Getting Featured...Which Way?

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The intent of the posts written by  Castellum Realty, Top 100 ways to get featured on Active Rain and Top 10 Bloggers with featured posts , and Midori Miller, Featured Post or Featured Quality?, was to help all of us learn how to write featured posts.

No doubt they did a good job, in fact a darn good job.  However, I still have a couple of questions.

  1. Do I need to include all 100 ways to write a featured post in one post?
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  2. Do I write 100 posts, each using one of the tips in the list?  Would that then guarantee me 100 features or is this really a contest to see which of the 100 tips really works?

In either case, I give up.  Wouldn't it just be easier to sell 100 homes, earn all of that commission, and then never, ever again worry about your Google ranking or how many points you've "earned'?

Let's see, this is my 11th post this week so I must not be that concerned about points or I would have waited another 24 hours and 56 minutes to post this.

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Rainmaker
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Midori Miller
Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R

Kate-very cute post..and congrats on your feature! :)

November 03, 2008 06:47 AM #59
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

"Wouldn't it just be easier to sell 100 homes, earn all of that commission" Great point  and I am hoping that my time here will help increase my production and Congrats on the feature!

November 03, 2008 08:06 AM #60
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Well, the formula that you used to get featured should be added to the 100 WAYS TO GET FEATURED. Or, did you actually use one of the 100 WAYS?

I think you were just being yourself... good for you.  Congrats!

November 03, 2008 08:06 AM #61
Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Well here ur sign... fo features to come. I can't answer your questions but I liked your post and wanted to say so.

November 03, 2008 08:52 AM #62
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Broker Bryant...I got the feature but don' think I'll ever know why.

Perhaps it's because this is probably the shortest post I ever wrote.  Maybe someone was grateful for that. 

Kate

November 03, 2008 09:55 AM #63
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Midori...Thanks.  Just goes to show short is sweet sometimes.

Kate

November 03, 2008 09:57 AM #64
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Russell...And while you are on the way to 100 sold houses you'll be having a great time on the Rain.  That's even better than a feature (but they are nice too).

Kate

November 03, 2008 09:59 AM #65
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Marlene...I really think you figured it out.  Perhaps I did use a couple of the tips but it was purely by accident.  If I had tried to get a feature I doubt that it would ever happen.

Thanks,

Kate

November 03, 2008 10:02 AM #66
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Charles...Thank you.  That was very nice of you to say.  I appreciate it.

Kate

November 03, 2008 10:05 AM #67
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Kathleen  ... ha ha ha ... I love the part about waiting the 24 hours and 56 minutes!  Good Job!

pippa

November 03, 2008 11:28 AM #68
Rainmaker
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Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Real Estate, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee

I like your attitude.  I don't pay attention to how many comments I write or posts I write.  I did at the very beginning but not so much anymore.   If I have time I comment to my hearts content.  But lately I have been busy so what the heck....I am featured as number 2 in my home town though.  :)

November 03, 2008 11:38 AM #69
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Emily Lowe
The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty - Nashville, TN
Nashville TN Realtor

I agree- it would be great to sell 100 homes!  Looking forward to that day!  Thanks for the post

November 03, 2008 11:42 AM #70
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Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team - Atlanta, GA
Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

Kate -- thanks for the laugh!  I sometimes wonder what I'm doing when I stay up until the wee hours of the morning trying to finish that "perfect" blog entry.  I think we need to follow the "everything in moderation" mantra.  Make a few cold calls, send out 5 thank you cards, email an old client and THEN write a new post!  :-)

November 03, 2008 01:44 PM #71
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN

The very easiest way to get a featured post is to include the words: Acitve & Rain & success in the title.  One day last week 10 out of the 13 featured posts had those words in the title or similar words. Anything you can do to promote agents using active rain blogs will get feautred.

November 03, 2008 04:02 PM #72
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Pippa...Glad you enjoyed this.  I did notice the time but it didn't matter that much to me.  What the heck, the Rain is so much more than points

It's a great place for company and a good laugh every once in awhile.

Kate

November 03, 2008 06:45 PM #73
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Jane...Second means you try harder, or so Avis claims.  Good for you.  I haven't googled myself in 3-4 months so have no idea where I am.  I may be slowly going downhill.  Maybe I better not find out.

Thanks for commenting.

Kate

November 03, 2008 06:48 PM #74
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Emily...Be careful what you wish for.  Make sure you pace yourself. 

Although I've sold many more than 100 it has taken years to do it.

Enjoy your work and your life.  That's what counts.

Kate

November 03, 2008 06:51 PM #75
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Kerry...You just put a dagger in my chest.  Cold calls!!!  Horrors!!!  I would do almost anything else. 

So you are another one of those that stay up some nights reading, writing, and commenting.  So am I.

Kate

November 03, 2008 07:13 PM #76
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Teresa...The easiest way to get featured is to be Teresa Boardman, the gifted photographer.

That's what I'm going to try to be next.

Kate

November 03, 2008 07:18 PM #77
Rainmaker
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Castellum Realty Lancaster real estate
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
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I"m adding this as #105 now :)    btw: i subscribed earlier today.  Keep up the good work!

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