My First Blog…(GULP!!!)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Centre 618500



My First Blog...(GULP!!!)

My First Blog…(GULP!!!)


Well, it’s finally happened. There have been so many false starts (Actually no starts at all. These are the first words I’ve ever written for a blog!)


…figuring out the best platform, researching, setting up my profile (twice), thinking about topics, SEO keywords…thinking….thinking…THINKING! But no doing…


Until today.


Everyone assumes I’d be perfect to write a blog. I’ve got something to say about almost everything and you might say I’m a little obsessed with social media. That’s a lie. Ok, I admit it. I’m addicted to Facebook. So isn’t a blog kind of like a super long status update? I can do that!


I’m looking forward to learning more about this process. Who has some words of advice for me?



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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Shannon - glad you decided to take the plunge into the rain.  You will learn from so many people.  Just read some blogs and find your voice

Nov 22, 2014 12:13 PM #45
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Way to go!  You have take the first step now get out there and get to know the other bloggers in this community!  Comment and follow!  You will love it here in the Rain.

Nov 22, 2014 12:41 PM #46
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Hi Shannon! Welcome to Activerain. I didn't know that you just joined. I thought that you were already a member. Great to see you hear. Please read blogs by anyone here to give you an idea on things to write.


And if you have a question please don't hesitate to ask. Many of the Activerain Superstar bloggers are here to help you. We always help each other which is one of the great reasons Activerain is awesome. Looking forward to reading more blogs from you. Take care.

Nov 22, 2014 01:51 PM #47
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You're the second new person tonight. Keep plugging away and keep striving! Love and light!

Nov 22, 2014 03:22 PM #48
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Shannon Miller-Lutz 

Congratulations on joining the Rain!

And for your first gold star:) You are off to a great start here!


Nov 22, 2014 04:39 PM #49
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

You'll find no shortage of advice on Activerain! Don't worry about perfection or SEO or being original with your topic... just write about what's on your mind. It will be much easier, and the rest will come over time.

Nov 22, 2014 07:52 PM #50
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Be natural. Write like you speak. Let your personality shine through. Check your spelling and grammar.

Nov 22, 2014 08:53 PM #51
Kenny Schneider
Rocking Real Estate - Brentwood, TN
A CPA and a Realtor Made for Music City!

Like many have said, don't get analysis paralysis. It's easy to do, trying to perfect everything. But, just start writing. Doing something is better than nothing. Eventually you'll find your voice, you'll get better at SEO, and you'll hone in on your niche. Until then, the best words of advice I can give are to set aside time every day (first thing in the morning works best for me) where you devote at least an hour or two to blogging/prospecting. This keeps the leads coming in. Without those, we're sunk!

Nov 22, 2014 08:59 PM #52
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Welcome to AR, great site for fun, info, ethics and good writing. 

Nov 22, 2014 10:43 PM #53
Kathy Fisher
Parker Properties - Decatur, TX
Realtor Wise County Texas

GREAT beginning! Welcome to AR.

Nov 23, 2014 12:21 AM #54
Raymond Denton
Academy Mortgage Corporation - Irvine, CA
Simple Man

One step at a time, Shannon.  You've taken the baby step ... now just put the other foot in front of the other.

Nov 23, 2014 01:12 AM #55
Shannon Miller-Lutz
Keller Williams Realty Centre - Columbia, MD

Gosh you guys! I'd love to comment on all of your posts....I picked a few...

Praful - forget Facebook?? NEVER! LOL

Chris Ann - love the Seinfeld analogy. I loved that show! I promise I dance better than Elaine...

Sussie - thanks for the tip on FB groups for AR. I'll check it out!

Lanre - my friend! I've been "on " AR for years. Just never did anything with it! #lame

Kenny - I'm from Nashville! Good to see a neighbor....

Nov 23, 2014 01:34 AM #56
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Ha!  A blog is like a super long Facebook status.  That's brilliant!  Like you, I (Jared) seem to have a lot to say, and I'm addicted to Facebook.  I'm off to find you there now...  

Nov 23, 2014 03:23 AM #57
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Congratulations to on your first post. You have added a powerhouse platform to toolbox in Active Rain as a Rainmaker. You will see a boost in your website visibility when you connect your posts to it. Think about what you want to tell the world!! You can also restrict a post to the friends here too so don't worry!!

Nov 23, 2014 10:21 AM #58
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

don't look back. don't look too far ahead.

just look at what you can do today.

Nov 24, 2014 10:00 AM #59
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Shannon Miller-Lutz ,

do not hesitate to tag the Rainers, this will bring your readers back:)

I'm back to check how you are doing. Are you ready to post another blog?

Nov 25, 2014 03:00 PM #60
Shannon Miller-Lutz
Keller Williams Realty Centre - Columbia, MD

Inna Ivchenko thanks for the tip! I've been working on another blog, but this holiday week has kept me busy! I'm now in SC visiting my son..Hope to post again soon!

Nov 25, 2014 10:15 PM #61
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Welcome to ActiveRain, hope the experience has been great so far.  There are plenty of resources here, don't be afraid to ask. 

Nov 26, 2014 01:42 AM #62
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA


today and tomorrow for me too: all about cooking and decorating( and cleaning;).

Happy Holidays!!!!

Nov 26, 2014 10:04 AM #63
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Well done!  I am so glad you are dancing in the Rain!  I am confident that you will be a perfect (Active) addition to the community!  Way to go!

Dec 03, 2014 01:06 PM #64
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