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ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group Announce Streamline of Guidelines


If you're a subscriber to my blog (and even if you're not) I encourage you to join the Photo Blogger Group.  Images are essential to the business of Real Estate, and if you're going to do something, Grandma used to say, you might as well learn to do it right!  We have some great contributors to the ActiveRainPhotoBlogger group, and some dedicated moderators.

Special thanks to William Johnson and Debi Boucher for kicking this off and shepherding its progress. 

Join Up!!


There have been no major changes in the ActiveRainPhotoBlogger  group guidelines except to streamline to make them easier to read and to follow by the group members. This photo blogger group does require a minimun number of words for a post to be included to this group. As a  photoblogging group we are not just about photos. I have heard member's comment that they feel they are not that great at taking photos or that they use a point and shoot camera and didn't know if it was the right group for their photo story. YES, this is the right group, we are all about photo stories and not just about that fabulous ( or not) photo or your photography skills.

We welcome all ActiveRain members to this group. Remember, you could take an average quality photo and still be awarded our group's AWARD of MERIT because of the quality of the photo story and your presentation.

And for those that have not yet seen our awards, they are pretty cool looking. As moderators of the group, we add the award in your comment section and include instructions for you to add the ribbon award to the top of your post for all to see.




(these ribbon awards of merit  appear smaller than they will appear in your post)


The new streamlined guidelines as they now appear:

Welcome to the ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group.

We have 2 rules that must be adhered to:

    1. A minimum of 50 words used to describe the story within the photo. NOT to include the signature or personal information.
   * ActiveRain has a requirement for it's posts that receive points toward a members standing,
       that it contain no less than 50 words along with any photo, video or slide show.
           We adhere to that Policy.

    2. All photos used for post in this group must be your own unless it is photo of you.

Goals for this group would include:
    1. To provide a home for a type of photo journalism ( photo story ) that would present your photos in its Best presentation form.

    2. Present your own unique photos that inspire, images that inform, images that excite ,images that would
        enhance our cities and communities by telling a story and in positive ways contribute to the
        enjoyment and enlightenment of our respective readers.

    3. You will be encouraged to use the resources we share in the group posts to add your brand, name or copyright markings to
        all of your photos.

* Photos, videos, or slide show presentations with no minimum word description will regretfully
   be deleted from the group

* The type of photos that are not suitable would include, obscene, offensive, or photos that would
depict personages in any manner deemed derogatory. We have full decision powers over what is
   obscene, offensive or deemed derogatory and our decision as it pertains to this group shall prevail.
   Those posts will be deleted from this group.

Group Founder: William Johnson
Group Administrator: Debi Boucher
Group Adviser: Brad Andersohn
Group Moderator: Myrl Jeffcoat
Group Moderator: Andrea Swiedler
Group Moderator: Michael Thornton
Group Moderator: Michael Jones

Welcome experienced members and new and we actively invite your participation in the ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group.

Comment balloon 12 commentsMike Jones • January 03 2010 08:35PM


Thanks for the informative post and the info on protocol.

Best wishes for your continued success in 2010.

Wayne Gomillion

Posted by Wayne and Lynda Gomillion (Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC) almost 11 years ago


Sounds like this will be an outstanding group.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the invitation.  I think I'll go there and check it out.

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


I promise you won't be disappointed!


Ditto to you!


Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Thank you Michael for re-blogging this post. It really does help to get the word out. I will send you a new file of photos ( our awards )for you desktop .

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 11 years ago

Mike, I am pleased to have been asked to be a moderator for this group. The administrators and moderators are a great group of folks...

Helping you help others live their American dream...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

We have taken so many photos now maybe this will give us a spot to present them.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago


Great post.  Sounds like it's going to be a great group.

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


You'll make a great member!

Terry & Bonnie,

Cool beans!


It was good to run into you today at the Virtual ReBarCamp!


Ditto to you; we had a great day at Camp!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike this is a wonderful group, thanks for initiating it.  Hopefully this year I will get around to doing some photo stories.

Still search for that 80's photo.

Have a great day.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 11 years ago


Cross your fingers and sign up for Rain Camp; I may actually come to the big city for this, and would love to meet you (80's photo success notwithstanding.)  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike, Sounds like a good group to join, thanks for letting us know about it.... I'll stop by.

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate almost 11 years ago

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