If An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away, What Will a Blog a Day Do?

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Real Estate Agent with Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company

Having only written a whopping ONE (now two) I have no idea what a blog a day will do for me!  Heck, it took me twenty minutes just to figure out how to put Mr. Apple in the space below--at this rate I'll be lucky if I get a blog a month in!  Now I just have to figure out how to do the cool text-beside-the-picture thing...but that will be for another day when I have more patience!  For now, please bear with the newbie who has no tech skills.  :)

 

But I've read many success stories on what blogging has done for people and I'm firmly in the camp of the believers that if I just stick with it and post good, relevant content I will be rewarded!  Hey, I'm pretty proud of Mr. Apple up there!

I know awhile back there was a blog-a-day challenge which sounds very daunting to me but I'd love to hear your thoughts and successes!  I think I'm going to start carrying around a little "blog notebook" where I can jot down ideas for a new blog post and also try to remember to carry my camera with me everywhere I go.  But I have my two free months of Rainmaker status and I don't want to let that go to waste....so...here I am jumping in with both feet and let's hope I can get a little wet here in the Rain!

Comments (34)

Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Hi Jerry--Thanks for stopping by!  I will definitely check out Craig Daniels!  There's so much to do and learn on this site I could easily spend a whole day at it!

Juli--I don't know why I couldn't figure that out for myself, LOL, but I have proudly employed it in my third blog!  Yay me!

Ruth--So now I've got coffee, chocolate AND AR addictions!  :)  Take all three together and I'm a happy gal!

Apr 23, 2011 11:58 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Susan,

Just wanted to stop by and welcome you to AR.  Great post...  and Mr. Apple looks just perfect...  wonderful job!  I have been here for awhile on AR and still consider myself a newbie.  There really is so much to learn.

If you ever need any help I would be glad to help you out in anyway.  It looks like you are off to a great start with already being featured in your area.  All the best to you... and don't hesitate to ask anything....  all the people on AR are fabulous and are always willing to help... 

I hope you have an awesome Easter with your family and friends!!!

Apr 23, 2011 06:28 PM
Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome to ActiveRain, Susan! You'll love it here (I'm sure you already do!) Here are a few tips for your blog

Changing the colour and text sizes & How to add a fabulous signature to your blog

I hope you find these helpful! HAPPY BUNNY DAY!!!!

Apr 23, 2011 06:53 PM
Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Hi Linda--Thanks!  Happy Easter to you, too!

Emily--Awesome, I was just wondering how to do that!  Thanks!

Apr 24, 2011 09:12 AM
Liliana Pacelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Burlingame, CA

Hi Everybody and Happy Easter to all,

Susan, I'm am new too, just registered some weeks ago. It is really hard in this world of social media and technology to follow up on things. Why? because it is toooooo much. I think you are doign the right thing, just posting something. I need to do that too instead of thinking too much of it... I enjoyed reading your post and Mr. Apple is cute!

Today after the celebration with my family, I opened the computer and the computer and decided AR was the right place to be. I'm amazed for the richness of content and people in this site and thankful for having a site where we can share experiences and feelings.

Go Susan! You are good inspiration for me.

Apr 24, 2011 10:09 AM
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Welcome. I have been here just a little over a month and a half and still feel really new.  Take the classes and you will learn a lot.

Apr 24, 2011 10:11 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Susan-Welcome! My fiance is from Cary, NC and his parents still live there in the Kensington subdivision. I love it up there! My current broker, Tom Martin, is also from the Carolinas and managed something like 20 different offices. Ever heard of him? Blogging for me is not always the easiest thing to do as I often feel like my ideas aren't suffice enough to make good content. But Barbara's advice to you above is some I might heed for myself as well as some of the names others have given you to follow. This is an incredible source of guidance for me so use it to your advantage which is seems you are doing very well! Two featured posts in your short time here! That's impressive : )

Apr 25, 2011 01:23 AM
Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Hi Liliana--Wecome to you, too!  I agree it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the social media...facebook, twitter, blogging, your own website...I'm trying to take baby steps because I know if I jump into everything I won't be able to keep it all up!  Start posting some of your thoughts--i'd love to subscribe to your blog!

Sandi--Welcome to you, too!  Trying to find the time to fit some of the classes into my schedule but will definitely check them out!

Margie--Do your fiance's parents want to move?  LOL!  Cary really is a beautiful place!  Blogging is tough for me, too--although I don't have any problem with the actual writing part I get all worried about if I'm writing something WRONG or something BORING...but I think I may sign up for this May challenge of a blog a day--you should join with me and then we can inspire each other!  :)

Apr 25, 2011 04:01 PM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

I might have to do that! I keep seeing the success other Realtors have solely based off of blogs that they put on this website and in turn it gets them major SEO in Google. Seems naive to ignore it doesn't it!?

And if his parents ever decide to sell I'll tell them to look you up! Referral fee to make some cash flow off the inlaws? ha!

Apr 26, 2011 04:10 AM
Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Margie--You've got a deal with the in-laws!  :)  I'm starting to make a list of 31 things to blog about so I won't get writer's block next week!  It'll be really tough, especially with never doing this before, but I think we can manage!  Girl power!

Apr 26, 2011 07:11 AM
Craig Snead
Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI - Dearborn Heights, MI
Real Estate Investor

Susan, you are headed in the right direction. Read, comment and ask questions. There is a lot to learn here in Active rain for FREE.  Check out newbie tips. One a day won't hurt you, it will help you get noticed.

Join the group for the 31 days of May challenge

Apr 26, 2011 09:24 AM
Ken and Leslye Huebsch
3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction - Harrisburg, PA
Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793

It's daunting, isn't it! A blog a day seems like no time for real estate! But, there must be something to it... everyone's pitching it!

Apr 26, 2011 10:13 AM
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

Good Luck, Susan, Trust me, it will get easier.... and more fun, once you will get hang of it :)

Tatyana

Apr 27, 2011 01:08 AM
Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Hi Craig--That's for the link!  There's so much to learn but I'm trying to absorb a little bit each day!

Ken--No kidding!  I could spend hours on this site, I think...I have to make sure to ration my Rain!

Tatyana--Thanks!  I just hope I don't run out of things to say! :)

Apr 27, 2011 08:04 AM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Susan,

Glad you've jumped it. It can be daunting! You're leading by example...

Apr 29, 2011 06:04 PM
Susan Brown
Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company - Cary, NC
REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale

Hi Michele--Thanks!  Now if I can make it through the May challenge....  :)

May 01, 2011 06:55 AM
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Susan, you can't go wrong with all this support I'm sure you'll do great in Real estate and in the AR community online; Best of luck!

May 02, 2011 05:39 PM
Kelly Wuthrich
Silvercreek Realty-Eagle, Meridian, Boise, Kuna, Star~IDAHO - Eagle, ID
Eagle & Meridian ID Real Estate

Lots of support out there.  Looks like your off to a great start.  Keep it up!

May 03, 2011 04:38 AM
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!

a blog a day, and the reading of some others (knowledge acquired and friendships made), and some thoughtful comments.

the rewards will come

May 04, 2011 01:44 AM
JM Padron, CCIM, CCP
THE JMTEAM NETWORK - Fort Lauderdale, FL
CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker

Excellent tips. I should start doing one a day as well!

May 04, 2011 10:53 AM