I blog for business, I blog to learn, and I blog to share. I also blog as an “outlet” — for writing, and occasionally for venting.
Of course my favorite thing in blogging is to get a client. Selfish maybe, but I help people buy and sell real estate for a living. Without clients, we don’t eat, and the teenagers don’t get all the stuff teenagers think they need to survive.
But there is another wicked cool aspect of blogging that comes up more often than people probably realize.
There’s a guy, we’ll call him “Frank”. Frank likes to utilize our shiny new Phoenix MLS search system. And he uses it a lot. Being new, the system has a few kinks and quirks. Frank has been incredibly gracious and has been providing feedback to both myself, and one of the software developers at our IDX (home search) provider, Diverse Solutions.
He takes his own time to let us know how things are working (or not). There’s not much in this for Frank. Oh sure, he’ll ultimately get a better “search experience”, but his feedback does me, other users, and Diverse Solutions far more good than it does him. Kinda helps restore ones faith in humanity knowing there are folks out there willing to help out when there really isn’t a direct benefit to them.
How cool is that?