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Top RE blog platforms revealed

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ActiveRain, WordPress most popular RE blog platforms A survey of 128 real estate bloggers found the median age of their blogs was less than a year, and that WordPress and ActiveRain Real Estate Network were the most popular platforms. The survey, by the newly formed Center for Real Estate and Social Technologies, found that ActiveRain and the WordPress users wrote more posts and received more comments from readers than those used other platforms, including Blogger. The median start date for blogs authored by those surveyed was Aug. 1, 2007, according to a partial summary of results posted on the blog of the Virginia Association of Realtors. During the month of May, bloggers who posted to the ActiveRain Network -- where users earn points for writing and commenting on each other's posts -- wrote a median of 12 posts, compared with 10 posts among WordPress users, eight posts for TypePad bloggers, and four posts for those using Blogger. ActiveRain bloggers reported a medi...