Writing Localism Posts Brings Value to the Writer, Too!

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Writing Localism Posts Brings Value to the Writer, Too!

 

Getting in on the action at the Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks in the summertimeWe all know that writing localism posts is important for a number of reasons.

 

They bring more traffic to our blogs, help grow our business, and provide information that home buyers are looking for, to name a few.

 

Here is a recent post about Localism posts that is well worth reading if you want to know more about why these posts are important and to gather some great ideas:

 

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Localism Post” by Margaret Goss.

 

Writing Localism posts also provide plenty of value for the writer, too:

 

You become more knowledgeable about the local community as you seek out places and events to write about, and this gets you out from behind that computer. Plus your increased knowledge provides more value to your clients

 

Your writing skills improve – the more you write about what’s going on, the more likely your writing will get better.

 

You become a more well-rounded person as you learn about, and experience, all that is taking place in your local community. You will no doubt find some surprising things!

 

You will have some fun when you are out and about, and will actually be taking time off from work to enjoy your personal life

 

Your photography skills will improve as you take tons more photos to use in your Localism posts. If you don’t shame on you! Who wants a Localism post without pics?

 

Your readers will get you know you better as a person, and as someone with an interest in the local community, which will encourage buyers and sellers to want to work with you

 

Not only will you learn more about local businesses (retailers, services, restaurants) but you may create potential referral business

 

You may get some publicity in the local paper

 

And perhaps your post will be featured on AR and that means even more points

 

So are you getting the benefits of writing Localism posts?

 

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Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
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Yep always a good thing and I try to do them but after reading this will not do any without at least one pic lol

Aug 04, 2014 10:54 AM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I love doing localism posts.  I have one about a local dairy bar that I may get to posting before summer is up.

Aug 04, 2014 11:01 AM #2
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Diana White-Pettis
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I have found local post a good way to get traffic.  In addition they help keep me in the know about what's going on in my community and give me a wide range of activities to be a part of. 

Aug 04, 2014 11:04 AM #3
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David

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you got a good take-a-way from this. I will be watching LOL

Jeff

Aug 04, 2014 11:18 AM #4
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Chris - they are probably my favorite, too.

You still have a few weeks left. We will be waiting for it

Jeff

Aug 04, 2014 11:20 AM #5
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Diana

Therein lies some of the best value for writing these types of posts. And they're fun!

Jeff

Aug 04, 2014 11:31 AM #6
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Jeff, They work, no doubt.  I was working in our flower garden yesterday when I got a text from a local person who'd read Saturday's post about Tuesday's levy election.  He wanted to know where to get a yard sign to support it.  Pretty cool to know that within 24 hours of posting a local resident was reading our post.

Aug 04, 2014 12:10 PM #7
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Joan Whitebook
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I love writing localism posts because it give me the opporunity to learn more and more about New Hampshire.  I have also made great friends and gotten some clients as well.

Aug 04, 2014 12:50 PM #8
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Bliz - I have had several similar experiences. I love knowing that local stuff I share IS getting found, and people are taking time to respond in some way

Joan - The increased knowledge is HUGE IMO. And yes there is business that happens, too, which is what we want

Jeff

Aug 04, 2014 01:40 PM #9
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Jeff, they certainly do bring traffic and depending on the type of post, we need to know hours of operation as well. I definitely don't want to write about a movie theater

Aug 04, 2014 02:19 PM #10
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Great re-blog Jeff, Margaret did a great job on her blog also.

Aug 04, 2014 02:41 PM #11
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It has been my experience that I learn so much from being about in the community. It makes the posting of the information so much easier Jeff.

Aug 04, 2014 04:20 PM #12
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Tom White
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Jeff, writing localism posts is a lot of fun, and does get your name out there. I don't write anywhere near enough of them! 

Aug 05, 2014 01:27 AM #13
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Sybil - thanks. I really liked what Margaret had to say

Tom - It is so true. Keep up your good work

Tom W - absolutely. I suspect we can all write more. I run out of time, not topics

Jeff

Aug 05, 2014 11:06 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Jeff - My localism posts have helped the local businesses as well as me.  I try to do as many as I can.

Aug 05, 2014 09:13 PM #15
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Nina Hollander
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Jeff... this is a great point that is easily overlooked. I find that when I'm doing training, in the process of preparation I learn more, as well.

Aug 06, 2014 07:44 AM #16
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Grant - and that is something we should all strive to do, unless, I guess, if you REALLY don't like writing them

Nina - well if you can explain it in writing chances are you know it. You made an excellent point.

Jeff

Aug 06, 2014 07:53 AM #17
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William Johnson
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Hi Jeff, I love doing the Localism Posts. We have such an endless array of things to show off. The coast being what really gets the juices flowing ( from readers and Google too).

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