Why Are You Afraid To Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

afraid to write

 

Speaking with a member today, they confessed they were afraid of actually writing a blog.  When asked about their fear, the answer...they were worried about what others would think. This same member was writing good, thoughtful, lengthy comments with good content.

So I suggested they go back, take one of their responses and make a blog out of. For all practical purposes, the blog was written.

Go ahead take your own words, copy them, and make it a stand-alone post. To complete the blog...just add a photo or graphic. 

Now I am looking forward to seeing if this sparked some inspiration. Guess I will find out in a day or two.

Do you think there will be any new posts by the member?

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Rainer
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Robin Wells
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Blogging can add so much and frankly can be fun!  It is really where to blog, when to blog and how to find the time to do it well!

Mar 14, 2019 03:45 PM #25
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Robin Wells When blogging becomes a consistent habit,  you will find the time and the place.

Start with once a month, once a week, or once a day on a regular schedule and you can make it fun!

Mar 14, 2019 03:58 PM #26
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Margaret- when I first started blogging the hardest thing for me was figuring out what to write about. Not being an agent, I didn't have listings or market reports. But thanks to the members here who gave me a lot of encouragement, I started, and haven't stopped. 

Mar 14, 2019 04:46 PM #27
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Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
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Good post and excellent information.  I wonder if this member will do a post?

Mar 14, 2019 04:47 PM #28
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Kathy Streib It was that encouragement by the members that got us blogging and now we cannot stop. You have always been one to encourage, inspire and highlight so many over the years. You are appreciated!

Mar 14, 2019 04:52 PM #29
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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We veterans forget our steps, feelings and unknowns now that be are seasoned. In order to gain in this life one must risk. What helps? That you are good enough as in worthy to take your place in whatever it is you are risking in. Perhaps a slight uncomfortableness, a boo-boo or an embarrassment but who didn't ?

Mar 14, 2019 04:53 PM #30
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Susan McCall From yesterday's conversation, it sounded like he/she might. While on the phone with this member...I wrote this blog to show them how simple it was to post without any fear. Voila, and it got featured...go figure!

Mar 14, 2019 04:56 PM #31
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Richie Alan Naggar Much of our wisdom comes from trying things, taking a chance when we were told things wouldn't work, taking risks..even making boo-boos or hearing I told you so. Exciting to try new things. And we got this smart by all of the wonderful experiences we have enjoyed in real estate and in life.

 

Mar 14, 2019 05:03 PM #32
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Tammy Lankford,
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We are a pretty welcoming group as a whole.  You'll have to share one of their posts for us to encourge them as well if they right one.  And you my friend are the Queen of the welcoming committee.

Mar 14, 2019 09:07 PM #33
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
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I hope your post does inspire that A/R member - it inspired me!    

Mar 15, 2019 11:31 AM #34
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Margaret:

No doubt many have felt the same way - I know I did when I started out and it took a while to get past it (well I'm mostly past it). When I taught some classes on blogging it was a common theme, along with the comment about not being a good writer. I bet your kind, and helpful, words will make a difference for this member.

Jeff

Mar 15, 2019 06:00 PM #35
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Tammy Lankford, We are a pretty welcoming group. You top that list! Always with a kind word and support. Thank you.

Mar 15, 2019 06:22 PM #36
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M.C. Dwyer Just read your latest blog...you are pretty inspiring yourself!

Mar 15, 2019 06:23 PM #37
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Jeff Dowler, CRS What a lucky class to get you as an instructor. Would love to hear your take on blogging especially to new bloggers. Thanks for always being such a good role model for all of us.

Mar 15, 2019 06:25 PM #38
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Some bloggers seem to be very natural at it--posting great content, attractive photos and graphics, have a distinctive point of view.  Just start blogging--and stick with it--eventually a voice will emerge!

Mar 17, 2019 03:55 PM #39
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR Just start blogging. The more you write, the more natural it becomes. 

Mar 17, 2019 04:23 PM #40
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
Egenbacher Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
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That is wonderful advice, Margaret. I get it. I joined Active Rain in 2014 but just became active in the last week. One of the biggest struggles I have had in real estate is my fear of being vulnerable. Oddly, real estate sent me on a quasi-spiritual path of self-discovery. It sounds funny, but it is true. 

Mar 18, 2019 06:18 PM #41
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR® Look forward to reading your blog posts. Maybe you could blog about your path of self-discovery

Mar 18, 2019 07:41 PM #42
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Kelly Musick
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 Completely agree with you, Margaret! As a blogger, I encountered the same problem at the beginning of my journey. 

As for me, my top priority is to write for an independent website (or to create my own), not for Facebook or other platform. 

Only in this case, I'm sure that my content belongs to me.

Mar 19, 2019 06:00 AM #43
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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@riley goodwin Please go write your own blog. Mine is not for your advertising.

Mar 27, 2019 03:25 AM #45
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