Why your Blog is a Moon, not a Star.

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Not about Real Estate!These pictures were taken by me last night during the lunar eclipse.

When I first decided to explore the universe of blogging I knew it would enhance my business, and offer an adventure. I spent a lot of time and effort learning about blogging. I have since launched two blogs since December. I even started working for the premier real estate blogging consulting company, The Real Estate Tomato.

The most important thing I learned was that a Blog is the opposite of your typical real estate website.

A Blog is a Moon, not a Star!

A typical website is set up as a marketing piece to attract your attention. It's a virtual brochure with no opportunity to participate. The focus is the agent's experience, service, or listings. The author expects you to revolve around this site as your ultimate source of information. In the solar system of real estate, there is no shortage of "stars" fighting for your attention. In fact, there are so many stars, you can name your own! A Blog is a Moon

A blog revolves around the reader, not the other way around. The reader attracts the blogger by their demand for the truth and a relevant insight to the real estate market. Our future generations expect syndication of information and don't have time to check in for more. Furthermore, as the reader, you can participate and drive the content by commenting and using social networking.

Successful bloggers realize they must revolve around the reader. If they do, the reader will admire their moon, just like we admire Earths.

Comments (4)

Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
Scott,  Those are some realy cool pictures of the Lunar eclipse.  Also, I like you analogy of the real estate solar system.  Happy blogging
Feb 29, 2008 11:13 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Not bad Scott, not bad at all.  In fact, I'm a subscriber...

 

Feb 29, 2008 11:56 AM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Very interesting analogy, Scott. Who's the center and who's doing the revolving. It should be all client-centric.
Feb 29, 2008 12:19 PM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

way cool.....I remember we used to do this at school with our Science teacher..

Feb 29, 2008 12:21 PM