Forget about Al Gore and all the alarming hype about Global Warming!
The real danger is a growing epidemic right here on the ActiveRain Network. More and more of our members are turning their blogs into a Toxic Waste Dump!
Rumor has it that ActiveRain will soon make the EPA's Worst Superfund Site List!
What are these deadly pollutants, you ask?
Well, instead of posting valuable relevant original content for consumers, many ActiveRain members are posting plagiarized (stolen cut & paste) articles to their posts.
Rather than generating content that attracts and engages potential clients in meaningful dialogue, Rainers are posting blatant and obsessive self-promotional advertisements. These 'Agent-Centric' posts are overwhelming the platform, dilluting the levels of quality articles, and causing consumers to leave the Rain disappointed.
How can we turn the tide on this dilemma?
- As Broker Bryant would say, "All Original, All the Time!" The best way to combat plagiarism is to contribute only original content articles. This obviously takes more time and creative energy, but you will maintain the integrity of your blog, and readers will appreciate hearing 'Your' unique voice.
- Don't use your Blog as a 'Virtual Billboard.' Simply dumping endless ramblings about how great you are, and all your pertinent contact information DOES NOT constitute a good quality blog article!
- Don't post REDUNDANT information. You have a Profile. Use it to its fullest extent! You don't need to take up half of your post with hoards of links, website URL's, logos, and banners. Consumers aren't dumb. Too much 'self-promotion' will force them to move on to the next person. Spend more time developing a top notch ActiveRain profile.
See your Blog through the eyes of the consumer. Are you contributing information and resources that are helpful, practical, and relevant to them? Or, are you simply polluting the blogosphere?
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For some additional tips on how to improve your ActiveRain Profile, check out the following past articles:
"Updating Your Profile Page" by Colleen Kulikowski
"Setting Up Your ActiveRain Profile" by ActiveRain Staff
"Listening to Broken Records: Yet Another Post on AR Profiles" by Yours Truly
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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SOUNDBITEBLOG and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org