I Know of an ActiveRain SECRET Page - Let Me Take You There

Active Rain has a few secret pages that can help you find blogs by a variety of categories and if you are looking for something specific it's a good tool to use.  

top secret stampHey there, I see I piqued your interest! Who doesn't like to hear a good SECRET!

There is one page on ActiveRain that I visit every so often because I think it allows some interesting browsing of the site. The thing is... There is (at the moment) not a single menu link top or bottom that will take you there. We call it an "orphan" - there once was a path there but somewhere along the way it got left behind.

I'll take you to the page in a moment but let's talk first about what you can do when we get there.

First, when you signed up for ActiveRain you told the community the type of work that you do. Are you an Agent, Inspector, Home Stager, or handle Mortgages? Woudn't it be cool to search for other posts by similar sub-industry?

Secondly, every time you make a blog post there are all these questions to answer before you submit. You have to do tags and mark off groups and fill out this this thing called "categories".  Maybe you filed your post under tips and advice, or ActiveRain community, or market reports, or perhaps even humor. Now how in the world can you find OTHER person's posts about these same topics? Maybe you want to get inspired for your own market reports. Maybe you just want something a little off topic for a good distraction.

Ok - NOW follow me to the secret page that helps us surf through ActiveRain with these interesting search filters applied.

You need to go to activerain.com/blogs

- Yup that URL is right under your nose all day but there is no menu link to get there. Once you do get there, BOOKMARK it for future reference.

Now let's test it out. Let's search for some recent market reports to get ideas for your own blog:

market reports

Now let's search for blog posts by home stagers. Perhaps you'll get ideas for blog posts of your own or discover someone else in your industry you haven't yet connected with. Secondly, we can add one additional twist tell it to sort the results by posts with most comments. These are surely "must read" types of posts.

posts by home stagers

Now I could give you the direct links to these posts, but now that I've taught you how to fish, you can go find them yourself and many more worthy posts for you to read.

What I also like about the search results from this SECRET search page is that it shows the posts in full view and not just the synopsis paragraph view like in other blog rolls. This allows you to really go surfing and I'm sure you will see some posts that you would otherwise have missed.

Now about the SECRET part... hehe - well like I said the path to get there was unintentionally orphaned and Bob Stewart and I have talked about this. I know the devs must have this in their task list to bring it back to the spotlight. Meanwhile, don't miss it - it is a good find!

About the
  is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, online courses and webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.

if you enjoy subscribe subscribe


                                   Real People*Real Lives*Real Estate

If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

Military Relocation Professional

Check out www.varealestatetalk.com and www.cjrealtygroup.com for more information.

Integrity Real Estate Group
Real People*Real Life*Real Estate

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia



Comment balloon 3 commentsCindy Jones • May 30 2013 05:54PM
I Know of an ActiveRain SECRET Page - Let Me Take You There
ActiveRain has a few secret pages that can help you find blogs by a variety of categories and if you are looking for something specific it's a good tool to use. Hey there, I see I piqued your interest! Who doesn't like to hear a good SECRET! &… more
Washington named “Most Friendly Bicycle State”
And on the other side of the country Washington DC was named in #2 in the nation for overall fitness by USA today. According to USA Today the rankings are based on health indicators as well as parks, recreation and farmers markets. … more
Hurricane Tips for 2013- A Hurricane's Coming-Now What Do You Do? 12…
In Virginia it is hurricane preparedness week. You can buy certain items tax free this week to have on hand during huricame season. The pretax free shopping ends on May 31st. http://www. tax. virginia. gov/site. cfm? alias… more
10 Ways to Make Your Home a Hundred Times Safer!
Good information to help keep your home and data secure. I tell every seller that before they put their home on the market they need to make sure any personal papers are secure so a propsective buyer can't pick up anything they shouldn't. You… more
VA Loan Reader Questions: Who Pays For Termite Inspections?
In Northern Virginia a termite inspection ranges from around $35 to $75. It isn't a fee that will break the bank for any seller to pay. A reader asks, "I have a client who is buying a home with a VA loan, and the sellers and realtors are… more
BOA Have a Heart!!!
Interestingly enough I read an article earlier this week about BoA doing the same thing to others who thought they were good to go on their loan modification. Gail's situation is especially onerous due to her husbands failing health. I hope BoA… more
It's Tee Time In Northern Virginia Plenty Of Choices To Enjoy
Whether you want to get in a round of miniature golf with the family, only have time to play 9 holes or want to spend the day on the links, Northern Virginia golf courses cover it all. With both public and private courses designed by many of the… more
Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run- California to Washington…
Amazing to have a group riding across the country to arrive in DC for Memorial Day. I'm sure this group will also be part of the annual Rolling Thunder rally that takes place on May 26, 2013. Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run… more
Military Spouse Appreciation Day-Thank You For Keeping The Home Fires…
Did you know that in 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother's Day of each year to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day? The purpose of this special day is to thank military spouses for the support they give to their family and… more
Cook Inlet Shares An Address With Fort Belvoir But It's Not On Post…
Cook Inlet A Fort Belvoir Address But It's Not Post Housing When most people think of a Fort Belvoir address they immediately think of the U. S. Army Post. However Cook Inlet shares the Fort Belvoir postal address with its close neighbor but it… more