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Blogging leads to increase in business...though they don't understand it

I attended a Business After Hours evening held by the Keene, NH Chamber of Commerce two weeks ago. The event was held at The Inn At East Hill Farm in Troy, NH. The owner proceded to tell me, after some discussion about their marketing and their lack of understanding about "blogging", that a weekend was filled with approximately 50 people who had all connected through blogging and decided to vacation together at the inn. Though they don't quite understand about blogging, nor do they yet use it on their website, they saw the power of it.

I think it's important to connect locally with people in your own community who are reaching out through blogging. Make new connections, respond to their blogs- you might be the one one or one of two or three who do. You'll be number one in that person's eyes. Who doesn't want a response to a blog posting?

The Inn at East Hill Farm is a place for families to spend a weekend in New England, with three meals/day provided, and endless farm activities for kids of all ages! They have sleigh rides, make maple syrup, hold country western dance lessons, have weekend retreats, and provide a working farm environment where kids are supervised and parents can lounge or work alongside. There is an indoor pool as well as an ourdoor pool. Pumpking picking, horseback riding, cow milking, and a great atmosphere with rooms that separate the kids from the adults, and provide a nice living space in between. I was so impressed by this inn, and it's just practically in our backyard. They said the majority of the people who come to the inn find it from out of state. All year round there are things to do here. I can't wait to take my family, and am so glad I attended the Business After Hours because face to face networking is just as good as blogging in my community where blogging is a bit slower to catch on!

Comment balloon 10 commentsStephanie Jacques • October 26 2008 08:37PM


Stephanie, I think it is good to be well rounded with blogging and things like business after hours.  I checked the Inn out and what a fun place to stay.  It must be bigger than it looks if 50 people can stay there.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 12 years ago

Do any of us understand blogging? It's such a random way of communicating. My neighbor got several of us started on facebook which turned out to be very handy for sharing pictures from our block party. Active rain is a new experience for me; I really enjoy the time I spend here. Who knows where it will lead?

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) almost 12 years ago

Blogging is the Future of our Business

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) almost 12 years ago

Great blog.  It is so true that some don't really understand fully how blogging leads to business--I don't fully understand it all yet either!  But I do know that it works, and it's fun and educational.

Posted by Scott Hendrix, Realtor, Historic Home Specialist (Century 21 Select Properties) almost 12 years ago

And there are still some who give you the puzzled look when you mention blogging... meanwhile we just keep blogging away. ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Hi Stephanie Jacques;

Great Post and I thank you for sharing with us.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 12 years ago

Definately some great benefits from blogging. Thanks for sharing your story.

Posted by Jared Wangsgard almost 12 years ago

Stephanie: One day you're blogging and the next your out in the pasture with a teet in each hand. Hard to say where it all might lead. Great post.

Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) almost 12 years ago

Great Post.  There is no doubt that blogging can give you great exposure, and help further your career.

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I never said I had the teets in hand! Though I would.. instead we have our egg laying chickens at home!

Stephanie Jacques

Associate Broker

The Masiello Group


Posted by Stephanie Jacques almost 12 years ago

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