Blogging with Passion

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

Just say the word "blog" to some and the thought is cringe-worthy to a new blogger.   Garnering the courage to blog becomes easier when it's a subject already known to the writer.   

 

I've received comments from some asking what my blog is about.?   The typical answer is, "A lot of things!"  I like to write about something worth reading and to do that it takes a human interest story to capture the attention of a reader.   

 

Blogging with passion is the best way to write a blog, in my opinion.  The words literally produce themselves when a topic just happens in your head.   One of my blogs took some time so I could provide references, but the story was personal and I was passionate about it.   

 

Getting it right is the most important facet of historical information so time needs to be devoted to including all details correctly.   This type of blog needs to be personal in order for it to be readable and found online. If the details aren't reported accurately, it reduces the legitimacy of the written word.  Nothing is more important than accuracy on this type of blog. 

 

A blog that is written with passion can be on almost any topic, but if it is to have meaning, it needs to be personal.  When writing something personal that you truly believe in, that passion becomes part of the post.  As it's read, it should be brutally honest versus reporting just facts.  Show opposing sides to an argument to point each side of a discussion. 

 

One of my blogs with the most views is a human interest story, Focusing on Passion for the Olympian Spirit.  That post was a review of an article I read by Oprah Winfrey.  The article struck a chord so I wrote about it.  Apparently, the title and post were interesting to others.   In the post, I describe how my niche in real estate (energy efficiency) drives me; it's something I'm passionate about.  "What drives me may not drive you."  

 

So if you're writing a blog to be found, I think the content needs to be personal but something you're passionate about and include many keyword phrases that are also tagged.   Run a search for key word phrases and try different phrases to gain perspective as to which you prefer and are legitimate phrases for a blog to rank.   The words you write will either encourage a reader to read it, or they will pass it by.  How you write that post drives your open rate.  

 

This post is in response to the December Challenge by Jeff Dowler and Brian England!  

 

 

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Comments (28)

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wow Lise Howe , now that's an interetsing title and I bet content.  I'll stop over and read it!  Isn't it interesting what people read and why?!  Thank you for commenting! 

Dec 02, 2022 07:54 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Brian England , I think passion shows up in your writing and people get that sense that it's important - on any level.  It will be interesting to read the upcoming blog posts in your Challenge.  Good for you for being a part of this great challenge! 

Dec 02, 2022 07:55 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

True Kat Palmiotti !  Just like your presentation about Kalispell!  You love your new city and surroundings and it comes out in your posts!  Thank you for commenting :) 

Dec 02, 2022 07:56 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Michael Jacobs .  Wriging about what you'r passionate about makes writing easier, at least it works like that for me.  People want to read something that excites them and I try to do that. I'm not always successful, but at least I have that challenge to look forward to.  Appreciate your review! 

Dec 02, 2022 07:58 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very cool post Nina Hollander, Broker !  If memory serves, I think you're slightly shorter than I am, which is something personal for you.  Great choice.  I have never heard of that day so I'll need to read your blog!  Thanks for mentioning it and commenting!

Dec 02, 2022 07:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jan... here you go... it's the link to my Short Girls Day post.

Dec 02, 2022 08:01 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Actually, no Grant Schneider .  My interest in sustainability, and the designation, came from my upbringing and my mother's talents in sustainability.  Sustainability was someething that just came to me when I read about the agent in CA that was an "EcoBroker."  She created an entire niche surrounding it with a website, networking group, her own vendors.  I followed exactly in her footsteps and have now expanded it into teaching during the last 10+ years.  That level of excitement about that topic is what drives me.  I think that can be true for anyone!  Thank you for commenting and all you do to support us Ed Silva .  You are much appreciated!

Dec 02, 2022 08:02 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I'm so glad that this was a good read for you Carol Williams !  And I look forward to reading your post.  Isn't it fun to look back at our most powerful post and think about why we wrote it?!  How we got started here in the Rain is an entire topic and possibly a blog challenge for next year?  It would be fun to read stories from others of what transpired for them.  Thank you for your comments and I look forward to seeing your Throwback Thursday!  

Dec 02, 2022 08:04 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

And you would know that Leanne Smith !  This is why you've become such a great realtor.  Through your tenacity, past experiences, and commitment to the industry, you're rocking it!  Pun intended :)  Thank you for your comments.  Have a great day my friend! 

Dec 02, 2022 08:05 AM
Leanne Smith

My you also make it an exceptional day. Looking forward to seeing you in January.

Dec 02, 2022 08:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jan:

This is excellent advice and you clearly are a prime example of a blogger with passion. You know what you are talking about!

Jeff

Dec 02, 2022 08:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Jan, for sharing your experience and advice.

Dec 02, 2022 10:10 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jan,

Great post.  Your quote emphasizes how passion and purpose fit together like a glove on a hand.  You can feel the passion in the words as you write. 

Dec 03, 2022 04:24 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much Jeff Dowler, CRS !  I bet a reader would know your passion for your current location vs. Boston!  Great seeing you today :) 

Dec 06, 2022 01:12 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're welcome Roy Kelley!  Hope you're doing well today!

 

Dec 06, 2022 01:12 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! Your posts are filled with such great descriptions, photos and all things Sedona.  They practically leap off the page with your images! 

Dec 06, 2022 01:13 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jan - that is an essential ingredient in my opinion.  Passion, purpose, a authenticity.

Dec 08, 2022 09:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jan Green and once again I would hit the feature button if we still had it like the old day, well worth it.

 

Dec 08, 2022 10:06 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I agree Grant Schneider !  Coming from you, that's a huge compliment!  Thank you! 

Appreciate you Will Hamm !  

Happy Holidays one and all!

Dec 09, 2022 07:48 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It is clear that you write with passion and one of the many reasons I enjoy reading your posts. 

Dec 20, 2022 07:57 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much Ray Henson !  I appreciate you and look forward to reading  your posts!  Happy Holidays!

Dec 20, 2022 10:21 AM