Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

LIFE SAVERS for New Active Rain Members:


My best advice:


•1.     Post a blog a day. 

•2.     Make it short and sweet. 

•3.     Write about whatever interests you. 

•4.     Join several Groups and introduce each blog to 5 of them.  Groups are at the top of each page, second from the left.  Just click on that tab and peruse the list.  You can search by your interest.  Make sure you join the short sale, foreclosure and REO groups and the Internet marketing groups.  There is a Million Dollar Homes Group, an Optimist Group, even a Traveling group!   Every time someone comments on one of your blogs, it elevates it on all 5 boards you've posted it on.  It goes right to the top of each one of the five groups you've posted it to.  Without the groups, you don't get the comments your work deserves!

•5.     Read 5-10 blogs per day and leave comments on them.  Be genuine and only comment when you mean it.  Find the blogs that move you, or teach you, or otherwise earn your interest.

•6.     Post your blogs to Localism for your area.  Post to specific microcosms, not just the state and county.  If you send a blog to a specific neighborhood it will appear under that neighborhood, AND that city, AND that county, AND that state... quite a significant marketing bang!

•7.     When all else fails and you need help, just look right below your blog, at the bottom of each page and click on the HELP/FAQ tab.  There, you'll find ALL the answers.


Happy Blogging!  Have a Prosperous 2009!   Here is a very good starting sample to help you achieve your blogging goals for 2009.  Just click on any and all titles listed below and you'll learn a lot:


10 Best Blogging Tips:


My Blogging Success Secrets


10 Things to know about Active Rain.


Top 65 Things a newbie does on Active Rain in the first 150 days on the network.


3 Ways To Reach Your Audience - Blogging Just Isn't Enough


How to Feed Your ActiveRain Blog Directly to Facebook and Twitter - Get More Exposure for the Same Effort!


ActiveRain 101 - A Wealth of Tips for Newbies and Veterans Alike


Active Rain / Localism Suggestions List & Tips for Members


Scoring points on AR - A Tutorial You Can Contribute to:


Need Help on Active Rain? Join the Group!



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Comment balloon 22 commentsMirela Monte • December 27 2008 12:12AM


I wrote this a while back and had it as a draft, but finding an amazing blog that had no comments on it because it had not been submitted to any groups...  that got me to find this and finally post it.  ALWAYS submit your blogs to 5 groups. 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

Great advise that everyone can use new or not.I learn something new everyday.

Posted by Richard R. Bell, Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor (Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties) over 11 years ago

Hi Mirela, Merry Christmas belated:)) Have a wonderful and prosperous New Year, Keep Blogging:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 11 years ago

Thank you Richard! 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

Thank you Endre!  I appreciate it!  You do the same! 

Happy New Year!  Keep Commenting!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the advice Mirela, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are looking for to a prospersous New Year.

Posted by Laurie Strickland, CRS, ABR, Certified Relocation Specialist (Prudential Meridian Valley) over 11 years ago

Good advice, simple yet effective. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM, Property Management the way it SHOULD be. (Investors Choice Property Management) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the advice, it is clearly stated and easy to follow.  I did not realized that Localism posts show under state, county etc. I will change my ways!

Posted by Maggie Baumbach (Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at over 11 years ago

What a great, informative post!  I appreciate all the links and hints on scoring, blogging tips, etc.  Great job!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 11 years ago

•1.     Post a blog a day. 

•2.     Make it short and sweet. 

•3.     Write about whatever interests you. 

Fantastic advice but unfortunately I have only been able to do ##...I do enjoy dropping by your blog often, because you manage to be interesting, often very funny and prolific at the same time! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Mirela, to all your points ....done that!

Good advice and part of my plans for 2009. I built it '08 I make it work in 2009



Posted by Bo Hussung (Bell Title /Triserv LLC) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the great advice. I have read a lot of your blogs and find them to be very helpful. Now it's up to us to actually do the things you recommend, which is always the challenge.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Thanks, Mirela.  As usual, your post is power packed with great information. Now, if I can only figure out my blog log!  It consistently tells me my information is wrong!

Posted by Colleen Cooley, CRS - Jupiter Florida (The Corcoran Group) over 11 years ago

Colleen:  Don't feel alone:  I haven't been able to work mine for eons. 

Dan and Amy:  You are welcome! 

How do you eat a whale?

...One bite at a time...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

I love your blogs Mirela.  Always great tips and advice.  Very much appreciated for someone that is fairly new.  Thank you.

Posted by Valerie Springer, Home Loan Officer AL, FHA, VA, Conventional and Re (Benchmark Mortgage nmls 2143) over 11 years ago

Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I will post my blogs to's  leaning process!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 11 years ago

I wish I had this post when I started -- I hope you have a great New Year!! JE

Posted by Jason Ellis (Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's) over 11 years ago

Again - wonderful tips Mirela. I really do get a lotta bang for my free buck from your blogs. Keep it up and thanks!!

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES (Intracoastal Realty Corp) over 11 years ago

These are good tips and I can use some of them for sure.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Kathy:  I am so happy to hear that!  Thank you!

Barbara:  I'm glad!  Thank you for letting me know!

Jason:  I know what you mean...  I feel the same way!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

I didn't realize about the benefits of groups, that is very informative, thank you Mirela.  I will check them out.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 11 years ago

Great post.  Had to bookmark since it is packed with lots of very helpful info.  Thanks for all the helpful information.

Posted by Yvonne Hurt, Northern Neck of VA Real Estate (Long & Foster Real Estate) over 11 years ago