Got Blogs? Review and Renew!

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

If it was good enough to blog about once, why not again?

 

There are days when my mind is blank when it comes to a blog topic. The blog topic well is dry. But fear not...many posts have been written bloggingthat suggest topics for you to consider. Just last Fall Liz and Bill Spear wrote a post - Breaking Blogger's Block with excellent tips.

 

However, another source might be your own posts. If you’ve been blogging for a year or more, consider taking a look at your previous posts.

 

Look at some of the posts that you thought “Now that was a good post.”  but it failed to get many views or comments.

Just because it may not have had a lot of activity doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good post. Many reasons could have accounted for that, such as the time of day it was posted or how active everyone here was.

Look at some of the posts that did well. Recreate them, and by that I mean don’t just copy and paste the post.

But that post will give you an idea and one that you already know others responded well to. And if you’ve been blogging for any length of time, then your views and perspectives may have changed.

 

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Look at your short URLs. I use them when I post on another platform.

 

Add some polish to some of your earlier posts.

My first post was a wall of words. Many after that were before I knew how to align clip art or photos. I’d like to think that over that past 10 years, my writing has improved a bit as well.

 

 

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Take a look at your Comments stats to see what posts had a lot of activity.

 

Just remember that you don’t want to just copy and paste. Rework it...the topic remains the same but how it’s presented will change.

 

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Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great idea for most, but my posts for the most part are quick hitters and wouldn't necessarily need to be re-blogged, haha.  I love the interactions I get though!

Feb 09, 2018 05:14 AM #10
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Kathy.  These are excellent tips for those facing the dreaded blogger's block.

Feb 09, 2018 05:39 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Those are such great ideas. Many days i do not have any time and when i do, i seem to write away and schedule them where i can go back and edit before posting Kathy Streib 

Feb 09, 2018 06:17 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Kathy,
I've been doing that lately.  It is a great way to renew the evergreen content. 

Feb 09, 2018 06:46 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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HI Kathy Streib - As always, a lot of great tips to help those who may find blogger's block a real challenge. My issue is finding time to post and come to think of it, I subconsciously am following a lot of these tips!

Feb 09, 2018 08:04 AM #14
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Hey Kathy: I sometimes copy my old "evergreen" blogs off of Active Rain and re-work them into a new evergreen blog on my own website. This works particularly well when I'm traveling or am otherwise too engaged to create new content, and I can post it to drip on my own website.

Feb 09, 2018 08:52 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Kathy,

We must be on the same wave length talking about blogger's block as I posted something similar yesterday.  I do looks at my archives on our site for inspiration every so often.  A

Feb 09, 2018 09:20 AM #16
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Great advice Kathy!  Re-working old posts and updating them is an excellent way to bring the subject into this year and make it a whole lot better than the first time around.

Feb 09, 2018 11:28 AM #17
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara Todaro with as many posts as we've done, we've got a lot to choose from. 

 

Feb 09, 2018 12:38 PM #18
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I'm laughing because my memory can be so bad on some days that you could repost some of your trivia and I wouldn't remember the answer!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I do some of my best thinking in the shower!

Liz and Bill Spear when my mind is blank I'll look to the past. 

Feb 09, 2018 01:30 PM #19
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Gita Bantwal and I wish you the same!!

Matthew Klinowski, PA I have those days. Step back and take a deep breath!  Got do something else. You'll think of something. 

 

Feb 09, 2018 01:33 PM #20
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great idea I will have to revisit some of my previous post. Thanks for sharing I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Feb 09, 2018 01:38 PM #21
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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Kathy,

 Great suggestion! Some topics too are really hot or just go to CNN and bruse the headlines maybe something will pop out!

Feb 09, 2018 02:45 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a great idea, Kathy.  Good idea about checking out the stats to see what garnered attention in the past too.

Feb 09, 2018 03:50 PM #23
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George Souto
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Kathy I do this with some of my blogs, especially the ones that have to be tweaked and updated with current information.

Feb 09, 2018 04:18 PM #24
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Smart thinking.  I shoul do this on days when I want to post something, but have no clue what to blog about.

Feb 09, 2018 04:50 PM #25
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Rebecca Gaujot
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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Kathy, we all get blogger's block, and this is good advice for AR members.

Feb 09, 2018 06:37 PM #26
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Kathy.

I had writers block once for 10 minutes.  I don't believe I've ever gone back and re-written one.    

Feb 10, 2018 01:45 AM #27
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Good advice, this is basically what many of us do with market reports all the time and it makes the phone ring for many.

Feb 11, 2018 08:10 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I just gave a whole new look to a three year old post to share tomorrow. I do it all the time!

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