blogging: The Blogconomy - How Much Can You Earn Blogging - 11/05/13 12:36 AM
I remember my very first blog post here on ActiveRain.  It was way back in February of 2007, more than 5 years ago. At the time, I wasn't even considering that money could be made from blogging.  I was in it to connect with other local and national real estate pros, to learn and grow as well as share my own knowledge and experiences, and market my company and expertise to those that had a use or that saw value in what I offerred.
There are some bloggers out there only in it for the money and believe me, they are … (18 comments)

blogging: SEO and Blogging - The Importance of Visibility and Placement - 02/07/11 01:55 AM
SEO and Blogging - The beauty is in the "Eyes" of the beholder
Last week we did a class called "Are You Invisible" and had a great turnout with guest speaker Gary Clayberg from WA.  One of the topics during the SEO and Blogging discussion was about heat maps that show and reveal how the "eyes" of your traffic and visitors see your site and the search engine results. It's absolutely fascinating when you think about it, and it most definitely should be thought about after you read this.
Think of how long you spend reading a blog post vs skimming, … (66 comments)

blogging: Blogging and Time Management - 12/07/09 06:11 PM
One of the common concerns I hear from people about Blogging, is that they just don't have the time.  Seriously though, we live in a world where Starbucks offers drive-thru coffee for those who don't even have time to sit and enjoy it.  Everything in life seems to be go-go-go!  So maybe Blogging and Time Management really is a valid concern and important topic for many!?!  I just Googled Blogging and Time Management, there really wasn't much out there.  So maybe there is no answer?  If you did find the answer, would it be right for you?
Defining Blogging - Is … (121 comments)

blogging: Real Estate Blogging - The Steps & Cycle For Success - 09/28/09 12:27 PM
Real Estate Blogging - The Steps & Cycle For Success
Are you a REALTOR or BROKER Blogging? Why are you Blogging? Who is your audience? What are you Blogging about?  What are your ultimate intentions? What are your goals and desired results?  Do you have a plan in place for success?  Of course you do, or you wouldn't be here.  
Here's a simplified concept that may help give a better understanding about the steps and process of Blogging.  There is nothing worse than doing something for your business and not understanding the full process, or missing certain key steps, elements, and … (95 comments)

blogging: Common Mistakes A Blogger Makes - 09/06/09 01:10 PM
Common Mistakes A Blogger Makes
These are some areas that can have an impact on you and your Blogging experience.  No matter who you are and what you do for a living, if you decide to start Blogging, here's a few suggestions that might help make your Blogging experience more enjoyable and successful.  These following suggestions are NOT intended to isolate any one individual, network, or community.  In fact, these suggestions come from an entirely different perspective which you'll discover at the end of this post.
Finish What you Start
Some folks simply don't finish what they start. They become inconsistent … (161 comments)

blogging: ActiveRain Sets A New Network and Community Record - 08/07/09 05:19 PM
ActiveRain Sets A New Network and Community Record

While I was away this week at Inman Real Estate Connect, Jon informed me that our members broke and set a new Community Record.  We have seen so many great thresholds crossed this year.  The first was having our One millionth Blog post by Brandon Farmer.  Then we reached the 2 million plus monthly visitors mark to ActiveRain.  Next was the most homes searched on AR at over 100,000 in a single month.  This week we hit an outstanding Blog post record.  On Monday, there were 1755 Blogs posts submitted and posted … (104 comments)

blogging: How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines - 07/25/09 02:46 AM
How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines. 
There are three important audiences to be writing for: 1. Other members and friends of your Social Networks. 2. Consumers, Subscribers, and a Target Audience of readers.  3. Search Engines.  I'm sure this is preaching to the choir, but this is important information to be shared if you want to get maximum exposure and results from your Blog posts with consumers, visitors, and with Google. Google Juice? I'll drink to that! :-)
Blogging for Customers and Search Engines correctly is a key component to a successful Blog.
Using … (403 comments)

blogging: 3 Ways To Reach Your Audience - Blogging Just Isn't Enough - 09/17/08 03:42 PM
In the beginning, well...many years ago, the only way people could communicate and share information with others, was by traveling on horseback or by boat to personally deliver their news.  Then came mail.  In regards to advertising, marketing, and providing news and information, this must have been a nightmare.  Word of mouth was pretty much it!
Once newspapers were created and evolved, they quickly became the "Resource" to get information, and find out what was going on in local areas and around the world.  Then came radio, followed by television.  Now the Globe became smaller, and the World felt more connected.  … (106 comments)

blogging: ActiveRain "Live Talk Show" on BlogTalkRadio - 09/01/08 08:14 PM
Yes, It's True.  ActiveBrad is Hosting a "Talk Show" on BlogTalkRadio.  Get Read, Get Seen, Be Heard!  Great content gets read, Viral Video gets seen, and Quality Radio gets heard. The media has done it this way for years.  Well, we're finally there!
ActiveRain now has our own little corner of the Internet Radio World, and we're looking forward to sharing it with all of you.  We will have special guests, trainers and instructors, coaches, guest speakers, along with members and ActiveRain Staff.  We'll be sharing ideas, challenges, solutions, and success stories from all over the Country.  My first guest will … (91 comments)

blogging: ActiveRain Launches Outside Blogs - How Do You Get Yours? - 06/26/08 04:31 PM
Google offers Blogs, Yahoo offers Blogs, and now ActiveRain offers RE Blogs!!  I am so excited that I get to announce this!  ActiveRain is pulling all the stops and releasing the "BIG" storm today.  It's been a long time coming, and now it's finally here! STOP HERE!
UPDATE 4/10/2009 -  Please see this new post for details regarding the NEW OUTSIDE Blogs offerred on ActiveRain.  How to Create and Maximize your AR Outside Blogs  and  5 Tips For Your Outside Blogs.
ActiveRain "Outside Blogs" are launched today.  You're going to love the ability to create one post, and then with the check of … (1036 comments)

blogging: An ActiveRain Video Invitation - 03/26/08 08:59 PM
As you may have heard, there's a big "Video Contest" being put on by your TEAM here at ActiveRain. This is a contest that EVERY SINGLE MEMBER should enter. You know that video is coming, and that it will be the next level of technology we MUST incorporate to stay or be competitive. You do know that right? :-) So get your video camera, and have some FUN!! You can't miss an opportunity like this one for sure!
Just look at these prizes:
1st Prize 1 ticket to the Day with Seth Godin event in New York City Hotel accommodations … (61 comments)

blogging: Making A Point - The Power Point Way! - 03/13/08 03:50 AM
Today, I spoke on the phone with Margaret Rome from Baltimore. She shared with me that she was doing a presentation tomorrow for the WCR called "What's A Blog Anyway?" I decided to try something that has not been done yet here on our Active Rain Blogs.
Margaret sent me a copy of her PowerPoint Presentation, I told her I would try to upload it to Google or YouTube as a video. Then we could post it in a Blog on Active Rain. Well I found out tonight that it's just not possible. Let me backup just a bit. Margaret actually … (151 comments)

blogging: Real Estate 2.0 - Does Blogging Really Work - Letter To The Skeptics - 03/09/08 12:17 PM
If you are in the Real Estate Industry, and still a "Skeptic" about Blogging, and whether it really works or not, you need get and read a copy of this months (March) edition of REALTOR® Magazine.  In it, there are a couple worth while articles that you don't want to miss.  The National Magazine for REALTOR® Members, features a story on one of our very own Active Rain Bloggers, Teresa Boardman.  See Details >>>
Active Rain is mentioned many times in the publication along with other members Jeff Turner, Dustin Luther, and Ardell DellaLoggia.  Matt Heaton's quote caught my attention and … (59 comments)

blogging: Your Blog - Is it Unwritten? - 02/17/08 05:53 AM
I have heard in my online travels that writers, authors and even Bloggers can get writers block. I have also noticed that thousands of Bloggers have joined us here in the "Rain" and have not written their first post. Can I ask why you joined? Was it to try and gain knowledge about the industry? Was it because of a compulsive (must join) behavior you might have? Maybe you are just afraid of what people will think when you write, so you're holding back and keeping your Blog Unwritten.
Here's a video that addresses those writers and bloggers who either have … (75 comments)

blogging: Do You Want Visitors Searching Your Blog? - 12/07/07 08:41 AM
Last month I did a post regarding ways to search Active Rain using the built in "Search" option.  I also shared how you can use the URL address bar above to search Tags or Keywords.
Now you can have your very own search engine built into your Blog.  Have you ever read a post by another member, book-marked it, then tried to find it in that list of the other 3000 posts you've book-marked? :-0  Here's a really cool tool that will allow you and your readers to search your Blog for any topic or keywords.  NOT JUST TAGS either.  This … (271 comments)

blogging: Marketing and Farming Your Blog - 11/17/07 11:22 AM
Isn't it great when you write a post on a topic you're passionate about, and you get a string of intelligent and informative comments?  This creates an awesome platform to educate, and share your knowledge and experience with your clients and other consumers.  Are you waiting for them to come find your great post using Google?  Do you hope they just find your post by coincidence, or from a keyword search?  If you want to be proactive, and get this information out to readers and clients everywhere, they'll need to know that it's there.  Are you "Farming Your Blog?
Many Active … (241 comments)

blogging: 3 Ways To Find Out Who's Reading Your Blog - 11/09/07 08:35 PM
When I first started on Active Rain earlier this year, I had no clue how much I would learn in such a short time.  The first thing I remember noticing about Active Rain was that there was vast amounts of knowledge, and so many wonderful people here.  I wanted to learn all about Blogging, the benefits, the value, and why anyone in our industry would want to consider Blogging.  I needed to know so I could share with my clients if this were something they should invest their time in doing.
I was spending hours just reading and learning from all … (370 comments)

blogging: How Are You Promoting Your Blog Out in the REAL World - 09/28/07 12:32 AM

blogging: Successful Blogging in the Real Estate Industry - 08/08/07 04:35 PM
So now you are a Blogger on Active Rain!  You create content, you write, you post, you read, you comment, but do you ever wonder...where does my Blogging go from here?  Is this as good as it gets?  Should I have more than one Blog?  My answer to you is yes!  Every single person and panelists that I met in San Francisco at the Real Estate Connect last week, ALL had a Blog or write for a Blog outside of Active Rain.  Don't get me wrong, I think that Blogging in the rain is great, in fact I will always be an Active Rain Alumni, … (82 comments)

blogging: 5 Principles to Creating an Effective Blog Post - 07/03/07 09:57 PM

Before you post on your Blog, here's five principles that may help you get more views, readers and comments, and (no promises), featured on Active Rain!
First off, put some thought and effort into your posts.  There are so many things you can write about IE: your business, events, personal experiences, travel, technology, other members, the Market etc.
If you invest a small amount of time "thinking" about your post and your readers, their perceptions and what you are trying to get across, the better your posts will be. 
Don't knock yourself out, and remember, you'll never know what kind of response … (218 comments)

Brad Andersohn,  ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp)

Brad Andersohn

ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

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ActiveBrad is "The Internetarian and Web Concierge." Helping Industry Professionals with technology, blogging, social media, mobile and more. Brad spends the majority of his time helping agents, brokers and other real estate professionals experience greater success.





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