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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Here is a good place to start Gil.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/308946/software--how-to-post-to-your-activerain-blog

I can walk you through the difficult parts over the phone too if you need any help.

Bob

Jul 15, 2016 07:08 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Active Rain University is a great resource!

Jul 15, 2016 07:20 AM
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Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Well, success is a matter of 1) good content and 2) developing relationships so people want to read what your write. But:

1) I like to write my posts in a word processor and copy and paste over. Easier for me, but you may prefer to type directly in AR.

2) Have someone (who you believe is a good writer themselves) read your post, particularly longer ones, at least for awhile. Editors and proofreaders can be a godsend. 

3) Paste into ActiveRain (not relevant if you typed here)

4) Check formatting--AR is a bit finnicky at times. Make sure your fonts are the same size, that your bold/italics/underline are all there, etc.

5) Click "Preview". Check out what your page looks like. Look right? Awesome. No? See point 4.

6) Add tages, SEO description, etc. What's your post about? What are relevant keywords? Enter that all here

7) Hit post

8) Read it again. Did something weird happen with formatting that you didn't catch in preview? If so, click update.

9) When people comment, like and comment back when you can/it is appropriate. This builds those connections I mentioned above so these posts can keep getting better.

10) If people give good advice in those comments sections, here, etc. incorporate into your writing. If your writing does not involve, you are at risk of falling behind!

Jul 15, 2016 07:06 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Gil Rodriguez You asked the million dollar question and received several Million+++ answers from Bob Crane Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl and Cody Carmen Look forward to reading your next post.

Jul 15, 2016 07:36 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I just looked at your profile and you have several posts that were successfully uploaded.

Jul 15, 2016 01:28 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well I could write a volume to answer your questions, but I think there are several good answers here for you to go over. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good question, Gil, and one lots of new members have. I see some pretty good answers below, especially from Bob Crane and  Cody Carmen . Look forward to hearing more from you!

Also, check out ActiveRain University

Jul 15, 2016 10:46 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think Cody has it all in line for you...please come back again

Jul 15, 2016 08:05 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The University has valuable resources that will help you learn to blog and format. Watch some of those webinars and practice.

Jul 15, 2016 12:46 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR university......

Jul 15, 2016 10:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm sure we have a video on this in AR University.

Jul 15, 2016 07:42 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Many good answers here but the one provided by Cody Carmen could be a post that should be read by all who ask this question.   

Jul 16, 2016 02:01 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Lots of great answers.   See Cody Carmen et al.

Jul 16, 2016 12:32 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It appears that you have some answers. Bob Crane has offered to talk you through the process.

Jul 15, 2016 09:59 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Bob Crane nailed it...

Jul 15, 2016 09:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gil Rodriguez - I am sure there are some tutorials on ActiveRain University for this...

Good Luck.

Jul 15, 2016 04:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Gil.  If you go to the "Getting Started" section,  There's great information there.

Jul 15, 2016 02:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gil,

You sure have received some great advice from fellow and fellowette members, and I look forward to reading your post.  A

Jul 15, 2016 02:08 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I would check out Craig's Classroom. He has a lot of great instructional blogs for people trying to learn the ropes here.

Jul 15, 2016 01:17 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Keep your eyes on Debbie Reynolds that is how I learned.

Jul 16, 2016 03:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Looks like Bob Crane has your answer.

Jul 16, 2016 10:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Bob Crane nailed the answer for you.

Jul 16, 2016 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Bob Crane is a pro at this.

Jul 16, 2016 03:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ActiveRain University is the place to go.... it's a great educaton...

Jul 16, 2016 03:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

There is a wealth of information at ActiveRain University.

ActiveRain has also create many templates for blogging.  Easy Peasy.

Jul 16, 2016 02:19 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

You have a lot of great answers here, Gil.  Posting and publishing is the easy part.  Writing consistently good content is the hard part.   Write what you are passionate about.  Blog on...

Jul 15, 2016 11:32 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You already have excellent advice. Nothing further to add than "Good Luck"!

Jul 15, 2016 11:23 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Looks like you have the technique - good luck to you

Jul 15, 2016 10:55 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Are you asking about doing this on AR? There is all sorts of information on AR in form of webinars that tells you what, how, when to do this.

Jul 15, 2016 10:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The  others have answered.

Jul 15, 2016 10:14 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Contact Paula McDonald or Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , they both have had books published and I'm sure would be happy to share their experiences. 

Jul 15, 2016 08:39 PM