Every week the
Trulia Voices Team selects one member from the community who offers up some
extraordinary reading material to be featured as Blog of the week on the Trulia
Blogs Homepage. If youâ€™re already blogging on Trulia, read on to find out how
you can become a featured blogger! If youâ€™ve been sitting on the sidelines,
step up to the plate and get started now so you too can qualify for this
awesome honor that will give your brand some great exposure.
What makes a
blogger worthy of being featured? Here are four tips to help you make it on the
short list. Keep these in mind when you create new posts and youâ€™ll be well on
your way to Trulia Blog Stardom.
- High quality content â€“ When you write a blog, make sure
you take your audience into account; what would home buyers like to read, what
would other real estate professionals be interested in etc. Â Remember that the Blog of the week is featured
nationally, so itâ€™s important to demonstrate that you can blog about broad
topics that affect buyers, sellers and owners in many areas. Results of a
recent survey we conducted also indicate that Trulia users are most interested
in reading about educational â€˜how-toâ€™ information. Theyâ€™re looking for the
basics about buying, selling, making or negotiating an offer, home maintenance,
and how to buy a foreclosure. Check out this
blog post for tips about writing a how-to blog and check out our Top
10 Blogging Tips to review the basics and get your creative juices flowing.
- Consistency â€“ Writing one or two awesome posts is
definitely a feather in your cap, but we want to reward bloggers who are in it
for the long haul. Being Blog of the week is guaranteed to grow your readership
and you donâ€™t want to leave those folks hanging once youâ€™re out of the
spotlight. So make sure youâ€™re up to the task of maintaining your
blog. We recommend that you aim to publish one new post per week, although if
you want to post more often we wonâ€™t discourage you.
- Excellent Presentation â€“ Donâ€™t let this one scare you. Weâ€™re
not talking about anything super-flashy, but we do want to help you delight
your readers. Having a first-rate presentation is key â€“ your blog has to be
readable, and those little extras you can add in like photos and videos keep
current readers interested and attract new ones. Make sure you check out all of
the formatting options we offer to make your blog reflect your content and your
- Original Content â€“ Plagiarism is not cool and violating copyright is violating the law. If you donâ€™t author your own blog content
chances are quite bad that youâ€™ll become our next Blog of the week and very
good that your content will be removed from our site entirely instead. If you
use any previously published content in your blog, remember that you should
only republish a paragraph at most and you must
be sure to cite your source and link back to the full article. You are
responsible for ensuring your own content is formatted property so check out this
blog post for more information on Copyright doâ€™s and donâ€™ts.
Take a look
at our past Blogs of the week to see these points in action:
So you think
your blog is worthy of being featured? Send an email to email@example.com to let us
know youâ€™re game to be our next Blog of the week.
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