I Believe in the Magic of the Rain!

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Home Stager with Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

I Believe in the Magic of the Rain!
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I've been trying to write more localism posts and have been marketing my biz at the same time.

I've had a lot of positive feedback recently. I've had 2 gigs, totally unrelated to each other on different weeks, but because I'd written a localism post about each, I had people approach me at each event and tell me my blog was how they'd found out about that particular event!

The first was my stint as the Flufftastic Fairy in the Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce parade. I had someone tell me they'd found out about the parade time from googling Spruce Grove Chamber Parade and my blog came up!

The next was my blog about where I grew up in South Cooking Lake and the fact I was going there to make balloon animals for the Trail Days event there. I had arrived (after driving around the hamlet to see what's new [everything !]) and pulled up by some people to see where the best place to park, out of the way, was. They told me right there and so I got out and started to put on my costume. (Since it was such a beautiful day I had L'il Miss's top down and was driving in shorts and tank top)

The one lovely Lady says; "I know who you are!"
And I said "Yes?" (Lot's of times I have people say that because they've seen me in a commercial, a play, face painting, at another balloon gig, or doing one of my other jobs... so I usually wait for them to tell me how they know me...)
She said "You're here to make balloons!"
I said "yes!"
She says "And you're here from 2- 4 pm!"
I said "yes! (?)"
She said "But then you have to leave because it's your parents anniversary!"

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HOLY CRAP! I just started to laugh because I knew Active Rain had put me up near the top when she had googled South Cooking Lake Trail Days.

How's that for Rain Power!?!
Thanx Active Rain!
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Rainer
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Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Talk about the power of blogging!  You are a shining example of how to make it work for you.  Great job.

Aug 22, 2011 06:14 AM #15
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Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

Hi Peg! Amazing story, you should write this on your success story, people finding you through ActiveRain. Congratulations! The person you last spoke is really a fan of your blog, why? because she knows every detail of what you wrote..

Aug 22, 2011 06:30 AM #16
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Tom, I think everyone here google's stuff to check it out first before venturing forth! That's why Active Rain is such a powerful tool!

BU-FU, I think you rock as well! And all the staff at Active Rain! :D

Aug 22, 2011 07:08 AM #17
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Chris Ann, I totally understand what you're talking about! For a moment it feels like you are being watched, but then it's all good!

Garry, don't let fear of blogging stop you! There's an audience for everything! When we were at Rain Camp one of the points they made was people even get a fan base for statistical info! So anything you write will be fine! (But don't forget pix!) :D

Aug 22, 2011 07:12 AM #18
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Kris, you are the shining example of that! You have such a great following, everyone knows you! :D

Heather, when we were at Rain Camp, another point they made was if someone is trying to find out about an area they will look up that area on google. If you have local content, guess who they're going to find!?!

Aug 22, 2011 07:15 AM #19
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Bob, I never thought I'd be a shining example of anything! This is so cool! Thanx!

Rob, I don't know if the lady in question knew me, but she definitely read that particular post! :D

Aug 22, 2011 07:17 AM #20
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

That's fantastic Peg!!!  Good work.  I'm trying to do more localism also and hope I can get reponses like your are.  Keep up the great work.  

Aug 22, 2011 09:45 AM #21
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Peg.  Congrats on the feature.  How does it feel to be a superstar?  Your next gig may be signing autographs.

Aug 22, 2011 10:38 AM #22
Rainer
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San Diego, CA

Congratulations!

As I discovered in about my third month of persistent and consistent activity here:

ActiveRain rocks! ActiveRain rolls! ActiveRain rules!

Aug 22, 2011 04:43 PM #23
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

LOLLoyd, Thanx! I'm sure it will work for you as well!

BB, I'm hardly a superstar, you're the one with 20 features! When I get there I'll think about my stardom... will you sign this? :D

Russel, you are so right! But I knew that from before, you have had such great success and results!

Aug 22, 2011 07:05 PM #24
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David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect

So true!  This has happened to my blogs in searches, however I have get to become a local celebrity such as yourself! haha.

Aug 23, 2011 07:57 AM #25
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

David, I'm hardly a celebrity, but I think if I keep blogging local I might become one... :D

Aug 23, 2011 01:44 PM #26
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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

The people in my office don't quite understand why I put so much time into blogging here on AR.  Your story says it all, Peg! 

Aug 24, 2011 01:19 AM #27
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Chris, once you have some success with your blog, it's hard to stop! We know the magic and the power of AR. It's funny how you can't make some others 'get it'!

Aug 24, 2011 02:11 AM #28
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Welcome to the power of the Rain Babe!  It is an amazing thing.  :)D

Aug 24, 2011 02:20 AM #29
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Toots Baker! In the flesh! (sort of) I'm sure you get asked for your autograph all the time!! :D

Aug 24, 2011 02:27 AM #30
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Nah,... just occasionally!  Hee hee hee!  One of my best friends is called toots,... but not because she blows a horn.  LOL

Aug 24, 2011 07:05 AM #31
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Is your friend an AR member? It might get confusing with two toots... You can be toots one and toots two!

Aug 24, 2011 07:37 AM #32
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Hey Peg -  Kewl !!   I know as an actress you're quite prepared to sign autographs but now your Blog Fans will be hounding you too :0)    Congrats on the recognition, both in public and here in the Rain with another Gold Star - You ROCK!

Aug 25, 2011 03:58 AM #33
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Soooz! I can't believe it! But I guess my story does show the power of the Rain! I've yet to sign an autograph, but I had an audition today and it went pretty well, so we'll see if I get the part! Thanx! When I get as many gold stars as you have I'll think I'm doing well, but 4 is a atart! :D

Aug 25, 2011 08:43 AM #34
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