I'm an engineer and depending on your outlook when it comes to blogging I'm either really stubborn or really dedicated. Kids have been born and started elementary school since the last day I didn't post.
A key to maintaining that streak besides just being stubborn is having a method to the madness, a formula for what works for me. It takes away a bit of the brain strain because it's not a daily reinvention of the wheel. I've got a headstart in my thought process, it's just a matter of putting the blocks together. There's some repetition, but not in such a way as to make the Google bots decide I'm punching out duplicate content.
My market reports follow a formula:
Intro paragraph + Content definition + charts + Data review + Seller/Buyer Advice + Call to Action = finished post
Subdivision posts also loosely follow a formula:
Announcement about community + description of community + pertinent details + call to action = finish post (add pictures to complete)
New construction posts also have a path:
Announcement about community + description of community + new construction specific call to action = finished post (add pictures to complete)
General info posts tend to follow a formula too:
Analogy/tie to personal experience + transition to real estate + call to action = finished post
So depending on the topic of the day, the thought process is already established. I can take an old post to use as a starting point and modify as needed for the new topic.
Pull pictures from my personal stash or go to Pixabay.com as I did for today's post.
I keep an eye on my results. Which posts rank best? Can I figure out why THAT subdivision post did better than another? If so, adjust my building blocks a bit.
Net result is I can be more efficient with my efforts.
And don't forget, ActiveRain has provided quite a few starting templates (just look for the Blogging Templates block just to the right of the blog editor window for Subdivisions, market reports, local events and more).
Okay, another day, another post :)
On to my next task!
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!
Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz