Why did I stop blogging

By
Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty

I have no excuse - just hit a wall and didn't know what to write about which when I think about it - it is quite ridiculous.  I am one who is never at a loss for words or things happening in my business or personal life. 

So the real reason - I didn't think anyone was watching.  But when you get notices that so & so wants to follow your blog, friend you, be your tweet pal it is time to get back into the flow. 

So before the month ends I resolve to lose 12 pounds, blog at least 3 times per month, participate in at least 4 charitable functions, and smile even more.

Posted by

Victoria Murphy, ABR

Your Santa Fe expert since 1598

Comments (13)

Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Victoria, sometimes it is like a habit. If you miss a couple of weeks for some reason it is hard sometimes to start back up.

Jan 23, 2010 03:41 AM
John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Victoria - Sounds like some worthwhile goals. Consistent blogging definitely helps to grow your business, but the key is consistency and, of course, quality. The best to you in 2010!

Jan 23, 2010 03:47 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hammer out two or three paragraphs every day Victoria. If you are stumped for topics do local ties ins with something happening on national level. Weave in property listings every third blog. Tell us about what you do for fun in spring, summer, fall, winter in the Santa Fe area..throw in a couple images that are tagged with your area to get on SEO radar, add some links..maybe to an earlier post of yours or someone here at AR that helps make a helpful useful blog post. How did you get in to real estate, what is the weather like, hospital and medical care where you live, schools. You have a potential 1200 posts to write. But don't need them all done today. One by one do posts that you link to on your site, in your social media, in your emails. When a buyer asks about the weather..you say it is comfortable blah blah but "read this link to give you the whole story on weather". One well written blog post gets used over and over because the information does not get stale. And if it does, time to do a new real time topical post from you the local expert on your area. Don't just do a dribble of 3 a month..one every ten days!

Jan 23, 2010 03:48 AM
Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

Victoria, I would like to accomplish all three of those as well. Best of luck with your January goals!

Jan 23, 2010 04:02 AM
Victoria Murphy
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Ted - your right it is a habit.  So I need to get into the habit of writing again and going to the gym again. 

Jan 23, 2010 04:10 AM
Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ
CRS, GRI, SFR

Hi Victoria!  Good for you!!  I think your new goals are very realistic and attainable!!  All the best in 2010!!

Jan 23, 2010 04:27 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

Victoria,

You've taken the first step which is always the toughest.  Best of luck with all your goals.  I look forward to seeing more of your blogs soon.

Jan 23, 2010 08:24 AM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Victoria ~ Wow! You're ambitious! I think that it's really easy to get out of the habit of writing but it won't take too many posts to get back in the groove.

Liz

Jan 23, 2010 12:08 PM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Victoria- Remember the old 6 week rule. 6 weeks to form a habit. You can do it.

Jan 25, 2010 12:17 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Victoria, At least you can do it. I am the son of a high school English teacher and can not write even one. I have tried, but everything I have done is so bad I have not posted any of them. I have subscribed to your blog to see how you do. Maybe one of these days I will write one worth posting.

Jan 25, 2010 12:32 AM
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

I think you need to set your sights a little higher. One blog post a week is easier to remember than three a month. It's like the bar the politicians have set to pass health care. They set it so low they are now tripping on it.

Jan 25, 2010 01:09 AM
Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com - Dallas, TX

Victoria you never know who is watching, besides be selfish assist in your SEO rankings !   I do go thru those phases OR so busy that I don't have time. We are listening. !

Jan 27, 2010 04:36 PM
Victoria Murphy
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Everyone - Thank you for all the encouragement - I promise to fulfill or exceed my resolutions for 2010. 

Jan 28, 2010 01:38 AM