Win, place, show. Blogging with more than one voice or internet option to be found, be heard and draw comments. It's so easy with the many blog options available these days. Whether you have a Active Rain platform your eyeballs are now scanning or a stand alone, self hosted blog like my MeInMaine blog, get the word out to viewers, readers, listeners about your special local area using heart felt words, local video, home grown imagery. In Maine, I try to capture the essence, the flavor of the local community thru videos, podcasts, photos all inserted or embedded in a post like this Maine blog post this morning. The blog entry broadcasts the people, four season beauty and interwoven a what's for sale Maine real estate post or two to pay the bills. All bloggers are jounalists producing stories, videos, photo collections all home grown in their communities and from the state they reside in. One blog may be heavy to imagery, another to helpful links, another to video clips. Give the internet surfer options, special venues you whip up from stratch, tailored made to their information search of your state and home town like today's Maine blog post on one of my other "channels". Two other of many the other "transmitters" include Blogger and Vox to name just a pair.
Gone are the days of three television networks or only a handful of large papers to get the news, public opionion and entertainment products out there. And like a horse race, creations, maintenance and adding to each of these exciting media outlets that were not all available just a little while ago, is something local real estate brokers need to add to their daily responsiblities to put teir community on the map. It is especially critical in smaller areas not served by many or any local media outlets where there is a black hole if you type in a search engine inquiry for information of any kind. Are you doing your part to stock the shelves of the internet library about your home town or city? You are the local grapevine or gazette like the New York hotel of the same name back in the 1800's that journalists used to frequent to pick up the news and where the expression was born that they heard it at the "Grapevine".