I wrote a post a few weeks ago on why we should comment on blogs. The blog I maintain is very relevant to the Real Estate industry so the moral of the story was to take sometime and begin to comment. I even offered a reciprocal comment. So now when we do comment, how should we go about doing it?
I get asked all the time by my clients; "Why should I comment on blogs"? Well the answer is simple - Social Networking is built upon collaboration. The whole basis for Blogs and Social Networks is to build interactive conversation. The whole dynamic of the blogging world is to have casual conversation on topics you have in common. These conversations for some can lead to a business relationship later on. Blogging does not necessarily lead to instant leads, but it builds credibility. And the credibility you gain later leads to business.
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