You Did It... You're Done, So I'm Going to tell you why you should keep doing it!

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"You Did It You're Done So I'm Going to tell you why you should keep doing it"

reliefIf you've been participating in the 31 Days of May Challenge, then you're probably celebrating because with today's post ... you're DONE!! 

You can now go back to having a life... your family will have to get reacquainted with you but it won't take long... you can actually focus on your day job!

Let me show you why you should continue to blog if not every day, then more frequently than you have been.  I've learned from doing this and I hope you will too.

                                                             Just Do It

  J        JUICE- that's right... Google Juice....if you don't know what it is you haven't been reading enough  posts here, for example  read this post by Jackie Connelly. 

U        ULTIMATE- As in Blogging, and doing it consistently can be the Ultimate FREE Marketing and Advertising  tool you have. 

S          SEO -  Search Engine know the calls you get daily wanting to take your hard earned money in exchange for being on page 1 of and follow Nestor and Katerina Gasset to learn how blogging and doing it the correct way can increase your SEO.

 T         TEACH - You can use blogging to help teach others about your services and what you do.  When others know more about how you can help them... what it is you do... they're more likely to want to work with you.


D         DISCIPLINE - Setting a goal for yourself, whether it's to post every day or every other day.... or whatever you choose is a discipline that we could all use in our lives.  You set the goal!

O          ORIGINALITY- If you do choose to post on a regular basis, trust me you will have to learn something about originality to keep from sounding like all of the other posts out there.  And it is this Originality.... your Individuality that will attract your readers.


I         INTERACTION- Now this is where Blogging becomes fun.  When others begin to see you here on a regular basis they begin to interact with you... over a period of time you'll have friends all over the country... friends to help you with a question.... friends to support you when you need it... friends who will want to refer their friends to you.

 T        TARGET - You can TARGET your market.  Realtors writing Long-tail search posts can target a particular neighborhood they hope to reach.  Read Brad Andersohn's post to learn more.   Home Stagers can target a particular kind of staging such as Vacant or Occupieds.

So there you have it.... you heard me

Just Do It!




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Steve Stenros
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula - San Diego, CA
CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

Well written, Kathy! I have bookmarked your blog so I can read the links later!

May 31, 2011 08:19 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, Everyone should be in the habit, no reason to stop.  A day off leads to another to another, and suddenly you're a newbie starting all over again.  Keep the train rollin'.....

May 31, 2011 08:19 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lori- Thanks and hope you'll keep on blogging!

Gayle- good for you!  I started posting every day since the first of the year and hope to keep it up.  It really does become a habit.  I've probably bookmarked all of Katerina's posts!

Eric- All right!  And just think... June only has 30 days!

Janice- Actually I have Roger to thank.  We were texting last night and he suggested something like this.

Steve- Thanks... hope the links help you!  And, I'll be looking for some posts from you!

BLiz- that's exactly why I've been posting one every day... I'm afraid to stop!


May 31, 2011 08:45 AM #7
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Kathy ~ This is such a great blog/post    well written -- and we will keep on blogging on ~~

May 31, 2011 11:48 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

David- I like all of the videos you've been including and I think that's the way to go.

Frank & Karen- I hope you do; I can't wait to read more!

May 31, 2011 11:54 AM #10
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

Great post Kathy....I suggested! I am just coming back to the rain after a much too long break and now everyone is pooped??? Hopefully they will take your advice and keep blogging. Thanks for the reminder...I am going to try to never stay away that long last two jobs came from AR leads so why am I not here posting daily??

May 31, 2011 01:47 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Valerie- I am so glad you're back.  I've meant to go back and look for some of my favorite Rainers to see where you were. 

May 31, 2011 02:16 PM #12
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You make excellent points and blogging everyday is good for business.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 31, 2011 02:59 PM #13
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Kathy,

Great post and very well written!  Posting everyday makes such a difference with SEO.  Although it can be challenging it really pays off.  I appreciate all the links and I am bookmarking this as well as suggesting it!  Thanks Kathy...  another outstanding post!!!

May 31, 2011 03:21 PM #14
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Congrats on making through the challenge. I don't think I can keep up the every day thing though. LOL

May 31, 2011 03:40 PM #15
Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Kathy, I commend you on your disipline. I have been very negligent and you have given me inspiration! I hope you don't mind if I share your post with my students? I advocate they all join AR and you have included some great links! Thank you!

May 31, 2011 03:44 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- Thank you and I've made up my mind to post every day.  People may not want to read it every day... but I'll be out there. 

Linda-Thank you for your support.  I've been also trying to post in a Wordpress blog I have so I have a feeling that in a few weeks my fingers  and brain will be going on strike. 

Shar- I bet you can.... I read your posts and you can do it.

Allegra-Feel free to share!  Sounds like things are going well for you in NY!


May 31, 2011 03:49 PM #17
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Awesome way to tell it like it is with those on target words "just do it!" In my book, you do everyday which is why I follow and enjoy your posts from miles away! Congrats!

May 31, 2011 04:25 PM #18
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

M'am! YES, M'am!  I've made the same resolution...and need to find other areas to blog about. 

Jun 01, 2011 12:40 AM #19
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Excellent explaination, Kathy. And, all those reasons are why I do 10 a week!

Jun 01, 2011 03:31 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Emily- wow... you've made my day.  And we are quite a distance away.. I absolutely love Santa Fe!

Julia-OK!! You can do it... all you have to do is read the posts here and you'll have lots of ideas.  

Toni- now you make me feel like a slacker (not sure how that is spelled)!  You do the best localism posts.


Jun 01, 2011 06:04 AM #21
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Kathy, you produce those blogs like a pop corn machine! Another great post. I am glad it's over.  Need some rest.

Jun 01, 2011 11:44 AM #22
Jane Becker
Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge - Worcester, MA

Well, I've been just doing it since July 27, 2010.  and I am glad I'm done with the May challenge.  I'm curious if there are any other requirements I missed.  Beside belonging to the group and posting everyday, are there any other prerequisites?

Jun 01, 2011 02:09 PM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna- Actually it's more like a slow cooker, but thank you!!!  Come on Anna, we want to keep hearing from you.

Jane- Did you send Kerrie ( a link to your profile tellin her that you completed the challenge??

Jun 01, 2011 02:23 PM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Another accomplishment to be proud of Kathy!  You successfully completed another challenge!  Well done!

Jun 02, 2011 03:25 AM #25
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