Not too long ago,Bob Timm sent me a personal email that said, "Congrats on your 300,000 points." I thought "hmmm" - so I logged onto Active Rain and sure enough, I had a little over 300k points! Then I remembered way back when, someone on Active Rain said, "300k points is the magic number for blogging."
I enjoy blogging and don't pay much attention to points. But when Bob mentioned it, I started thinking...and you know what? Things seemed a little different after 300k points!
Here's what's changed -
- I've been busy! Just this week - two calls both started with, "I liked what you wrote about on your blog..." I just came home today from signing both those clients up for property management.
- A month ago, an email, "I read something on your blog about...." - right now, we are waiting on a response to an offer from that call.
- Today, I received another phone call ... about something I wrote on my blog!
Is 300k the magic number? Maybe.
Way back when I had the freebie Rainmaker blog. Then after a long while - I kept reading about how the outside blog will really boost your rankings. So I signed up. I did get several clients not too long after. But then, I decided to put my money elsewhere and canceled.
A few months ago, I decided to sign up for the outside blog again. And my phone has been ringing off the hook since.
Magic?! Maybe - sure does seem like it! But it's more of a combination of a few things:
#1 Blogging consistently, making comments, interacting and writing about a variety of things.
#2 An outside blog. Sign up for one - you can cancel it at any time - but give it a try! First of all, it helps the Active Rain community and it's worth seeing if it will work for your business!
#3 Calling people you interact with on Active Rain! Seriously - it's a great way to get to know someone who may just refer someone to you!
#4 Not giving up on blogging just because you haven't gotten any business.
Focus on giving, 300,000 points and the returns will come - just like magic!