What Did You Learn Today?

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Real Estate Agent with Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd IA100052670

What Did You Learn Today?  

Part 1 of a 3 part series of learning questions. 

What did you learn today is the first questions in a series of three, to help with the evolution in today's changing Universe.  The questions can be easily shared with family members and support groups of any kind. 

I can honestly say there is not a day goes buy that I do not learn something by reading blog posts and participating in cyberspace with social media.  The atmosphere to grow is inviting and makes learning fun.  

                                         Flickr logo

Think about how easy it would be to fly at the altitude of success by simply learning ONE concept a day! 

To embrace this philosophy one must first stop being ANGRY about all the new information which must be embraced.  Once you build that bridge and decide you need to move forward the learning curve is less steep and sharing with others makes the way more pleasant.  

Find a group in all types of social media to hang out with and enjoy the ride!  If you are just beginning in any social media venue, do not hang out with "mad" bloggers trying to change the world. Intimidation with words can be the kiss of death to participation with someone who is new and needing encouragement. Cosmic Shift Happens so pick your cyber friends by those wanting to have fun and be supportive. The change in communication or Cosmic Shift, is actually a great opportunity to reach out and touch more people than ever before so being aware and NOT afraid of the change makes everyday new and exciting! 

There was a fun announcement today letting us know the Queen of England is on facebook!  She is 84 and has endorsed youtube and flickr!  Social media is giving us the platform to share information about social programs, education, and government.  We can navigate through cyberspace and read all the news on yahoo, google, msn or any Internet access page and never have to turn on the television. Following the right sources on twitter your might be able to get the news the instant it happens.

  Flickr!  Is the learning concept I will discuss today. This is a social site where you can post pictures of:

  • The community 
  • Any listing
  • Your family 
  • Fun concepts for your customers or clients  
  • You can create groups and sets of pictures which can be views in the form or slide shows
  • Flickr creates links for posted pictures to share either in private or with the public 
  • Posted pictures include different sizes for every picture 
  • Obtain a url for a picture to post in different types of blog formats 
  • Any picture can be edited on Picnik automatically through flickr.                                                                                                                                                                        

I started a group called T-shirt Humor and would love for you to come and post funny t-shirt sayings to the group.  There are more funny t-shirts in my photo stream but didn't think they could all go in the group... if you look at the stream you will understand what I am saying :)  

I hope you will try the links above on the bullet points and see how great Flickr works. Create photos with a unique url and any size in minutes with Flickr. Attract new viewers to your flickr site who might like other photo sets you have uploaded. Best case scenario, they might want to connect as a flickr friend and then join a group you create.  The possibilities are endless since most people like looking at fun pictures.  

If you would like to LEARN one thing today go to flickr and set up.  Just get your profile going on an account.  It takes about 3 minutes and all you need to do is have a few pictures ready you want to upload to get started. Have the photo you want to represent on your profile.  You can either size it on flickr or you can drag a box on your uploaded picture to create your avatar.   Easy and once you learn this you can share with your clients and create another way to have contact sharing photos that are different!  Maybe you can start posting a fun photo of the day and invite your followers or friends to post great photos in your group.  Start discussions about the photos and make this something your friends want to share with their friends! 

Keep track of what you learned this week each day.  Write it down and make learning something new each day a priority.  Start by making a list of the things you do want to learn then just go down the list.  I hope you learn flickr this week.  If you spend 30 minutes you will understand how flickr works and what an important tool it can be in marketing you and your business!  

I hope to connect with you on flickr and see some of your photos in one the groups!   

What did you learn today? 

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Cindy Jones
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Carra-could information.  I haven't used Flickr for awhile but will watch your series to see if I should go back to it.

Nov 07, 2010 11:35 PM #19
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Ginny Gorman
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oh Carra, this is great & i too are bookmarking it...i'm in class & have too much running around lately..excellent post that should be shared..it's a suggest!
Nov 07, 2010 11:49 PM #20
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
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Tish~  Baby steps are good.. just knowing what it is and how it works is the first step.

Cindy~  The series is on 3 different quesitons not on flickr.. so wanted you to know.. I think you might like to have a photo group for all the fun landmarks where you live and work!  Acutally I will go see if you have some!

Ginny ~  Thanks so much. Getting started is the first step.

Nov 08, 2010 06:50 AM #21
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Peggy Noel
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Carra -thank you - I am a firm believer that if you check in w/AR daily you will learn something new for your life, wellbeing or practice.  I'm heading to Flickr right now - thank you!

Nov 08, 2010 07:41 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
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Peggy ~  Great I am excited to hear you take the step!  I learn and learn and learn on AR with wonderful posts!

Nov 08, 2010 08:00 AM #23
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Andy Brown
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Great posting. We should be renewing our minds every day in some way

Andy

Nov 08, 2010 08:23 AM #24
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Dagny Eason
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Carra - Great post!   Flickr has been in the back of my mind forever - now in the front!!!!!   I'm going there tonight!

Nov 08, 2010 09:58 AM #25
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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
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Carra - IF we do not learn something new each day we will be left behind. It is much easier to keep up than it is to catch up.
Nov 08, 2010 01:03 PM #26
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Carra I never thought about posting a picture of my listing on Flickr. See you just taught me something today thanks-LOL. Great post.

Nov 08, 2010 01:13 PM #27
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Chris Olsen
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Hi Carra -- Thanks, great post.  I look forward to reading more of yours! :)  I've looked into Flickr a few times but have struggled to see how it will really benefit my business apart from creating a standalone slide show.  I'm the type of person if I don't see a roadmap or a way on how to really utilize something that benefits my business, I kind of watch and see what others do before I jump in.

Nov 08, 2010 01:30 PM #28
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Frank D'Angelo
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We are always learning.  If we're not learning we're dying.  Right?  Thanks for the flickr tips, just need to find the time to apply what we're learning.

The difference between understanding and getting results.  Right?

Nov 08, 2010 01:31 PM #29
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Kerry Lucasse
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Thanks for sharing, Carra!  I just popped on to AR for about 10 minutes and already I've learned THREE new things today.  :-)

Nov 08, 2010 02:50 PM #30
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evening to you Carra

Carra,
there are some other social sites that I have join, that I really need to start doing a lot more on.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Nov 08, 2010 03:42 PM #31
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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This post was so good, Carra, I think it could have been two posts!  One about "what did we learn today" -- which is a facsinating concept to think about.  The other, your wonderful new group!!  What I learned today: Queen E is on FB, and always, always, always get an attorney clause/prevailing party fee in contracts, invoices, etc.  (long story that one!!)

Nov 09, 2010 05:00 AM #32
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
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Andy~  Right on! 

Dagny ~ wonderful to have activity in our thoughts! Flickr is fun too! 

Norma ~  Great quote.. keep on not catch up!  

Lanre ~  You can make a set of the pictures of your listings and then have links in any marketing. 

Chris ~  Go check out Krystal Kraft and see her Flickr sight.. you will see a real estate agent who really uses flickr and gets tons of comments on just one picture entry. 

My Exit friend ~  You got it exactly right!

Kerry ~  AR is wonderful for learning new things... FAST!

Dale ~  I know you would have fun posting those pictures you take!

Carla ~  I know you are going to start a flickr group so send me an invite when you get it done!   

 

Nov 09, 2010 08:20 AM #33
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Adam Malachi
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Hello Carra,

Great post as usual Carra, I have been thinking about Flicker for some time! But ever sense face book disable my account for about a month without explanation the reason why! I'm thinking hard about joining any other social media!

Thank you very much for sharing,

Adam

Nov 09, 2010 06:01 PM #34
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
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Adam ~  The learning curve is so steep.. but just take it one step at a time!  Sorry about the fb issues.. did you have 2 accounts or were you selling on a personal page.. they are kind of strickt  about those things.

Nov 13, 2010 10:36 AM #35
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Amber Boyd
Novus Real Estate - Wylie, TX

this is a great post! Carra you always have such great advice!!!!

Nov 22, 2010 01:56 PM #36
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Amber ~  Happy to be of service..

Nov 22, 2010 03:06 PM #37
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Amber ~  Happy to be of service..

Nov 22, 2010 03:06 PM #38
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