Playing in the rain as a child was always fun. Running and jumping in the puddles. Finding worms everywhere and bringing them home to mom. As an adult the rain has new meaning. The rain can be powerful, destructive, beautiful, refreshing and cool. After a rain you see the grass get greener, the flowers perk up, a rainbow from time to time.
I have been blogging on ActiveRain since May 2007 but paused in November 2007. I was active and addicted in the beginning, made many friends and new contacts. I received many who found me because of playing in the rain. I have closed many loans because of my playing in the rain.
As the Holidays were near and life tends to take over my last blog was November 19, 2007. But during my short time of giving my opinions, my experiences and providing information to the world wide web through Activerain, I became a staple on the first page of google and yahoo when searing for a DuPage Mortgage Lender or other similar versions.
I am #2, 3, 5 and 7 on page 1 of google!
I have recently posted 2 blogs in August but if you notice the older blogs are still showing. Google seems to like me better as I am on the first page several times, but the #1 on Yahoo.
My point being that playing in the rain is still just as much fun as it was as a kid, but realizing the power of it is tremendous. I just closed a loan on Monday from someone who found me on the Internet from blogs that were between May 2007 and November 2007. That is powerful stuff!
I am not suggesting that you should take time away because you will be on page one anyway because someone else could decide they want to play too and take your place.
I have built my business on referrals. I have made a name for myself in the mortgage industry as someone you can trust, a mortgage lender that will answer your calls and give you honest information and advice. I find blogging another way to get the information out there so that more consumers are educated. I am not an expert in any one thing when it comes to mortgages. I know mortgage very well and I know how what I am doing. I say I am not an expert only because every situation is different and programs seem to change almost daily as of late. But I know that no matter the situation I am the perfect lender to help!
So keep playing in the rain and blogging to educate and inspire!