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How to Blog an Oldie But Goodie Video Live NYC

Video an Oldie but Goodie from NYC

 I was looking for a video for a friend and came across this old video I made. Not great quality but fantastic advice on how to blog. It was at RainCamp in NYC the best advice was to comment on other members posts,  This is how you create relationships.

 

The other important advice was to be yourself. Write the way you think. Don't try to be someone you are not. Your clients chose you for who you are not your punctuation

 

Also, try to stay away from politics and religion as you may offend or make someone uncomfortable 

 

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on the stage  Bob Stewart  Brad Andersohn 

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Comment balloon 52 commentsHannah Williams • March 21 2019 11:58PM

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Hi Hannah Williams - Isn't it amazing that this advice is still so relevant today. The sound quality was pretty darn good.  Thank  you for sharing that look back!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 3 months ago

Hannah, I remember this video and was glad to see it again.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 3 months ago

Good morning, Hannah Williams I never previously saw this video....must have been before 2009, or I was sleeping!! enjoyed it....thanks.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 3 months ago

I did not get a chance yet to watch the video, but thanks a lot for sharing 

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach. (PrimeSouth Properties) 3 months ago

Hannah,  That was very aggressive of you to be able to make a video like this years ago. You are ahead of the crowd!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 3 months ago

I've not seen this video previously, Hannah... so thanks for sharing. The best advice (and as for the second sentence that should apply to all facets of life, not just blogging!):

Write the way you think. Don't try to be someone you are not.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 3 months ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  So glad you enjoyed. I agree Nine years later and their advice is still important 

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®  I forgot I still had this video. There are a few more so glad you enjoyed

Barbara Todaro  You were sleeping. The video is dated 2010 at the NYC RainCamp. 

Thank You for Viewing and Reading 

Hannah 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.  Sorry, you couldn't take two minutes to watch there is some good advice here. I wonder why members leave Active Rain?

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 The quality was not great but we had wonderful teachers encouraging us. Making videos is nothing new for me Thankfully now we have Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD teaching new techniques 

thanks for viewing and reading

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Nina HollanderYou sure have hit the nail on the head.

Being yourself when you write is the secret of a successful blog -   

Thank you for watching and reading 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Good tips, and decent quality video. Well done.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 3 months ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  Nine years ago and these members gave us great advice - I do miss these wonderful bloggers and wonder why they left?

Thank you so much for viewing 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

"Also, try to stay away from politics and religion as you may offend or make someone uncomfortable." 

Those were important words that Pat Kennedy offered.   

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Hannah: Sage advice to help get the most out of our blogging efforts. Being yourself and avoiding controversy are definitely key components.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) 3 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams, great advice then that still applies. It's important for us to be ourselves online and off, nobody wants to interact with a phony.   Thank you for sharing the video I had not seen before.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 3 months ago

That is very good advice, I don't even feel that I am a very good blogger, but I enjoy the interaction in the Rain!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 3 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat wise words indeed Patricia Kennedy did come back for a short time to Active Rain but left again. Her presence is still felt 

Anita Clark  It is so much easier to blog as if you were speaking to your friends sitting across from you. You certainly don't want to start throwing sand in the sandbox either that would be a good way to chase everyone away 

Thank you both for viewing and reading 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Beth Atalay  You really understood what Cindy Jones said loud and clear. Poor Cindy why I had her name wrong on the video I don't know. She was always one of my favorite bloggers. She is an awesome lady - miss her in the Rain 

Brian England You are a wonderful blogger. I enjoy reading your posts. The other thing I enjoy about you is that you not only comment you interact. Commenting is not for you. If you want to know something more you ask a question. Isn't that how we establish relationships? I give you a thumbs up Brian

Thank you for reading and viewing 

Hannah 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Good times, great memories! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) 3 months ago

Brad Andersohn , You are greatly missed I learned so much from you. It was so bitter cold that day. Have our lunch at Piggly Wiggly on Video too. 

Thank you so much for reading and viewing 

Hannah  aka  HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Definitely some great memories, I agree with Brad. You know what I love about this.......ten years later and the stuff that you called out in this post is still pretty solid advice, in my opinion. 

The cool thing about those RainCamps is that we were all learning from each other. As a group we were becoming better marketers in this new (or at the time it was relatively new) internet world. 

Sure do miss Brad! Really enjoyed that time in my life and being able to be surrounded by really smart people like Brad and Jonathan and Kerrie and Ben. And then get to teach people that were hungry to learn but even more, hungry to go out and DO with what they learned. Wish we could capture that lightning in a bottle........

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain (ActiveRain) 3 months ago

Bob Stewart  I remember when Jonathan sat down next to me and just started talking to me wow was I shocked he knew who I was. Lightning in a bottled sure was. Looking back everything was all surreal. Where have all the people gone?

Thanks so much for reading and viewing 

Hannah  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Hey, thanks for the call sista.  I missed this because, as you know, I've been MIA for a couple days.  Anyway, all great advice:
No religion or politics
Comment, comment, comment
Be yourself! 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 3 months ago

Carol Williams  Listen here Sista you rest up, please . Wish I lived closer would bring you some chicken soup. 

This panel gave great advice comment on others posts - be yourself when you blog - No religion or politics- most important  make sure to BLOG  

Thank you for reading, commenting, and viewing 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Hannah to bad the AR did away with the ActiveRain RainCamps.  I went to the one in Boston and it was well worth the time.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 3 months ago

George Souto I agree ARCamps were wonderful we learned so much maybe we could click our heels three times---oops where are those darn ruby slippers wait a minute George I know I put them somewhere 

Thank you for reading and viewing 

Hannah 

Maybe I packed those ruby slippers in a box

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

This was new to me, Hannah, so thanks for sharing. The advice shared by these Rainers still rings true today after all these years, as basics typically do. Fun to hear from people I know. I know Pat well, and have met Cindy. Haven't met Sheldon bug was certainly a fan while he was actively writing here.

RainCamps were such fun  - great learning, fabulous networking. Wish we would have them again. I know they are a huge undertaking.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 3 months ago

You deserved a feature for this post for bringing baa k many fond memories Hannah Williams 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 3 months ago

Hannah Williams - The video you shared is priceless. What a treasure and so are you! Whether we meet people on AR or met them at previous RainCamps, it is those comments and the back and forth connections as a result of building relationships with people we otherwise would not have developed friendship that is so great about our experiences. 

Thanks to the preservation of videos like what you shared our experience are true gifts for historical purposes, education, encouragement, and resourcefulness.  

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

Great advice in social media as well.  Sharing political beliefs can create a storm of comments and not all good ones. 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 3 months ago

Hello Hannah, great video and I learn some thinks from you as always.  Make it a great weekend.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS I know you have a special friendship with Patricia Kennedy I always enjoyed my time with both her and Cindy Jones at these events. They were not only informative but full of fun and always made me feel welcomed. I miss their presence here in the Rain. Perhaps one day the will return if only to make a visit they are so wise. Their advice still holds true today 

Sheldon Neal was standing with me in line that day as we patiently waited for entry to RainCamp.  The British Agent we still keep in touch I did invite him back several times. Comment Comment Comment   

Thank you for reading and viewing 

Hannah 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS You are very kind  they are fond memories indeed but it seems not for everyone - for us YES 

Thank you for reading and viewing 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  it is also members like you that comment on other members posts something that is lacking. Many just hit like or move to the Q&A section instead of commenting on posts. I read a post recently by  Liz and Bill Spear apparently the person had not read his post at all as they just said congrats on your listing - to get points -  it was not about that at all. Sad isn't?   Comment- Build relationships - Be yourself and most important BLOG 

Thank you for your comment and viewing 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

 Jan Green you are so right I can't believe some of the things I saw posted about politics. I actually had to delete some people as their posts and comments were horrid. There were family members that stopped talking because of political beliefs.

Will Hamm  So nice to see you as always. Glad you enjoyed the video. I think it was a good refresher course for us all. Let's not lose the spirit of Active Rain 

Thank you both so much for taking the time to comment & view 

Hannah 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Good afternoon Hannah Williams ,

I love this video and have never see it. My first Rain Camp was in Houston Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! I'll bet we were both there and didn't know it! So lad to see Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart comment. What great memories ...I wish we could capture that lighting in the bottle too!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 3 months ago

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  So glad you liked the video was just sitting here thinking maybe it was just too outdated.  Wasn't it great to see Brad Andersohn I miss him so and also Bob Stewart too? Lightning in a bottle oh man I could use a six pack right about now 

Thank you so much for commenting and viewing 

Hannah 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

There are for sure some legends past and present on this site !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 3 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  Yes there were and are many wonderful past current and hopefully future members here on Active Rain but the message remains the same doesn' it Sally?

Thank you for commenting and viewing the video 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Good morning Hannah - 2010 was a year before I started.  I never got to attend one of these.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 3 months ago

Helpful Hannah always helping!!

I hope we can put together an event sometime soon, I miss ya all!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) 3 months ago

Grant Schneider Well I am glad I was able to share this and show you what it was like. They were informative and we were able to meet each other learn and share It was a full day of sharing and learning. Incredible EXPERIENCE

Thank you for Commenting 

Hannah 

I do believe they had AR camp after  2010

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Brad Andersohn  That would do my heart good. How exciting that would be. Fire it up reignite it. We sure miss you too my friend 

Thank you so much ActiveBrad 

HelpfulHannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Love this video and of course, featuring 5 of my favs - Bob, Cindy, Brad, Sheldon & Pat - loved, loved, loved those RainCamps! Happy to see Brad & Bob here too! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

 Loved seeing Brad Andersohn  and Bob Stewart  Miss them both so much as well as Cindy Jones and of course Patricia Kennedy   - was like drinking from the Google Fountain wish we could bottle it- Talked to Sheldon Neal  he was on a plane Disney World   -he said comment comment comment 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Good Monday evening, Hannah.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Good Monday to you also Roy Kelley You have a great week also 

Thank you for the comment 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Hannah- I loved the video and it brought back some wonderful memories of ACtiveRain when I started here. I was supposed to go to a Raincamp they were going to have in Miami but it was canceled. That left Orlando but I already had plans for that date. One of my biggest regrets. What I love most about ActiveRain is the community and the members here. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 3 months ago

Kathy Streib Going to Raincamps is not what is important. It is the community. Your love for the community shines through every single Sunday when we read your lightbulb moments. It is like reading the NY Times (or should we call it the Active Rain Times) 

Just an example of how to blog no matter where a timeless video that just happened to be at an ARCamp. These simple techniques still apply no matter where we are - home, office-,, anywhere --as long as we BLOG 

Thank you for your comment always welcome here 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

If I could save time in a bottle!  Thanks for sharing this video!  It would be nice to have those ActiveRain camps again

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 3 months ago

Lise Howe Don't think that will happen again. Nine years later and this great advice still applies to blogging don't you think so?

Thanks so much for the comment 

Hannah  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 3 months ago

Very helpful Hannah

Posted by Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent (Manhattan Miami Real Estate) 2 months ago

It was a great day in NYC but what was yesterday still applies today Ricardo Mello 

Thanks for your input 

Hannah  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

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