How do you get all of those comments? A cry for help.

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Morgan Financial

Looking though different groups, I continue to see blogs with hundreds of comments.  These blogs are simple, more argumentative than thought provoking, and not that factual. 

What kind of blog do I need to write that will have an impact on the Activerain community?

Typically, I blog about the market, local community, and other topics I thought relevant, however, I am certain now that this will not get high visibility and comments from the community.

Wanting to reach out to see what advice I could round up, I posted this cry for help.  Comments greatly appreciated.

Joe Harris

 

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Holly Weatherwax
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Joe, this is always a relevant question.

My blogs that seem to get the most viewings are Market Conditions and local events (festivals, concerts, farmers markets). The ones that get the most comments usually are what I call 'position paper' blogs (my thoughts on an issue or situation).  As time goes on, you will find your voice, but I recommend a combination of all types. The idea is for potential clients to see you as both a professional and a person.

July 30, 2009 08:13 AM
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Joe Harris
Morgan Financial

Holly,

I guess I am still trying to find what my purpose is on this site.  Thank you for the comment.

July 30, 2009 02:57 PM
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Dale Baker
New Hampshire Relocation and Views Info Blog
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections

Howdy there Joe

How are ya do-en today?

Holly up above there, sure is right we always need to remember folks do like to get to know bouth sides of us. The professional and our personal side. One of the other posts that I wrote that got 33 comments on it. Was a post about my passion of Cowboy Action Shooting. Here again it got over 1000 views.

Heres an idea for ya, Bob S. one of the main AR folks. Has put out a challenge to us. Its the Local Business Challenge. I would leave ya a link, but seen that we just meet. It might be better to just let ya do a search for his post. You may even be able to come along it, when ya firat come in to the community. Where the featured posts are listed. Hope to see ya be a part of this challenge.

Also remember to just be your self, and have losts of fun with your blogging for folks!

There are also a lot of us other members here, that are always willing to give a helpping hand to anyone that would like one.

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog

July 31, 2009 04:44 PM
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Joe Harris
Morgan Financial

Dale,

I will be sure to check out the challenge.  THank you again for the info! 

 

August 03, 2009 08:31 AM
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Elizabeth Bolton
Cambridge MA Realtor
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Hi Joe ~ Posts about your local market or community will almost never get many comments.  Other AR members usually won't comment on the sorts of posts that are about your specific area.  Not to say those posts won't get read - they will get read by people interested in your area.  But those readers don't comment.

If you write about things of interest to agents those posts are more likely to get comments.  And it definitely doesn't have to be meaty, serious stuff. Pictures of your pet for example can be very popular.

I think the best thing to do is to read, read and read some more - just keep reading as many of the posts as you can every day and you'll get a feel for what blogs tend to get commented on.  It's also very important that you leave comments on other members' posts.  Typically those members will turn around and comment on yours - right away or eventually.  If you regularly comment on somebody's blog posts chances are they'll start commenting on yours.

As you've mentioned above you do need to figure out your purpose[s] here.  No doubt about it - the interactivity of comments is a big part of the fun here.  But if you're really mostly looking to increase your business via your blog then comments aren't all that important.

Liz

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