Serendipity - Project Blogger

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Real Estate Agent with One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate

Given the fact that, almost two years ago, I finished my main Website (and it just about put me under), I was not excited and had NO plans to take on another 'tech' endeavor for quite some time.  But knowing, and not wanting to accept, that blogging would be the next logical step for me, I decided to listen in on the Inman blogging conference call on 3/5 "Putting Your Personality Online".  It was all very interesting and, frankly, more than I wanted to bite off since finishing my Web site.

While listening in on the call, I began to realize how exciting all this ‘blogging stuff' is.  I felt the dread vaporize and excitement wash over me (I knew I should have skipped the conference call!).  When I heard ARDELL  speak, I felt that we were very simpatico in our styles.

I immediately sent ARDELL an email WHILE the call was still going on! (How's that for pushy?)  I wanted to learn how to be a good blogger.  I wanted to be the agent providing "transparency" about Miami Real Estate and the real estate transaction, to the consumer public.  In fact I didn't even know there was a Project Blogger Competition when I asked ARDELL to assist me in my blogging efforts. The fact that she needed an Apprentice for the Project Blogger Competition was pure coincidence and serendipitous.  I did realize, having recently (it was so traumatic-- I still feels like yesterday) completed my website, that embracing new technology was key to staying at the top of my field.

I'm very excited and nervous to be a part of this competition.  I know from all the articles that I have been reading, about how important blogging is and will continue to be, that I had to move forward.

I'm sure I will make mistakes, hopefully we'll all have a few laughs together and I hope that we all help some people along the way!

Wishing everyone good luck!

Kevin Tomlinson

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Rainmaker
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Colleen Irwin
Retired - Irondequoit, NY
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Kevin -- Good luck and it looks like you are on your way!
Apr 10, 2007 06:30 AM #1
Rainer
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Dayton, OH
Good luck Kevin, can't wait to hear more about Miami Beach. 
Apr 10, 2007 06:38 AM #2
Rainmaker
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA

"When I heard ARDELL  speak, I felt that we were very simpatico in our styles." ... "I immediately sent ARDELL an email WHILE the call was still going on! (How's that for pushy.)" 

Here's hoping we give "pushy" the  credit it deserves.  No "Wallflowers" here, that's for sure. 

Maybe we should call our Team "When Push Comes to Shove" :)  Hmmm...sounds like a Blog Post.

Apr 10, 2007 06:51 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Kevin-Welcome and Good Luck!  Ardell is one of my favorite bloggers so I can't wait to see things unfold!  You are off to a great start.
Apr 10, 2007 07:01 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Midori,

What a 'Miami-style' name!  Thanks for the kind words.  WE love ARDELL.

 

 

Apr 10, 2007 03:47 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

ARDELL,

What about 'Cafe Mojito'?

 

 

Apr 10, 2007 03:48 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

I got it...

 

'The Blog Cartel, Kevin & ARDELL'

Apr 10, 2007 03:49 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Kevin...are you kidding me...the mistakes is what makes us better bloggers, we put those out there and we become human, our customers will no longer be doing business with a static site but with a person, a real person.  Jump right in! 
Apr 15, 2007 02:59 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Janie Coffey
First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
We have a unit listed at the Akoya.  When researching websites I wanted to make sure had the unit up, I came across yours. I found it to be one of, if not, the best focused on the Beach.  If your blog comes even close to your site, you are boing to be far ahead of the pack.  Good luck!  Janie
Apr 15, 2007 07:46 AM #9
Rainer
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Paula Barrera
EWM - Miami, FL

Kevin,

 Wow, I am impressed at how much time and effort you have put into your blogging. I have been reading yours to get the hang of how this works. It's still a bit confusing, but I guess practice makes perfect. Do you work out of the same office Todd Nordstrom works out of? Did you guys start the competition early?

 Thanks again for your tips and I hope to meet you sometime. I might even join facebook and "poke" you!

Jul 24, 2007 03:49 PM #10
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