As a "Newbie" where do members find their material to write about?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with 777S INC (Videos by Vegas Bob)

I have been a member of Activerain for a while now but really didn't start writing stories until recently when another AR member mentioned to get in the program.

I have read many blogs and commented to some but I am having a hard time finding material to write about. I am very new to this blogging thing and if there are any members that could help me, I would be so thankful.

I read some of my husband's blogs and I don't know where he finds his material either.

Nu Nu

Comments (15)

Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Nu Nu, the "seeds" are scattered all around us----free for the picking.  We merely need to pick them up and start writing.  Pick the ones you are interested in----it can be anything-----and even nothing.  There are no rules but everyone has things that interest them.  Start with those things----and then one thing will lead to another, and another.  Pretty soon you will find yourself picking up these seeds knowing that you can't imagine what to write about it now but you have a hunch you might some day. Some times this seed might be a picture---or a song----or our children.  Most important----have fun.

Feb 23, 2010 12:17 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

If you are posting about local issues, go to local sources. Newspapers, local web sites etc are great sources.

Feb 23, 2010 12:19 PM
Charlie Gantz
Keller Williams Commercial, Tampa Bay - Saint Petersburg, FL
J.D., M.B.A.

Some blog writers deal with technical matters of photography or writing blogs on AR, Google-search placement, or like me, a commercial realtor, concentrating on details of the economy or trends in commercial real estate.  Others, with a lot of experience in real estate sales, talk about their "war" stories of fighting the good real estate fight while battling in the trenches.  And still others just seem to blog about the small details of everyday life (like the writers for "Seinfeld"), and how they relate to real estate.  Each blog writer thus develops his own style.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Feb 23, 2010 12:29 PM
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

I think people make blogging more difficult in their own minds than it really is.  You've got tons to write about, Nu Nu - you just don't realize it!  You can write about:

  • your real estate niche;
  • specific real estate deals that will help others interested in buying or selling;
  • community life in Las Vegas;
  • community events in Las Vegas;
  • new buildings in Las Vegas;
  • your family;
  • your neighbors.

Most important is what Charles said - have fun!

Emcee

Feb 23, 2010 12:59 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Nu Nu....

Write about the things that are important or meaningful to you. It's that simple.

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!"

Feb 23, 2010 01:27 PM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Welcome! It will come to you! I like to write about my listings, events and area activities. And I also like to share my garden and family at times. And most importantly,  have fun reading, learning and commenting! Enjoy.

Feb 24, 2010 05:09 AM
DEBORAH STONE
Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

I have one tip: Don't blog 100% about real estate. Talk about YOU---what are your hobbies? What do you do better than everyone else? Share your personality and add some humour.  Do you like to take pictures? Breed dogs? Make jewelry? Garden? Read?Does a family member always have good advice for you? Talk about the things you deal with daily.

Post an inspirational quote and a photo to start out with. Then make comments on the people's blogs that made comments.

 

Good luck!

 

Feb 24, 2010 11:32 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Nu, Write about your areas, what you do, things about you....we love to read it all and so do the consumers.  Welcome to Activerain, I hope you love it here and stay around to see the wonderful results you can get from blogging just about things you love!

Feb 24, 2010 03:37 PM
Rita Larson
RE/MAX Bella Tierra - Angel Fire, NM

Nu, I am new to this also, and, like you, have problems finding subjects to blog about.  However, I have found that what the other commenters have said, blog about yourself, subjects that interest you, or, like you did with this blog, ask for information.  Other sources of information are regional perodicals, newpapers, etc. that have interesting stories, but be sure to get their permission before blogging their articles.  Also, just let yourself go and blog!

Feb 25, 2010 12:56 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI
REALTORĀ®, CRS, GRI

Nu Nu I am new to this as well.  You just have to choose from life and your business around you, and go from there.  A good way is to read other peoples blogs and comment on them, and get involved that way.  You will get ideas perhaps on new aspects of the subject to share.

Feb 25, 2010 02:33 AM
Aaron Vaughn, REALTORĀ© 830-358-0455
eXp Realty - Canyon Lake, TX
My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty

I think you want to do a few online real estate searches. Reach online daily newspapers. Become immersed in information about the world and its real estate.

Think about the training you get to get your license and since you got it. If you know what it takes to help people buy and sell real estate, write about it.

Feb 25, 2010 03:53 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

I troll thru the internet and when i see something that strikes me i go for it. there in no rhyme or reason. After the ball starts rolling you'll bo writing on things and never knew where the idea came from.

Feb 25, 2010 04:46 AM
Nu Nu
777S INC (Videos by Vegas Bob) - Las Vegas, NV

I want to thank everyone for their tips & help with my question. Should I leave a reply to every ones comment? And Richard what do you mean by feature and that wheel next to your comment? I feel kind of stupid asking these questions.

Nu

Feb 25, 2010 08:49 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

"You go girl"

Feb 25, 2010 01:12 PM
Olga Diaz
COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON - Pullman, WA
Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR

Nu!  Just go for it.  It's awesome you're asking questions and getting answers from the pros.  I sometimes find the best way is to go with what comes at that moment.  Good luck and have fun!

Feb 26, 2010 03:02 PM