How Blogging Is Like Exercise-It Doesn't Work If You Only Do It Once!

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Woman dancing on the beach imageHow Blogging Is Like Exercise-It Doesn't Work If You Only Do It Once!

by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe

"I did one sit-up-it didn't work."

Would any coach accept that as real effort? No!

Yet sometimes the same thing happens with new bloggers.

There are dozens of people who've signed up on ActiveRain-and have yet to write even one blog!

Blogging is not about trying something once-it's like exercise. You need to get expert help and coaching (easily available for free with tutorials and videos on ActiveRain). You also need to work those muscles. Just do it. Starting writing. Say hello. Introduce yourself. Talk about your goals, your pet, your favorite client, your market, etc.

Once you've got the habit you'll be a regular blogger!

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Michelle Carr Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962
Real Estate Consultant, Coach, Trainer
Keller Williams Cupertino
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19400 Stevens Creek, #200
Cupertino, CA 95014

Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962, and the Get Results Team (established by the late Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her a creative catalyst for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations include: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Michelle is in the process of obtaining her Global Property Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist designations. In addition, she is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,000 traditional articles in print and online, as well as over 65,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.


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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

great reminder - and then once you get started you can't imagine a day without it!

Nov 18, 2016 07:57 PM #20
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Michelle, I love the post. Thank you for the reminder to blog regularly.

Nov 18, 2016 08:39 PM #21
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

One must have a set routine for blogging in order to obtain business.

Nov 18, 2016 09:27 PM #22
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS


You are so very right. It takes time. What many people do not realize is that many "websites" we visit daily are actually just blogs created on various platforms such as Wordpress. 

One of my most popular blogs was on the subject " Does anyone blog anymore?" My daughter, who is a millenial but not at all into social media told me I was so passe in writing a blog. Boy, did I prove her wrong!

I was also recently contacted by an HGTV writer regarding a blog that I had writen on "Barn conversions

I know I do not blog as often as I should but I do put in an effort. 

Nov 18, 2016 09:47 PM #23
Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Just like anything in real estate or any other business, its work in progress!!! You keep working at it to get better with every move!!!

Nov 18, 2016 09:58 PM #24
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Lithia, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

Please don't let my wife know this.  I am under enough pressure to exercise and this will just add to it.  ;-)


Nov 19, 2016 12:18 AM #25
Greg Mona
RE/MAX Platinum Living - Scottsdale, AZ
YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ!

I need to do more sit ups (metaphorically speaking!) Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 Thank you for the reminder of being consistent with our marketing; whether blogging or whatever else we do in the course of our busy days.

Nov 19, 2016 12:18 AM #26
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Blogging requires time, effort and substance, however, there are many who lack one or more of these elements to write a blog but could participate in comments because of the time element. Unfortunately, I'm one of the many who isn't blogging but has posted one article. I'll have to find time to change my routine and exercise more without weights or physical activities.

Nov 19, 2016 12:19 AM #27
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

LOVE the analogy here, Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 ... so true!  Too many give up way too early on blogging and other marketing efforts as well.  Sometimes good things truly take time ...


Nov 19, 2016 12:47 AM #28
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900  exercise everyday; become stronger and more powerful; and then flex those muscles!!

Nov 19, 2016 02:33 AM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Michelle

It's such an appropriate analogy, and it's true for blogging as it is of so many things in our business, and in life in general. Once is definitely not enough, and even more true in today's online world.


Nov 19, 2016 02:33 AM #30
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

As a former personal trainer and now an Ironman athlete and Realtor I agree with you wholeheartedly Michelle.  Best wishes to you.

Nov 19, 2016 06:13 AM #31
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Thanks for the pep talk! I'm not posting nearly as often as I should.

Your intro reminded me of an agent I worked with years ago. He came into the office and found me typing prospecting letters. Then he told me that I was wasting my time. It didn't work, he'd tried it. I found out later that he had mailed one letter to one prospect. 

Nov 19, 2016 06:30 AM #32
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

oh come on?  you don't say? LOL  I just roll my eyes when local people who started a blog and posted a few times then tell me it doesn't work.  Okay.

Nov 19, 2016 02:06 PM #33
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Very true, congrats on the feature, worth remembering when we don't feel like blogging.

Nov 19, 2016 09:29 PM #34
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Such a to the point post on blogging.  Even if doing hundreds for weeks, it still could take time to see the results if there is a lot of extra that has to be taken away first.

Nov 20, 2016 01:56 AM #35
Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

You are are so right. Was just thinking today of the difference in those who are the most successful and how many times (or failures) did it take them until they achieved their desired result in all aspects of life Was definatley more than one push-up. 

Nov 20, 2016 11:14 AM #36
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you all so much for commenting on my post-working to comment back individually to each.

Nov 20, 2016 02:01 PM #37
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to you and your posting & hosting

Nov 20, 2016 11:06 PM #38
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Short and smart advice!  Having been a workout fiend for years I can testify.  Posting has to be a habit or there is no SEO and no one to engage! 

Nov 28, 2016 07:59 PM #39
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