ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Yes, I AM Judging You

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747
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Here comes the judge!ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Yes, I AM Judging You

You're on trial today!  I'm judge, jury and executioner.  There's no appeal process.  Guilty or innocent, it's all in my hands.  Are you ready to make your case?  And even worse for you?  I'm not your only judge today.   There's a crowd around me and elbow room is scarce.  And tomorrow?  Tomorrow there will be another crowd to take our place.  And we're not just judging you on what you do today, but all your past actions too!

No you're not standing in front of St. Peter at the pearly gates with the Big Book open.  No, for now, you're standing in front of all your peers and potential home sellers and buyers. 

Your blog posts are your defense.  Have you chosen wisely?

  • First, did the title catch the eye?
  • Did the first few words engage?
  • Are the aesthetics in place?
  • Did you choose the right topic?
  • How did you present the topic?  Vinegar or honey approach? 
  • Is there effort in the post, or is it apparent you just "mailed it in"?
  • Did you respond well to comments, both pro and con to your viewpoint?

As a blogger, you are being judged.  The criteria above and more.  Every time I scan through the blog roll, I'm judging whether to click or not.  If I click, I'm judging whether to read once the post is open.  If I finish reading, I'm judging whether to comment or not.  And if I comment, I'm judging whether to come back and reengage later, or if we're done.  And lastly, I'm judging if you're worthy of consideration for future referrals or not. 

So take the oath, the trial is about to start.

Keep on blogging!

Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Ambassador
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Paul, We wanted to give this one a different twist!

May 06, 2014 11:40 PM #58
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Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The first sentences of a post set the tone and whether or not I want to continue reading.  There are times that I read to give the writer the opportunity but I don't always have a comment.  I sometimes read through the comments and see if I have anything that I can add that would benefit the post.  We are definitely judging all the way through.  Thank you for sharing.

May 07, 2014 03:15 AM #59
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Karen, There's quite a few times I'll read but not comment, either because it's already been said a dozen times or I'm just pressed for time.  It's the reality of being busy.

May 07, 2014 03:19 AM #60
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

BLiz, Another factor that is high on my list is I don't delete comments that don't agree with my topic. I feel that this kind of censorship is not good for you or the readers of ActiveRain. Ionly delete spam and then I report it...

May 07, 2014 07:13 AM #61
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Paul, In general I prefer to leave comments like that there just so everyone can see the full jerkiness of the moment and know that about the person.  I will delete for profanity on a public facing post, but that's about it.

May 07, 2014 08:39 AM #62
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

BLiz, We sure are being judged ... all day, everyday. Like it or not, the Judges are out there and they are judging ... not only what we write, but what we say, how we say it, how we dress, how we park ... the list goes on and on.  Great post, as always!

May 07, 2014 10:04 AM #63
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathleen, It doesn't stop right up to the Big Judgment at the end with St. Peter.  So we might as well recognize it and do the best we can with it in the interim.

May 07, 2014 12:06 PM #64
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz & Bill wow well stated, it is so true if the Title did not catch us we did not get to read the post....then again if it got us to the post all the other factors must be in line or we would not read the post....well there are exceptions, we read stuff from our friends:)) even if it is not the most engaging post:)), Endre

May 07, 2014 04:12 PM #65
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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Hi Liz and Bill: Oh my. Where to start? Should I delete some of my past blogs. Or should I not write? Or should I proofread for the umpth time?

Love it. More power. And if I see your name in one of my blogs, I would be delighted. Good or bad comment. It is most welcome.

May 08, 2014 12:11 AM #66
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Endre, True, we might "lower" the bar a bit for long time Rain friends :)

Maria, You know, going back to old posts was something we considered, but decided to let them ride.  The bulk of them weren't consumer related, so unlikely to get much in the way of visitors.  Other than that, we have to blog.  More posts, more opportunities.  Just got off the phone with a potential buyer/seller who found us from a blog post.  It works, we just have to convert them!

May 08, 2014 01:55 AM #67
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Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
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Great point Bliz. Keep on blogging.

Writer's Block prevents me from bloggin as much as I would like however you never seem to run out of topics.

Love how you can do that! Always a pleasure reading your posts. Thank you!

May 08, 2014 11:43 AM #68
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Bobbie, It took awhile to develop our topic sources, and at this point there's always something in the idea bank to work with.  Sometimes it's just a matter of having the time to work on it.

May 08, 2014 12:53 PM #69
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hang them high Spear is on the prod

May 08, 2014 08:48 PM #70
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Conrad, Now I'm thinking Eastwood westerns again :)

May 08, 2014 08:50 PM #71
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Good evening, BLiz. These are all extremely valid points. Points I try to adhere to. Sometimes I do slip and forget. Thanks for the reminder.

May 10, 2014 10:09 AM #72
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Michael, I think you're pretty much always on the mark!

May 10, 2014 12:37 PM #73
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Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

know Blogging is becoming a necessity but think it goes hand in hand with lots of other things. Marketing is more then just typing.

May 11, 2014 12:34 PM #74
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Bill, Definitely, blogging is just part of a multi-pronged marketing approach.

May 11, 2014 01:23 PM #75
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Bill, We are making those determinations and some are good and some are not so good. If we lose our readers we may not get them back.

May 12, 2014 11:36 AM #76
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Debbie, Especially in the environment when there are so many other choices to pick from.

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