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An Ambassador's Advice To All You Virgin Bloggers Out There!

Reblogger Kathy Schowe
Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607


I invited a newbie to AR this week and I'm looking forward to reading her first blogs!  It isn't easy to get going on AR, but that's what we, as Ambassadors are here for!  Don't hesitate to reach out to us with your questions... we are more than happy to help you get started.  Pat Kennedy's post below is a great post for newbies! 


Original content by Patricia Kennedy AB95346

I just read a cute post by a newbie blogger asking for some ideas about what to write about - she's never done this before.  

So here's an advice to all of you newbies from on oldbie. 

  • Write about your market.  Let us know what the houses are like, how much they cost.
  • Pictures!  Give us pictures!
  • Write about your town.  Talk about the stuff that goes on.  Where are the farmer's markets?  Any good concerts  coming up?  How about the parks and beaches?
  • Write about challenges you face in your business and how you deal with them.
  • Share your success stories.  It's OK to brag a little bit.
  • Share your screw ups.  Talk about how your fixed them (or not) and more important, what you learned.

But whatever you do, do not disable comments on a post.  We love to write comments!  It's as important as writing posts.  And we don't bite.  Or at least, most of us don't bite.  And those who do don't bite all that often!

So welcome to ActiveRain.  And if you have any questions, just ask an ambassador!

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Good choice for a reblog.  I missed this the first time and I needed the reminder of what to write about.  Patricia Kennedy  does a great job with creating direction.  I am no longer a newbie, but I too sometimes need inspiration.

Oct 06, 2014 02:29 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Kathy, You picked a great post and person to re-blog. Pat always gives great advice and encouragement.

Oct 06, 2014 02:35 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks for the reblog Kathy, Pat touches on some very important topics for the newcomer looking for ideas.

Oct 06, 2014 04:29 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

I'm off to read the original. Thanks for the reblog, I had missed it!

Oct 06, 2014 08:19 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When I first became a member of ActiveRain, so many people offered help.  It's a great community for so many reasons.

Oct 06, 2014 09:26 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I wrote about putting away Ole Ned and getting a horseless carriage.  It was great fun and it continues even today

Oct 06, 2014 10:30 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Kathy!  Thank you so much for the re-blog.  I can remember being new and clueless when I first joined and my have disabled comments myself!

Oct 07, 2014 07:27 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Kathy~ We are about to start working with a new loan originator. She's not new to the business, just new to us. I don't think she's blogging, so I'm going to introduce her to AR. She'll be the 3rd lender this year. No one seems to stick around. Hopefully she will!

Oct 07, 2014 02:12 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Hi Kathy - great post for a re-blog here, and it can be a little challenging in the beginning but it is such a great way to network and build friendships and relationships.

Oct 08, 2014 03:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent selection for a re-blog.

When you are at loss for a blog topic, start with a photograph and write about it.

Oct 09, 2014 02:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice and I will schedule this for a Monday re-blog.

Oct 09, 2014 04:39 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathy - Great advice for newbies and those that have been here for a while and need a re-boot!

Oct 10, 2014 01:41 PM