When Your Blogging Tank Registers Empty

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

When Your Blogging Tank Registers Empty

 

It happens...to all of us...well many of us. If you’ve been blogging for any amount of time...heck even if you’ve just started...there comes a time when your blogging tank registers empty...nada, nyet, nichts. 

 

For many years, I have tried posting every day. I do this not for business (I’m retired) but for me. Blogging keeps my dendrites going and I know (fear) that one day when I decide that I’ll pass blogging that day, it will be harder for me to get back into the blogging habit. 

 

This works for me and it may not be what works for you. There is no right or wrong to this.

 

So what can you do if you cannot think of anything to blog about?  

 

Something I do is hop into my way-back machine and get an idea from a previous post. I’m not talking about copying and pasting it into a new post, as if you were reblogging your own post.

 

No...get your topic/idea from a previous post, grab some phrases even, and put today’s spin on it.  

 

You may ask “Won’t others remember what you wrote?”

Seriously? Can you remember what you wrote 4 years ago?  I have gone back to some of my older posts and didn’t remember writing them! 

 

 

So, if you’re drawing a blank the next time you sit down to write a post, consider traveling back in time to some of your older posts. 

Comments (35)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good idea to share.

Members are also encouraged to post a daily reblog.

May 11, 2021 09:00 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Sometimes my mind is just blank. You cannot always have brilliance (even me...lol).

May 11, 2021 09:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I don't blog every day, as they don't have the SEO they used to, so when I am crazy busy, and cannot think of something worthwhile writing, I pass on a day.

May 11, 2021 01:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I get that way too. 

Michael Jacobs I know me, and I know that if I skip a day here and a day there...I'll keep skipping. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog you'll get a collection of posts soon. 

May 11, 2021 01:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed Silva you have a lot of older posts to pull from. 

That too Kat Palmiotti I laugh because I'll often look over my old posts and honestly don't remember them. 

May 11, 2021 01:37 PM
Kat Palmiotti

The same here Kathy Streib !

May 12, 2021 05:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I read that post!!! Keep 'em coming. 

Grant Schneider Mine are in Google Docs and I review them all of the time. 

No kidding Jeffrey Richman  Rework those older posts. 

 

May 11, 2021 01:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson I do it every few years!!!! And yes, there are days when the well is dry. 

That's a smart thing to do Brian England 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I agree, it never hurts to repeat them, even if you put a different spin on it 

May 11, 2021 01:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee there are days when I think that maybe I'll just do one or two posts for the week. 

Carol Williams Sometimes I feel like I'm at that point but I keep going. It's like my morning walk. 

May 11, 2021 01:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I got back into Wordless Wednesday for that reason. One more topic taken care of. 

Will Hamm I think you are!  I've noticed fewer posts and comments lately. 

May 11, 2021 01:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

You are always so good about reblogging Roy Kelley 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm laughing because I can remember a post I wrote many years ago. Our power and internet service had just come back on and I wrote a quick post late at night. I had more comments than a lot of my other posts. 

May 11, 2021 01:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hey Joan Cox nothing wrong with that!!! Work comes first. 

May 11, 2021 01:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I had to laugh Kathy, when I'm on a roll and blogging a lot I have gone back and re-done an old post if I get blog fog!  One of these days, when things slow down, I'll get back into the swing of blogging.  I miss it actually but staying focused is my goal right now. In fact I'd better get back to real estate stuff again!!

May 11, 2021 03:48 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I normally do not have a problem coming up with a ton of ideas.  My problem is finding the time to blog about those ideas.  ☺️

May 11, 2021 04:05 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy,

    You are absolutely right Kathy.  A habit broken is so difficult to get back into the daily swing of things.  Same as a train rolling compared to getting it started.  Mark

May 11, 2021 04:08 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Going back into the "way-back machine" certainly is a great idea.  

I actually keep a blog list in a reminder folder.  My issue and challenge is finding the time.  Many days I start at 5:30 am and my email and messages dictates my day. 

May 11, 2021 06:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I run hot and cold when it comes to posting to my blog.  I think during this pandemic, I didn't travel or get around as much, and it curtailed some of my creativity that comes from travel stimulation.  I expect that to change before much longer.  I just need to get out more.

May 11, 2021 06:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy love your suggestion, my problem is not having the time with seven escrows going on and 20+ listings that need to be fielded. Never the less you are so right, I went back looking at some of my older posts and discovered that there used to be a "block button" funny I was complaining about it's existence... now I wish we had it:))Endre

May 11, 2021 07:27 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I have the tendency to just look up brain Promts and then go from ther

May 11, 2021 10:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I had that happen to me once, it was a miserable 15 minutes.

May 12, 2021 12:17 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I used to do that on a regular basis....had all my posts listed that I wanted to eventually rewrite with a twist. It is a great source of inspiration. 

May 12, 2021 07:12 AM