Cleaning up my blog posts is a challenge but soooo worth it

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting a June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge - "Spring Cleaning" and we all need to make time to participate.

Who doesn't need to refresh our past posts to make them more relevant and appealing? If you're just starting to blog than this exercise could be very helpful  in getting you off dead center!

I've taken the time to to refresh 10 older blog posts but can see this is a process I need to continue! I picked posts from 2011 and 2012 and worked on the following:

  • Changed titles
  • Added links and or updated links
  • Added photos at the top of my posts
  • Added one or more photos to the post or repositioned some of the photos or clip art
  • Corrected some spelling
  • Re-worked wording and made sure font size was increased to 14 point
  • Removed multi-colored fonts to appear more professional

 Here are my 10 blog updates:

1. There's always something to do in Austin, Texas

2. Texas Real Estate contracts remain a mystery to many agents

3. The Gold Standard ~ My glowing buzz from clients

4. Buyers want to be "convenienced"

5. "My" kick butt listing presentation

6. Mrs. Wiggins & Mr. Tudball ~ Can you hear me?

7. Finding your own voice in the market place

8. Houses are like containers

9. Austin runs at a fast pace

10. Your clients need to know you care~before they care what you know

Revisiting my older posts was an eyeopener and I have many more to correct that are in disrepair! It's important to make a good impression on our readers therefore remodeling our past posts is an important task to tackle and I will make sure I devote time each month to work on this undertaking.  

Thanks for the challenge and as time permits I'll be reworking other past posts!

                Success comes when opportunity meets preparation....Zig Ziglar

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Dorie... this is something I work on throughout the year. And I find that cleaned up posts are suddenly not so cleaned up again... it's a bit discouraging!

Jun 13, 2018 08:29 AM #1
Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Great advice. Putting this on my to-do list for a rainy day!

Jun 13, 2018 08:29 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - great job on this.  I still have to get started.

Jun 13, 2018 08:35 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie pictures are missing in a bunch of my older blogs, and I do not have several of the pictures any more.  I may have to insert different pictures.

Jun 13, 2018 09:37 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I need to work on this one but afraid it may take to long but I know I have lots to redo.


Jun 13, 2018 10:05 AM #5
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Hi Dorie Dillard I've avoided doing this but with your quick list I'm going to give it a try.  Just 10 at a time and I can do it!!

Jun 13, 2018 10:32 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm not so sure about this contest. I think of the stastement by Satchel Paqge, "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you".

Jun 13, 2018 10:45 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good for you and a big congratulations on getting it done.  Wishing you a great day.  A

Jun 13, 2018 12:23 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Well done, Dorie Dillard And I agree with you, I'm going to make the time to redo many of my older posts.  

Jun 13, 2018 04:05 PM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, surprised you found time to do this, and we should all be doing this.  HOPEFULLY I will find some time too.

Jun 13, 2018 06:43 PM #10
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Well done Dorie Dillard !  This is  wonderful challenge that Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting and I will be working on it this weekend!

Jun 13, 2018 07:00 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dorie, I've started this challenge and working on localism posts. Some restaurants have closed and now deciding if I should delete them.

Jun 13, 2018 07:17 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW! Well done, Dorie! You made a lot of excellent points on what needed 'upgrading' too! I know you're glad to have this one done - it's time-consuming! I'm still on #2! LOL

Jun 13, 2018 09:54 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am working on this project and I appreciate all the work this is Dorie. Well done!

Jun 13, 2018 10:19 PM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie- - -I have looked/ done this in the past. It's too easy to make other things a priority. This is obviously important but lots of "things"are important.  Congrats. 

Jun 14, 2018 07:00 AM #15
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dorie,
Great job!  I have tried to get started on this and keep getting distracted by where they take me.  LOL  I'm curious, how long it took you to do all this.

Jun 14, 2018 10:19 AM #16
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I cleaned up ten of my blogs a couple days ago too.  It took effort, and a little frustration, but there was satisfaction in the end.

Jun 15, 2018 04:07 AM #17
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great job Dorie!

Encourages me to get busy.  This is a wonderful idea for yearly sprucing and cleaning up blogs. 

Jun 24, 2018 11:33 AM #18
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