Addressing the Blog Signature

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Addressing the Blog Signature

The Challenge this month is to update and stylize our blog signatures. First thought is why would one care to host a Challenge to change a part of our blog presence which we set up when we started our blog?  

Simple answer, there would be to create a better-looking blog post with a detailed signature that may entice a potential client to seek more information about the author.

To this end, Craig Daniels and Eileen Burns are co-sponsoring this month's challenge. When I first saw the Challenge, my thoughts were not very positive and were along the lines of a parent getting their child to do something that would be good for them and trying to use a small bribe to get it done.

And then I stood back to get a better perspective.  Over the past 2 years, I had left my national brand affiliation and in my haste to remove the evidence I did some real cutting. As will happen, when we are on a mission we cut down the trees and overlook the view we left behind.

My cleaning job removed the branding evidence, but also all evidence of who I am. Being such that I never make a mistake, I never even looked at the wreck left behind.

In reading the posts of successful signature makeovers, I became acutely aware of the phantom I had created. Now it was time to look at the Challenge in an entirely different light:   Damage Control

Like a good parent, Craig provided a very detailed road map that even a think head like mine could navigate.

It's simple, has my essential information complete with new office logo.  It may have taken an hour to get it done and while not of the style that other more aggressive and detailed minds might design, it seems to work for me.

Along with the damage I had done to my brand removal tenacity, my primary web site was gone as well. but that is an entirely different mess. So, to make myself look a bit more professional over the next few weeks, my primary website will undergo a renovation so as to bring it better exposure and allow for a business model that has resale value.

All the changes being undertaken by the more responsible, ActiveRain members were initiated by the desire of the new owners to make it the best real estate information blog platform available.

To do this it needs to look professional as well and that's where the requirements for a clean, informative blog signature as well as a quality feature photo on all blogs sets the tone for new comers to ActiveRain.

The idea is to make the first entry to ActiveRain impressive.

With an entire page looking this good, hw can anyone not think that the people on this site are truly professionals and deserving of their business.

Addressing the Blog Signature

 

 

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Edward (Ed) Silva
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Comments (29)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - nice job.  And as we know presentation matters.  

Mar 25, 2022 08:56 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed good job on the new signature.  Sometimes it takes a little nudging like and AR challenge to get us motivated to make the improvements.

Mar 25, 2022 10:08 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Love the new signature Ed!  I better get going as the end of month is nearing.  You've inspired me to find some time over the weekend to play with it.

Mar 25, 2022 10:14 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well done, Ed. I like what you came up with...and 1 hour seems like a very reasonable period of time.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Mar 25, 2022 12:04 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox   Thank you.  It only matters to those that feel they need to do it and this month there is a point incentive as well.

 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543   Most of the time was spent reading and looking at Craig's video

Mar 25, 2022 03:46 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Carol Williams   Thank you, all things in time.

 

Kathy Streib   Thank you, it was a commonsense approach to the blog profile

Mar 25, 2022 03:48 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Cara Marcelle Mancuso   I shall take a run over to see what a smidge is.

 

Michael Jacobs  It is all about the presentation and if done right it makes the blog seem better as well.

Mar 25, 2022 03:51 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   The Challenge is what got me to even look at the signature area as I usually just post and move on.

 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker   Thank you, it is not as overwhelming as I thought it might be

Mar 25, 2022 03:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

I started working on it a bit ago and than had to attend to another issue to solve.  Doesn't look that difficult - and the end product is so cool!

Mar 25, 2022 04:02 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jeff Dowler, CRS   Thank you, an hour well spent and the realization that I had virtually nothing was the incentive

Mar 25, 2022 03:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nice change, Ed... and a great way to highlight your short sale knowledge and niche.

Mar 26, 2022 05:47 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager
Well done! Loved reading your back story and reasons and future goals too.
Mar 26, 2022 05:59 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh boy, great job, and another good reminder for me to get busy on ours. Have a great day. 

Mar 26, 2022 07:28 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Good job Ed Silva 😎 Glad you have the energy for short sales and the time necessary to get to closing

Mar 26, 2022 07:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is good to see your refreshed blog signature.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Mar 26, 2022 07:36 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   Thank you on the recognition of both.  I suspect the short sales will pick up towards the end of this year.

 

Sharon Tara   Thank you.  We all have goals and I'm still chasing some of mine

Mar 26, 2022 01:33 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD   It's not that difficult and there is always the reality that whatever you do you still have Craig looking over your work.

 

Eileen Burns   I don't know if it's the energy so much as the patience and the desire to help people in trouble

Mar 26, 2022 01:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Roy Kelley   Thank you and thanks for stopping to comment

Mar 26, 2022 01:36 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Ed Silva, now I have learned more about you. It's a good thing! I have always admired your main pictures on your posts. Now, your new signature makes me stop and look for more. See, it's working. Take it from me, the newbie!

Mar 26, 2022 04:44 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I understand how you feel Ed, like a child not wanting to do something! I want to change my blog signature, but every time I start and get going, my understanding of the explanation is lacking.  I'll try again tomorrow!  

Mar 29, 2022 12:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a great signature refresh, Ed.  I had fully intended to get mine done for this challenge.  Alas, life got in the way.

Apr 01, 2022 12:22 AM