Channel page.  As you click on specific topics, you’ll notice a “Top Contributor” section within that Sub-Channel.  This Channel Navigation structure applies to EVERY ActiveRain Channel.  Did you know this?

Holy Cow! I work here everyday and didn’t even realize how much the Channels have grown.  It’s awesome!!

Just out of curiosity… again,  I used the search tool on AR and searched for “TIPS and TOOLS.”  WOW!  More than 800 posts have been written just using these two keywords.  For me personally, this will save me a ton of time looking for exactly the kind of stuff I love and that I’m always searching for.  Talk about discovering a goldmine, I’m feeling like a 49er today!! lol~

There are so many areas to find great content on ActiveRain: The feature board, the Blogrolls, inside the groups, subscribed bloggers etc., just don’t forget to grab your remote control once in a while and skip through some of the ActiveRain Channels. It’s just like your television, you never know what you’ll discover until you start flipping through some of the channels.  Also, make sure that you’re adding your content to the proper channels so you’ll get additional exposure to those looking for your specific topics. 

The Technology and Tools Channel IS My new “Discovery Channel!”

ActiveRain Hits 1,000,000 Blog Post Articles

Congratulations to Brandon Farmer from Charlotte NC who has posted the 1,000,000th post on AR. 

Brandon may have never known if it weren’t for the first comment posted by Michael Thornton. Nice Mike 🙂

Here’s the Official 1,000,000th post on ActiveRain: Charlottes-Positive-Market-Indicators

We have been waiting and watching patiently for this day and just wondering who it would actually be?


Jay Thompson wrote the very first Blog post on AR back on 06/25/2006.  Then 140,501 ActiveRain Members joined the community, followed Jay’s lead, and together, have helped build this Network with enough content to reach this goal today.

How exciting to hit yet another milestone with ActiveRain and it’s members.  This has never been done before or accomplished by any other Real Estate Network to the best of my knowledge.  So again, Congratulations to Brandon, and to ActiveRain and its members for making a permanent mark in the history books of ActiveRain, and the Real Estate Industry.  This is truly an incredible accomplishment!


Imagine, there are over 1,000,000 articles now on ActiveRain,
what a powerful resource for our members and consumers!

This is a very proud moment for us all, thanks Brandon and ALL AR members for making it happen!!

Here’s Brandon’s Featured Post about #1,000,000

Custom Image Courtesy:
Craig Schiller of Real Estaging