Ask An Ambassador: I Got Nothing!!!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

I've been contributing to the Ask An Ambassador series of posts for almost 7 years.  Every Tuesday I look for something I can blog about that will hopefully educate, shorten a learning curve, prevent someone from making a mistake, or just explaining how certain things work.

Chances are I've hit some topics more than a few times, and some Tuesdays (like today), there's just a trickle coming out of the idea pipeline, and that's an idea in itself.

What can you do to refire the blogging engine when you flame out?

There is ALWAYS something out there to blog about, it's just a matter of finding a topic AND the desire to explore that topic.

Some topics I refuse to cover. 

Exploring them is just begging to get stung.

So I'm looking for something that comes from a positive slant.

Something that HELPS our business, either from providing the consumer detailed real estate information or gives them a glimpse of who we are (love dogs?  we got 'em!  Cats?  We're equal opportunity!).

So where can I find the spark for a topic?

Chances are what you need is right on the blog roll or in the Q&A section.  I'm not saying copy/paste, but develop the idea for your opinions and your market.

Look through your saved Draft folder.  Perhaps there's a chance that something you started is ready to be finished.

Have you checked in on your major local builders lately?  Is there an incentive being offered?  A new community?  A new model home?

What's going through your Facebook feed?  Something there to explore (BESIDES politics)?

Does your favorite lender have a new offering that could help local buyers?

Do you still have subdivisions left to cover in your primary market?

Long tail niches you haven't explored yet?  Homes on the golf course, or with 4 car garages?

 

Get the drift?  The ideas are out there, we've just got to tune in.  Even on a "nada" kind of night, open the ears and focus the ideas, your next topic is just waiting for you to find it.

Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help.

Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz

 

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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pick any direction on a compass point and begin.....Life awaits engagement

Dec 04, 2019 06:21 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

This is an AR version of the premise of the Seinfeld show.

"It's a show about nothing. I think you've got something here." 

Dec 04, 2019 06:33 AM #14
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Your post about "Nothing" yet you still came up with "something" is still thought-provoking, at least to me. You always learn something new here in the AR!

Dec 04, 2019 07:13 AM #15
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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I just "Followed"" you and from looking at that sign on top of this post, I thought how did they do that to write "Nothing"? What software did they use or did they just do a Google image search and used what they found?

That is something that you can write about Liz and Bill Spear !

Dec 04, 2019 07:19 AM #16
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson , the picture is from Pixabay.com.  They allow commercial use without attribution, no cost.  They're my go to picture source when I don't already have my own taken picture that fits the topic.

Dec 04, 2019 07:47 AM #17
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Bill:

I suspect we all have moments when coming up with a topic we want to write about challenges us. I try to keep a running list when ideas occur to me but even that runs dry. I often find inspiration just by thinking about buyer and seller situations I have had to deal with, questions they have asked, information they need.

Jeff

Dec 04, 2019 07:55 AM #18
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

I just learned something here. Pixabay free photos if you use it commercial and nothing to post where it came from. Thanks so much.

Dec 04, 2019 08:24 AM #19
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

When a post gets a lot of comments, I find that people often take a general thrust from the comments and blog about the idea. I have seen this several times lately and thought it was good fodder.

Dec 04, 2019 08:57 AM #20
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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 Bill,
You're right... blog fodder is everywhere. I even find my mind wandering during church when the pastor says something that suddenly my brain relates to the real estate business.  Q&A is a great place for subjects too.  Sometimes those answers do deserve to be blog posts instead of a comment.

Dec 04, 2019 10:47 AM #21
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hey Bill a post about nada......I get that one lately.  Soon I'll be back on the blogging train full of steam and passion and moving at the speed of light!

Dec 04, 2019 10:59 AM #22
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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

I sometimes am at a loss for words and new thoughts also. Great post!

Dec 04, 2019 11:49 AM #23
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I totally know what it's like to have nothing to write about. Your questions are good ones to get the creative ideas flowing again.

 

Dec 04, 2019 11:50 AM #24
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

A few nights ago an idea crossed my mind and I thought that it would be a rather short post, but why not. I should have found a paper and pen and written it down. By the next morning I knew I had had an idea - but what the heck WAS it??

Dec 04, 2019 08:45 PM #25
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I need to start to jot ideas down when I have them.  My mind isn't what it used to be.  But right now I enjoy the time with my baby boy so much that I don't care.  

Dec 05, 2019 05:55 AM #26
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Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Great reminder! I've got a folder of clippings & lists of topics to write on ... just haven't made the time to do so. BUT 1 of my goals for 2020 is to hop back on the Bloggin saddle & get back to basics!!

THANKS for all that you do to help others!!!

Dec 05, 2019 09:50 AM #27
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

No doubt, we can get to zero inspiration after a few hundred or so blogs.  The first take a lot more effort and tend to be.... purposeful and helpful to some degree.  Then...

We don't have anything left it seems.  Yes, the feeds, the news, and some ideas unfinished or could be reworked are good ways to get jump-started.  I was totally blank for a couple of weeks and then the December Challenge came around.  I didn't know whether to post the blog I wrote or not a few months back...

Dec 05, 2019 10:08 AM #28
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Adam Feinberg
ANCHOR ASSOCIATES - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

Writing just works like that sometimes. There are days I have too many ideas and days where I draw a blank. I don't post as many entries as I would like as technical writing takes a lot out of me, but it doesn't stop me from writing on occcassion.

Dec 05, 2019 08:39 PM #29
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The ideas aren't a problem so much for me, but finding the motivation to get them down and posted.  

Dec 06, 2019 08:48 AM #30
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Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for Nothing! ! !  Just kidding, thank you for the ideas! ! !  Somedays, there are so many ideas and no time and other days I have plenty of time and no ideas.  For me, it is all about being busy and interacting with lots of people.

Dec 06, 2019 10:43 AM #31
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

But . . . but . . . what does it MEAN?
LOL!

You magnificient bastard.

Okay, enough with the Seinfeld refs . . . I about had a coronary when my WP site went wonky . . . because I have dozens of ancient drafts in there . . . waiting for the spirit to move me . . . we had them backed up but dayum!

Sometimes, evan nothing is something! 

Dec 08, 2019 04:17 AM #32
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