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I have gotten emails from people have read my blog and want to  do blogs in that same and want to do more blogs from those topics on my on my website.  I wonder why. The SEO person in my BNI says oh yes you should do it.  Well I said last week that I want to be genuine.  So really do I want to get plenty of traffic at any expense.

So that being said here are some things I would not do.

Tip number 1 do not take pictures off  the Internet.  You know that you could get in big trouble for doing that  I think I did for 5 minutes when I started and then I heard stores and i didn't want to be one of them. Some of you have credits next to your picture. Why back when I opened an account with  These are Getty Images of high quality.  I buy credits and use them when i need them. The one above is a credit.  So is the one below

Tip number 2 - Don't copy and paste.  Everyone knows that it is not authentic.

This is the easiest way I know to hurt your blogging voice and your credibility. If you see some good information and it relates to an interesting topic do the fact checking and quote the source when you add you on context to it.  It is ok think to start a blog as i do on my constant contact and then add a link Read more.

This is my second challenge post on contest sponsored by Jeff Dowler, CRS and Brian England on dos and don'ts .



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Comments (32)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Excellent points, Grant! I remember Lenn Harley was a fanatic about going after people who broke the copyright rule - and rightly so! I don't understand how people think that's okay! I had an agent here steal my listing photos on 3 of my houses and use them as a collage on her FB wall!! She thought that was okay - go figure! 

Dec 14, 2022 09:05 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant and once again another great blog to share with us here in the Rain, Looks like a reblog down the road by me!


Dec 14, 2022 10:27 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wayne you are so kind.

Brian - that is your reputation.  Always take care of it.

Nina - I would say that, yes, I see it every day too.

Joan - I totally agree.

Micheal - many here have learned from mistakes.  Others keep making them

Debe - yes, go figure is right.  i always tell people not to do that.

Will - glad that you liked it.


Dec 14, 2022 10:57 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant,

Two good topics for things NOT to do.  I always credit the author if I use another image other than one of our pics.  I rather not do a blog if I can't be authentic.  


Dec 14, 2022 12:32 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sherri - yes that is so important to do.

Dec 14, 2022 12:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant these are two big No No's which I will be writing about as well.  Easy way to not only look bad, but hit you in the pocketbook as well.

Dec 14, 2022 02:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Absolutely right, Grant- copying and pasting will get you nowhere and yes...don't just lift photos off the Internet!

Dec 14, 2022 08:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George - I know there was someone who caught people copying her pictures.

Kathy - yes most of what you life is copywrighted.

Dec 15, 2022 04:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Dec 15, 2022 05:02 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Grant Schneider

Some pretty solid advice here sir

Dec 15, 2022 05:03 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - thank you.

Tom I appreciate that.

Dec 16, 2022 05:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, coming up with the don'ts were a different more difficult that what to do for success.

Dec 16, 2022 06:33 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Grant Schneider. I believe years ago we might all have been guilty of taking images off the Internet until we learned about copy rights. I presently pay for my images that I get from Shutterstock. This is some sound advice for all bloggers. Thanks for sharing these tips. 

Dec 16, 2022 08:22 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

  give credit where credit is due and get permission if your using someone else's material! 

Dec 17, 2022 06:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do believe in what you say in this post, thank you for sharing Grant Schneider 

Dec 19, 2022 07:59 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Grant Schneider 

Thank you for the post and advice regarding blogging. Have a blessed Easter

Apr 08, 2023 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are definitely good tips regarding blogging.

Apr 08, 2023 06:05 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You added to the platform with posts that were comparable and informative even if they were not all related to real estate. And if you comment on my comment, I will have to go immediately to church.

Apr 08, 2023 11:52 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

And give credit where credit is due whether is is a graphic or a quote or statistics.

Apr 10, 2023 07:49 AM
Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 05:15 AM