Sometime in 2008 I decided to start a blog about lakefront properties in the Finger Lakes. Blogs were becoming the hot topic and most people did not even know what a blog was, myself included. I came across a professional group with the intent of educating realtors about blogs, and they referred to themselves as ”The Real Estate Tomato“. Having a marketing background, I found them very creative in their approach.
I wanted to be like them, only instead of being the authority on how to blog and what to blog, I wanted to be the real estate authority for the lakefront properties in the Finger Lakes,by blogging in my area.
As things go, I took the classes, learned a lot of things about HTML, SEO, how to integrate photos and written text into an informational dialogue that folks would read. So far so good. But as I said, “As things go”, I was side tracked with another career at the time and only practiced real estate part-time and did not have enough time in my busy schedule to “Blog”.
Now that I am back into Real Estate full-time, I am finding more time to blog and enjoying it more than ever. I am finally realizing, that the more I blog, the more feedback I receive. Once folks start to find your blog, they start to interact with your site, it increases your site’s ratings, and people start to see you as a local “authority”. Folks are looking at my website for information about Keuka Lake and Canandaigua Lake.
As you can see since you are visiting my site, that my blog is titled ” The Chair On The Lake” . I try to keep the site informative and fun at the same time. I blog about real estate in the area, events, restaurants, design ideas, decks and docks, and local businesses that contribute to the enjoyment of those visiting these wonderful Finger Lakes.
I love any feedback you have to give, as this is a continual learning process for me. My intent is to use more videos in my blogs and to keep the blogs minimal in content. This is now 2012 and my blog has evolved and I would like to keep it that way. I will continue to learn with the Real Estate Tomatoes and hopefully all of the knowledge I gain will make my blogs more enjoyable to read.
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