Blogging Does Get You Noticed, Just Pick A Good Topic Like Schools!
I wrote a quick blog post the other day about the schools in Clayton,NC. I mentioned that here in Johnston County there are some of the best schools in the state. I also made mention of the neighbouring ( Irish Spelling) county, Wake which is trying a new school assignment program. The program is getting a lot of discussion and some of it is quiet passionate.
The way it works is, parents of school children in the Wake County Public School System recently had an opportunity to choose the school they wished their child would attend.
It was done on a first come first served basis so those parents who are up on what was going on were first in line, if the school you picked was full, your child would then be assigned to your second choice, then your third etc, etc, until your child was placed in a school.
The problems arise when a new family moves into a neighbourhood and they won't know what school their child will attend, some realtors are afraid that will deter people from buying homes in Wake County.
I got a call from my brother in law Jim yesterday who was in North Carolina on business and picked up the local newspaper the News and Observer to find my blog post was featured in the paper in a section about the school system in Wake County. The writer pointed out that I was using the situation in Wake County to market homes in Johnston County. That was not the intent of the blog post but merely to promote Johnston County Schools.
The writer T. Keung Hui also has a blog, WakeEd and it has received about 25 comments to date and some are quite, "shall we say direct!!!" Apparently I need to take some grammar lessons......!
T. Keung called me later in the day and explained that those comments were nothing, that the opposing side in the debate can go all out sometimes. We had a very nice conversation and I learned a lot from him.
So a quick blog about a serious topic gets in the newspaper and sparks a debate, I wonder will I sell more homes in Johnston County because of it?