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