Anonymous

Spam prevention
Staff
134,411
ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

Well here's the thing.  You're anonymous, but not to Staff level, so hello $$$$$!
You want a feature?  Mail $10,000 to the ActiveRain Member Support Retirement Fund.  I can guarantee the feature won't give you additional business.

However, here's what I do see when I look at your blog.  You're writing straight to the consumer with specific information that has potential to cause your phone to ring.  Keep doing that, it's far better for your wallet than pursuing a gold star in the Rain.

Secondly, because you're writing to the consumer, you're also not writing what tends to attract the Gold Star.  As others have mentioned, something of broad appeal to the ActiveRain community is more likely to get the gold star.

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Also: this question was reported as spam.  It has been reviewed, as you would expect by our comment here, and determined that it is NOT spam!

Mar 24, 2021 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,842,385
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Kissing a$$ won't do it. The material has to be interesting, well-written, with broad AR appeal, etc... If you shared your name, you might get some people who would be willing to check out your posts and let you know what might help.

Mar 24, 2021 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,621,611
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Who really gives a rip about getting a featured post?  There are more important things to worry about.

Mar 24, 2021 03:17 PM
Ambassador
962,509
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

As others have noted, a check, made payable to "Feature Fairy, c/o ActiveRain" usually does the trick.

If you used your name those looking at your profile could offer some tips.

 

The blogs I've had featured are usually current events, op-eds on the industry, news about mortgage stuff that isn't common knowledge, or pieces written to help others in ActiveRain.  

 

Noteworthy though is as cool as the feature is, it's often the blogs that don't get featured that have the best results in your business.

 

Mar 24, 2021 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,020,626
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kissing anyone's a$$ is not likely to get you featured. And why do you care? It's 100 measly points. Odds are won't get you any business to improve your bottom line. Plus what Kat Palmiotti said.

Mar 24, 2021 12:03 PM
Ambassador
3,030,348
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Kissing anyone's anything is likley NOT part of the Feature equation.  

Mar 24, 2021 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
596,439
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Thought the answers to this one would be fun...and I was not disappointed.  

Mar 24, 2021 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
883,106
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ah, grasshoppa. So you've been looking for an ass to kiss. 

You're definitely not feeling around in the right places, chere! 😂

I would not care about Feature . . . is your blog getting you business?

Believe me, 'Over 100 Featured Posts On Active Rain' is about up there with

'I'm on the board of directors for my R Association' in terms of cachet.

Have you SEEN some of the F posts? Okay, that's probably why you're asking.

Back to . . . you do realize they won't earn you a dime and believe me, they don't earn a whole lotta respect either.

So a little to the left . . . and . . . 

Mar 24, 2021 01:03 PM
Ambassador
1,808,872
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

What goes into attracting the Feature Faeries has been an evergreen topic in the rain.  Typically it's a post that appeals to a broad group of people, with proper spelling, good graphics, and not a huge grey wall of words.

But even then, it's hard to tell if you'll be featured.   Sometimes it's because you wrote a wonderful post, and sometimes, it would seem, as though the Feature Faeries have over-imbibed.

Mar 24, 2021 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,490,789
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

All I can say, this is the silliest way I have seen to make friends and influence people.  Perhaps you should rethink what you write and the subjects you write about.  Happy Trails!  A

Mar 24, 2021 04:28 PM
Ambassador
5,330,886
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Interesting question, if I had asked it I would have used my name though.

One thing that I have learned over the years is that features are a bit over rated, even the 6 people that get a disproportion of them dont really get that excited about them.

Just keep doing whatever you are doing to earn money here on AR, and if a feature is really that important then now you know where to send the money.

And dont forget to send a check to my mailbox as well. 

🤠

Mar 24, 2021 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,039,909
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Is this your modus operandi?

Mar 24, 2021 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,157
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm pretty sure I know who's asking. How did you think we were going to respond?

Mar 24, 2021 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
746,872
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Gotta Love it! A little humor in the rain with classic song,  some good advice and a bit of light dart throwing!!  Love the Rain and the people in it!! 

Mar 25, 2021 02:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,376,273
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dunno.  My first post was featured and I've had three featured so far.

Mar 24, 2021 05:14 PM
Ambassador
3,438,138
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If you think your post is feature-worthy, just tag Carol Williams who will review for a feature in The Second Chance Saturday group.

Mar 24, 2021 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
887,971
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Interesting discussion.

Mar 24, 2021 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
551,584
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I just send love letters to ActiveRain Member Support along with a suitcase filled with $100 bills. Then I read complaints from people who post drive by comments and laugh.
Hey ARMS:

Mar 25, 2021 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
692,922
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Not mine.........good luck with your feature!

Mar 25, 2021 06:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,851,158
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Who cares about a FEATURE, you want your phone to ring.  The feature does not put any dollars into your account.

Mar 25, 2021 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,127,579
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

While I would normally reprort this as spa, the Active Rain Member Support has already answered your question quite well!

Mar 25, 2021 04:07 AM
Ambassador
1,366,106
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Awwwww poor little you.  Grow up and write about what makes your phone ring.  If this all you have to worry about, you're doing pretty ok in my opinion!   This always generates responses though if that's why you and the 100's of others who question Features pose this question so very often!

Mar 25, 2021 10:20 AM
Ambassador
2,566,433
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

When you find out, please let the rest of us know! LOL

Mar 25, 2021 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
815,032
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Write great content, without any kissing!

Mar 27, 2021 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
287,830
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Thanks everyone for the advise and tips. Just wanted to see if I post something that can stir $hit up!!!

 

Glade y'all didn't let me down... LOL

 

Mar 26, 2021 07:55 AM