Dear ActiveRain Diary.....why do I blog?

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196
http://actvra.in/fVV

Blogging is like having an online diary.

Here is where I talk about challenges my clients and I face every day, successes we've enjoyed, strategies we've utilized, dreams we hope to accomplish someday, and from time to time, venting just to let off some steam. Gee...doesn't that sound like a diary?

What and how to write a blog

After reading Marte Cliff's post about "Face the fear and blog anyway" it took me back to the time when I was lurking in the background, my mouth agape at the incredible information and camaraderie and style of the Active Rain bloggers.

In time, I learned to squeak in a few comments or so. Even ventured out with my own blogs. Learned a few tricks about inserting photos, embedding videos. It wasn't until last month that I even provided colors and changed the fonts on my blogs.

Here are just some resources (click on the links for the long lists of blogs)

Learned where to find photos and clipart

How to write and format the html drafts for uploading to ActiveRain

What to write about --- tons of blog topics suggestions!

This is such a dynamic community that there is always something to share, something to try, something to learn, where to eat/drink/and be merry, what to look out for, and more.

 Dear ActiveRain Diary.....Today is a good day....

For me.... it is still my online diary. The funny thing is, whenever I have an opportunity to review what I've written before, it makes me smile.

My, my, my....how I've grown! Geez, and I worried over that? Wow, look at all the folks who have made a significant impact on me as a realtor/blogger!

 

Benefits of a diary/journal

And then....the benefits rolled in. People found my blogs and contacted me. As a result, nearly 40% of my business has been the results of my ActiveRain activities.

 

Dear ActiveRain Diary...yesterday was a good day. Today is a good day. And Tomorrow, by thinking positively, it WILL be a good day!

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Rainmaker
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Jim Patton
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.
Century 21 M&M - 209-633-2839

Good information Pacita.  I know I need to pick up the pace of my blogging.  It has been working for me too but it can always get better.

August 01, 2011 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Kwee Huset
Venice Florida Homes For Sale
Kwee Huset Realty

Pacita, Thanks for the great information and all the links. I need time to work at my blog and the site. 

August 01, 2011 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Kathy --- for a new blogger, you've done quite well. Kudos!

Rebecca -- ActiveRain is like an online and ongoing class. You learn so much!

Sara -- nice to "see" you. Will check in with you, soon

Jim -- i definitely need to get my groove back, too.

Kwee -- glad you found the links helpful. From time to time, it's good to review some of these helpful tips. Can't use them all, but happy to find a few that I can use.

 

August 02, 2011 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Ritu Desai
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Samson Properties

Pacita what a great blog...colorful and very informative. Generosity of bloggers like you keeps active rain growing.

August 02, 2011 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
657,468
Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Ritu -- thanks for the compliment. This community is wonderful, isn't it?

August 02, 2011 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Pacita Dimacali

Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
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