Why You Need to Connect Your Blog To Social Media

Blogs and Social Media: Keep your marketing afloatI’ll be appearing on a blogging panel for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America tomorrow — Yay!

But, there’s no way I can share all the resources new and intermediate bloggers will need in the short amount of time we will have. So… I’m sharing some of this information on my WickedBlog today to help all those bloggers and any would-be-bloggers in my wicked readership!

Are Websites and Blogs Dead?

I had someone tell me recently that social media has replaced having a website and that blogs are no longer important. I call BS on that one. Why? Because blogs and websites are the anchors to which the lofty, popular, social media balloons are attached. Without that foundation, they would just float away.

Social media is also a platform of immediacy — and can have amazing results (think of viral posts!) but like the helium that keeps any balloon afloat, it dissipates. Social media deflates quickly and is soon forgotten. The good stuff gets lost in the graveyard of ancient feeds. If you don’t stay active in social media, constantly releasing new balloons, you will get buried there. Only fresh content survives — and only briefly. Continue reading

Senior Real Estate Agent Resources!

Real Estate Resources for Working with Senior Citizens

Lifetime Learning

Do you work with Senior or Boomer real estate clients? Would you like a beautiful little resource on “Staying Sharp: Learning Throughout Life” to hand out to your clients or to add to your resource library? Here you go, a beautiful and PRINTABLE PDF version from AARP’s Educator Community Series. :)

Many universities and colleges embrace the retirement-aged crowd and some are working cooperatively with senior living communities across the nation. Studies indicate that education and continued mental/intellectual stimulation can prevent or slow the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s — and many of your senior clients may be interested in this research, what they can do to stay active mentally as well as physically.

You are their resource for such information (or you should be). Can you say awesome, relevant BLOG TOPICS?).

Other senior resources that may interest you and your older clients include:

If you have any resources for working with senior citizens you would like to share, please comment with the links and a short description!

If you are interested in other Real Estate Topics, you can visit my Real Estate Tips Category here on WickedBlog!

Louisville Ky Real Estate Professionals: FindHomesInLouisvilleKY.com is For Sale!

 

Great Domain for Louisville Real Estate AgentIn an attempt to lower the number of domains I currently own, I’m selling one this week over on GoDaddy Auctions:

FindHomesInLouisvilleKy.com

It’s a great little domain for SEO and only has a single bid (for $101) right now. If you are a real estate agent, brokerage, or builder in the greater Louisville Kentucky area — you may want to pitch your bid into the mix.

But don’t wait — the auction only lasts for 7 days! Thanks for looking!

Want a Time Machine Function for Windows 7?

Automatically Backup Multiple Versions of Your Files From Hard Drive - For FreeSteve was cruising the tech boards this weekend (as he often does) and he found a great little utility for me. I thought I’d share it with my readers. It’s called DocShield and it’s a free download for Windows OS.

Why It’s Awesome

You can control which documents, files, or folders the program will back up. You can control where it’s backed up, how often, and the size of the back up. And it’s not just limited to backing up on the same drive you use on your computer. You can backup on the cloud, on your own server, on a USB drive or anywhere else via FTP.

Why You Need It

It’s not made to backup your entire system, but it will help you in those cases where you lose a particular version of a document, image or other file. Set this up and it could save you hours when your computer decides to crash when you are putting the finishing touches on that digital masterpiece and the power fails, the OS burps, or the cat jumps up for attention and lands on your power button. And the next time you have multiple versions of that all-important file, the version tracker will help you determine which one is the right one. Ahhhh! That’s nice.

Download DocShield for free now!

Wicked Review of Verizon’s Droid Maxx (Motorola XT-1080M)

Motorola Droid Maxx with Touchless Controls through Google NowQuite fortuitously, I’ve been allowed to play with a shiny new Droid Maxx this week, and I’ve given it the acid test! Below are the things I like, the things I love, and the things I could do without.

Nice Screen, Quick App Response!

I like the extra real-estate on the Maxx, its 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi) AMOLED screen offers colors that are crisp and bright even though the Maxx is not full HD like some of the current Android offerings. The touch function is quite responsive and the extra real estate prevents some of the “fat finger” typos and other tech “fails” I have experienced as a result of smaller screens. The built-in keyboard offers an excellent swipe feature. (I had to buy the SwiftKey app for a high quality version of this function on my other android devices, this one is great out-of-package.) Continue reading