Patience Grasshopper-The Pebble is Within Your Reach

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Real Estate Broker with CJ Realty Group, Inc.

Patience among bloggers seems to be hard to find.  By the number of posts we see asking how to get a blog to Page One on Google in 30 seconds or less, it seems that most people who are blogging think that it should bring instant recognition and readership.

As Master Po would say to young Caine, "patience grasshopper."  Finding the instant solution to bringing an audience to your blog is not the way to build readership or credibility.  As you look around, especially outside of AR, you see blogs that have evolved over time to become the heavy hitters in the industry.  The ones recognized in all of the top lists have been here for awhile and many were the ground breakers while everyone else was still working on positioning their websites.

Spending time studying some of the techniques that these successful bloggers use has given me an interesting perspective on the instant gratification that so many seem to be looking for.  None of the successful bloggers that I read seem to be interested in keyword stuffing, they certainly don't post 10 times in a day and they aren't posting just for the sake of posting.  They post meaningful information about their area, the industry or the market.  They manage to stir up just enough controversy to keep it interesting and they bring you back again with a headline that captures your attention.

So for me following the advice of Master Po and being patient is my goal.  I've tasted success with my blogging and now remind myself that good things come to those who take time to learn from the masters.   

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Cindy Jones
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Craig-I can tell when I am forcing myself to write a post vs having something that I really want to say.  So now I'm concentrating on the ones that reach out to my target audience.
February 22, 2008 11:32 AM
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Brian-you are right this is not about the get quick rich scheme.  I'm still trying to "hit my stride".  I'm beginning to learn about what works and doesn't when it comes to my own writing.
February 22, 2008 11:34 AM
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Cindy I agree.  Everyone blogs for a different reason.  I only have so much time and I try and make sure what I write is relevant to my consumers, with the occasional commentary piece for variety.
February 22, 2008 11:44 AM
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Lisa-I'm beginning to get consistent phone calls.  Some of them aren't about real estate but about a question about one of the historic places I blogged about. 
February 22, 2008 11:48 AM
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Melina-I've made the decision to focus my blog on the local area.  On AR I occassionally throw in something that is unrelated to get other opinions but in the end it is about getting the consumer to call.
February 22, 2008 11:50 AM
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