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To Blog or not to Blog, That is the Question


Hi my name is Lena Rath and I am a newbie to blogging.  I am a real estate agent  and I consider myself a fairly technical person.  I mean computer stuff comes easy to me, I text my friends and family, I am not scared of my DVR (like my mother, which is a whole other topic).  I recently went to a class taught by Dick Betts in my home town of Searcy, Arkansas.  Dick introduced me to blogging.   He explained to keep up with our customers and clients we must be texting our clients as well as blogging.  I walked out of that class ready to blog, that was 3 weeks ago.  There were many times I sat down to begin and didn't know where to start. What would I say?  I started by reading other agents and friends blogs.  People who I thought could not even turn on a computer had a blog.  Not just A BLOG but a GOOD BLOG.  It really inspired me.   Tonight before American Idol and Big Brother begins, I have answered the question of "To blog or not to blog" and it begins tonight.

Comments (10)

The Entire Team of Price & Company Professionals
Price & Company Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC

Congrats on the first one!  You can get some great ideas from others' blogs, and see how differently they can be done.  The best advice I can give is to just post what you're feeling, watching, experiencing, or wondering about.  There are so many folks on here, one of them is bound to know the answer to your question, or know where you're coming from.  Have fun, let your personality come through.  Best of luck!

Mar 05, 2008 10:31 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker
Welcome to the Rain, Lena, and congratulations on your first post!  I highly recommend that you join the Newbies Group...there are some fabulous posts there to help you get started.  Read, comment, post...then do it again...and again...and... :)
Mar 05, 2008 10:35 AM
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

Yes congratulations on your blogging decision and it will help put a spin on your real estate impression and get your word and work out to the public as well as other real estate agents and so blogging does not hurt you but be careful what you say as you will be sure to get critiqued.  Overall this is a great site for you to do some learning from so congrats on your decision!

Tom - Realtor in Delaware

Mar 05, 2008 10:37 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
Lena - WELCOME!  You are going to absolutely love it here!  There is quite a bit of information being shared and a lot of things to learn.  As for blogging, I find that blogging for Localism works best for me.  Letting the readers know about the area, what it has to offer, things to do, etc.  Good luck to you - I look forward to many more of your posts!  Blog on...
Mar 05, 2008 10:38 AM
Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
Lena, Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first blog.  I recommend you read and comment on 10 blogs per day to get the most out of the site.  Then you will be ready to blog with the best of them.
Mar 05, 2008 11:12 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Welcome, Lena.  You'll be a great blogger!  Anyone who is as computer savy as you are.....and your husband....should do great!  I'll be watching!

P. S. You may have to skip soap operas!

Mar 05, 2008 11:39 AM
Thanks from Lena Rath
Thanks so much for the encouragement and the great tips. 
Mar 05, 2008 02:23 PM
Lena Rath


Thank you for your advise.  I didn't know about the Newbies group.  By the way, I was in your neck of the woods a few weeks ago.  We went to Perino's for shrimp...very good!!!!


Mar 06, 2008 05:25 AM
Lena Rath

Thanks to you ALL!  All of your comments are helpful.  I think I am going to grow to love this!!

Mar 06, 2008 05:27 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

So are you coming?

I am happy to annouce CARMLS in Little Rock has scheduled me for 2 full days of training April 14th and 15th at their building on Natural Resources Drive.  If you own a Smartphone or thinking about buying a Smartphone then you want to be there!  We are having 13 hours of training with 9 hours of hands on training, so bring your chargers.  If you have any questions on what will be covered I have a link below on the class schedule.

Smartphone users, feel like your Smartphone is smarter then you?  Do you want to work Smarter not Harder?

If you don't currently own a Smartphone but know you need one, then ATTEND!  Normally 25% of my classes are agents thinking about buying a phone and I am there to help you decide what is best for you and where the best deals are.

Here's a link for more info;


Apr 07, 2008 01:15 AM