There are a lot I keep up with but here are some of my favorites:
Active rain overwhelms me. I take RSS feeds from about 20 or so around the country and do a quick read every day.
I have seen some great answers from some new members here, but for me to accrue three thumbs downs on my earlier answer to this question is not only ridiculous, but is also just too much of a coincidence. First of all my answer was good - take some time and check out Rain City Guide! It is not my site and I don't write for it. http://www.raincityguide.com
I am thinking that with this huge influx of new knowledge, maybe Trulia should adjust to accommodate for some very competitive new members? Dustin this was a great question and the idea of the Agent to agent section, I think, is to network and share information with each other in order to gain more knowledge which benefits our clients. The community guidelines might be worth another trip.... Thumbs down is just bad for all of us and reflects poorly on the community.... unless it is well needed. OK - Give me all the thumbs downs now:)
But come on "thumb down givers" unless a post is really bad or offensive leave it alone. If a post is not great, but isn't offensive or spamming well then just leave it. It's neither a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Hi Rhonda to answer your question I do have a blog. I actually have a couple. I really would like to have a blog that deals with individual neighborhoods. So I started this but really haven't perfected them as I am actually revamping a bunch of my online marketing/information. Finding the time to blog is difficult too. I think I like reading more than writing.
You can check out mine but as I said they're rough. I put news about the area and about local things going on. I have some personal things up there like my daughter singing and, what I think is a great letter I wrote to my clients about when my father went through cancer treatments. For those of you that don't know me my dad and I have been working as a team in real estate for over 17 years. So on top of being my dad, he's also my real estate partner.
I think my dads letter is on my http://www.morehomes.net blog (not .com)
I also have http://www.LivinginBurien.com and http://www.LivinginNormandyPark.com and a few more but I really am not plugging my own stuff. Dont want to many THUMBS Down :-) People getting all excited.
Keep up all the good posts. i am looking at everyone of the blogs people suggest. Off to go thumb wrestle with my daughters.
I think James is correct. Agents shouldn't be asking agents questions on this side of Trulia, and the thumbs down are in response to agents answering in agent fashion. I do think agents plugging their own sites was bad, but even those who did not, got thumbs down. But not as many.
I personally did a thumbs down to agents who plugged their own sites. Perhaps the automatic "web reference" that posts when you comment, was misperceived as a plug and answer to the question.
Take a bet? I bet 99% of agents that answer this post will nominate their own website. Otherwise, ... Trulia.com comes to mind and http:// http://www.ActiveRain.com - A little humor is cool.