Variety is the spice of life... isn't that how the saying goes? So here's a few reading selections for those feeling a little adventurous. Oh and if you don't know what the heck the Laurie Manny Challenge is, read here.
1st Selection: RSS Pieces
RSS pieces gives ideas for your writing and marketing your blog, and seo - All specific to real estate. Mary McKnight is one of the contributers. She used to write her on Active Rain. I choose this site because the writers here consistently offer useful information. One example is...
As a side note for all the seo fans... google maintains official google blogs on a variety of topics. If you are ever looking to debunk seo myths - go straight to the source - google's webmaster blog - for all the seo fans, not just for webmasters.
2nd Selection: Ben's Blog
Have you thought about your freedom and power - blogging in a country where freedom of speech is not only permitted, but embraced? I've read outside blogs written by people about life in China. It helps bring me out of my little world and realize that I should never take my life and opportunities for granted. For some of us blogging may just be about business or seo etc, but to others it is a way to get their voice out and promote change.
Article: Damn the Censors
The individual post to best illustrate this is listed above. However in general I enjoy the writing about China more on Ben's blog I selected for this whole category. My point in including this as a selection here...
Consider the types of blogs you post...
- Where is there room for improvement?
- Spend some time and find your blog voice.
- Not everyone can blog as freely as we can.
- Great ideas for your blogs come from all sources.
- Get out there and read about topics you like outside of real estate.
- You never know what inspriration for your real estate blog could come from your other interests.
If you liked this you may also enjoy this post: When I grow up I (don't) want to be a barber (Are you doing what you love?)
3rd Selection: The Kevin Eikenberry Group Customer Service Blog
This blog is all about customer service. The concepts can be applied to any field...mortgages, real estate, staging, doctors, librarians :) I like this blog because most of the posts are short, sweet, to the point... they give you a good concept to consider in just a couple minutes of your time.
Article: Customer Service Made Simple
Honorable Mention: My Tech Opinion - Technology for Real Estate
Offers technology info specific to real estate. I think a lot of people here will like a lot of the posts.
Have you ever heard the debate... should I require visitors to register on my site to view data? I am of the opinion... No way, but I haven't seen stats back it up. Here's an article on that.