Blogging One Day At A Time

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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My daily blogging began with a 30-day challenge. 

Joined this platform in 2006 but didn't commit to every day until 2010.  It's part of my day, just like showering, making phone calls, listing and selling.

 

 

 There was one member who told me she was going to post every day for a month.  At the time I thought that was not possible.

Why in the world would anyone do that?

But, for encouragement, I offered to comment each day she wrote.

That was not easy since her blogs sometimes came after midnight.

 

And then the light bulb went off.

 

lightbulb idea margaret rome

If I could commit to commenting each day...why not try a blog each day.

So I did. 

Right after that...there was the first AR contest that required posting 30 days in a row. 

How many started their daily habit around that time?

How many have continued? 

 

Is it necessary to post every day? 

Of course not.

Members, both seasoned and newer, are looking to get into or back into a routine. For many, once they take a break, they let this part of their social media lapse.

If, and only if, you are looking to blog every day...there are members to encourage you.

Maybe some of the newer members might like another thirty-day challenge.

 Do you want to blog?

Margaret Rome

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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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I stopped everyday when blogging made it difficult to post on my smart phone. I’m trying to make more time, but the glitches have made it hard. I have a complete blog and it would not save or post. The frustration! Thought it would be easier as time went on, not harder.
L

Feb 09, 2019 09:00 AM #26
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD You've just inspired another post...for a reason to blog...and, it is not market reports. Thanks for always being so positive and supportive.

Feb 09, 2019 09:18 AM #27
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS I remember thinking blogging would be easy on the phone or iPad but the truth...it's easier on a full sized computer.  Many times, I do write the copy on my phone and email to myself. Then I just need to copy into a post and add a graphic/photo. 

Feb 09, 2019 09:34 AM #28
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Pam Dent
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Margaret, you have showed a great commitment to blogging on this platform.  I was very active about 10 years ago and much less so lately.

I remember doing several of the 30/30 contests back in the day.

Feb 09, 2019 12:49 PM #29
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Pam Dent Good to see you hitting the 1/2 million points here in the Rain. Hope you decide to become active again. 

Feb 09, 2019 01:33 PM #30
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Feb 09, 2019 07:18 PM #31
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Thanks for the feature in your group. Congratulations on being here for 11 years. You are so special to so many of us Kathy Streib 

Feb 09, 2019 07:41 PM #32
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Hi Margaret,
When I was an active Broker I did blog every day, always in the evenings when the work of the day and family obligations were done.  Every day was interesting and there was always something to write about, as an experience or lesson to share.  I try to blog regularly now but it doesn't happen every day.  I do spurts and schedule ahead quite a bit.  Then I get busy and relapse.  I'm not quite as obsessive as I used to be, which is actually a good thing.  LOL

Feb 10, 2019 06:01 AM #33
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Carol Williams You do so much reading of everyone else's blog to keep up with SCS. Don't know how you make time for that each and every week. We do love you for it!

Feb 10, 2019 07:13 AM #34
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I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post...well deserved!

Feb 10, 2019 07:52 AM #35
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Thanks Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Kathy Streib  is wonderful and she has just moved. How does she find the time?

Feb 10, 2019 07:55 AM #36
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Margaret:

I don't actually recall doing a 30 for 30 challenge in the early days. Maybe it's just been too long! I have periods when I am more consistent than others, for a number of reasons! I admire those who commit to writing every day...not something I have done for a while.

Jeff

Feb 10, 2019 05:59 PM #37
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John Juarez
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Of course, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, your commitment is admirable,  I rarely do a post. When I do, it is probably a listing. I have not disciplined myself to write regularly.

Feb 11, 2019 04:59 PM #38
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Jeff Dowler, CRS It was Karen Bernetti who did the 30 in 30 on her own. Then the rest of followed and Kerrie made it into a contest.

Feb 11, 2019 06:18 PM #39
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John Juarez  If you are blogging your listings...then just get more listings and you will have reason to write more. 

Feb 11, 2019 06:20 PM #40
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 Oh, the memories, Margaret! What I remember the most about those 30-day challenges was our biggest cheerleader, Kerrie La Guardia! Gosh, how I miss her!

Love that we've each found our daily 'therapy' here, whether it be posting listings, our fur babies or pressing issues in our business - it's such a great place to learn and meet amazing people...like you, Margaret!

BTW, we are on Day-3 (last day) of the testing. We should have the results next week. He was able to do it from home. Thank you SO much for the suggestion to ask for it to be a home study. 

Feb 13, 2019 10:08 PM #41
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Kerrie is missed...what a cheerleader she was. Let's talk soon want to hear more about our little conversation.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Ray.

Feb 14, 2019 08:07 PM #42
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Thank you, Margaret! We'll do that. Have a fabulous Friday!

Feb 14, 2019 09:38 PM #43
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You are one faithful blogger!  Good for you - and always good content :)  

Feb 16, 2019 06:22 PM #44
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Jan Green It has become a habit and a pretty good one so far. Thank you so much.

Feb 16, 2019 06:25 PM #45
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