ActiveRain Tutorials: ActiveRain Takes A Day at the Beach

ActiveRain Takes A Day at the Beach

Have you seen the newest theme released today for your Outside Blog?  It is called A Day at the Beach.  This exciting new theme features a pictures of a beach & waves along the side.  It also allows for a Header image for your blog.  Below is a screenshot of what it looks like, or you can always visit my outside blog to view it in real time.

Remember, changing your theme is a simple deal. All you have to do is head over to your outside blog after clicking on the link from the left hand side of your 'my home' page. Once on your outside blog, click the 'theme' link up at the top of the page and select the theme you want to use.

If you don't have a custom ActiveBlog on your own domain yet, Brad Andersohn takes you through the step by step of how to get it set up. If you have recently signed up for the Rainmaker upgrade, your ActiveBlog is included in your upgrade so make sure to get it set up.

For information on how to sign up for your own Outside Blog, click on the picture below.

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To see other new themes visit:

New Theme Thursday - New Theme for your ActiveBlog! Our Business Casual Theme

New Theme Thursday - New Theme for your ActiveBlog! Our Easy Going Theme

21 Themes to Customize your Outside Blog

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Comment balloon 43 commentsJeremy Blanton • June 25 2009 05:10PM

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Great info for the outside blog users Jeremy. Thanks for the update.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Gary, this is one of my fav themes since I live at the beach :)

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

That's fantastic, Jeremy.  So serene.  I like it.  I have to go change my theme now.  Bye.  (Thanks for your help, too.)

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

OK.  I just changed my outside blog background.  This works really well.  I like the way the actual outside blog page blends into the background without blocking it out completely.  It's so beautiful.  Great job!

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Jeremy...

If I weren't in love with The Lovely Wife's Crap-A-Rama I would probably take you up on the beach :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

I might just have to change...now that is beautiful! :)

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) about 10 years ago

If I decide to get an outside blog I will certainly remember this. Thank You

Posted by Spencer Tracy (Century 21 R.A.N.) about 10 years ago

Jeremy,

This is pretty cool, I am going to give it a try.

Steve

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) about 10 years ago

Ooh perfect for Florida.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida and Washington Real Estate (Aloha Kai Real Estate) about 10 years ago

OK, Jeremy, rub it in!  I live in the desert and long for the beach life again.  I look at our beautiful lake everyday but there's nothing like an awesome beach view.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas about 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy

Very good information for outside blog users. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeremy, I just tried to click on the link to Brad's post to bookmark it and it didn't work. Just wanted to let you know:)

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 10 years ago

Jeremy,

Changed into my bikini and went to give my OB a summer look.  But I now have on my cover-up and a question.

How does one get a beachy photo header type thing?

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) about 10 years ago

Thanks for great info.

Posted by Suma Kakani (Northern IL Realtor - Keller Williams Success Realty) about 10 years ago

Hehe Irene- You have to have a photo of your own to design your own header :) 

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Blanton - Makes me miss the beach.  Great theme for this season.  Gosh, I need a vacation:)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 10 years ago

Ko Olina Beach in front of condo property. www.beachvillaresort.com

So what's the advantage of having this outside blog over blogging like I do now? Alfred www.beachvillaresort.com

Posted by Alfred Harding (Beach Villa Resort) about 10 years ago

woot :)

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - Great theme !  For any new agent or any agent wishing to grow their business, the first thing I would recommend is to sign up to Active Rain and get an outside blog !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) about 10 years ago

You had me ready to head for the beach. I need it to cool off just a bit first. This is the first day it has been over 100 all week. It's bad when high 90s is better!

Posted by Julie Martin, Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate (Port City Realty) about 10 years ago

I love the water so I like it too.  Thanks for a new theme.  I'm ready for the beach right now.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) about 10 years ago

Jer,

There are many nice backgrounds for our outside blogs and this is one that tops the others.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - I just love this theme and made the change to my outside blog.  Living near the shoreline this theme is just perfect! :)

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) about 10 years ago

You live on a beach and I live by an alfalfa field...who has the better gig?

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) about 10 years ago

Oooo, pretty!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 10 years ago

Your going to convince me to go with the outside blog yet!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Engle, PlacerAreaHomes.com (Neighborly Realty) about 10 years ago

Visuals are so important to make consumers WANT to read and stay...

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeremy. this is a great background... I love it... will have to make a change soon.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 10 years ago

This looks like it might go well with my header.  I need to go check it out.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 10 years ago

I've gotta play catch up !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy, I do love this theme.  I will look into this. I am relatively new to AR, and  am learning every day.  I do love your theme, and great info!  thanks again

Posted by Ginger Moore (Wilkinson & Associates Realty) about 10 years ago

Uh Oh!  May have to go change mine now....

do you think my "beach" photos from Hawaii may have influenced Jorgen and the gang?  lol~ ;-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

It was either that, or my header on mine that did it.  Not sure which!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Perfect for summer!  Wish I was there now!!!

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/

http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com/

Posted by Preston Sandlin (Home Inspection Carolina) about 10 years ago

Cool feature...thanks for always keeping things new & fresh!

Posted by Dan Magstadt (Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc) about 10 years ago

Hey thanks!  I just made the change - it was so easy.  Thanks for the beach design.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 10 years ago

Sorry, I'm a moron. I had logged in as you Albert to see if you had the outside blog

Alfred,

You asked, "So what's the advantage of having this outside blog over blogging like I do now?"

I think the most prevalent one is the ability to have your blog on your own domain. The domain of your current blog is http://activerain.com/blogs/aharding

With an outside blog you could have your blog hosted at beachvillaresortblog.com (or any domain name you wanted that's available) if that was an available domain. Your outside blog upgrade comes with the the ability to register a domain name for your blog (as a part of the $19 upgrade price). The outside blog also gives you the ability to install google analytics and get some great feedback on how people find your posts. We do the heavy lifting on the SEO side of things and are making a very concerted effort to get our member's outside blogs to perform well in the search engines (although it doesn't happen over night). There are varied customizable themes.......

We have a component called RAINdexing (or Real Area INdexing). where pages are created on your blog with URL's specific to the regions you are blogging about.

Feel free to give me or Jeremy a call if you have additional questions.

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador (ActiveRain) about 10 years ago

LOL WidowMaker...

When I read that via my email I went as far as to click over to see who Alfred was and why he was answering Rain questions with such expertise :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Jer, here for a week on Pensacola Beach, FLA. Maybe I can get a good shot to upgrade my header.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 10 years ago

Check your mail. I like this theme and would be great if I was moving near you (which we are considering) Love the beach.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the info Jeremy. You are always most helpful in your posts

Posted by Mark Velasco, Listing Agent-Whittier & Surrounding ciities (Sharpstone Realty, Inc) about 10 years ago
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