Blogging on ActiveRain has brought me business from the very start. I also have connected on a personal level with many members as well. (It brings a bond unheard of in any other blogosphere)
Blogging means that I make my own ‘POP’ with content that will attract readers who wanted to know more about real estate, my local area and certainly …. A lot about moix.
With consistency, dedication and a whole lot of hard work…
Were referrals from members and business from the consumer.
We all want to accumulate points, features and friends. It doesn’t come easy! Writing on ActiveRain about my local areas and real estate are a slam dunk for ideas. But what about “Sally” the person. There are many a consumer/members who have connected with me because I give a little insight into who I AM.
We have to make our own POP in our blogs…
…. OH, SNAP. Really???
QUALITY CONTENT! Writing a few words that have no real substance (just to get a few points) will not get connected to the consumer and members. Believe me we see underneath those few meaningless words. Your content comes from heart, mind and soul and creates a magical post when being REAL!
ADD VISUALS! I take MY OWN pictures of our Hawaiian scenery, businesses, local areas and even me. Entering pictures into my blog gives the story a visual and a personal side. A picture will give me idea of what to write about too! Get out there and take your own pictures to use in your own blog)
COMMENT ON THEIR BLOGS TOO! Go and comment on others blogs too! Don’t just leave a ‘thanks for the post’ or ‘good post’. REALLY READ it before commenting. Don’t just skim and leave a comment that has nothing to do with anything. Connecting with others in the community means to interact with them too!
These are just a few tidbits to start with amongst using great titles, tags and keywords for your blogs. JUST BE.... REAL.
A Blog that Pops….
It’s really up to YOU.
“OH, SNAP!” REALLY?
The rest doesn’t come easy but these are my own person rules of thumb for Making My Own Magic in the World of Blogging:
Write with conviction, wit, humor, passion because everyone will read you if you do.
Write with original content and your own pictures that you created yourself because everyone will read if you do. (and remember, PLAGIARISM means Stealing! Do not copy and paste someone else’s words, photos or videos!)
Write with wit, humor and emotion because everyone will read you if you do.
Write with the intent of giving back to the community because everyone will read you and give back to you and the community too. It’s not just about me, me and me. It’s about you too!
Write with integrity, honesty and respect because everyone deserves it and so do you.
Write a comment or two for the post you just read (show sincerity) and everyone will continue to come back and read yours too.
Write from your own thoughts with facts and not assumptions because no one will read you if you don't.
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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