What about Blogging?
It was excellent, by the way.
There are a few things that I wanted to reiterate:
- blog posts should be between 300 and 800 words
- always have at least 2 photos
- lists (such as this one) are always good
- use short paragraphs -- is so much easier to read
- remember that the average reading level in the universe is 5th grade level
- write in simple terms -- not real estate slang
- be yourself -- write like you speak
- be human
- be consistent
Now, I can share with you a easy way to know how many words you have written -- for example, I'm at 114 words now -- No, I did not sit down and count every word.
Active Rain is an outstanding blogging site for real estate folks -- especially sales agents. On Active Rain:
- you will meet so many real estate agents from all over the world
- you will build relationships -- I have friends all over the US whom I have never met face to face
- you will receive referrals
- you have a great source for sending outgoing referrals
- you can learn sooooo much from other bloggers
As Jeremy indicated, there are many different blogging platforms -- you just need to choose one and do it.
I began my blogging career on Active Rain, but now in addition to Active Rain, I have my own blog on MamaLiz.
You may think that no one is reading your blog and then one day, you get a phone call because someone has been following your blog. They want to buy or sell property.
The more successful blog sites (in my opinion) are ones that are specific about a particular subdivision or a particular type of buyer (first time, luxury, etc) -- on these sites you will, of course, want to include many hyper-local posts.
What are hyper-local posts? Those written about close by restaurants, grocery stores, auto shops, etc. You get the picture.
So, good luck with your blog site.