Voila You Have A Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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While speaking to a member this week, they shared their desire to get back to blogging. 

Their last post, almost 3 months ago, was well written with lots of good information, good eye candy and quite professional.

So I asked why haven't you written lately?

Their response was interesting ...

"I'm too much of perfectionist to put that kind of time in."

We talked about what she wanted to accomplish.. her own blog  in her own voice. 

 

Each blog does not have to be a Pulitzer Prize master piece.

We are real estate professionals not professional bloggers.

 

  Being busy producing Realtors® we are using our blogs as a way to market ourselves and our properties. We need to be found on social media. We want to be transparent to future and present clients.

If you are going to wait until you write the perfect post, with the perfect set of photos, with a message to reach everyone...you may not be blogging very much.

 

There are some easier ways to get into that blogging grove.

Relax a bit, take a deep breath.

 

Go to your smart phone and see what photos you have taken in the past few days. I bet some of them are interesting enough to write a few paragraphs...after all they caught your eye. Now go share one or two in a blog.

My friend William Johnson 

 taught me many years ago about this technique.

He called it a photo blog. One picture, 50 words, put it in a few groups, put in your tag words, check your spelling, click save, review, and then hit publish.

 

 And....

Voila Margaret Rome

 

You have a blog!

 

 

 

 Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Love when you stop by with your witty comments...always fun always positive.

Jan 25, 2018 09:29 AM #17
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Good advice, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !   None of us would hit the publish button if it had to be perfect every time.  We are human and we each have our own voice.  Thanks for encouraging the apprehensive.

Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM #18
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JL Boney, III
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Blogging for me is something that I have to force myself to get in the habit of doing. Hard to start but once I get going everything is ok.

Jan 25, 2018 12:23 PM #19
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William Johnson - You need to get your butt back here on ActiveRain.  You are sorely missed!

Jan 25, 2018 12:39 PM #20
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Someone here said it last year, and I think it was Dick Greenberg .  "If it's important enough to do, it's important enough to do wrong."  

Too many people avoid productive activities while pursuing perfection that will forever have them in preparation mode.

Jan 25, 2018 02:56 PM #21
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Chris Ann Cleland Love this comment! In fact you are the impiration for my next blog. Thank you!!

Jan 25, 2018 03:55 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat  No one could have said that better!

Jan 25, 2018 03:57 PM #23
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Carol Williams, Well put... ""  encouraging the apprehensive."

Jan 25, 2018 04:01 PM #24
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You could inspire anyone!  And that's the truth.  When I started blogging, I just started writing.  When I look back, it was awful but so what.  I was blogging.  And so it goes...

Jan 25, 2018 05:09 PM #25
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Elyse Berman, PA, CRS You are so much fun when we talk. Your enthusiam sparks blogs! And you make it fun!!

Jan 25, 2018 05:43 PM #26
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JL Boney, III  Good luck on getting started and much continued blog success!

Jan 25, 2018 08:09 PM #27
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Beyond true and always a gift of wisdom. Margaret Rome thanks for the push to write in the rain!

Jan 25, 2018 08:14 PM #28
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Emily Medvec CRS CNE RSPS So good to see you and welcome back...you have been missed!

Jan 25, 2018 08:27 PM #29
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Margaret - Thank you. Lots of life happened...all good now

Jan 25, 2018 11:04 PM #30
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Hi Margaret

There is such good advice here! It IS easy to want everything to be perfect, which of course typically it won't be and that's just fine. As I have been told a number of times in different webinars...it's better to just get it done rather than wait until it's perfect. Photoblogs are a great idea to showcase out communities, events, businesses and more. Those looking to more to an area will find and enjoy these posts, too.

Jeff

Feb 03, 2018 12:16 PM #31
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Always good to see you Jeff Dowler 

..".it's better to just get it done rather than wait until it's perfect.''

Feb 03, 2018 06:37 PM #32
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The best way to learn and to improve is to actually do it.  Then you see and learn things that you never even thought about.  One thing leads to another and before you know it you are at a place you couldn't have ever imagined at the beginning.  Also, the more you do something, the easier it gets.  After a while, a post that you agonized about for days suddenly flows off your fingers in minutes.  But you'll never get there if you just think about it.  You have to do it.

Feb 04, 2018 06:57 AM #33
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Tim Maitski You just have to do it. It is hard to achieve perfection on the first try. Your comment would make a good stand alone blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Feb 04, 2018 07:08 AM #34
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I have been told that you can not win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.

No one will find what you know about real estate if you don't share it with them.

So, as you say: Write a Blog.

Thanks for the inspiring post.

Feb 07, 2018 03:32 AM #35
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John Wiley You can't win if you are not in the game. So go ahead, share your real estate knowledge, write a blog. Thanks for stopping by

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