Things to do in Washington DC: POST FOR POINTS OR POSITION?

POST FOR POINTS OR POSITION?

When I first became a Active Rain member sometime last year,I really didn't know the affect that this website would have on me. This website is like a addiction. I am a writer and we writes can write all day if nobody stops us.Besides once this week when I was really tired,I make it a norm to either blog to someone's post or write a post myself everyday. I love reading other people's post.

I have learned a whole lot from just about every single post that I have read on here. I only wished that I would've discovered this website soon. But recently,I find myself blogging at least to ten posts a day. If I could more I would. But I got to be honest with you all, I find myself not just blogging to blog. I blog to get as much points as I can get. But I want to know is do just blog for points,position or both? I hope this is not a bad thing. Be on the lookout for the prequel to this blog. Coming soon to a computer near you.

 

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Comment balloon 29 commentsLanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan • September 14 2007 09:07PM

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To be honest, I don't blog for either...granted it's a great thing to have as many points and try to become a featured member, but when I blog it's for educational purposes.  Either I have a question for the AR community, or I have some information that will help the AR community.  Plus, it's a great thing to attach your clients to.  If you can send your clients a daily update via a blog, it separates you from the other LO's out there.
Posted by Andrew Scherer, Real Estate Representation At It's Finest (Approved Mortgage Group) over 11 years ago

 

I think we blog to blog. Points and position not bad either. I believe all of us have something inside of us waiting to get out and blogging is a great tool to let it out..

 

:)

vernon corum jr

www.knoxvilleleadershipnetwork.com

 

Posted by vernon corum (BIZIDY Business Identity Solutions) over 11 years ago

Good question Lanre,

I first learned about active rain from my web developer. Since joining I agree it can get addictive. However I was cautioned early on by my developer to make the blog meaningful, informative, and area specific. The whole point is to get readers to find it and read it. It also provides a good source for information and links back to our websites. So in other words it is our web persona to the public so it should be a vital tool in our bag and should be treated as such.

I have a person in our area that cuts and past jokes they receive as their blog entry just to get points. out of all their entries maybe two are meaningful. I guess you have to ask your do we do this for points or do we do this as an extension of our business and marketing plan?

In my case I want to reflect the fact I am a knowledgeable broker that you can come to for real answers and give people information they can use.

 

 

Posted by Jason & Deanna over 11 years ago
Just write for the consumer, it is reward enough, that way it is more likely that you will get business out of it.
Posted by New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor (RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate) over 11 years ago
First of all, Blog to Blog.  Blogs lead to leads and referrals.  Also Blogs are very good for SEO. It has already help me tremendously in the last month.
Posted by Daniel Sundberg (Crystal Springs Real Estate) over 11 years ago
I blog for fun and love the points.  Now that my points have moved up, I blog for competition as well.  I love the writing, but I love the points as well.....Be balanced and be true dude.
Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 11 years ago
I blog because I have something to say. The points are great but blogging promos your web presence.
Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
I think that is the catch her right...we are all blogging for point..but then you end up writing about something that matters, you comment for points...but they you end up reading something that you learn from......
Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) over 11 years ago

Oh Lanre - You'll catch me in the DC rankings- I am going on a 2 week vacation soon!  Hmm... I do think the cruise ship has Internet access..... When I get back - games on!!!

Seriously; blog for content.  I have picked up an "A" buyer from blogging this summer (I had another blog pre-A/R).

Educating the consumer is what makes us different from the .com or discount brokers.  So educate them - and let the competition piece act as an additional motivator to BLOG!

(BTW... My comment is #12 for today - so I am getting no points for this long comment!)

-Cheers!

Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 11 years ago

Hi there, you commented on one of my posts, I hope it was for educational reasons and not for points :)

I blog for educational and marketing reasons.

John Thomas - Citizens Lending Group - http://www.DelawareMortgageLoans.net

Posted by John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert (Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.) over 11 years ago
James -You are silly my man. I finally got you to comment on one of my posts. You owe me since I commented on one of your posts this week - LOL. Anyway,I agree with you 100%. I try to blog to educate consumers and I also end up learning something from the brilliant minds on AR. Enjoy your two week vacation. I wish I could go on one myself but I have to blog so hopefully I can pick up a A buyer like you - Congratulations on that. I welcome the friendly competition bro - LOL. Have fun on the cruise man. Take care.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

Hey, James, check the posts that I did when I was at the Cape in August!  A vacation is no excuse to kick the blog habit!

And Lanre, this post made me smile first thing in the morning.  Now it's 10:21, and I should be on the streets by now, except that I was up late blogging! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 11 years ago

I blog for many reasons... Points and position are awesome.  But, I also blog for consumer recognition.  I blog to network with other professionals outside my area.  I blog because I've re-discovered my ability to write a coherent paragraph! I blog to vent!  I blog to educate others and myself!  I blog for feedback! 

I am, therefore I blog!

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Antoinette Scognamiglio, GRI, ASP, CNBS, Relocation Specialist, Morris & Sussex County, NJ (Coldwell Banker Realtors) over 11 years ago
Lanre - For me it is all about business. I could care less about points other than the fact that it places you at the top for searches on localism. I do the blogging for positioning as an expert in my field. If I could not get to the top of google I would not even bother with it.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

If you start to blog just for points it doesn't become fun anymore. You'll hate the thought of going on vacation because someone might get ahead of you while you're away.

Just have fun!

 

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Posted by LaShon James-Major, Long Beach Mobile Notary - 562.314.4319 (The Document Diva) over 11 years ago

Patricia - I am very happy that this post made you smile woman.

Lashon - You are absolutely right. If you blog for points,it doesnt get fun anymore. You got to rest sometimes you know. I guess that's why I didn't blog at all yesterday.

Bill - I definitely blog to improve my ranking in search engines. I think we all do.

John - Thank you for responding to my blog.

Konnie - I couldn't agree with you more. I actually sometimes ending up writing something just from reading somebody's post.

Gary - You must have a whole lot to say my man.

Larry - I am definitely going to be balanced and true.

Andrew - I am going to start sending daily blogs to people as well. Great idea by the way.

Vernon  - I do think that we all blog for blog. Blogging is such a great thing. You never know what you can do with blogging.

Jason & Deanna - That kind of sucks it you are putting someone's information to try and get points.

James - I truly believe that you will receive a reward later on if you blog on a consistent basis.

Daniel - That is great that blogging is helping you in the SEO.

 

 

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago
Lanre ... AR points by themselves are insignificant.  But your consistent blogging benefits you greatly ... keep it up!
Posted by Larry Wright (nwRealty.Com) about 11 years ago
Larry - Thanks. I am trying my best to establish myself on this website. Great post.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 11 years ago
They bi-product of posting is points. They go hand in hand
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) about 11 years ago
I blog as a post to share what I've learned and comment on other posts to reply to what another has learned. The addiction to me is the wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience here. The points just come depending on how much you work it or care about that. In the end it is about sharing and education Lanre.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

Robert - You absolutely right. The more you respond to people's post,the higher you ranking/position will be. Great post.

Gary - I agree with you. I have been blessed by all of the real estate agents here who have taught me some things that I would've never know. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 11 years ago

Im new to the blogging thing but its fun, points are nice also I guess.  It is always nice to get your website out there also. www.TakeTheEXiT.com    :)

Posted by Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics (Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186) almost 11 years ago
Larry - Well welcome Larry. I hope you have as much fun learning from the brilliant and creative minds on Active Rain.  I am definitely going to check out your website. Great post.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 11 years ago

Lanre, I agree with you about the addiction of the Rain.  And yes, the more I blog the more I want to blog.  Have a great day.

Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Bob- Thank you sir. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 10 years ago

I learn a tremendous amount from thos AR Bloggers -- thank you to everyone

Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) over 10 years ago

Lanre, you are a rock star re: points.  Are you going to convention this year in nashville?  If so please make sure you introduce your self to me.  You can't miss me.. 

Love to chat with you

I'll be the first breakout speaker presenting:  "Congratulations! You've Got the Listing. NOW WHAT!"

If you're there, please introduce yourself, if not make sure you pick up the breakout CD's that includes a significant piece associated with leveraging Active Rain with our exclusive EXiT E-Listings.

Best of the year to you

Frank D'Angelo (Broker/Owner)

EXIT Realty Executives (Minneapolis, MN)

Posted by Frank D'Angelo, Helping people is my business in Real Estate (EXIT REALTY NEXUS Minneapolis & St. Paul MN) about 10 years ago

Lanre: I blog to educated real estate agents and the public about the benefits of home staging, to educate other stagers about how to operate a better home staging business. Beyond points and position on AR, I blog to gain a better position on Google and the search engines. My goal is to appear on page 1 of Google for all my search terms, and I do. But it is a goal that requires constant upkeep.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) about 10 years ago

Scott- I have learned so much here and still learning. Now I am waiting for some buyers and sellers. Have a great weekend.

Frank-Unforunately I won't be at the Exit Convention this which sucks. Hopefully I will be there next year. Have a great weekend.

Michelle-Can you please give me some tips/advice on key terms I should use. People are just having a hard time finding me. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 10 years ago

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