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Did You Really Subscribe to My Blog? A Tutorial.... Sort Of....

I can never seem to be a big winner if it consists of dollars or cars or other give aways but I was certainly surprised and honored to be Craig's 500th subscriber! I don't want to miss any of his posts!

Thanks Craig!

Deb

Deb Brooks becomes Craig's 500th blog subscriber!

Today when I logged on to ActiveRain, I discovered that Deb Brooks has become my 500th blog subscriber! I'm not sure whether she should be congratulated or reprimanded. But she is my 500th blog subscriber!!!

Now, I’m no Alan May or Brad Andersohn when it comes to blogging.

I’m no Lenn Harley or Bob Stewart either. The big cheese!

These guys are among the most subscribed to bloggers here in the Rain.

But I am happy to have my little blogging family join me for the ride as I try to entertain, market myself and build relationships both on a social level and on a referral of business level.

So far it’s all working out!

I know 500 subscribers is no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it's a goal I set out to achieve in 2011.

Tell me Craig, how did you get to 500 subscribers? Well Skippy, I’m glad you asked!

CAUTION! Do not read Craig's early blog posts! They suck!When I first started blogging, I was spewing out some pretty lame stuff. No one commented. No one subscribed. And from the “statistics” page, I could see that no one was even clicking on my posts.

But as I read more blogs, listened and learned from my peers here in the Rain, I discovered that to get people to read your blogs, and eventually subscribe to them, there are a few simple steps to take along the way.

1.Start with a good title/ headline!

Now this is a catchy headline!

This is a no brainer folks. If your title is boring, why would you even go click to read the post? Grab your audience right away.

2.Include pictures!

People are very visual by nature. If you have nothing but words on the page, people tend to get bored rather quickly. They’re not stimulated enough to read paragraph after paragraph.

3.Subscribe to people who comment on your blogs!

Subscribe to my Blog!

Once again, this is a no brainer. If you “payback” those who support your efforts, they’ll keep coming back for more. You’ll also build relationships in the process.

4.Respond to those who comment on your blogs!

Right or wrong, I acknowledge every single person who makes a comment on my blog posts. Whether it’s a thank you for stopping by, a silly retort, or a goofy picture, I make sure to let everyone know I appreciate that they took the time to read and comment on my blog.

Oh, and if I have the time, people who subscribe to my blogs get one of these....

Deb Brooks becomes Craig's 500th blog subscriber!

5.Have some fun with your blogs!

Folks, market statistics and Real Estate trends are all very important to let the world know we’re on top of what’s happening in our local markets. Yes, you will connect with some clients. The SEO capabilities of ActiveRain are undeniable.

And some Rainers will thoroughly enjoy reading your local stats. I’m not saying don’t post market reports. I do it. We all do it.

Boring!

But if all you are is a statistician, then what kind of bond are you forming with your readers?

Let your audience know who you are. Make them smile. Show them you’re a real person behind that computer screen! If people know who you are, and like what you’re sharing with them, they’ll keep coming back…and eventually, they’ll even subscribe to your blog!

I don't profess to know it all. I only know what's been working for me. So, if anyone has additional tips to help increase subscribership please let us know! Any and all comments will be responded to!

Oh, and if you want to learn how to get a million comments on your blogs, there's a little tutorial here that just might help you...

How To Get a Million Comments On Your Blog

 

 

 

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Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

 

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Comment balloon 32 commentsDeb Brooks • August 19 2011 02:12PM

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Gosh girl,  you're famous. LOL  Very thoughtful of Craig.  I'm always surprised to find someone has mentioned me or blogged about me. 

Have a great weekend Deb.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Deb ~ The last time I won something (aside from today's surprising results) was a coloring contest in the 3rd grade.  I was so thrilled to get a huge pack of crayons and coloring books as a prize.  After today, I fully understand the glimmer of joy one receives from being fondly mentioned by their peers... it's simply a fantastic appetizer to a lovely entree (the subject of my next post).  You've always been an encouragement here in the Rain and I'm delighted to consider you a colleague and a friend!  

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 7 years ago

Hey Deb,

Thank you so much for the re-blog. I've always considered that to be the highest recognition one can achieve here in the Rain. And, for that, I thank you.

Now go and set your home page to my blog so that you'll never miss any of my high brow posts again!

All the cool kids are doing it. You are cool.... aren't you?!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

Thanks Deb , for reposting this for Craig, and congrats on being number 500. Very cool.

Now I'm wondering if I'm a Craig subscriber if not, I sure thought I was...mmnn. Something to do...gotta fix this. Will I be 501? I'm kind of a 501 girl...:)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago

Deb, I'm not subscribed to him but if he has 500 subscribers he must be a good blogger.  I'll check him out.  By the way, can I ask about your photo?  Where is it, where is the background and how is it that it all matches your dress so well?

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 7 years ago

Hey Deb - that is great that you were recognized.  Very cool.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 7 years ago

Deb, congratulations on a great accomplishment. You should be proud and we'll all do a little dance for you! I love the advice....'bout died over the "title" graphic. Always fun to come over here and see what is happening. Never dull...I can sure say that. How's the frog? Luv it!

Dancin'

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 7 years ago

Deb - Craig gave some sound advice as to how members can improve their blogs and attract more readers.   Congrats on being his 500th subscriber.

Have a great weekend.

 

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