Wow, here we are at the end of another week. I don’t know about you but I was very busy this past week. Five new listings, two new pending listings and unfortunately, one closing that got delayed. But all in all, a good week. And to top it off, I wrote five featured post for ActiveRain. Yep, that’s right, five. Five Gold Stars in a row. I am humbled, to say the least.
I have to say that I am just befuddled by this. Why is this happening to me? I read a lot of very good posts on AR and I am surprised that some of them are not featured. But what do you do? I would be lying if I said it didn’t please me to see those Stars. I mean, let’s face it, everyone likes to be noticed. And I sincerely hope, that my posts, are truly deserving. But more importantly, I hope they are informative and helpful, after all, that is the entire purpose of my Blog.
I’ve been struggling with this post all day. I don’t want to come off as arrogant, because anyone that knows me will tell you I am far from that. I just felt I needed to address it. Anyway, I guess all I can do is to continue to do my best and let the Stars fall where they may. It’s something I have no control over.
If I can take my 12 years of Real Estate experience and somehow formulate it into an interesting read that will help shorten the learning curve of a newer Realtor, then that is what I need to do. We are all in this business together and we should be willing to share our knowledge with as many people as we can. Informed Realtors make our jobs easier.
This to me, has been the greatest benefit of ActiveRain. To be honest, I never knew I had this in me. I found ActiveRain through another forum (Planet Realtor), where I spend time answering questions for Realtors. Most are new to the business and just need advice or an opinion. I still participate in this forum, daily. To me it is a great thing that Realtors are wanting to learn and are willing to seek out knowledge, even if it is on a forum and not from their Broker. Are their Brokers not willing to help? Now that’s definitely food for a another post!
So keep posting. Be yourself. Find a subject you are knowledgeable on and share that knowledge. Remember who your audience is. Inject your personality into your Blog. Make it eye appealing and easy to read. How often should you post? As often as you have something to say.
And those Stars? Beats me. I wish I knew the secret formula. I guess only Matt and crew know that. But if it helps, I’m just a simple country boy who didn’t even finish High School, so I know it’s not based on “book learnin”. Maybe, it’s because I’m soooooooooo good looking. Yeah, that’s it!