ActiveRain's New Social Blog

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We have a new feature that helps you view the most recent posts of the members to which you subscribe.  Previously you clicked Blogs, saw your blog subscription list on the right hand side and clicked through each amazingly talented member one by one.

No longer my friends! The new ActiveRain Social Blog makes it easier!

The Social Blog is a one stop shop to view the latest posts from your favorite bloggers.  Go to http://activerain.com/social/blog and you will see your own version.  Here's what mine looks like:

 

 

 

The most recent post of my subscriptions is by Pat Kennedy so her most recent post is listed first.  If you scroll down you'll see 10 of the most recent blog posts from the members to which you subscribe on the first page.

Check out the 'Suggested Reading' at the top.  The algorithm looks at who I'm subscribed to, who they're subscribed to, adds in a few other components and suggests other bloggers which may interest me.  Like many of the social suggestion tools out there, it makes suggestions based on things that interest you. Facebook suggests friends, Amazon suggests products, now ActiveRain suggests bloggers. The 'suggested reading' bar will change each time you return so you always have a chance to check out new and interesting bloggers here in the Rain.

We hope this makes viewing your posts by your favorite bloggers easier while also introducing you to other members of the community that may interest you.

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Kerrie Greenhalgh

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Ambassador
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Ed Silva
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Well now, won't this be fun. We'll have a dash board on the right and the blogs access on the left and a platform of additional blogs in the center. I hope I remember to get off the site to do some work every now and then.

January 07, 2011 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,048
Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

I went to the page.  It kind of blew my mind.  I guess I will have to get used to it. 

January 07, 2011 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,564,389
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

I really do like this tool. Now, after using for a bit I have a few suggestions to further improve.

1.  There needs to be an easier way to comment.  If you read it and then want to comment, there should be button at the bottom to allow you to add/view comments.  Now, you have to scroll back up to it and click on title.  At times, I'm getting tired/lazy and if connection is slow, i am now commenting less.

2.  would b good to see how many comments there are and whether it is featured.

3.  would be good to show city/state of the blogger on the right.

January 07, 2011 01:29 PM
Ambassador
840,273
Dagny Eason
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
Dagny's Real Estate

Debbie - Those are such good comments, and I agree with all of them (per our discussions earlier today....)!

January 07, 2011 10:03 PM
Ambassador
1,500,481
Ed Silva
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Kerrie, it's different and a quick read. I'm also flattered that my photo is the first one on the right. You just caught me in the middle of changing from the Christmas Avatar.

January 08, 2011 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
814,584
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SouthBrevardBeachHomes.com
www.SouthBrevardBeachHomes.com
Coldwell Banker Sun Land Realty

I am trying to get used to it...it is hard to be the old guy on the block trying to pick up all the new stuff.

January 10, 2011 12:26 AM
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1,257,900
Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate
OMG Kerrie! This is AWESOME! I love it! I'm always looking for new writers and this is a great way to 'happen upon' them. AR life is good!
January 11, 2011 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
234,648
Jenny Durling
For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758
L.A. Property Solutions

Is there a way to get to this from my home page? I didn't see it there at all.

January 12, 2011 05:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Jenny:  You can access this from your "Profile" page... on the left side, just below "Write a Blog Post" is the link "Read Social Blog" and yes... the same thing appears on your "Home Page".  It is along the left side... almost at the top.  It is again, just below the "Write a Blog Post."

January 12, 2011 07:47 PM
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389,289
Pam Dent
Realtor - Charlottesville Virginia Homes and Horse Farms
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

I can't wait to check this out.  It seems like it will be a great addition to the Active Rain esperience.

January 13, 2011 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
279,468
Christine Hooks
Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!
Pino Agency

I wondered what the social blog was all about.  I haven't began to use it on a regular basis yet, but I feel like it will be easier than just scrolling down the row of my subscriptions.  Thanks for the upgrade!

January 14, 2011 10:22 PM
Rainer
166,130
Rose Mary Justice
Elite Realty Group
Elite Realty Group

Thanks active rain.  What a cool idea

January 15, 2011 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
171,863
Real Estate Virtual Assistant & North San Diego County Real Estate Agent
Christine Wade

I haven't been around much since the holidays and just noticed this feature on my AR page tonight so I had to go search and see what it is all about...I love this!  It is much more intuitive and makes commenting and reading posts by those readers that you've found value in previously so much easier!  Good job, AR!

January 17, 2011 10:07 PM
Rainer
22,477
Jan Laurie
JL Residential Styling & Staging

Fantastic! This is going to allow me to read more than I have in the past. Many thanks.

January 25, 2011 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
77,273
Joy Baker
So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
RE/MAX Insight

I realize I'm late to the party here but...very cool feature!!!

January 27, 2011 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
231,975
Barbara Jenness
St. Augustine FL Real Estate
Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL

Joy--I am later than you. I noticed it yesterday and enjoyed it. Thanks for adding this time-saving feature.

February 01, 2011 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
207,364
Nathan Tutas
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.

I love this new feature. This is so much more convenient!

February 07, 2011 03:32 AM
Rainer
234,262
Doug Bullwinkel
NMLS #281609
Vitek Mortgage Group

Great update.  I'm going to start using this right away.

March 19, 2011 02:17 AM
Rainer
189,754
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company

Okay, now you're just showing off...how cooli is this!

September 20, 2011 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Amanda Thomas
Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
Providence Group Realty

Ah ha!! I kept wondering what the point of 'following' another blogger was... this was the missing piece. :-)

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