So I hear I need to blog more...

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Daily DropThanks to the wonderful ActiveRain Daily Drop this morning, I have been receiving loads of emails and comments saying, "Kelly, nudge nudge, it's time for you to blog more."

I go through the challenge that I know so many of our members face as well.  How the heck do I find time to blog?

It's been one of my goals since attending RainCamp in Atlantic City.  I even set a weekly iCal reminder to try to kick my butt into gear.  To my credit, I've gotten two blogs posted since then (this counts as three) but I'm nowhere near where I'm wanting to be at.

I figured out what I needed - a little encouragement from the community. 

Yes, the comments on individual blogs are so wonderful.  But today I got personal emails.  People are now keeping tabs on me and I can't let them down.  So, yes the Daily Drop Member Spotlight was just the thing I needed.

 

With that, does anybody have any good tips on creating the habit and getting more consistent?  I could use the help.

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Corinne Hale
Short Sales, Foreclsoures, 1st time BUYER, Moving UP, Invest - Phoenix, AZ
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Start with a community or subdivision you want more business in. Blog about news from a local paper particular to that area. Make sure your blog is public. :)

Jun 20, 2011 12:50 PM #1
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
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Kelly - we are all here to encourage you to post - we want to know what's on your mind! Hope your well and I'll be checking in to see your future posts!

Jun 20, 2011 12:51 PM #2
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Charles Hendricks
The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design - Harrisonburg, VA

Kelly, blog about something you believe in and not just advertisements or self promotion. If you want to engage the community, you need to be interesting, not saying you are not interesting already. 

Jun 20, 2011 01:03 PM #3
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Kelly, just be yourself and make it a habit to blog daily. Before you know it the ideas will flow and blogging become part of your daily routine.

Jun 20, 2011 02:28 PM #4
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Kelly ~ Take it from Craig, just be yourself ~ but don't be yourself like Craig is himself ~

So what kind of glue do you use to keep ActiveRain together?

Jun 20, 2011 04:06 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kelly Anderson
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA

Corinne: Love the idea of blogging about things in the local paper.

Kristine: Thanks for the encouragement!

Charles: Now the pressure's on to be interesting!

Craig: Daily huh? Maybe I can carve out time each night for 20 minutes.  I could do that.

Frank/Karen: Haha! As far as glue, I use Elmer's.  Good and strong, but easy for kids to use ;)

Jun 20, 2011 04:39 PM #6
Rainer
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San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
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Hi Kelly ...tell us about the Seattle Area...  

Things to see , things to do ... restaurant reviews , night life   ...Oh the inside scoop on ActiveRain

Jun 21, 2011 01:12 AM #7
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

I bet you if you post everyday for 30 days.... Craig will feature you in a post.  You might even be so lucky to wear the Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater :0)  That should be enough right there to motivate you.....

Jun 21, 2011 08:23 AM #8
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

@Amy... Ha! Ha! Ha! But Kelly, Amy's right! Blog daily and you just might get featured wearing the Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater in one of my "Who Is The Most Awesome Person of the Day" posts!

On a separate note, I have a picture of you and Kerrie at tonight's AR Birthday Party all ready to post! (It's amazing how I already have pictures of something that hasn't even happened yet or that, sadly, I won't be attending!!!)

Kerrie gve me permission. I'll send it to you for yours...

 

Jun 21, 2011 10:03 AM #9
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

You definitely need to post more frequently!  After seeing you at RainCamp, I need to see more of you... even if it is only online!!!

Jun 21, 2011 11:57 AM #10
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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Sometimes you just need a little kick to get you going and/or to keep you moving forward. Looking forward to the posts.

Jun 22, 2011 11:42 AM #11
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Kelly!  Okay, I popped over to see what you were working on...to post more!!  

You know, I had a thought--every time you respond to a member with a question or a problem via email, make that email a post.  Just fluff it up a bit and add a little graphic and VOILA!  You've got ready-made material at your fingertips every day, it's just getting it over into your AR blog!  Not only will it help you to blog more but, you'll be giving great information to the community that may save a 'service' call or two with each one!  LOL

Hope you're doing well!  I wish we had RainCamp every month (and I could go, of course) so I could see you guys more often--you're a fantastic group and what a fun job you have!

Jul 07, 2011 03:07 AM #12
Rainer
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Rockwell Institute Real Estate Education
Prelicense and Continuing Education - Bellevue, WA

These comments are inspiring to a brand new blogger! Debe--you gave some great advice. I just emailed your comment to myself, so I'd be sure and remember it!

Sep 01, 2011 05:10 AM #13
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