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

Broker / Owner

Westchester County NY - Real Estate Listings, Sales, Rentals & Services
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Voted 2010/2011/2012/2013 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine

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Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

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.

Jun 17, 2012 09:11 PM #57
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Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

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

Jun 17, 2012 09:37 PM #58
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

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

Jun 17, 2012 09:47 PM #59
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Doug Bullwinkel
Vitek Mortgage Group - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

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.

Jun 17, 2012 10:01 PM #60
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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN, South of Nashville

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.

Jun 17, 2012 11:34 PM #61
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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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.

Jun 17, 2012 11:49 PM #62
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

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.

Jun 18, 2012 12:17 AM #63
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Walter Sadowski NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Somers, NY
The Real Estate Resource

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

Jun 18, 2012 12:45 AM #64
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Jay Jones
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Excellent tips! I'll keep this in mind for future blogging. Thanks!
Jun 18, 2012 02:38 AM #65
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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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.
Jun 18, 2012 02:55 AM #66
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Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI
Global Property Systems Real Estate - Nyack, NY
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York

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

Jun 18, 2012 04:06 AM #67
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

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

Jun 18, 2012 04:12 AM #68
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Phil Leng
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &

Hi Phyliss,

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

Thanks for the tip

Phil

Jun 18, 2012 05:14 AM #69
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Kathy Della-Nebbia
Royal LePage State Realty, Brokerage - Hamilton, ON
SRES

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

Kathy

Jun 18, 2012 06:14 AM #70
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Christine Ordze
Royal LePage Benchmark - Calgary, AB
ABR, CCS, ePro

Good point Phyllis!

Jun 18, 2012 07:11 AM #71
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Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

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.

Jun 18, 2012 07:58 AM #72
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Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
California Broker and REALTOR

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.

Jun 18, 2012 08:31 AM #73
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Christina Ehli
Keller Williams Realty - Brighton, Michigan - Brighton, MI
Keller Williams Brighton MI Real Estate Agent

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

Jun 18, 2012 01:02 PM #74
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Phyllis, I have had the same problem more than once.  I started doing exactly what you suggested.  It works beautifully!!!

Jun 18, 2012 06:03 PM #75
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
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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!

Jun 18, 2012 08:05 PM #76
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