Giving New Life to Old Posts

Real Estate Agent with E*Rae Real Estate Group- Brokered by eXp Realty LLC 651873

As I looked back at some of my older posts, I found a few re-occurring trends in my early blogging. When I first started blogging, I rarely allowed others to re-blog my posts. Similarly, I found lots of other areas for improvement in my blog settings. My early posts only had one or two tags. When I was editing these posts, I made sure to add many more relevant tags to the post. Additionally, it seems I wasn’t aware of the hyper local settings when I first started blogging. Many of my edits involved adding geographic tags to my posts. Overall, I found a few pieces of outdated information and spelling/grammatical errors. However, I also was surprised in some cases by the level of writing in my early posts. These posts were often entertaining and witty, something that seems to have dissipated in my recent posts.


In my edits, I often added more photos. Additionally, I have recently started trying to incorporate Pinterest into my marketing efforts more. I created graphics and pinned many of my older posts during this process.

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Lastly, I found many of my earlier posts lacked hyperlinks to both outside sources, and internal lead generation opportunities. I added these in to my posts whenever possible. Below are my 10 posts I edited for this contest. I hope to continue to edit more than just these ten as time permits.




Navigating the Accessory Dwelling Unit Process in Austin


New Development Fourth & Coming to Austin's Eastside


Understanding Property Tax Rates in Austin, Texas 



Considering land characteristics, zoning, and restrictions



The Top 7 Reasons Your Home Hasn't Sold 



Austin's Neighborhoods



9 Tips to Increase Your Home's Value 



Houses Feeding to Eanes Elementary School 


Rainy Day Activities in Austin 



Austin Neighborhood Spotlight- Spyglass 



Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Realtor®, GRI
9600 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX 78759
t: 512-779-7597
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and now you have me going back to some of my post from the old days and I going to hit some of yours also.


Jun 05, 2018 09:20 AM #1
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Great work on updating your posts!  I like this contest, as it shows me how my old posts are no longer looking good.

Jun 05, 2018 09:37 AM #2
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Erika

Good for you! This is something we should all be doing periodically.  Debe’s contest is a great idea - I have started worked on mine. Adding content, fixing broken links, and adding photos, plus posting to Pinterest are some of the things I am doing.


Jun 05, 2018 11:01 AM #3
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Tags are critical for searching, either by you, or by the public!

Jun 05, 2018 04:53 PM #4
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

When you mention geographical tags, do you mean "homes for sale in Austin" or something similar? Want to be sure I understand.

I have only just started editing my posts. It can be time consuming, but like you, I'm adding more links. Good job!

Jun 06, 2018 08:16 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Great job, Erika! I'm impressed with your inclusion of taking it to the next level and incorporating Pinterest, adding graphics and pinning them to get more exposure to your posts. Novel idea, for sure!

Happy Saturday!

Jun 09, 2018 01:05 PM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Erika, I still have a lot more to do. I find spring cleaning our blog posts is harder than cleaning our house :)

Jul 01, 2018 12:51 PM #7
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