10 Worst Beginner Blogger Bloopers

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10 Worst Beginner Blogger Bloopers

You were not all born to be Shakespearean writers, believe it or not! But if you are writing for yourself, you must be effective enough to be liked and understood.

Yesterday I wrote about Keywords and their necessity. Keywords tie into most every part of your online marketing strategy and are very important. You need keywords to bind your brand together and get folks to notice that you are more than a real estate agent, broker or company. You are a tremendous, service concious, proactive and proficient agent. You need to let people find you online before they can figure that out and the keyword planning tools I spoke about yesterday is a great start.

Real Estate Agent stressed out from all the work she has to do including social media marketing and blogging.So today, let's talk about the 10 Worst Beginner Blogger Bloopers

  1. Using the wrong content ideas. I might be running crazy today and thinking about topics, but once I am still long enough to review them, I realize that they don't all matter to my readers and are, therefore, not good content ideas!
  2. You are writing like your posts are a white paper or thesis. How are you ever going to connect if people think your writing is dull and lifeless? Me? I'm fun. Funny. I make fun of myself. I make dull info more readable because I want you to come back. I want you to read my posts! Let loose a little and write conversationally. 
  3. Your Topic is too broad. You wouldn't ever get done writing a post if you wrote about "A - Z Information That You Need to Know to Sell Your House." After all, YOU are the one who is supposed to know this and to be able to help your clients. Simplify the topics to How to Stage for Showing, or Getting Financing. 
  4. Not using statistics or not using them properly. Which is the better statement:

Blogging Mistakes and Bloopers for Real Estate.I think you would agree that the second statement not only gives you a true stat, but also gives the source.

  1. Not writing original content. This is one of the biggest no-no's in any type of writing. First of all, it's illegal, (if it infringes an author's intellectual property rights, including copyright or trademark.- wikipedia) secondly, it may not even apply to your target audience and if Google catches it, your site could be penalized. Enough bad reasons to reconsider pasting that blog post, hey?

So I am finding that this 10 Worst Beginner Blogger Bloopers post is getting rather lengthy. So keeping your time in mind, I will revisit Bloopers 6 - 10 tomorrow! Think about these bloopers. Have you ever made any of them? Is there anything specific that you can do to be more aware of them within your writing?

Until tomorrow....Another Day, Another Blog

And don't forget:  "If it doesn't make you money, you should be delegating it!"

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Melissa E. Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

Can't wait to read the rest! Writing to engage the reader can be difficult, especially for a person who tends to be serious. Good reminder to lighten up.

Feb 03, 2017 07:36 PM #10
John Shipka
3Di FOCUS - Plainfield, IL
Social Media for Real Estate Professionals

Such a great post! I know I'm guilty of committing some of those bloopers and your article really inspires me to stretch! Thanks!

Feb 03, 2017 08:43 PM #11
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Bonne Terre, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Great reminder that we should always write so we inform and entertain our readers.  

Feb 04, 2017 07:12 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Kathy - these are bloopers I see all the time.  Thanks for sharing for everyone to blog better.

Feb 04, 2017 07:49 AM #13
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Great list Kathy.  I'm watching for 6 - 10!  

Feb 04, 2017 08:46 AM #14
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathy Goldman Those are important tips to help beginner bloggers.

Feb 04, 2017 09:51 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                             Thank you Kathy Goldman 

Feb 04, 2017 06:28 PM #16
Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!

Good list-so many blogs are just dull.

Feb 05, 2017 05:11 AM #17

Thanks this is such a help before I start.

Feb 05, 2017 05:21 AM #18
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Those are real important errors.  I think lack of original content and boring content are the two worst offenses!

Feb 05, 2017 05:37 AM #19
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Kathy. Some great ips to keep in mind! Enjoy your day!

Feb 05, 2017 05:38 AM #20
Beth Bromund
Oakland Township, MI

I find writing academic papers come naturally to me, but writing anything a real person would choose to read is a struggle.  Thanks for writing this!

Feb 05, 2017 05:48 AM #21
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning Kathy Goldman ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib  featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Great post and can't wait to read #6-10! Just subscribed to your blog.

Feb 05, 2017 06:16 AM #22
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post! I can see why Kathy chose to high light it this week!

Feb 05, 2017 07:56 AM #23
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
Vernonia Realty - Vernonia, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon

Kathy, I was most interested in the CRT survey re: Facebook. I have been using it and my hubby was saying I shouldn't. Thanks for the "stat" to let him know that I am doing the right thing as one of my MANY internet avenues for my business. 

Feb 05, 2017 11:23 AM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great idea for a post and great information for not only new bloggers but for all of us!

Feb 05, 2017 11:45 AM #25
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

Great points for folks who may need to take a different approach, or those who are just beginning.

Feb 05, 2017 02:13 PM #26
Pat Starnes
Pat Starnes Real Estate - Brandon, MS

I'm glad your post was featured by Kathy. I'm going right now to read 6-10!

Feb 05, 2017 02:29 PM #27
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

Dear Kathy,

Yes, I can see, how the white paper blog might be great for putting the intended readers to sleep. That may not be, what we want to be known for.

Feb 05, 2017 07:06 PM #28
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®

Thanks for the advice! My blog is about anything and everything to do in my area Kathy. I do need more markt reports to make the phone ring because they really have that impact. Saw this on Kathy Streib.s weekly Ah-Ha moment post!

Feb 06, 2017 07:38 AM #29
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