Your Blogging Past--Re-reading your first blogposts
Here's what you might learn about yourself
Having blogged since January of 2011, this is one of the first times that I've bothered to go back-in-time and re-read those "lost blogs" from my past.
When you do this, you might find that you are reacting as if reading them for the first time written by someone else. And you may be horrified or say, gosh, I was pretty good way back when!
It might also offer you the opportunity to re-create them, put a new hat on them and send them back into the Rain!
I've read advice about blogging if you get stuck for ideas and this would be one of them. If you've been blogging for awhile, chances are that no one on God's Green Earth remembers those first posts of yours! (I sure as heck didn't remember my first post, or even my first 5-10). Or, you may have acquired a bunch of new followers who just think you're the Bees Knees and won't judge your old stuff.
It can also be a reflection of how times have changed economically and in the real estate world--your niche especially. My first post was about doing private contracts, with the seller being the bank. (I had ZERO comments). Back then Fishhawk Lake real estate, being mostly 2nd homes, was not a "have to have", but a "want to have", or a "need to sell and here's how I can do it for a buyer who can't get a loan". That can still pertain to vacant lots here at Fishhawk Lake, as many mortgage companies won't loan on vacant land. But, our area became stabilized a year ago January and many MANY homes sold last year that had been on the market for a long time.
I wrote six posts before I ever got my first comment. This was the post that received two whole comments!
Actually, I was pretty lighthearted about the fact that no one was noticing me. My very first commenter:
Ron and Alexandra Seigel have since become really close friends of mine and also with some of my other close AR buddies. Who knew that with that very first comment, she would launch me out of zero status and that I would go back four years later to realize how far we've come??
Here's what she wrote:
Enjoyed reading your post...so well written. A
(Thank you, my friend!)
So, go back and visit the "Old Blogger You", indulge yourself and be non-judgemental, because you can ALWAYS learn from your past!