commenting: WHERES THE YOU? - 07/21/14 08:30 AM
If all roads lead to Rome, then Rome has to live up to its reputation. Behind every post, comment and blog, there should be a person who wants to make a point, a mark or leave a signature of some special kind and purpose. One would assume that even in business or personal realms, that effort would be relevant and substantial.
BRING OUT THE BEST
Is it any different than a greeting when meeting or leaving with someone? Do we want to give and receive the minimum or milk the best of the situation? Anyone who uses the occasion of a gathering to … (2 comments)

commenting: ITS ONLY THREE A DAY RELAX - 07/16/14 03:59 PM
On those 20 posts a week that have gotten everyone's attention good, bad and ugly, it helps if you employ some spider sense as I call it. The spider, who walks on walls, ceilings and floors, when asked her opinion on something said, well it depends on how you look at it. That's what I want to submit to you. Its a point of view
20 REDUCED TO 3..
First off, the cliche "the journey of a 1000 miles starts with one step". There, I have said it and I hope I set the tone for what is coming. Twenty posts a week for … (25 comments)

commenting: STOP THE POST I WANT TO GET OFF - 07/10/14 01:02 PM
LOL...Look... I hope that everyone is blogging, commenting and posting for fun, business and pleasure as well as networking and of course fine tuning and honing their skills and talents. Lets not work our keyboard fingers raw to the bone as Cinderella's wicked step-mother and sisters would have us do! NO. Find the positive and meaningful point (pun) for doing what you do and then do it
LEARNING TO BLOG
I remember when I signed up to ActiveRain and wanted to learn how to comment, post and blog and nothing else and that to me was daunting in and of itself. It took a while for me … (0 comments)

commenting: TWITTER HAS AN INTERESTING WEEKLY REPORT - 07/08/14 12:19 PM
Just over the last few weeks, I have been getting reports from Twitter telling me what posts people liked, what got the most hits and which ones were favored or re-tweeted. This is good feedback similar to what clicks, comments, and views does here on ACTIVERAIN. It lets us know what people find interesting to comment on
ITS FEEDBACK
Google analytic does the same thing as it lets you see who hit you from where and on what topic. None of this is an exact science because all moments, days and audiences change constantly. It is when it all lines up and presents itself that we get a chance to assess … (2 comments)

commenting: POINTS FOR BLOGGING CAN MATTER - 07/01/14 01:50 PM
Having a gimmick go to work for you is like stumbling on a gold vein...If properly handled, it can turn into a mother lode. Allowing people to trade in points for rewards and goodies thus making them want to earn more will cause a tremendous spike in success and who knows what else...Opportunities like this come when they come...
FREE? WHERE? HOW?
Think this through. If someone has reached 500,000 points, then they get to play in the rain for free! Many find that out and go blog nuts to get there. When starting toward this worthy goal, time moves ever so slow … (2 comments)

commenting: POSTING BLOGGING COMMENTING are ELECTRONIC BUSINESS CARDS - 06/30/14 07:25 AM
That's what we are all doing when we enter into cyberspace and blog, comment or post. We are in affect giving out or sharing our contact. Some do it to socialize while others to build their business. Whatever the motivation, it is the established way to know and be known in today's interactive world
BEING KNOWN
Whoever the target audience is, when we post, blog or comment, we are allowing others to experience how we think, feel and conduct ourselves and a variety of subject matters. The more you share, the more of a comfort level takes place. Intimacy takes place when we share what and who we are
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commenting: ONE ROUND TRIP TICKET FOR CYBERSPACE PLEASE - 06/27/14 08:01 AM
I have to travel into and about cyberspace and ACTIVERAIN is my ticket to get there. That's all I know and have been doing this for years now. I needed a Internet presence to promote myself, my business and share some points of views. In addition, I often come across some interesting situations that I like to blog about and promote
ALL ABOARD
For getting online, ACTIVERAIN certainly made it easy to do. I remember first seeing how everyone else was doing it...IT being posting, blogging and commenting. Then, I signed up and got my feet wet. When I felt certain about what … (10 comments)

commenting: PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD - 06/26/14 01:06 PM
All they have to do, the place to start... is online. From there, they usually find a vast amount of data and quite a bit of it written by the one being investigated. Used to be that it involved quite a bit of effort and resources but with the advent of these social media sites, people reveal too much to quick too soon
SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT?
Some guy actually posted on Facebook how he would love to see his spouse dead. I will minus the details but he did spell it out graphically. It was considered a valid threat, charges brought, and … (2 comments)

commenting: COMING ACROSS SOMEONES POST WHILE SURFING THE NET - 06/25/14 05:20 PM
I surf the net all the time. I do a lot of research for various subject matters and I never know where I will end up as sometimes one subject leads to another and then another. One thing I have noticed at times is the surprise of when I come across posts from people I know when I least expect it
HEY...ITS YOU
There is something about knowing the person or knowing of them that makes that source of information special. Compare it to lets say anyone's random post, both give data and details but you get to say...hey, I know that person … (6 comments)

commenting: THIS HELPS TO INCREASE VIEWS & CLICKS - 06/23/14 10:32 AM
Yes it is true. By clicking here, post views and post clicks will increase and continue to do so guaranteed and all you have to do is visit and it takes place. No effort, muss or fuss, views and clicks start to add up and before you know it, a post or blog will have some legs
SIMPLE AS CLICK CLICK
I think it is fair to say that it is my post that will increase in views and clicks. You see how simple it is? You visited with me and helped me to prove this simple point. However, I am not … (20 comments)

commenting: MUST CONTAIN ONE ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTER? - 06/22/14 07:31 AM
Well I went to launch a post and the title of this post came up instead. I must tell you that I wasn't sure what this is. It has never come up before. I thought that this must be a new change of some sort so I looked it up. Your title must contain a letter of the alphabet and then a numeral usually 0-9...WHAT?
OKAY...I'LL PLAY
I am not a whiner complainer type of person. I remember being at college and one of my professors told me that if you learn to jump through all the hoops presented in school, you end … (10 comments)

commenting: ACTIVERAIN HAD DEVELOPED ITS OWN UNIQUE IDENTITY - 06/19/14 02:01 PM
I wonder if you took a bunch of attorneys, engineers or doctors who blogged, posted and commented and had them congregate on a specific site if they would turn themselves into a "go to" place similar to what ActiveRain has become and is still evolving into.
YOU ARE HERE
It is fascinating to see how the many different ACTIVERAIN components all found themselves and connected their own dots. It is similar to the principal of  water seeking its own level.  It may not have even been intended to do what it is doing now but what it is doing now is where it ended up
BECAUSE ITS SPECIAL
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commenting: FOOLED ME ONCE AND FOOLED ME TWICE - 06/17/14 02:25 PM
Well that means the shame is on me. Shame because I went to post a post and it didn't launch and the result was I lost the masterpiece. The Academy award post where I could have become famous and made a fortune and retired. I can say whatever I want because its gone and no one but me will know
SAVE ME...SAVE ME
With humor aside, whatever happened to AUTO-SAVE? Whoa! It could have saved my bacon. My precious Pulitzer prized post and it is no where to be found. I became aware of this joy killer dynamic two weeks ago and you would think I learned … (12 comments)

commenting: IF YOU CAN BREATH YOU CAN BLOG - 05/20/14 07:44 AM
When you get anxious for anything, that is when it takes on another dynamic usually one of stress and then anything can happen. It is fitting to remind us that there is also a good stress that forms and guides leading to perfection or a good results as well
SINKING IN YOUR THINKING?
Trying too hard invokes the deep thinking process and activates the emotions that while you get a sense of rising to the occasion in the moment when this happens you are really going in the wrong direction. The result is you end up sinking in your thinking. Lessen this dynamic … (6 comments)

commenting: GETTING ON THAT GOOGLE FIRST PAGE? - 05/05/14 06:54 AM
When I first found out about trying to make Google's first page, I saw the merit of it and if all it took was a blog or post or perhaps a comment, I could do that crossed my mind. Well it worked and I saw my stuff allover the Internet first page
UP DOWN AND THEN...OUT?
Then, one day, I saw how you can be first on that page or third and even last and I wondered what determines that? Remember, I am just an ordinary layman blogger. Eventually, I moved up and down those pages until I rolled right off it!
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commenting: LOOKED IN MY ACTIVERAIN REAR VIEW MIRROR - 04/24/14 02:19 PM
Who do I see? Tom Arstingstall flooring it coming up behind me in ranking. I never seen it coming as I was watching Elizabeth Weintraub in front of me and then Kathleen Daniels in front of her. Of course all of us are watching everyone else while we conduct our blogging affairs
TOM EXCELS?
I should have been assessing Tom who is a contractor and hunts down dry rot for a living as well as dabbling in water damage arenas too. Well ole Tom can now add "expert" at driving that souped up Bloggin Wagon of his...
SMOKE & DUST
I don't … (51 comments)

commenting: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW IN REAL ESTATE AND THEN SOME? - 04/18/14 07:34 AM
I have over the years while visiting and interacting on ACTIVERAIN seen just about every relevant subject matter and then some brought up and discussed. Then, I have seen them brought up and discussed from different point of views again and again
GIVE & TAKE
My conclusion? For one thing, it is hard to not become aware and educated while visiting with ACTIVERAIN. It is just to good a format that has a unique identity catered to the person that is either giving or receiving while visiting.
SHORT, SWEET AND RELEVANT
Imagine millions of personal, professional and relevant dialogue captured in so many words on what we … (12 comments)

commenting: THE RAIN IN SPAIN FALLS MAINLY ON THE PLAIN? - 04/12/14 01:07 PM
No, the rain in Spain falls mainly on Trulia-ActiveRain. ActiveRain is now Active-Gain and Trulia is to be commended for purchasing this fine organization allowing all to have more Active-Fame. WHY? There is uniqueness at ActiveRain that isn't captured anywhere else.
EXPOSURE...RANKING...BLOGGING
In this recent coming together of these two home run hitters, there may be nothing left to do but hit grand slams and hit them out of the Real Estate park. I am speaking of the exposure that will feed our blogs and how the same exposure will compliment these two fine "active" players
SOMETHING DONE WELL STANDS OUT
The other day, … (6 comments)

commenting: DONT BE A PAIN IN THE RAIN? - 04/12/14 10:53 AM
What does this mean? Well anywhere else besides ACTIVERAIN, it means something to do with the weather and people are scratching their heads thinking what? However, here on ACTIVERAIN, one can become a pain but what type of pain?
RESISTANCE=GROWTH
You see there is pain that comes with growth. Learning pain if you will. Resistance to anything signals growth is yonder and awaiting. This is an acceptable pain even necessary. Richfuscious says...man who does not go with flow...go anyway
THIS ONE HURTS
How about pain of truth? Something that you see and read about that brings a past or present unpleasant episode to rise up and cause … (7 comments)

commenting: ACTIVERAIN & TRULIA TWO GIANTS IN THE INDUSTRY SPEAK UP - 04/10/14 03:54 PM
I speak from my own experience here. I have read a few posts and many comments having to do with the recent changes in regards to Trulia and ActiveRain. I am not sure what all the hoopla is about and I am okay with this
TALK 6TH GRADE TALK TO ME...please?
I am not knowledgeable about all the behind the scenes, tech talking, refer follow backs, links here and there, intricacies on postings, sites, cyberspace and all the rest of it. I am the guy they have to spell it out for and then walk me though when it comes to this subject matter … (6 comments)