posting: ZILLOW WAS PLANNING THEIR MOVES ONE YEAR AGO FOR ACTIVERAIN - 07/31/14 04:28 PM
On September 21st 2013, I was visited by ZILLOW undercover agents who were gathering data in regards to their future growth and potentials. They found out about me because I was an ACTIVERAIN active blogger. A RAINER! Someone hire up said...find out what you can from this guy...Here is the original posting....enjoy
ANOTHER DAY OF POSTING BLOGGING AND COMMENTING..coming to an end
I remember nothing clearly but somethings remain. It was late and I dozed off with laptop logged in to ActiveRain. I remember reading blog after blog, writing drafts, commenting and even posting and then nodding in and out. Then, a … (10 comments)

posting: EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN HAVE GOTTA LIKE THESE ACTIVERAIN CHANGES - 07/29/14 08:02 AM
I never realized I was squinting all this time until now. NO MORE! I get to SEE all my favorites faces and more without any effort when blogging, commenting and posting. Being larger than a thumb looks good on everyone. If that doesn't make you blog happy, being able to like and follow as well as get extra points for commenting just create a cherry on top of the post sundae
PROBLEM & SOLUTION
Keep in mind that it took time, effort, feedback, input, interaction, complaints and tenacity on many peoples parts to bring us all to this stage. So, the system works if you … (13 comments)

posting: 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)

posting: TAKE A MONKEY A TYPEWRITER A ROOM AND SOME INCENTIVES - 07/16/14 04:04 PM
You have heard this before. If you took X amount of monkeys and put them in a room with X amount of typewriters (today its laptops), sooner or later, they will learn to type and intelligently too. Throw in some Shakespeare and you will get a good copy sooner or later so the statistical genius, infinity theorists and anything is possible groups swear
MY EARLY WORLD
Well not too long ago, lets say prior to me joining ActiveRain, I didn't know how to blog, comment or post etc. I was the early blogger man, a real Neanderthal poster and comment-er who wandered the earth hunting and gathering but not at my full … (3 comments)

posting: 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)

posting: 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)

posting: 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)

posting: 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)

posting: SOME POSTS REMIND ME OF THE SUNDAY PAPER - 06/30/14 12:30 PM
I enjoy the Sunday paper. It is designed to go along with Sunday which is to be enjoyed without hurry or pace and sipped instead of gulped down like Monday through Friday can be. The Sunday paper has a lot of everything going on in it including fillers, promotions, advertisements and miscellaneous articles
FOCAL POINTS
Quite a bit of it I discard because I am not interested in everything but only select things. Which reminds me: I couldn't help think about some of the posts that I click on and visit and how busy they are. They have so much data and instead of having … (7 comments)

posting: 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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posting: 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)

posting: THE ELEVENTH POST - 06/26/14 01:13 PM
I wanted to see what it would be like to exceed my 10 posts per week AND get the points that go with it. I have written more than ten posts a week in the past as well as commented over the limits too. I have never posted the amount of re-blogs but I have heard of many that do
THE ELEVENTH POST & POINTS
I wanted to see what it felt like to be able to earn more points for this simple act. As you all know, you now can write 20 posts a week instead of 10 and the points … (6 comments)

posting: 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)

posting: 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)

posting: POST BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A POST - 06/24/14 11:17 AM
To post or not to post is not the question any longer. It is if you post or not AND how many that is taking precedence. Now, if one posts for points, they can hit the heights and post away to their hearts contentment. It is like discovering buried treasure or money in an old pair of pants...
FLOOR THAT POST WAGON
Take note all those that occupy the top twenty space of their city, county or state too. Now, a newbie, a zealous blogger or a neck in neck blogger can floor their post wagon and put the blog metal to the … (5 comments)

posting: 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)

posting: 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)

posting: POINTS DONT MATTER BUT DONT TRY TAKING ANY AWAY EITHER - 06/21/14 06:47 AM
Points. Just reflect a moment on this word. Points drive the ACTIVERAIN blogging bus while many will say that blogging must be done for business sake. If that's true, why are so many people keeping to the point schedule of blogging? So many comments, posts and blogs earn points that's why...!
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS
Imagine waking up and logging in and there is a notice that says...POINTS HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT. Now tell me, would this get your attention or would you shrug it off? Be honest here. Would you contact ActiveRain and want to know why... if not specified? Ahhh..points … (9 comments)

posting: 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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posting: 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)