Building Your Active Rain Network

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Home Stager with Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Building Your Active Rain Network

The following suggestions are just my opinion and what has worked for me. That said, I have built a sound network of wonderful friends on Active Rain that I interact with almost every day, have talked to many on the phone, text and exchange emails with. Start building your AR network today!  

1. If you notice the same circle of members commenting on a blog that you visit regularly, there's a good chance you too share common interests so check out their blogs.

2You don't build relationships on Active Rain with cut/paste comments and in fact this has the opposite effect. People know it's a "point's comment" and some even take offense.

3. Be sincere and consistent - if you find a member who puts out great posts, check in regularly and comment. You will usually find they will start visiting your blog as well.

 4.  If you have a question or want to get to know more about a member - shoot them an email. Don't write a mini post on their blog- make it more personal.

5If you find yourself visiting a certain member's post frequently, subscribe to their blog. Once you've established a group of subscriptions visit these members often, if not daily and interact with them.

 6. If you visit a member's blog over ten times in a short period of time and they never visit your blog, rethink if they are worthy of your time. No relationship should be one sided - IMO.

7. Look at groups that resonate with your interests and join them - likeminded people become friends quickly because they share common interests.

8. When members take the time to read and comment on your post, thank them by visiting their blog and leave a comment. It can be time consuming at first, but you will build relationships much faster. It's all about reciprocation, like any other friendship.

9.  Let people know who you are. Write a variety of posts and include some that tell us who you are and what you're all about. I'm a home stager, but have many wonderful relationships with realtors, inspectors and photographers because we share the same values, interests, humor or causes.

 10. Share your knowledge or expertise - write posts with tips & advice. Keep it short and sweet, most of us don't have long attention spans or a lot of time- we like the Reader's Digest version.

  

Lastly, be patient - the old adage, "Rome wasn't built in a day" applies to Active Rain relationships. They take time to build - hang in there and before you know it you will have a sound and meaningful network. It wasn't that long ago that I was lucky if I had 2 or 3 comments - we all start out on an even playing ground.

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  2. Mona Gersky 05/18/2011 07:43 AM
  3. Roy Kelley 05/18/2011 08:33 AM
  4. Donald Bradbury 05/18/2011 06:00 PM
  5. John Hrisco & Associates 05/21/2011 01:08 AM
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Kim Inman
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Kristine...thank you for the tips. My friend Cindy Edwards wrote about you and your tips on building relationships on AR. I'm fairly new, I've been on AR since January.  I do subscribe to about 30 people and have several that I read daily. I liked your comment about one sided relationships. I have a couple of people I comment on daily that have NEVER commented on my post.  Thinking I may cut those loose and go on to someone else. Thanks again!

May 19, 2011 04:31 PM
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Marlene Albrecht
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Hello Kristine, thanks for all of the great information!

May 19, 2011 09:53 PM
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ Stager
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Kim - thanks for stopping by and I share your feelings about when you comment consistently on someone's blog and they never stop by and see what you're up to - good for you to cut them loose! There are plenty of others on AR that network and reciprocate and that what it all about!

Marlene - you very welcome and I hope this helps - keep on blogging!

May 19, 2011 11:53 PM
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Kristine, like everyone else has said, I agree with you 100%, this is a really good post and worthy of a reblog...thanks.

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I found this great post via a reblog from Donald Bradbury ... Yeah! The system works .. Great Job! I'm subscribing!

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