New to Blogging? Don’t Worry About What We Think!

By
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

New to Blogging? Don’t Worry About What We Think!

 

While trolling the blogroll at ActiveRain to find interesting posts to feature in my Sunday series, I’ve noticed many new bloggers in the community.  Love blogit!!!

 

Every community needs an infusion of “new” to keep it alive. 

 

And if you’re like many of us were when we began blogging, the hardest thing is finding your voice. 

 

Market reports and listings aside, offering posts that let your reader learn more about you helps to build a readership who will relate to you and want to read more from you. 

 

Here are a few tips for your blogging journey…

 

Don’t worry about what we think. 

There are many who have already reached the I don’t care what they think level but for the most part, we’re all human and we DO care about what others think about what we write. 

However, if you let what we might think color what you say, we may never get to know who you really are. 

By the way...the members here are honest and at the same time, kind (for the most part.) There is always someone who will tell you what they think of your post. 

 

DO worry if…

You are not following the ActiveRain Community Guidelines.

What you write could be considered libelous. 

What you write is not yours

What you write about could hurt your business.

 

If you write something and someone sees a different point of view….that’s ok.  Remember… it’s YOUR blog. We may politely tell you that we disagree, or we may just stop by to say “hello.”  But in any event, go ahead…. don’t worry about what we think of what you write.. we’ll tell you in some form or fashion!

 

That’s the beauty of ActiveRain. 







close

Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Brian England 11/15/2019 07:00 AM
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Realtors®
Addicted to Active Rain
Bananatude
Bartender, Make it a Double
WeBlog Anything (almost)!
Tags:
activerain community

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,915,083
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy we all started blogging somewhere. Newbies will either learn the ropes and find their voice. I do think they'll find we're a good bunch of people, not like is found on other platforms. Respect matters here.

Nov 15, 2019 01:21 PM #21
Rainmaker
1,372,625
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 Kathy,
One of the beauties of blogging is our uniqueness.  We each have something to say and can say it in our own "voice"... as long as we avoid you "Do worry" list. It sometimes takes a while to develop our voice but once we do it becomes fun sharing our thoughts and ideas.  Soon we find there is a never ending supply of fodder for our blog.

Nov 15, 2019 01:45 PM #22
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander that's the key...write good stuff!

Wayne Martin you are toooooo funny!

Thank you John willson Hope this helps. 

Nov 15, 2019 06:08 PM #23
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

That's what I loved about Lenn Harley. She said it like she saw it.  Barbara Todaro 

Donald Urschalitz We can learn from our new members. 

 

Nov 15, 2019 06:12 PM #24
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

faye schubert we can make suggestions to help bloggers but ultimately, it's their blog. 

Candice A. Donofrio the grammar is something that does make my skin crawl. I look for originality and someone speaking in their own voice. Thank you for the feature in Bartender Make It a Double. 

Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM #25
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you!!! They say most organizations have a turnover of sorts every 7 years or so. Not sure where I read that. 

Sheila Anderson If we did, our blogs probably would all sound alike. 

Brian England I'm not as good at doing that as I'd like to be. 

 

Nov 15, 2019 06:22 PM #26
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel I can remember when I started blogging. There were a few members who encouraged me and I appreciate it. 

Charita Cadenhead I am so happy to see you here!!!!! Made my day!

Nov 15, 2019 06:24 PM #27
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat DeLong and it's a lot easier when you do this!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 exactly. Know your target audience!

Precisely. Michael Jacobs we grow when we read different points of view. 

Nov 15, 2019 06:28 PM #28
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mimi Foster I totally agree with you. We don't get to see who they truly are and don't get that there could be copyright infringement. You can usually tell by the way the post is formatted.  

Grant Schneider It's how we grow!

Nov 15, 2019 06:31 PM #29
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox those do get old. 

Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070 When we can open our minds to a new/different point of view, we grow and learn. 

George Souto That's too bad. And if you look at the number of members who come and go here, we need new members. 

Nov 15, 2019 06:35 PM #30
Ambassador
3,970,050
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS this platform is like no other!!!  Anyone would be hard-pressed to find anything like it. 

Carol Williams the more you blog, the more you learn to "see" content for your blog. 

 

Nov 15, 2019 06:37 PM #31
Rainmaker
3,001,438
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Very well written, could not have said it better.  Enjoy your weekend

Nov 16, 2019 01:11 AM #32
Rainmaker
3,305,981
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

It seems as though I have blogged forever...can always learn more about how to improve this "art" !

Nov 16, 2019 04:25 AM #33
Rainmaker
2,487,538
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have a friend who is always worried about what others think. STOP THAT! 

Nov 16, 2019 06:17 AM #34
Rainmaker
1,472,315
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, just do it! Write the post, own the words, have fun with it. 

Nov 16, 2019 06:27 AM #35
Rainmaker
480,523
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Good advise for anyone who is thinking of blogging.  Just make it your own!

Nov 16, 2019 08:21 AM #36
Rainmaker
72,875
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510

Thanks Kathy, Blogging in the rain has so many advantages.  The exposure of the blog and comments to the blog - the points of view of other members shed even more light on the subject.  SEO, learning, and growth all on the same site.

Nov 16, 2019 04:38 PM #37
Ambassador
2,737,782
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Find a voice, find what works for their market, and repeat as needed while still throwing in the occasional "here's who I am" is a pretty good formula for blogging.  You've got some strong advice on the what to do and what not to do in this community.

Nov 16, 2019 04:56 PM #38
Ambassador
4,075,965
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

You have certainly shared some wise advice for those who are starting out blogging here on AR. I think it can be intimidating putting yourself out there in words if it's a new experience, and being concerned about what others think about what you have to say...and yes, they will tell you...is to be expected to some degree!!

But think of the loss if you don't step up, start finding your voice, and share your thoughts so other can benefit. Expecting that everyone will agree with you is not realistic...here or in the real world.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2019 10:08 AM #39
Rainmaker
2,129,084
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great advice for the newbies to Activerain, Kathy! 

Dec 06, 2019 12:57 PM #40
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
3,970,050

Kathy Streib

Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Have a question about Home Staging?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information