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Todays Blogs are tomorrows Clients?

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Home Builder with CSR

Really?

 

I am still very new to Activerain and have written a few blogs. Some of them were heart felt blogs that I really needed to write and some of them were brief points that I wanted to make. Either way, though I am sure that I have ruffled some feathers along the way. My question is: how many allies gave I made versus how many detractors?

I am a pretty opinionated guy and I know that I can be offensive sometimes, at best. Is blogging really gonna help my business when I offend people? And how many people have I offended? When I say offended, I mean  to say that I may have offended their values or sensibilities, not personally (at least I hope).

I have read on other blogs how people here have actually converted their blogs into clients. I am impressed. I have also noticed how many blogs here are more informational and light than mine are. i do appreciate those blogs and find most of the information help full. The light ones are always welcome. Who couldn't use a mid-day pick-me-up joke or cartoon.

My blogs just happen to be controversial. I can't help it. Those are the topics that I find interesting enough to write about. My brother calls me  blogbaiter  (as in fish baiting). I don't plan to be like that, it just works out that way.

I love to blog and engage in meaningful conversation, even debate, I don't love turning potential clients off. I don't vote for the guy I like best (although most Americans do), I vote for the smartest guy (usually). It's not always easy to tell, but my point is that a good conversation, to me, indicates smart people are having it. It doesn't matter to me if  those smart people always agree with me or not, the fact that they are smart is enough for me to want to do business with them.

So I am curious what experiences others have had with this. Do blogs really turn into clients or just critics?

Comments(9)

Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I have had 2 calls about my blogs that have turned into clients. If you are worried post your more "memorable blogs" for members only then they willnot be piblished for general consumption

Jul 01, 2008 05:57 AM
Suzanne Gantner
Realty Texas - Round Rock, TX
GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS

Christian - I went back and read some of your blogs to see just how controversial you are.  What I found was no-nonsense blogs, to the point and knowledgeable.  Keep up the good posts.  I have a saying and you can apply it to yourself in the other gender - Good girls don't make history...neither do good boys.   

Jul 01, 2008 06:05 AM
Es r
CSR - Huntington, TX

Suzanne,

 

I like you. Thanks.

Jul 01, 2008 06:14 AM
Patrick Lambert
ALLY Real Estate - Waikoloa, HI
Hawaii Real Estate Expert

I always say it's your blog and you should blog what you want to. It must be more difficult for you to get clients since the clientelle would come from Realtors or Mortgage companies..

Jul 01, 2008 06:19 AM
Patrick Lambert
ALLY Real Estate - Waikoloa, HI
Hawaii Real Estate Expert

I always say it's your blog and you should blog what you want to. It must be more difficult for you to get clients since the clientelle would come from Realtors or Mortgage companies..

Jul 01, 2008 06:19 AM
Brad Correll
Dream Homes Realty - Yorba Linda, CA

Still unsure about whether blogging is going to bring me in clients? I have heard from a couple bloggers that they have received business from blogging but not so sure that is where their main clientelle is coming from. I think it may be another source but probably not the main source of theire clients.

Jul 01, 2008 06:28 AM
Richard Ives
Chicago, IL

Christian your post is a feature of the Real Estate Professionals Group.

Jul 01, 2008 09:33 AM
Es r
CSR - Huntington, TX

Thank you Richard

Jul 01, 2008 03:16 PM
James Graner
Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com - Saint Charles, MO

I sure hope to see some fruit from this Active Rain. I am sure it will come for me and most of the rest of us!

Jul 02, 2008 04:33 AM