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Why I Blog

I so often hear, "I don't have time to blog", "I just don't get the importance of social networking", etc.  So keeping these thoughts in mind, I pose the following food for thought on why I blog: 

1.) There is no faster way to reach the masses 

2.) I am able to send a concentrated and controlled message to who I want, when I want

3.) The message can be sent as many times, in as many different formats as I choose 

4.) It's free

5.) I love sharing knowledge on my areas of expertise 

6.) Sharing knowledge is just the right thing to do

7.) Helping others ALWAYS comes back to me two fold 

8.) I am able to create a qualified network online that would take months to create in the "real world" environment by shaking hands 

9.) I can do it in the comfort of my home

10.) No one can hear my child screaming in the background

11.) It is a creative outlet where I can pose questions and thoughts to colleagues 

12.) I'm able to get instant feedback or input on suggestions or questions 

13.) Results can often times be instantaneous 

14.) The SEO results rock (especially when used correctly) 

15.) I can launch a product/idea nationally with the click of a button 

16.) I make new friends, contacts and potential clients 

17.) It's always cool to look back at my "resume" of blogs and see how I've have progressed 

18.) My online 'storefront' becomes bigger with every blog I post

19.) I get to see what your competition is doing 

20.) Bottom line...I don't have time -not- to blog.

Would love to hear why you blog...

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsTara Jones- Atlanta • August 29 2009 08:14PM

Comments

Tara,

You make many valid points and it all makes sense.  I can see where have made this a part of your routine and it just seems to flow for you.

DW  

Posted by Donald Wenner (Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct) over 9 years ago

Just have anyone go see the movie Julie and Julia and that will completely changer their perception on why blogging works.  The movie would not have existed without blogging.

Posted by TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

OK,, all right! I'll start again!

Thanks for pushing me back into it!

Posted by John Rakoci, North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas (Eagle Realty) over 9 years ago

Amen amen amen amen!  I have been so busy that I haven't blogged lately but I am back on it!!  Thanks.  :) 

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 9 years ago

I blog for the points and the google juice.

the other reasons are all very good as well.

Patricia Aulson/portsmouth nh homes

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

I blog because I can't not blog...  Is that a good reason?  If I quit, it would have to be cold turkey...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Blogging  is addictive and I think it has been helping my business.  People call and e-mail me directly and reference finding me on line.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Blogging is a great way to provide clients & future clients with the information they want/need.  That's my #1 reason.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) over 9 years ago

Tara,

I think you nailed them all.  I think some people have yet to embrace it because they're intimidated by it.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) over 9 years ago

DW- You hit the nail on the head...it has to be a part of your routine or just forget about it. 

Tim- I don't think there's a better example out there...thanks! 

John, Jared and Amanda- Don't hate me for the push ;-) 

Patricia- I agree. The SEO results alone are reason enough to blog. 

Lane- You're going to have to join a support group if you ever stop blogging! 

Gene- Great points!  Blogging really does increase your visibility online.

Steve- You reminded me of another point I left off that goes right in line with your #1 reason: I can promote my client's product as well (home tour, community profile, commercial, etc.) which is another service I'm offering.  

Brian- I think you're right.  A lot of people 'just don't get it' and instead of trying to delve in and learn they just hope it will all go away.  Not happening any time soon! 

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 9 years ago

I'm thinking of cutting back...  I don't know if I WILL cut back, but I am thinking of it...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Even if you do, Lane...you'll still be way ahead of the pack! 

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 9 years ago

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