Not a Virtual Duker or Pilferer Be!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Not a Virtual Duker or Pilferer Be!

 

During my 13+ years on ActiveRain, I have written over 4,600 posts on everything real estate related, helpful tips on realizing buying & selling goals, natural back yard gardening and my family life. It brings business.

 

No. 1 Don't - Avoid engaging negative, attention mongers. It creates contemptuous discord. Online reputation matters when attracting consumers and industry longevity means more than hitting sales goals.

 

Some people, no matter the subject, will claim offense, demean the author or argue vehemently to the point of no return. Maintaining professional composure trumps getting involved in contrived controversy.

 

No comment necessary. Just click off.

 

That timeless post says it all when combative, rude, obnoxious posters attempt to intimidate by personally attacking or calling names in order to incite an emotional response! Avoid these types at all costs.

 

No. 2 Don't - Avoid using someone else's content as your own. Unless a person has given express permission to copy/paste, it can be deemed copyright infringement and is basically the theft of intellectual property!

 

Not only can it cost money, a person's reputation is at stake. Lenn Harley realized some agents were using the maps she had created, in their advertising and marketing. They all paid a fine for their actions.

 

WARNING: Do Not break copyright laws in order to enhance your business!

 

No one is entitled to use your property without permission. Activerain Guidelines state that. It's beyond me why some choose to walk that line. Nothing productive is gained, trust is lost.

 

There are endless advantages of adhering to a higher standard of professionalism while online. Blog with care, no amount of apology can take back some words and thievery is not an acceptable practice either!

 

Blog on my AR friends! Blog on.

 

This is part 2 of Option 2 (2 DONT's) of the December 2022 Challenge - A Guide for Blogging Success, hosted by Jeff Dowler, CRS. By Jeff Dowler, CRS

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Comments (12)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wanda:

Love that graphic! It's perfect for your first "Don't do this" tip. Engaging publicly online with negative people doesn't accomplish a thing and could do more harm to your reputation.

Thanks for your second entry with a couple of great tips!

Jeff

Dec 09, 2022 12:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS, that graphic is very vibrant and says it all! Adhering to guidelines and having a moral compass will prevent the above mentioned scenario's. Cross the line and there are consequences!

Dec 09, 2022 01:13 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Both of those tips will take a person far in business and the blogging world, sound advice for sure!

Dec 10, 2022 04:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, these are great tips for what NOT to do. Thanks for your valuable contribution to this challenge!

Dec 10, 2022 05:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you, Brian England have used these tips during my time online. They have served me well!

Dec 10, 2022 08:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you so much, Kat Palmiotti, when implemented they work and benefit any online author!

Dec 10, 2022 08:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wanda, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Have a lovely weekend.

Dec 10, 2022 08:45 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Glad you appreciate the post, Roy, thank you. Wishing you and Dolores a wonderful Saturday!

Dec 10, 2022 08:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - whether it be the blogosphere or everyday life, reality seems to be constantly tested.  As far as judging the results - in my opinion - it seems the situation is more subjective than objective. 

Dec 10, 2022 10:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Reality is based on perception and often on life experiences, not everyone is on the same level at any given time because of that, Michael Jacobs. Choices are made and consequences follow, good, bad, indifferent or in a positively, spectacular way!

Dec 10, 2022 11:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- I couldn't agree more!!!  No one wants to read something that you didn't write. and negativity gets old!!!

Dec 10, 2022 06:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Wanda,

Excellent advice on what NOT to do when blogging! Blog with care ..no one likes to read negativity or something you have copied! 

Dec 11, 2022 04:38 AM