How To Be A "Successful" Blogger on Active Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ SA564219000

How To Be A "Successful" Blogger on Active Rain

(Hold your cursor over each photo for additional thoughts!)

Always carry an umbrella big enough to share

Not so long ago, a "newbie", or at least one that doesn't post too often, published a query asking how to improve their blog.

They wanted to know examples of fine blogs, what was eye-catching, and overall feedback regarding what makes a good blog and how should they change theirs.

Don't be afraid of critique or spirited interaction

Wanting to help, I spent SOME time compiling an answer, leaving links to 7 of the some of my favorite successful bloggers I regularly run into here in the rain.

I went back to see others' ideas as well this morning and was surprised to see no other answers.  Several thoughts hit me at once.

Don't be afraid to ask a bigger blogger than you for help!

In answer to your query for suggestions, Mr.Ms. Newbie:

1.  Post your blog in more groups for visibility. Be a member of the Newbie Group.  Attend Rain University! Attend Rain Camp online!

2.  If you want more comments, comment on others' blogs first to establish rapport.

3.  Comment on your comments - especially those that took time to write a thoughtful reply.  Your future readers also notice whether or not you personalize your comment string with your own replies.

4. Add photos.  If you don't believe photos work, take a look at some of those that populate their blogs with amazing photography and video.  Graphics work.

5. Blog consistently.  Twice monthly isn't going to have your readers checking on a regular basis to see what else you have shared -- because you haven't!

Communication isn't just important in the workplace - it's also important online, socially, and in your personal relationships.  Interaction is a key to success.  Blog consistently, comment religiously, and set goals.  Success in the rain will come to you in buckets.

Raining Success!

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,

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Kevin - you're welcome - thanks for stumbling across my blog!

Marguerite - it does take time, doesn't it.  Some weeks it's hard to find the moments.

Janis - I like blogging - but I do have to get off the computer and do the business of real estate!!  Tough some times to make it all work simultaneously.

Ross - I can really get caught up reading the comments some times.  They can have a life of their own.  It's amazing how much knowlege, entertainment, or good rapport vibes one can pick up through Active Rain!

 

November 09, 2011 09:32 AM
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Thank you for your post. So far I mostly just read other peoples blogs just as a matter or prioritizing other new biz strategies and tasks and getting to know people and how and what they blog about. This month though I will get my blog up and running and have bookmarked your page to look at again. Thanks!

November 12, 2011 01:45 PM
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Ralph & Janet Henze
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Thanks for the awesome post Cara!  As a newbie, it's greatly appreciated.  Love how you used the hover descriptions on your pictures. Now after reading all the comments, I have a lot of blogs to check out as well.

November 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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I think i get overwhelmed with ideas and just where to post and do everything!! all while.. selling real estate too. Of course I am enjoying this process of learning. It is a challenge I will say, but being a newbie, and seeing the potential here is adding some momentum to my business!  Thanks for the post!

November 27, 2011 10:14 PM
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Don MacLean
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Cara, Great reminder to Newbies and constant bloggers a like.

Communication and sharing both personal and business is a fine balance. And if you do not respond to your commenters how do they know if you agree, disagree or even acknowledge

Enjoy the day

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Author Bio: I have been a Realtor for over 7 years, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one. If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help. I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share!