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 In the past few weeks, I've seen a lot of posts by new bloggers looking for advice, help and direction... so I thought I'd post some of my favorite blog resources as sort of a starting point or reference for new bloggers.

 My first words of advice would be to read other people's blogs. See what attracts you to read certain blogs. Is it the topic, the headline, the writing style? Make comments, try to give insightful feedback, this will get you known in the community and will help to generate interest in your own blog. Comments like "nice post" probably won't get you much attention and...

 After all, you're competiting for the reader's attention and limited time while trying to build your own little community. If you want to stand out from the crowd, just be yourself, be honest and be original. Share your ideas, knowledge and stories. In other words, talk about what you know.

 To help get you going, here are some of my favorite blog marketing references and further food for thought...

 Three free chapters from Jeremy Wright's book titled Blog Marketing.

 Technorati's Blogging 101 a nice overview of blogging with definitions of common blogging terms.

 Almost anything written by Mary McKnight, always well written and stuff you really need to know.

 The Widget Box, tons of useful and/or fun accessories to spice up your blog.

 This is just the tip of the iceberg. More goodies, widgets and strategies are popping up each week related to blogging so I'll post the most interesting ones I see as I find them. Feel free to share your own favorite blog toys and resources. There are so many of them out there, we can all learn a lot from each other.

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Rainer
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Nicole "Nicky" Sensale
Florida Equestrian Properties
Great post, love the Blog book, I am new to blog but it has quickly become a close friend.  hope thats a good thing. so far so good...
June 14, 2007 08:02 AM
Rainer
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Nicole "Nicky" Sensale
Florida Equestrian Properties
Thanks for links, I am printing one of them now.  this is great stuff, good homework.
June 14, 2007 08:03 AM
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Marti Garaughty
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Nicole... you're very welcome, we were all new to the blogging thing once so sharing resources is the least I can do.
June 14, 2007 08:38 AM
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CJ Harrington
The CJ Harrington Home Selling TEAM
Keller Williams Realty Cleveland Ohio

This is a great post for first time bloggers.  I am sure this will definately help in business and relationship building.  I also feel blogs are a great way to market your listings, so I would like to offer some more advice on blogging.  Look at blogs as unique web pages.  The more you have the better your web exposure.  So,  check out vflyer.com and postlets.com.  These 2 sites will allow you to auto post your listings and give you greater exposure.  Good luck!

 

Sincerely,

 

CJ Harrington

June 28, 2009 05:25 PM
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Marti Garaughty
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CJ... thx for the input & feedback!

June 28, 2009 10:08 PM
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