Louisiana, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?
This post is a result of two posts by my friend Richard Weisser down in Georgia. The first post was "How do you expect to get drenched in the rain if you don't even want to get your feet wet?" dated 5/21/09 in which he offers 6 suggestions to those of us here in Active Rain. In addition he also offers his personal guarantee "So, for those of you that want to succeed at blogging, I offer you this challenge. Before you throw in the towel, write at least one hundred quality posts before you make your value assessment. It takes that long to develop the correct skills and disciplines and also to create a body of content large enough to have a significant SEO impact on your business. Now that is some guarantee wouldn't you say? Richard then follows that post with another post titled "Achieving national celebrity status as a result of ActiveRain blogging becomes a reality! (of sorts)" where he talks about a recent interview with Realtor Magazine on line where he was interviewed about blogging for business. So, IMHO, Richard is not only a celeb but one that knows where of he speaks.
With the numerous posts talking to newbie's here in Active Rain on how to be a success in their blogging venture to improve their visibility to the public I am setting out on a quest. I am not going to suggest things to newbie's or those that are less active on AR; I am on a search for some of these folks for introduction to our AR family. Here is my 2 step plan:
- Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
- Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
- A NEW qualification, the post must be done since January of this year.
The end result will be, hopefully, an increase in activity with more members becoming visible. Now there is a really BIG problem with this plan. I will not be able, my rule, to suggest those that have not done a post or even posted their picture. You see there won't be any secret agents, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. shown. Sorry, if you want to be considered I need to see who you are, sorta like your picture on your business card.
Today I am looking at the state of Louisiana, where Active Rain has a total of 1037 AR members as of this morning. I would say that Eric Bouler #1 and Frank Rubi Kenner #2 could have some competition coming up behind them. So, say hello to:
DeeDee Creighton with Baton Rouge Area Homes in Baton Rouge, LA.
DeeDee says "I became a Realtor after buying my first home in 1995. I didn't feel I was treated well by my Realtor so I decided to become one and make sure each of my clients feel special." Anybody ever feel that way? DeeDee wrote her first post in January and may need some more help in coming back. Drop in and say hello to DeeDee.
Sage Easter with Century 21 United in Bossier City, LA.
Specializing in the N. Bossier and Benton areas, Sage says that she not only works in residential real estate but, also manages a select group of commercial listings. I am thinking that she may also have her hand in horse properties too based on her profile. Drop by and say hello.
Ricky Gibson with Innovative Real Estate Investors in Alexanderia, LA.
From the looks of Ricky's profile his company may be in two areas, one of them is Alexanderia, LA. And the other in Victoria, TX buying distressed properties and helping sellers by making offers on their properties. Ricky wrote his first post in March and I'm thinking either he is really busy or needs a slight nudge. Care to help?
Michael Anndries with DeAngelo Real Estate Group in Baton Rouge, LA.
Michael wrote his first post in April about some guy named Jack Hough and a blog he had written on his 5 reasons why it is better to rent than to own a home. Check out this post and link. Interesting, very interesting is all I can say. Drop by and give Michael a little help in coming back.
Susie Wilson with Van Eaton & Romero in Lafayette, LA.
In March Susie got her GREEN designation and then wrote her first post based on the instructor and how good he really was. I dropped in and said hello, can I count on you to say Hi?
Tony Davis with Cane Heritage Realty in Natchitoches, LA.
A Natchitoches native and active in the community, Tony works extensively with first-time buyers and possibly some retirees and the occasional second/vacation home buyer. His first blog was in July when he introduced his web site. Stop by and say hello to Tony.
Sarah Collins with Exit Realty Keystone in Prairieville, LA.
Sarah has written two posts to date, the first was in March where she was looking for information on how to hold a New Home Buyers Seminar and the second post in June announcing her First Time Home Buyers Seminar. I wonder how it went for her. Seeing that it has been a couple of months since her last post maybe she needs a slight nudge, would you care to take on the task?
Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you. Next I will be off to Massachusetts; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Massachusetts next week just email their name to me and I will acknowledge one person.
Please stop by and encourage these guys and gals and let's see if we can improve some of the participation. Thanks for stopping in.
If you are looking for a very simple way to move up in your standings for the state that you live in, here are three small suggestions plus one:
- Make one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and
- Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,
- Click here and here and here for more help.
- Check out what the #1 and #2 or any of those members on page one of your state.