Blogging for business

It seems that others are catching on.  One of the most difficult, yet necessary aspects of this business is self-promotion. That said, here we are – on the cover of Commonwealth Magazine, the magazine of the Virginia Association of Realtors. Watching and being a part of the evolution of this facet of the business has been gratifying, satisfying and frankly, very time-consuming. Merv has an excellent commentary on this story.

Thanks to Merv, here is the cover –
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Update: the story and cover are below (PDF)

March Feature

March Cover

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4 Comments

  1. Waldo Jaquith March 22, 2006 at 18:10

    Man, I’m glad you don’t write “REALTOR®” instead of “Realtor.” That gets annoying after, like, one time. That’d be like writing KLEENEX®, COCA-COLA® BRAND SOFT DRINK, or APPLE IMAC® instead of Kleenex, Coke, and iMac. It’s tough on the eyes.

  2. Jim Duncan March 22, 2006 at 18:14

    I probably would write “REALTOR®” more often if I could just remember where the ® lives on my mac. “REALTOR®” is actually copywritten, it is supposed to be written as such each and every time. Thanks for pointing that out – now I’ll have to write it properly for at least 7 days now. 🙂

  3. TrvlnMn March 22, 2006 at 20:56

    Congrat’s on getting your first magazine cover. May it be one of many more and a harbinger of continuing prosperity.

  4. Jim March 23, 2006 at 14:27

    TravlMn –

    Thank you for the kind words – it’s weird to both see myself on the cover and have so many people say that they saw me.