Three Thousand Blog Posts...The Rome Way

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291



It's taken ten years to write 3000 posts.

I was not counting but noticed this round number on the  Leaderboard.


3000 Blog Posts Margaret Rome


And my blogging has been done with no particular strategy.

Yes, I really said that!


Many members have planned their posts knowing each day's subject well in advance.  These members are to be admired. Their business plan is written, they know how many transactions they will do and how many clients they have to meet. They even know what days they will take off.


The Rome way is not planned in advance. I think on my feet. I take on interesting clients. I take on unique properties. I pick up the phone whenever I think of someone.

  I write my daily posts late at night, never sure of the topic.

But when I start typing, the words always appear. 

The subject will depend on...

 What happened today? What photos are on my iPhone? Who was I inspired by? Who did I inspire? What was said that made a difference? 


In the past week, I have ratified contracts, interviewed sellers, negotiated offers, met appraisers, spent hours on a home inspection, shown my properties, signed a new listing, attended two funerals, counciled clients, done a live radio show, spoken with most of my sellers, interacted with lenders, title companies and other Realtors® 

I have had contractors in my own home, had dinners with friends, spent quality time with my daughter and a bunch of other things that I have forgotten. 

Just another typical week.

 This is my life and blogging is a part of my day to day activities. 

That's how I've written 3000 blog posts in the past 10 years...

The Rome Way!


Margaret Rome

Comments (34)

Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Wow! That's a lot of blogging Margaret.  Congratulations on your milestone.  May I ask if you've found blogging to to have a positive effect on your business?

Oct 07, 2016 02:41 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Jerry Murphy, CRS Your question will be the title of one of my next posts. If time...maybe this weekend.

Oct 08, 2016 06:33 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Jerry Murphy, CRS Just wrote a post for you Does blogging have a positive effect on my business

Oct 08, 2016 12:13 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi, Margaret, and congratulations on the milestone. I always enjoy reading your blog posts.

Oct 07, 2016 04:04 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

A day in the life of Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is never boring!! 

Oct 07, 2016 05:17 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Wow, congratulations, Margaret. That is a LOT of blog posts!

Oct 07, 2016 06:30 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Margaret - That's a lot of blog posts. I write a bunch of planned stuff, mostly market reports (I tend to do it in binges, and post one a day), but the most fun is just writing the stuff that interests me or is fun. Have a great weekend!

Oct 07, 2016 07:01 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Pretty impressive efforts - and with no strategy.   I like your ideas about what happened to day, what you accomplished, etc, I will add that to my brainstorming efforts!

Oct 07, 2016 07:31 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Congratulations Margaret - that's a lot of information that you have shared over the years!

Oct 07, 2016 07:52 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Margaret,

& we have enjoyed many of them. Upwards & onwards to the next 3,000 ....

Oct 07, 2016 11:51 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Congratulations Margaret - that's an amazing accomplishment. 

Oct 07, 2016 02:10 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Inspiring path to follow.... I am impressed... congratulations!!

Oct 07, 2016 05:50 PM
Nancy Manby
Keller Williams Prestige Properties - Stamford, CT
Your Downsizing Specialist

I like that you don't over think the process. It's easy to get tied up in our underwear and then do nothing. I like the way you roll...I mean Rome!

Oct 07, 2016 09:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Of course you have written 3,000 posts your way! It's part of your routine and your way of life and we are so glad you do!

Oct 07, 2016 09:27 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good for you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !  They do add up as the years flow by!

Oct 08, 2016 01:52 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

That really is a staggering amount.  I'm over 2,000+, and then run more original content on my WP site.  But I'm like you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  I have no rhyme nor reason.  I'll hand it to you, though.  I've stopped blogging as much now.  The burn out has set in for me. I am still "active" here -- with reading and commenting, but blogging . . . not so much.  GOOD for you!

Oct 08, 2016 04:08 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You are a unique person Margaret, and you wear it well! Congrats on the milestone of 3,000 posts!

Oct 08, 2016 10:58 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on archiving the 3000 post milestone on ActiveRain.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 08, 2016 01:23 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Also congratulations on receiving a feature on your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 08, 2016 01:25 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - you are so committed to ActiveRain!

Congratulations on 3,000 posts - and I know many more are coming....

Oct 08, 2016 02:26 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Margaret

Congrats my friend and 3000 ... BIG number! And congrats on the Gold Star from the AR Gods

Oct 08, 2016 03:06 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well done Margaret! I have no idea how many I've written but my way is similar to yours. My blogging is not planned out except for the Wordless posts on Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2016 10:25 PM
Sharon Tara

Well, I'm not surprised you know....I'm grateful not to have to go looking for the information. Thank you!

That's more than I would have guessed!

Oct 09, 2016 07:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Sharon Tara As of a few minutes have written 2309. Ask me how I know.

Oct 09, 2016 06:29 AM