Looking for Blog Ideas? Why Not Check Out the Contests Tab!

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Real Estate Agent with Donovan Blatt Realty 01267479

Looking for Blog Ideas?  Why Not Check Out the Contests Tab!

 

Do you ever just run out of ideas for blogging?  I know I do, and then I'm off looking for a new idea or just something different.

One of my new favorite tricks is the Contests Tab at the top of the AR page.

Active Rain Contests

 

Not only does it give you ideas, but it can also give you extra incentive in the form of points.  (I know; I know,  It's not all about the points, but sometimes, it just makes it a little more fun).

So, what do you think?  Do you enjoy the Contests tab as an easy way for ideas and to enjoy the contests?

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

If you want to buy a home or to list your property for sale, please click Newport Beach homes, Costa Mesa homes, Huntington Beach homes or Orange County homes.  Click the link if you are interested in buying a home at a courthouse auction sale.

Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

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Christine Donovan
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Debbie - I'm glad I was able to introduce it to you.  Have fun.

Aug 15, 2011 02:41 AM #4
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Randy Harden
Wieder Realty, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
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Holy moly! I never even realized that there is a contest link. I am definitely going to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 15, 2011 04:33 PM #5
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

I've heard about the concert tab link and for whatever reason it always slips my mind when I'm on here. I'm heading that way now!

Aug 15, 2011 04:59 PM #6
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Dominic Tartaglia
Tartaglia Realty - San Luis Obispo, CA
GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist

BRILLIANT!

Aug 15, 2011 05:25 PM #7
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Kate McQueen, SRS
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CLEAR LAKE NASA - League City, TX
Houston Bay Area Real Estate

Wow, I hadn't noticed that tab!  Thanks!  I do enjoy the contests.

Aug 15, 2011 05:56 PM #8
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Norma Toering
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA

Christine - I check the contests when I'm looking for inspiration.

Aug 15, 2011 06:25 PM #9
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Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

This is a really good suggestion and one I took a while ago.  I've written so many blogs because of the contests and they're all helping my hyperlocal program, boosting my points, and getting readers.

Aug 15, 2011 06:34 PM #10
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Christine I don't know how long the contest link has been there, but I just noticed it a couple of weeks ago. I have since entered at least one contest.
Aug 15, 2011 08:19 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Christine- I noticed it when it came out and what I like is that you can check there periodically and never miss a contest. 

Aug 15, 2011 08:23 PM #12
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That contest tab really makes it convenient to stay current on the ActiveRain bonus offers. Now I need to find my unique talent

Aug 15, 2011 08:49 PM #13
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
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Christine,

Thanks, I never knew about that tab. I'll check it out, but so far, I haven't run out of topics.

Brian

Aug 15, 2011 08:50 PM #14
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Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
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Christine I knew about the contest tab, but didn't think about it to get ideas... Whack!  Thanks for that.

Aug 15, 2011 09:59 PM #15
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Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc., Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

Hi Christine - I am always looking for new blogging ideas.  What a great source you identified.

Aug 16, 2011 12:36 AM #16
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

I really like to do the contests and yes it does rev up the old brain into thinking of new blog ideas. Keep them coming...

Aug 16, 2011 02:20 AM #17
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Wieder Realty - You're welcome.  I hope you find it helpful.

Margie - I hope you found good stuff there.

Dominic - Thanks.

Kate - Me too.

Norma - I have so much fun with them.

Bryan - That's one of the great things about the contests.

Charita - I don't think it's been there for very long.

Kathy - That's one of the things I like about it.

Ed - It really does. I have to work on that one too.

Brian - There are lots of topics, and some days it's nice to have a few extras.

Susan - You're welcome.

Marc - I realized hoe many ideas I get there and thought I'd share.

Sandy - That's one of the things I've found about it.

Aug 16, 2011 03:06 AM #18
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

The tab makes it more convenient to follow contests. In the past, if you missed the blog post (or a re-blog of same) they were easily missed.

Aug 16, 2011 04:58 AM #19
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I was just thinking I was doing a lot of stats posts lately learning the new tool I have for Market Reports and what would I write otherwise the next few days. Good pointer!

Aug 16, 2011 09:01 AM #20
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Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Christine - you bet this is a great tab to get inspiration from. We just love the contests and love to participate in them.

Aug 16, 2011 10:36 AM #21
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Rhonda Fee
Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation - Pleasanton, CA
Rhonda Fee, Pleasanton Realtor, Luxury Home

The contests are really fun and I do participate. I especially like the new contest tab!!

Aug 16, 2011 11:28 AM #22
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Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Wow.  You learn something everyday by reading Active Rain posts.  I have bookmarked this post for those future blogless moments.

Aug 16, 2011 12:31 PM #23
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