Finding your Yawp ... YAWP!!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace NV License # 56750

The ostrich says "Yawp!"I just found out about this website today called MyYawp.com. For starters, it's just a fun word to say ... Yawp!! (Go ahead, close your office door and let out a couple of hearty Yawps! Even better, tape a sign on the door that says "Don't bother me, I'm finding my Yawp!") When I thought of what kind of animal might make that sound, an ostrich came to mind -- and who doesn't like a good photo of an ostrich? ... Yawp!! Hmm, is this anything like The Lovely Wife's ROAR? In a way, yes - Yawp is about passion.

Now getting back to the business of the web, I ventured over to MyYawp.com and found that it's a great resource for finding your passion, expressing it on the web and maybe even generating some revenue along the way. First, I learned that Yawp goes back to the Walt Whitman poem Leaves of Grass:

  • "I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable
    I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world."

To the founders of MyYawp, Jeff Wourio and Craig Kasnoff, "a Yawp truly is - passionate, yes, but also practical, personal and powerful on any number of levels." Their website lays out a six-step process to finding your Yawp:

  1. Find your passion
  2. Create your presence
  3. Find your partners
  4. Find your audience
  5. Create your business
  6. Continue to develop

It's a fascinating process, with detailed worksheets to guide you along the way. There are some excellent weblog examples such as "Tigers in Crisis" and "Travel Paris Online." A resource page has ten links to help you write, promote and develop your blog and further your passion.

So if you're not really sure about blogging or don't quite have the focus that you'd like, don't stick your head in the sand -- visit MyYawp.com, and find your passion! ... YAWP!!

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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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John I love you this is so cool! lol   I just spent fifteen minutes on that site and now bookmarked it.  Nice bird too! 
Dec 10, 2006 11:45 AM #1
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Carole - It's a thought-provoking site and a lot of fun. Glad you liked it. Tell your friends! The blogosphere could use more Yawpers!

Dec 10, 2006 12:17 PM #2
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Jonathan Dalton
Realty ONE Group - Glendale, AZ
Are we going to be forming a Dead Poets' group here in Active Rain, too? :-)
Dec 11, 2006 08:53 AM #3
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
Jonathan, you made me smile! What poet do you want to be? Maybe we can all do a group blog post with our heads on poets bodies.....ok, I must need coffee.  John I forwarded Yawp to a few people today; I'm thinking it makes for a great group discussion!
Dec 11, 2006 05:48 PM #4
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Jonathan - Carpe Diem!

Carole - Thanks for spreading the yawp! Feel free to borrow the ostrich if you need him.

Dec 11, 2006 08:01 PM #5
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Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser

Hi John.. I took a look at myYawp and bookmarked it for later. thanks for the link!.. now I want to go read another of your posts.. see you later..

 

Dec 16, 2006 02:44 PM #6
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Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media

John~ I'm a bit behind in catching up with my favorites. But this is a clear example of why your one of my favorites..that site is great. At first I thought Uncle Walt would be Disney...but Whitman...even better! I will definitely be using this one!

Dec 16, 2006 06:43 PM #7
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Nick - Thanks for stopping by! Come back and let us know what your Yawp is.

Laura - Yawp sounds just crazy enough that it catches your attention, and the when you see what it's about it has a lot of impact. Have fun with it!

Dec 16, 2006 07:02 PM #8
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