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I just completed my 700th post on the St. Paul Real Estate blog. It has been quite a ride. I guess learning experience would be the best way to define it. I never wrote that all important first post, and my only mission has been to figure out what the home buyers and sellers who live inside my computer want to read about and write it. The internet seems to be littered with abandoned blogs and I understand why. It does take dedication and I think having a system of sorts helps. Having readers helps too. I guess that is the (19 comments)
. . . and a good time was had by all - 07/17/07 05:46 AM
Yesterday Sellsius came to St. Paul, MN. I have to say those guys are a lot of fun and it was wonderful to meet some local bloggers and Active Rain members in person. Here in Minnesota we have a fairly small group of real estate bloggers. Also see Bonnie Erickson's post with more pictures and a slide show. Rudy really likes his video camera, I know at one point I chased him around the picnic area with it. I suspect that footage will end up on the cutting room floor.
Bonnie Erickson, and she really does smile . . almost all the (23 comments)
Minnesota real estate bloggers and active rain members, mark your calendars for July 16th 2007. Sellsius is visiting St. Paul, as part of blog tour USA, and we want to make them feel welcome. We also want to meet each other, share ideas and have some fun. Fun you say? Yes and I mean it too! The event has been moved to Cherokee park. Weenie's will be cooked too. We start at 3:00. If any Cheese heads read this, you are also welcome. You know who you are but I'll bet most of my readers don't have a clue. I have (13 comments)
The Mall of America is half a dozen miles from my home. It is a major tourist attraction but I don't go there often. You would have to see this place to beleive it. People come from all over the world just to go shopping at MOA. There are special hotel and airline packages just for travelers who want to do some serious shopping. I went there today, I am not much of a shopper, and ended up calling a friend for help. There are two parking ramps and a large parking ramps that accommodate 13,000 cars and the lots can (9 comments)
101 blog post topics for Real Estate Pro's - 07/05/07 02:58 PM
Food For Fodder – 101 Real Estate Blog TopicsBy Teresa BoardmanIn my last post on the Tomato I wrote about writing being the biggest obstacle for real estate professionals who want to have a blog. Some of our readers commented that figuring out what to write about poses the greatest challenge. It is hard for many to come up with topics so I wrote a list of 101 topic ideas for real estate professionals who want to have a blog to expand their internet presence and to meet the home buyers and sellers who live inside their computer. (18 comments)
Minnesota real estate bloggers and active rain members, mark your calendars for July 16th 2007. Sellsius is visiting St. Paul, as part of blog tour USA, and we want to make them feel welcome. We also want to meet each other, share ideas and have some fun. Fun you say? Yes and I mean it too! The event has been moved to Cherokee park. Weenie's will be cooked too. Details will be published over the weekend. A little help or input with the planning would be greatly appreciated. If any Cheese heads read this, you are also welcome. You know who you (3 comments)
How do you advertise your blog? - 07/02/07 08:52 AM
Funny question but one that I am often asked. The answer is I don't advertise my blog. I suppose by putting the domain name on my flyers, web sites and business cards I am advertising it but the number of people who have seen the domain name on my marketing materials is small in comparison to the number of people who visit my site. The chart displayed to the left represents actual traffic to the St. Paul Real Estate Blog over the past two weeks. The blog provides information of interest to home owners, buyers and sellers who are interested in real estate (17 comments)
What Is The Biggest Barrier To Real Estate Blogging? - 07/01/07 07:36 PM
What Is The Biggest Barrier To Real Estate Blogging?By Teresa Boardman of St. Paul Real Estate Blog Earlier this week I conducted a kind of survey, and asked 25 real estate bloggers, which I defined as practicing real estate agents, mortgage, title and staging pros who blog, what they see as the biggest barrier to real estate blogging for agents. The answer was writing, and it was almost unanimous. What to write about and how to write it. That came as a surprise to me because so many agents believe that blogs require technical skills. This myth is perpetuated (16 comments)
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