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Another new "TOY" for Stage It Forward Members

 With Stage It Forward on the Go and on the Grow... I thought it might be good to have yet another new FREE "toy" for members to use to show their affiliation to one of the busiest groups on Active Rain.

This new "toy" is a custom widget... which is a little tool that you can add to any blog or website.

The Stage It Forward widget will continuously and automatically update and display the most current posts written and published in Stage It Forward... including yours!

The default widget color, dark blue, can be seen under my profile on the right side of this post. (This is a live working example.) But if you don't like dark blue or the shape doesn't fit your site, the great thing about this Stage It Forward widget is that it can be customized.

How do you get this free widget? Just go here: Get the Stage It Forward Widget and play around a bit until you make the widget you like best. Then follow the instructions on how to add a SIF widget to your site.

So what are the other "toys" in the Stage It Forward toy box?

     - Stage It Forward Gateway site... was the first "toy" that makes it easy for colleagues and clients to directly find the SIF group, without trying to maneuver through what can be a confusing "front page" of Active Rain.

     - The second "toy" was a SIF Member Button that members can add to a blog page or website. It and easy way to show your affiliation and involvement to the the largest independent network of professional Home Stagers in the USA and Canada.

Have fun playing and remember to...

Move It Forward.


Comment balloon 12 commentsCraig Schiller • August 04 2007 11:19AM


Craig, How DOOOO you DOOOOO it? Do you sleep at all?? I love the SIF logo, and these toys are great and easy to use. My site is being worked on, hopefully completed next week, and I will be sure to add these. Thanks for all you do on our behalf.
Posted by Rhonda Hay Rawlins (Glastonbury Home Staging) about 13 years ago
Craig!  How DOOOO you DOOOOOO it! There is an echo here!  Love this!  Thank you!  Can't wait to play with the new toy! Margaret Ann
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) about 13 years ago
You are nothing if not creative!
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) about 13 years ago
I have to admit Craig, you are a hero here and for good reason.  What I don't understand is how you haven't been on Oprah yet to show them how to do it for real!!!  Do you have anyone in your networking group that knows a producer?
Posted by Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax (Keller Williams Select Realty) about 13 years ago
Thanks for the toy Craig, not sure how I will use it yet so I bookmarked it for later.
Posted by Karen Hubert, Home Stager (Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton) about 13 years ago

Rhonda and Margaret: I usually wake up with an idea for a blog (like I did today at 4AM) and have learned to just go and write... cause if I don't I'll just not sleep anyway cause I I just end up writing it in may head.

WHY I do it? Because I KNOW staging works I I want to get as many of my ideas out there so we look like a united industry... because as you know appreances matter.

Sorry Tina no Oprah... Nate fills the creative design shoes on her show for her.

Karen, you can put the widget here on your blog or on on your website. Same with the SIF Member button if you like... like you did with the CSP logo, the Acitive Rain logo and the RESA logo.

3C: Thanks and ahhhhh shucks.

Posted by Craig Schiller about 13 years ago
Craig - thanks, again! I will try it soon.
Posted by Coco Lemmon, Concepts by CoCo - Homestager - Portland, OR (Concepts by Coco, Home Staging, Portland, Oregon) about 13 years ago

This is very cool! I will def play with this



Posted by Cindy Lin, Host, The Home Staging Show podcast (Staged4more School of Home Staging) about 13 years ago

Love the toys! Thanks, Craig........might be up late playing.


Posted by Julia Fedak (Royal LePage State Realty) about 13 years ago
Great post! I am gonna share it with my own blog readers at ! Thanks.
Posted by Jason Ganz about 13 years ago
Woopee! Another fun toy. You need to patent/copywrite some of your ideas Craig, seriously!
Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) about 13 years ago

Craig how the heck do you have the time to do all these widget thing a ma jigs?? I can hardly find time to eat, that is why I am solely supporting Dunkin Donuts....LOL

I wish you could do all my marketing and things and other things and everything....PLEASE

Phyllis Pafumi 

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) about 13 years ago