How to Get Started Blogging for Newbies

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How to Get Started Blogging for Newbies
I know we have many newbies out there in the Rain, who have been sort of just sitting back, and wandering just “How Do I Get Started with this blogging thing?”. One of the first things I would recommend to any Newbies looking to get going with their blogging efforts is to just introduce yourself, and tell our Active Rain community who you are and what is your niche or specialty. I believe that everyone has a story or two to share, and you could let us know about your home town, your state, your city, your favorite sports teams, etc. You get the idea. You could start out by just being personal.  After all, many newbies only have that Members Only subscription.Blogging Basics

Next, I would recommend Localism posts, since everyone should be very familiar with all the activities going on in their local neighborhoods, schools, cities, and their state. Look in your newspapers, or go on line to the Chamber of Commerce. Just about everything in online these days, and I am sure you can find out about upcoming events to share with us in Active Rain. Like I mentioned earlier, we all have a story or some past experience to share. It’s just a matter of putting it into writing. The more you write the better you will get at it.

Why not start to re-blog some of those excellent posts that you see from other bloggers.  Many newbies choose this route until they have the confidence to write their very first blog. I highly suggest that you seek out a few seasoned bloggers, and subscribe to their posts too. The more you read, the better you will improve your own writing skills. You will want to set a goal to read 20 to 30 blogs a day, and be sure to leave some meaningful comments on all of them. Yes, I know 10 is the maximum for your points each day, but it’s not about the points when you first start out, it’s about building those relationships, and letting others know who you are.
Blogging in the Rain
If you missed Brenda Mullen’s post about Tips for Playing in the Rain for Newbies, I highly recommend you go back a read her post. Joining groups was the best advice I was given when I started in January 2011. I have joined over 50 groups, and have over 200 blog subscriptions. My top 10 groups are Active Rain Newbies, Addicted to Rain, Introducing Newbies to Active Rain, Facebook Fridays Group, Two Truths and a Lie, Banana Tude, Don’t Worry Today, Dedicated Bloggers, Localism, and All Things Texas. Go back and look at one of my older posts,Newbies, Be Bold, It’s Time to Start Blogging. That post gave some nice information by Katrina Gasset on how to set up your name in your profile for SEO, and a great post from my friends, Bill and Liz Spear on Localism posts.

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Jerry Newman
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com

Yes, Karen. I remember my first one back in January, 2011. The trick is to keep on blogging.

October 03, 2011 02:57 PM
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Gail C. Harris
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director

My shout out to 2011 Newbies.  And congrats as a Newbie too, Jerry :)    http://activerain.com/blogsview/2585739/introducing-newbies-to-active-rain-joined-in-2011

 

November 03, 2011 09:25 AM
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Jerry Newman
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com

Gail, this is great, I will go over to check out your Newbies very soon. Disregard my email.

Thanks, Jerry

November 03, 2011 12:48 PM
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Lehel Szucs
REALTOR of choice
All Seasons Real Estate, Inc.

blog...blog ... blog .... I find it helps me keep up with more of real estate and be able share what I find and read ...  it is fund and keeps moving me up the rankings ... want to be on page 1 for my state

January 04, 2012 12:13 PM
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Jerry Newman
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Lehel, You have the right idea. Blog, Blog, Blog. Market Reports and Localism posts will help you generate more leads too.

January 04, 2012 03:26 PM
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