Why do you blog?

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Michael Martine a blog coach extraordinaire poses the question "Why do you blog?" on his blog today. I was surprised at how many responded "Just for fun".

I get a kick out of the consumer contacting me but for me this is about supporting my business. So what do you think? Blogging for fun or business?


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Comments (52)

Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
Hi Ashley, I have to agree with Marchel who agrees with Jennifer who probably agrees with others here! I began by boosting my business in the search engines and am now having a ball! It's still working for the business! But, I'm having fun too. Thanks. Debra
Nov 12, 2007 09:27 AM
Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
Ashley- Just like most folks, I blog for business. Along the way, however, I've found that it helps increase my knowledge about my community and is lots of fun. I also have met some amazing people that I would have missed along the way and that would have been a true loss.
Nov 13, 2007 02:20 PM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Hi Ashley, A little late, but wanted to drop by and say hello.  I blog for fun, business, and to relax...believe it or not. :)
Nov 28, 2007 11:34 AM
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL

Hey Crazy!  You've been quiet...I need to get on the outside blogs and play KETCHUP!!  We need some nasty weather so I will stay "in" and not b out there galavanting to get ready for the holidays!

PS...I just posted an interesting blog about POINTS and AR!  See what you think...  :-)

Dec 02, 2007 12:26 AM
Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
I blog for many reasons. Sometimes to just get it off mt chest. Sometimes for business, sometimes for others. I really have found that I enjoy it!
Dec 12, 2007 01:32 AM
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
I have stopped blogging for the most part.  I'm trying to get back into it.  Great source of prospecting and awesome way to learn things.
Feb 26, 2008 12:43 PM
Darleen McCullen
Raleigh, NC
Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate
I blog for business, as well as my love of writing. (I am a journalist by trade, and writing is in my blood!) Sometimes after a long, busy day, writing a blog helps me to wind down. Some people have a glass of wine - I like to blog.
Feb 26, 2008 01:32 PM
Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI
I blog for business and fun and learn so much from all of you on AR!
Mar 23, 2008 03:51 AM
Sonja Priebe
City Realty Inc. - Olympia, WA

My husband got me interested and now I'm hooked, though still new.

Sonja in Olympia WA 

Mar 23, 2008 04:33 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Ashley, I would say I blog for fun (and for sharing) when writing, and to learn and also find about others' experiences when reading. Many ONLY blog for business. It didn't surprise me at all that many blog for fun. When you strike up a conversation it doesn't immediately go for business. Rapport has to be built first.
Mar 23, 2008 04:49 AM
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate

Ashley, definately for business for me.  With three kids, and a growing business there isn't enough time in the day to do things "for fun".  Heck, I go for a massage for fun!

Hope you're doing well, long time no talk!


May 04, 2008 06:49 AM
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate

Ashley, been a long time since you've written. How are you? 

May 23, 2008 03:08 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Points - it is all about the points.

Business to start and now it is just fun & I'm not sure it has even helped my business, but I blog on and on and on.........................

May 24, 2008 02:35 PM
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL

Hello Out There!  I'm just checking on you...   I knew I had been "MIA" but seems that you have been too.  How's life in Abq???  I loved reading your blogs!

Aug 19, 2008 09:56 PM
Jeff Link
Asheville, NC
"Your Asheville Real Estate Link"

I blog for the business and I love to test out new types of technology.

Nov 19, 2008 07:05 AM
Tim Ludemann
Ochopee, FL

I blog to get more clients and make $$$$...its also fun but getting more clients is my goal of blogging

Nov 26, 2008 12:19 AM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Both! It gives me a release to relax by and gives my clients an insite to me they would not normally have. It's also great for business. Have a great holiday season.

Terry Miller

Dec 18, 2008 02:11 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

I think blogging is both.  I enjoy it and it does help my business.

Dec 21, 2008 12:09 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I blog because I love it!  It hasn't hurt my business, either.  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Mar 09, 2009 01:36 PM
Mark Lebkuchner / Home Loan Specialist
Warwick, RI

Great post!  I blog just for fun as well..... 

Nov 12, 2009 03:09 AM