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I am new to this and have done only two blogs but it does not seem like anybody is interested in my topics since I am not getting any comments. Does everybody get comments on their posting? Anybody care to help me out here?  What am I not doing right?  Topics, I guess just like real estate in locations, location is important here.  I also just posted an MLS listing but I cannot add 2 more pictures.  I was able to do one and the next two would not lined up.  I tried to follow the instruction but cannot seem to be able to do it right.  I guess I have to practice more.  Well, I will keep trying until I get this right and hopefully with all your help I would be able to master it.  Who says it was easy anyway?  Even my son was shock to see Mom is doing blogs.  
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Rainmaker
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Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904
You have gotten some great advise from the experts!  A little time patience and innovative posts help. Be creative, write interesting stories, and post what works for you. Unlike Zilllow, or Craigslist, you have to think outside of the box and "talk" to folks... they will "talk back" ...good luck!
Jul 02, 2007 10:34 AM #4
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Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Terry,

The two posts you posted previously were posts that were local in nature. Those are good for your blog and you should be posting them, but they do not generate comments.  You do not have to get comments to get your name googled. It's good to have your local posts there in case someone is looking locally, which of course is your most important market!   Here on AR, the comments will come on posts that are more general in nature, like this one. Yet this (AR) is not for your market audience.   And yes, it takes time. Don't be hard on yourself. As Rich mentions, comment on others blogs and get into a conversation. Enjoy!

Jul 02, 2007 10:36 AM #5
Rainmaker
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J Perrin Cornell
Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA
Broker, ABR, VAMRES

Cograts for adapting!

Just keep trying... as you read you will find topics that you can add to or expand on. I have been bogging for awhile ande I have several that have zero response... goes iwht the territory and topic and audience

Jul 02, 2007 10:45 AM #6
Rainer
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Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

Terry:

You're doing fine.  Just because no one responds doesn't mean that it's not being read.  Hang in there, it will make since someday.

Jul 02, 2007 11:00 AM #7
Rainer
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Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

Hi Terry,

I just created a group for Hillsborough County.  Feel free to join it and add your posts that pertain to anything in Hillsborough County to it.  I saw you have a post about Ruskin.  That would be a perfect post to add to my group.

It takes time.  A lot of my posts don't have any comments or just a handful.  Not many people comment on my posts that have to do with area info.  People read them though.  That's the important part.

Jul 02, 2007 11:12 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Laura Warden Nordin
Century 21 Camco Realty - Albuquerque, NM
30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
Your previous posts were local, and didn't have any "eye candy" to attract folks. Local posts usually get few comments... usually zero unless you have embedded some great photos or virtual tours. The posts that get a lot of comments are usually those that interest people all over.
Jul 02, 2007 12:18 PM #9
Ambassador
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Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Don't be offended if you don't get comments some of my biggest responses from new clients are from posts that haven't had a single comment.

 

Jul 02, 2007 05:33 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager
Welcome - go for it!  Relax and just write about stuff you know.  Start posting tomorrow about your local neighborhoods - get a camera and drive over there and snap some community photos - make each post count with contact information and links to your website if you're up and running with one yet.  Include keywords for Ruskin FL Real Estate everywhere.    To learn more, Google your area and study your competitors websites and blogs (if any!).  Have fun!  As you get rolling with some posts you'll see the results of your work pay off.
Jul 02, 2007 05:50 PM #11
Rainer
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Marie Kletke
iNet Realty - Long Beach, CA
Broker - Long Beach Real Estate

Terry,

You are doing something right!  So got some responses to this blog.   I've included a link to Mary Knight's blog: Sure Fire Formula for a Successful Blog Post below.  Check it out.  She has some great suggestions! Good luck!

Jul 02, 2007 06:16 PM #12
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
RICHARD,  Thank you very much for the encouragement.  I needed that.
Jul 05, 2007 01:00 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
Welcome, but we cannot "see" who you are, if you upload your profile photo it will help us put a name with a face.  Adult's are easily distracted, hard to engage and expect to be entertained!  Your info is good, but as several people have already told you it needs some jazz.  We'd love to help you over at the Practice Here Group where you can receive help on creating eye catching post to help you generate business.
Jul 05, 2007 01:04 PM #14
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
RICH, I think I am trying too hard and that is why it can be frustrating. I will attempt to reply to all when I can.
Jul 05, 2007 01:08 PM #15
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Mother Lode Master,  I can take critiques because that makes me better but when they are silent that scare me.
Jul 05, 2007 01:14 PM #16
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
ALLISON,  Thanks for the advice.
Jul 05, 2007 01:32 PM #17
Rainer
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Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

In order to get comments you have to have quite a few things going on.... first there are over 5000 posts a week on this site - people only read blogs here and there, not every blog.

  • Blog titles have to draw people in. Blogs need to be well written etc.
     
  • People on A/R are more likely to read blogs on topics that appeal to professional realtors and/or blogging etc. A lot of localism posts don't get as many realtor comments, but are just read by visitors of localism.
     
  • People have to know who you are... you are really new on the site and a lot of people haven't met you, so they are reading your blogs. Start reading and commenting on other people's blogs. Once they see you participating in their blogs - they'll come over to meet you and might comment on your blogs - reciprocate.
Jul 09, 2007 05:29 AM #18
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Becky, Thank you very much for the invitation. I have now joined the Hillsborough county group.
Jul 09, 2007 09:42 AM #19
Rainer
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Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage
Keep up the good work Terry!  You are getting the right information out to the public, so keep posting and the results will follow!  Comment on other people's blogs and they will soon pay back the favor!
Jul 09, 2007 09:46 AM #20
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Angie, I am so glad for your advice.  I reallly enjoy doing this blogging except I sometimes cannot come up with a topic.  I tried to read other blogs and has commented on them. Some of them are very good.
Jul 09, 2007 09:47 AM #21
Rainer
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Marie Kletke
iNet Realty - Long Beach, CA
Broker - Long Beach Real Estate

Welcome, Terry!

I hope you got all your questions answered. 

Next time you have a question make sure you sue the "Search " or Q & A" buttons located on the top of the page.  You just type the subject and all the instructions or articles on that subject will appear.  I Look forward to reading your blogs.

Jul 09, 2007 03:56 PM #22
Rainer
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Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Marie,  Thanks for the info, and I am learning something everyday.  Everybody is so nice in helping out when you need it.  I really appreciate all the help I got.  Thanks again.
Jul 11, 2007 05:30 AM #23
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