The experts say "Start blogging" .... Usual response is "What do I say?"... Here goes!

Real Estate Agent with Long Realty Partners

I recently attended a local seminar about networking through blogging. The main thread among those of us who haven't blogged regularly was "what do we write about?" According to the pros, anything goes. Ironic isn't it? In this day and age that now we have all the capabilities of the Internet and we 'socialize out here in cyberspace" more than we do in person.  It's a virtual world out here. I think it's wonderful because you can keep in touch with friends from all over the world without the expensive phone bill and meet new people without the travel hassles.  Emails fly back and forth like passing notes in High School. Short to the point conversations setting up meetings, arranging showings or planning a time to meet for drinks. The occasional note includes a good chuckle as well. Along the way we've developed an entire new language - designed just for texting, emails and the Internet as a whole.  An Internet dictionary if you will. It's almost like learning a second language if you think about it.  Although I do think learning Internet slang has been easier than my attempts at learning Spanish.  I imagine it's just as tough for someone else learning English.

Then there's the matter of who will proof your blog and spell check it. Thank goodness that with all this software they also thought of ways to help us check for typo's and all the misspellings that can happen in the world of typing. There are those that can make their fingers fly so fast over a keyboard, it simply amazes me.  I'm NOT one of those people. 

Well as I first started this blog I wondered what I was going to say and now  as I look back I realize I have managed to spit out only three paragraphs. But then again, the pros said to keep it short and simple too :)  Time to spell check and let the critiquing begin. Be kind. I'm still learning how to try not to blow up Active Rains' website as I learn all that it has to offer.

I will close with this wish - stay warm if you live in the frigid midwest as I do and if you live someplace warm - please send more sunshine our way! Thanks 

Comments (6)

John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Jackie, the "experts" are correct. Blogging will help your business grow, and you're off to a great start. The challenge will be to keep at it. Though blogging is not always easy, you'll soon see the benefits. Here on AR there are some wonderful sources of information and some great people willing to help. Welcome to the cyber world.

Jan 18, 2009 03:39 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Jackie - Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Jan 27, 2009 04:33 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Jackie - Loved your first post.  I will be better.  Promise.  Just crazy busy.  I'll try to get you out there.  Can I reblog you?  You are on a great journey, grrrrrl.

Feb 18, 2009 12:55 PM
Jackie Fure
Long Realty Partners - Apache Junction, AZ

Suzanne - you can feel free to reblog me anytime (don't forget to include any typo's) lol

John - You're right - the challenge is to keep at it. Now that I'm in cyber world, wonder if I'll need a new wardrobe? haha Good excuse to go shopping :)

Neal - Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 01, 2009 12:28 AM

hey jackie!! Fantabulous blog...i have already forwarded your info to peeps in the past and now I'm kicking myself that i didn't call you when my home inspection frustrated me!!!  i didn't want to 'bug' you anymore...silly me....

Mar 05, 2009 01:17 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2016!

    Much has changed since your last visit to ActiveRain.  I encourage you to take another look at the website. 

    Surf some blogs, leave some comments.  Better yet, post a Blog.

    Best to you!

Feb 25, 2016 12:14 PM