Your blogs had decent content. If someone reads your blog and it makes sense to them they could contact you later when they are ready to buy. My personal opinion is that a blog should cover something a buyer (you can include sellers, they are not my focus at all) needs to know. If you write something that is comprehensive and covers everything the buyer needs to know they are more likely to think you know what you are doing and ask you for real estate help when they are ready.
"Sell to your buyers through their noses" did not make sense to me. I mean JUST the title. Had it been something like. " Make your house smell like $1,000,000 to get offers" or "Smelling like roses sells houses" or even better yet " Bad smells stop buyers. Good smells make the sale" would have made more sense to my way of reading things. That does not mean I am right.
Karen, the problem with blogs is there are so many that all look almost alike. If you post before 5:00 pm est it is likely your blog will be lost (in a flood of new blogs) before anyone can see it. You have to actively keep it on top for it to be noticed. Yet if you post many quality replies to questions asked here (like yours here) people will begin to notice you. You never know who is watching and when they are ready to find a realtor will choose you. A couple of good blogs are not likely to do it. A handful of good replies will not. But if you put out several quality replies and blogs people are likely to form an opinion about you based on a overview of you based on everything you post here.
You have not been posting much here in content or time frame. It will take time to gain a following. I can tell you this: there are a few realtors on here who answer a lot of questions well. Sometimes when I see their picture on a question I look just to see what they gave as a reply. That means if they were in my area I would definitely have them on the short list of realtors to use.
I have written a few blogs for the buyer from a buyers point of view. I am hoping to buy a house sometime.
Comments on my blogs have come from 2 things.
1 a controversial message
2 excellent material that had a wow factor to it.
That does NOT mean anything I wrote was fantastic with great artwork and assisted by a word processor and a dozen proofreaders. What it means is it was comprehensive. When something is covered in basic terms going from A to Z so people understand it they will on occasion give a good reply on the blog.
Below is my best example of getting replies for a consumer oriented blog. I got 3 replies. Do not consider it as anything special. Someone asked a question. I replied. I copied the blog below almost word for word from my reply to a person who asked a question almost identical to the blog title.
This blog got about 16 replies from others. I did post a reply after they did. I think the reason for the replies was I showed something a lot of people, mostly the professionals thought was needed. That blog may have even helped to change some of trulias community guidelines. I am sure that things Dunes and I said in several threads also helped in that aspect.
Look at my rent verses buying blog. For a simple way to figure out which is better (disregarding property values going up or down) it can't be beat. If anyone wanted to add potential appreciation or depreciation into the calculation they could. I never say to rent or to buy. I gave ways to figure it out yourself.
If you look at my blogs you will realize they are not short. One person (long ago) said I did not have time to write a short letter so I wrote a long one. I am not sure if I can't go shorter, or if I just am very thorough. I have tried to look at all aspects of an issue when I posted about it.
All I can say for sure is that being on trulia is not a short term gain for most realtors. It will work that way on occasion for a few. It has to be seen as part of a big overall plan as a small part of your vital exposure to new clients if you choose to continue here.