I've never been a blogger. My daughter has blogged for hours on end and I wonder, what she is writing about. Her fingers will just be pounding the keys at a high speed with her emotions expressed clearly through her face. I am in awe as I have quietly watched. I wondered why would anyone blog and who reads blogs? I've never been one to write just to be writing. I have to have something to say that someone would want to read. She must really have a lot to say.
Since joining Active Rain I have seen the reason for blogging. I actually read and enjoy others blogs on Active Rain. Most I have found informing or have taught me something. I go through the ratings and see people have written thousands of blogs and just have to say WOW, you must be really smart or something, lol.
I still have a mental block when it comes to blogging. Interacting all day face to face comes easy for me but to write is a bit different.
I see the importance blogging plays in the role of social networking and how blogging can bring more potential clients my way. Other than market reports and a supplier of information about a specific geographical area, it also allows others to get to know me. I've been old school in thinking establishing relationships means a physical presence. But as I read the blogs of others, check their stats, comment on their blogs and they on mine, I can see how the internet opens a great opportunity to meet a massive amount of people. I think we all can grow as we exchange experiences and tips. I believe our businesses can also grow through refer ring out of town business to one another with greater ease. It also opens a larger than life amount of potential clients who too would like to get to know a Realtor before the first phone call.
As the World Wide Web has definitely changed our world today, Social Networking done right is a world of opportunities for today's business.