June 2007 Las Vegas Real Estate Market Condition Report
What is A Blog? - How To Blog Series

"How To Blog" Series Starts Today

Today I am launching a series on How To Blog with an emphasis on blogging for the real estate professional.  We are also planning a series of training sessions to cover this material in the near future at Prudential Americana Group.  We will conduct the training live and also record a series of tutorials (audio and video) for posting to this blog and CareerRealty.com.  Here's the outline:

How to Blog Series

1. Blogs Part 1 – The Basics

  • What is a Blog?
  • The Blogosphere - History/Stats
  • Types of Blogs
  • Who is blogging?
  • Why blog?
  • To Do List before you join the blogosphere
  • How/Where to find blogs
  • Anatomy of a Blog

2. Blogs Part 2 – Create and Maintain Your Blog

  • Top 10 Tips for Blogging
  • Pre-launch Preparation
  • Choosing a Blogging Platform
  • Resources/Tutorials for Wordpress, Typepad,  Blogger
  • Creating a schedule for blogging – your commitment
  • Using the draft feature of your blog platform
  • Content Ideas
  • Organizing your content - articles, research, ideas
  • Blog post formats/ types
  • How to position yourself as an expert
  • Search Engine Optimization Tips for blogs

3. Blogs Part 3 – Marketing & Publicizing Your Blog

  • Season your blog with posts
  • Create an RSS feed - email subscription
  • Submit to Blog Directories
  • Offline marketing ideas
  • Monetize your blog

4. Real Estate Appendix

  • Real Estate Blogs to read
  • Real Estate Blog packages/platforms
  • RE Communities, Directories & Networks
  • Marketing Yourself and Your Listings Online

5.  Resource Appendix

  • Books
  • Websites
  • Tutorials
  • Audio/Video Programs