Yes, Agent Genius has added a lot of rich talent to the rolls, but you know what? It’s necessary. Why so much talent in one place? In the blogiverse, there are so many varying opinions on just about everything. So many topics are discovered almost every day spread over thousands of blogs. You need a team of writers that cover what I’ve termed as ‘tween niches’ or ‘TNs’. These are topic niches that cross one another, for example, social media’s tween niches would cover Twitter and Facebook, while disruption’s TNs would be Redfin, or other controversial dissenters from the status quo.
A few have asked how deep I’ll drive the talent wedge into the conversation, and my answer is always, ‘as deep as it takes’ to offset irresponsible coverage & opinion of the real estate environment. Sure, some of our writers have controversial positions on just about everything, but one thing is common here- we’ll back our positions with solutions and or ideas, and we’re willing to discuss with an open mind your thoughts on those ideas. I’ve noticed a real lack of sharing in the real estate blog scene in that those writers with strong opinions are less than willing to hear your counter point (or even acknowledge it). They simply dismiss you.
Another reason I’ve selected the writers of Agent Genius is because they’re active in the blog community. They comment. They travel around to various sites almost daily and engage. They’re hungry for the conversation and their motives are sincere. They’re on the real estate edge watching it be cut before their eyes and they shape opinion by actively engaging ideas on other sites. They’re not pompous nor believe they’re the absolute, even though their insight is deep and their talents are many.
I’m not going to sit here and brag about stats, nor am I going to say we’re better than anyone else, but what I am saying is that the talent here wants to actively be part of the solution and very few others can say that with a straight face. Our writers may disrupt, but it will be done constructively, not destructively, and we openly admit we’re not writing to consumers, we’re writing to other agents that are looking for answers- with an open invitation to the consumer to follow along, engage, and help us shape our tomorrow.
Are those with competitive natures seeing us as a threat? Maybe. Why? Because your opinion here at Agent Genius matters. So, I’m asking everyone to call attention to Agent Genius, the alternative balanced voice in the Real Estate Conversation. We’re not here for keyword rankings to our corporate or personal sites, we’re here for mass exposure of your opinions, the pulse on issues, and the way forward in the tech2.0 real estate environment. Join us… In the end, we’re all consumers…
November 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm
Wow Benn, if you put it that way….I’m in!
oh wait, I already accepted and wrote my first post (which btw, I told Lani that I was nervous….don’t ask me why)
November 20, 2007 at 1:47 pm
As a shout it from the hills Capitalist, I have always loved competition. The thing that I have come to learn, however, is that what we can create through community can be equal in quality, and can have even more far reaching effect.
(don’t worry though, I still love Capitalism)
November 20, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Nobody could see little ol’ me as a threat. It must be you, Benn. What have you done now?
November 20, 2007 at 2:33 pm
I swear, I was just blogging here. No one by themselves is a threat, collectively we are very loud.
November 20, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Daniel, well said…