Real Rain Meeting and Minutes 12/04/07

 Members Present: Angela Martinez, Linda Moss, Brad Andersohn. Bill Clemente, Rafael Quintero, Susan Kingsley, Janet Guilbault, Pete Sabine, Steve Snyder, Nathan Ellis, Simone Claire, Wendy Cutrufelli, Kelly St. Germain, Jill Cruey & Mike Mueller.

Absent Members: David Marshburn, Jason Wheeler, Catherine Meyers & Terry Osburn.

Next TWO meetings being held:

Monday, January 7th 2008 – 10:00 to 11:30 &

Monday January 28th 2008 10:00 to 11:30 @ Security Pacific Real Estate in Walnut Creek. 

Homework:  Go to each Members Blog in our group, and Comment on at least 1 of their posts.  This will generate more comments and "Real Rain" synergy.

Topic Notes from Today:

·        Activerain.com/groups/realrain – that’s our blog

·        Clustrmaps

·        Success Story – Pete Sabine selling his book on his blog

·        Google owns “blogger” (free blogs)

·       Bloodhoundblog

·        Google likes links, bold and click outs

·        Lenderama

·        WordPress.com is Yahoo.com blog  (free blogs)

·        Livewriter and Links

·        CONTENT IS KING

·        RSS feed reader – went over definition

·        Grazr.com – RSS Feeder

·        Template websites showed examples – look for frames. View. Source 

·        A star next to your name on Active Rain means you were featured

·        Farming your blog

·        Broadcast Blogging

·        Pinpoint Blogging

Here is the Link to the Blank Forms that were presented!

 

      We discussed possibly having a buddy system where group members could pair up with another member for support and help with advancing our Blogs.  There was also some success stories shared about business being done with others within our group.  Networking, referrals, and relationships is what it's all about. 

      If you have any questions on the topics we covered, or if you missed the meeting, please feel free to call me on my cell or in the office if you need more details.  My office is 925 356-7165 or my cell 707 888-6299. 

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