Do you have another blog?

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Real Estate Agent with Blue Chip Properties

Greetings to all from a snowy Connecticut.

While I believe that ActiveRain is a great place to blog, I was just wondering how many of you have your own blog at another location such as your own website?

If you do blog elsewhere, do you use the same contect that you put here or do you create fresh content?

Thanks

George

www.shorelinere.com

Comments (11)

Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV
I use just one blog...Active Rain.  I see no use for an 'outside blog'.  Active Rain gives us the best of both worlds...blogging and networking.
Feb 23, 2008 07:06 AM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
I use two blogs -- this one for networking with other agents and my other one for communicating with clients and prospects. Different content.  My other blog is Flagstaff Real Estate and Community News.
Feb 23, 2008 07:10 AM
Scott Hutchinson
REAL ESTATE - Lago Vista, TX
Lago Vista Real Estate
I duplicate the blog on AR and then again on blogger, blogger has more users and hits than AR so it we usually post really high on google.
Feb 23, 2008 07:16 AM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
George, I do have another blog at brokerbryant.com. Most of my articles there have been posted on AR first. The articles I double post are more consumer related. The advantage is that I use my other blog when sending articles to the consumer. That way it is solely my branding and they are captive instead of being able to click around as they can here. 
Feb 23, 2008 07:17 AM
Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs
Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186 - Wilmington, DE
Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics
I only use AR but may check into blogger like Scott said.
Feb 23, 2008 07:19 AM
Ray Wilson
Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - Bohemia, NY
NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
Hi George. I hear 'LinkedIn' is geared towards meeting others, but haven't investigated it yet. -Ray
Feb 23, 2008 07:21 AM
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

I have a blog on my website and only periodically post to it. Activerain is my main blog.

Sean Allen

Feb 23, 2008 07:21 AM
George Antonopoulos
Blue Chip Properties - Madison, CT

Those with other blogs, are they more consumer oriented?  Do they have a Q & A type of format?

Feb 23, 2008 07:23 AM
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections - Houston, TX

I use fresh content for each blog or ezine article I write. I write for eight different sites. One thing that happens is that a blog goes on what I call auto-pilot after a while, so I do not need to produce as many pieces as I did to begin with. Usually, you need three entries a week till you get to around fifty to seventy posts. Then I taper off to concentrate on the blog that I have not built up yet. I do not write specifically about real estate all of the time. I will write about different communities or events around town. I try to create a picture of how I want my clients to perceive me, and write posts to support that idea. Some blogs are mine, and some are community blogs, or I guest author.

 

Eventually, all of this work does lead to increased website traffic, which leads to conversions. 

Feb 23, 2008 07:45 AM
George Antonopoulos
Blue Chip Properties - Madison, CT

Frank, thanks for your insights.  I've been toying around to determine what would bring in a return for myself and my clients but have not found the right mix.  I decided to post some things here becasue of the diversity at AR.  I don't want to spend any more resources chasing what doesn't work.

I think it will pay off.

Best

George

Feb 23, 2008 12:36 PM
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections - Houston, TX

George,

it should, but like any marketing campaign it takes a little effort. The other great aspect about blogging here is the networking and assistance that you will receive.

Good Luck in your endeavors,

Frank 

Feb 23, 2008 09:48 PM