Great Blogging tips from ActiveRain orientation

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Great Blogging lessons from ActiveRain orientation. Kudo's to Steven Graham at ActiveRain for the awesome ideas on blogging. He emphasized the 4 pillars of your blog:

1. Write blog posts that answer questions of your customers. This will save you time. By posting it, you can refer back to it rather than keep having to answer it. For example at OneGuard, I get asked all the time what pre-existing conditions are. So I would blog the answer.

2. Be the Mayor of your industry. Regarding Real Estate, really know your area.

3. Write content for your peers. For example, blog about upcoming events or what the mortgage changes are doing to your business, etc...

4. Blog about your hobbies. Let others know more about you.

Here are some other tips he gave: You need a proper title, repeat the title as your first sentence in the post, repeat the title 2-4 times in the post and keep it between 300-500 words. If you want some more ideas on what to blog about, check out google and yahoo trends and blog away.

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Comments (6)

Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Yup. Good advice. I do it and it works.  I see you're new in this space.  If you follow his advice, you'll be at the top of your region very quickly.

Mar 25, 2011 05:08 AM
Susanne Brown
RE/MAX Realty 9 - Howell, NJ
I work hard to make real estate dreams come true!


I am still rather new at Active Rain and have found the blogs to be very informative and thought provoking.

I have not attended a workshop yet but am going to the Rain Camp in Atlantic City in a few weeks.

Welcome aboard and thanks for the tips!

Mar 25, 2011 05:09 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Great advice. My highest visited posts are from those that answer questions. It's true.

Mar 25, 2011 05:13 AM
Tonya Maxwell
Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency - Sallisaw, OK
Realtor-Associate, Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency

Thanks Tom for the tips!  I've been here for a little while, but still haven't dived into blogging as much as I want to, but instead just dipped my toes into the water.  Thank you again!

Mar 25, 2011 05:26 AM
Tom Westhora
888.896.0014 - Plano, TX
OneGuard Home Warranties, TEXAS Home Warranty Expert

Thanks for the feedback.  I am new to blogging myself, but am really excited about it.  My 11 year old can do it in her sleep. Gotta keep up.

Mar 25, 2011 08:18 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Okay now, I'm going to expect you at Raincamp Dallas. 5/24 and 5/25. Better have your ticket ready. Even Janeil Lester and Michael will be there. Lots of other Realtors in the area too!!!

Apr 13, 2011 03:11 AM