Active Rain Blogging Made Easier...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC NYS# 10491202097

Just a little tip... recently I found that once I had finished my active rain blog entries and wanted to post them they actually just disappeared... the active rain editor was asking me to enter a title and entry despite the fact I just had done that...

This happened a couple of times now and I am tired of writing blogs and then to loose them to the "cyber nowhere land" when trying to activate them...

Therefore I recommend that you write your blog entries in your own word processor on your computer and then just copy and paste them here...

OR

You can copy the post onto your clip board before you try to post it... that way you still have your copy on hand to paste in case the post did not go through...

 

 

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Westchester County - Phyllis Lerner, Realtor Phyllis Lerner

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Westchester County NY - Real Estate Listings, Sales, Rentals & Services
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  1. Bob Miller 06/17/2012 05:47 AM
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Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
(808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000

It's so easy to push the wrong button, not just on AR, so now I always copy anything I write even before I get done. Should probably type it somewhere else first, will try gmail. Thanks for the reminder.

June 17, 2012 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
155,521
Carolyn Kolba
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio

Phyllis, this sounds pretty darn frustrating.  Going through all of that work, and then watching it disappear into cyberspace.  Ouch.

June 17, 2012 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
973,426
Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Phyllis, if you do it in Word, there can be a lot of HTML, like Sallie and David said. I write mine in Gmail - can enlarge the font and add color, email it to myself and I have a record. Always good idea to have a backup somewhere else, even though I haven't lost anything here in a long, long time.

Sharon

June 17, 2012 09:47 PM
Rainer
234,262
Doug Bullwinkel
NMLS #281609
Vitek Mortgage Group

Excellent advice Phyllis.  I think most of us have had this frustration when we lose an hours work and "Poof" it's gone.  Thanks for a reminder for all of us to take the extra step to avoid the problem.

June 17, 2012 10:01 PM
Ambassador
1,141,008
Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

I actually write them in gmail and then copy and paste them. Then I have a record of the post and the date I wrote it.

June 17, 2012 11:34 PM
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871,159
Bob Crane
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
Woodland Management Service

Great tip, I havent had this problem, but I generally write them in word first because I dont like the tiny font that I am stuck with when I write thim in ar.

June 17, 2012 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,071,107
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

When I get the message, I copy and paste my blog and graphics to my AOL e-mail and send it to myself - it saves graphic and content so I can post it later.

June 18, 2012 12:17 AM
Rainer
84,027
Walter Sadowski NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
The Real Estate Resource
Cafe Realty

Phyllis, while this hasn't happened to me yet on Active Rain, I'm sure the next time I go to post a blog it will, so I will certainly utilize one of the 2 recommended strategies... Thank you

June 18, 2012 12:45 AM
Rainer
72,317
Jay Jones
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes
Excellent tips! I'll keep this in mind for future blogging. Thanks!
June 18, 2012 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
574,878
Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada
Phyllis. All you have to do is have your posts 'lost in space' a couple of times and writing them outside AR and copy and paste is the way to go.
June 18, 2012 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
235,613
Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
Global Property Systems Real Estate

I make it a habit to do all important writing on the word processor first. This also provides two proofing opportunities.

June 18, 2012 04:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,823,851
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I post directly on Active Rain because of the formatting. I save the post in draft mode first.

June 18, 2012 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
571,891
Phil Leng
Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center

Hi Phyliss,

I have always done that. Editing is easier, and I write them faster.

Thanks for the tip

Phil

June 18, 2012 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
56,548
Kathy Della-Nebbia
SRES
Royal LePage State Realty, Brokerage

Yes, happened to me too!  Started saving to my clipboard, just in case!

Kathy

June 18, 2012 06:14 AM
Rainer
20,167
Christine Ordze
ABR, CCS, ePro
Royal LePage Benchmark

Good point Phyllis!

June 18, 2012 07:11 AM
Rainer
276,790
Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

I use Scribefire and that provides an additional copy (and more formatting options) so that I won't have any issues if it disappears in AR cyberland.

June 18, 2012 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
543,669
Gary Frimann
California Broker and REALTOR
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates

So, I am not the only one that this has happened to?  That is excellent news (or bad news, dependingon how you look at it). After losing a few, I did start to copy them just to be sure.  Glad I didn't throw my computer out the window after all.

June 18, 2012 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Christina Ehli
Keller Williams Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty - Brighton, Michigan

Thank you so much, Phyllis, for the tip!  I just started blogging and can certainly use the advice.

June 18, 2012 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
564,821
Kathy Sheehan
Branch Manager
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021

Phyllis, I have had the same problem more than once.  I started doing exactly what you suggested.  It works beautifully!!!

June 18, 2012 06:03 PM
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Emily Medvec
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
Keller Williams Santa Fe

After this happened to me once, I switched to creating content using Google docs (which of course they are changing and calling it something else!) What I like is every doc I create is there and easily accessible in one click on the title. Oh, plus it saves by the nanosecond!

June 18, 2012 08:05 PM
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