Still blogging like a rookie! Sheesh!

Still blogging like a rookie! Sheesh!

This site is a little overwhelming at first I suppose, I just can't wait to sink my teeth into it soon.  The learning curve seems a bit longer than some of the other networking sites, but once you get the hang of it, it's probably more beneficial.  That's my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions!! :) Keep watching the improvements!!   Slow & steady..........Ciao 4 Now!

Comment balloon 13 commentsMona Montanino • September 04 2009 02:23PM


Subscribe to Brad andersohns blog and other that are Activerain staff . It will be very helpful. Also look at some of the big point getters in your area and see how they format .

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( almost 11 years ago

Mona, I am sure you will do just fine. I have a funny feeling about it!

Posted by Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional (Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty ) almost 11 years ago

One thing that you can do to get used to the site is to set up a signature in your settings section. This was all your blogs will end with who and where you are. Another thing that you could do is to write little posts about local stuff in your area (like good restaurants, shops, etc) and post them to localism and on your outside blog (if you have one). Then, consumers might see you online as a local area specialist. Good luck.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 11 years ago

Thanks so much for the pointers, I don't even know how you saw my blog, but I am glad that you all did.  I will try the settings thing, I saw settings, just not sure about the next step! 

Posted by Mona Montanino almost 11 years ago

The newbie blogs are great.  There is a lot to learn and it will all come together eventually. 

When I first joined, I didn't do a thing for months!  Then, I came on and read tons of posts, especially those geared towards newbies) and after a while, it just became easier.

Have fun!

Posted by Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes (Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker) almost 11 years ago

Keep at it girl!  It's worth it and you'll be having a blast in no time.

Posted by Douglas Fischer (East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos) almost 11 years ago

This truly is amazing...still confused, but at least I have logical questions to ask.

Posted by Mona Montanino almost 11 years ago

Mona, the same way you posted your blog to the Active Rain Newbies Group, you can also add it to other Groups, which will help other people 'see' you and comment.

You, in turn, can click on the people's names who comment on your blog, and to go their blog to see what they're writing about. If you have something to contribute, comment on their blog.  If you really like what they have to say, you may want to subscribe to their blog.

When you subscribe to someone's blog, their profile/blog shows up on the right hand side of your "My home" page.  That makes it easier for you to visit those people and comment on their blog.

When you find a few groups you like you can subscribe to them, and the next time you want to post something, all the groups you subscribe to, will show up/be listed for you to choose from.

It takes a little while, but you'll get there.  We all had a little trouble initially, but this is a great place.
Have fun and drop me a note if you need any help at all. :)


Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

"Say Hello to my little friend", as the great line from Scarface goes......Mona, I am so glad to see you making friends!  Have a great Labor Day!!



Posted by Michael Cantwell, Helping you manage your largest asset. (Highlands Residential Mortgage Ltd., - NMLS ID #134871) almost 11 years ago

Hey, that's a great movie....thanks Mike....!   I just saw your response!   Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Back to my AR Blog training!!!! 

Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

I still need to figure out how and where to and who sees this info.  Very frustrated.  I need someone to hold my hand, I mean physically, how to set this up,and what field I am supposed to be writing in,and how to respond after someone else's comment!  Is anyone reading this? HELP! 

Posted by Mona Montanino almost 11 years ago

Mona, check out the beginner's group for tips.  Great stuff in that area.



Posted by Michael Cantwell, Helping you manage your largest asset. (Highlands Residential Mortgage Ltd., - NMLS ID #134871) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mona,

Give me a call, I will help you - it is a little intimidating at first, then it is so easy!



Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 11 years ago