Do You Know The Importance of The First Five Sentences of A Blog Post?

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty

This is another very helpful post that will be of great value to newbies when writing a blog post.  I learned from it and I'm hoping you will also.

Original content by Midori Miller

Do you know the importance of the first five sentences of a blog post?  If not, I'll share it..in most instances whether it be the ActiveRain real estate network or Word press...the first five sentences are the description of the blog post or some would call an excerpt..

Take ActiveRain for instance..the first five sentences are displayed on the dashboard..if these first 5 sentences are interesting and appealing there is a good chance someone will click through and actually read your post compared to the thousands that appear on the dashboard everyday.

Just like widget box..creating a widget of your blog..you have the option of the way you want each post to be displayed..if its interesting enough..people from around the globe may very well read and sometimes for the very first time...a great way to gain subscribers.

Let's talk about feedburner...add the code to your website..you have options...20 words...50 words or the whole post.  I try to make my post interesting within the first 20 words...I like a wide variety of post displayed on my website. 

If you automatically post your links to Facebook...same thing..its a little intro and an opportunity for more click thrus...more readers and hopefully more sales!

So if you are not happy with the number of readers..subscribers...and sales that you should be generating from your blogs..consider the first five sentences...make them exciting...interesting and compelling but most of all make the worthy of reading!  If you found this useful please subscribe! :)

 

About the Author:  Midori Miller is licensed in the State of Florida, BK645709 and currently hangs her real estate license with CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty Midori is also a real estate trainer and an ActiveRain Ambassador and specializes in short sales for Daytona Beach real estate sellers.  If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Daytona Beach, Florida..please contact us!

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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

thanks for the advice! its always nice to hear more ideas on blogging!

 

I hope you'll remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

Mar 04, 2010 01:51 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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I certainly will, Michael.....thank you.

Mar 04, 2010 01:53 PM #2
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Paul Henderson
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I always put my clients first in any transaction!

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I believe that you are absolutely right. Some people author great posts with back ups and the works, very proper and correct. People in social media, for the most part, only read small directblurbs. If the first sentence doesn't grab you, its hard to read on...

Mar 04, 2010 03:06 PM #3
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Paul.....hope you're having a great time....hope it's relaxing....

Mar 04, 2010 03:12 PM #4
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Katie McBride
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The first five sentences in anything are important.  Think of a book - or an Active Rain post.  If it's catchy, they'll read it.

Mar 05, 2010 07:37 AM #5
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Barbara Todaro
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that's right....and that's the toughest part to write.

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Sharon Alters
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Barb, how many times have I rewritten the first sentences knowing exactly that? And knowing how important it is to focus on the topic at hand? Thanks for reblogging this.

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