Bloggers STOP!! Think Before You Add a Post!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Sometimes we over-think writing a post and sometimes we start a post when we are “hot “over a topic or something someone said! STOP! It’s not the time to vent or rant and rave. Remember our sphere and clients are reading what we write. Two things I strongly feel are “No No’s when blogging:

u Venting and being negative – no one likes to hear negativity (we hear enough in the press). Who wants to read a post from a Debe Downer? We are better than that and are readers certainly deserve better!

u Don’t be a “geyser of gibberish.” Produce something of value, not just spouting facts, figures, a wall of words with no substance, relevance or visual appeal.

           

I was reading a post entitled Random Reflections from Michael Jacobs and he quoted a newly found description that appears to be his new "favorite-of-mine" term coined by Frank Bruni. The phrase is “geyser of gibberish” and I identified with it immediately! What a great phrase..exactly what I was looking for as a “No No” for blogging.

Friends, clients, buyers and sellers want to view you as the “source of the source” and that is the title we should be striving to earn. The object is to find your authentic voice, give something of value, attract attention, and hopefully gain trust and earn business!

Thanks to Jeff Dowler, CRS & Brian England for hosting the December challenge. So many great entries posted so far and love learning what others have found beneficial (and offensive!) from their blogging experience. This is my second entry.

 

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Comments (65)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good point Jeffrey Richman 

Dec 20, 2022 01:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Dec 20, 2022 01:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Dec 20, 2022 01:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie, 

You made two excellent points on what not to do.  I do like the phrase "geyser of jibberish." 

Dec 20, 2022 02:08 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Great advice Dorie!  Never start when you're in the heat of it.  Good seeing you today!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2022 02:42 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,

I always love your postivie photos and quotes each morning! Really try and not miss them!

Dec 20, 2022 04:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !!

Dec 20, 2022 04:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes we can always count on Michel Jacobs Hannah Williams !

Dec 20, 2022 04:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I agree totally Ed Silva !

Dec 20, 2022 04:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for stopping by Tammy Lankford, !

Dec 20, 2022 04:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi George Souto ,

I agree sometimes writing it in draft form and sleeping on it makes you think about if you really want to post it out there for everyone to read!

Dec 20, 2022 04:22 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ..I love that phrase and so glad Michael Jacobs used it in his post!

Dec 20, 2022 04:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Merry Christmas Elyse Berman, PA ! It was a good Zoom meeting good to see you sitting in!

Dec 20, 2022 04:24 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent post!  Love that quote,  "Geyser of Gibberish!"  Couldn't agree more.  I've written maybe 2 posts as rants and immediately thought better of it and deleted them.  Just the act of writing the post was cathartic, so deleting them felt good!

Dec 22, 2022 09:43 AM
Marcus Anderson
MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com - Santa Monica, CA
Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA

Congratulations on being featured on the home page! Dorie Dillard Austin TX!

Dec 22, 2022 05:14 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for you tips.  When I sit down to write a blog, one of my worst fears is writing gibberish or what I call, hmmm, I can't write what I call it.  😉  I think it is one of the best aspects about blogging for me.  If makes me focus on my thoughts so I say things correctly.  That process helps me define what I think is important.  

Dec 24, 2022 08:43 AM
Nolan Woodfin
Greenville, FL
Sales manager

Great post, well said. Sometimes you open an article and after a couple of first sentences, you want to close it.

Dec 26, 2022 08:18 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thanks for the valuable tips and CONGRATULATIONS on being FEATURED! Happy New Year!!!

Dec 30, 2022 10:47 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

the geyser of Gibberish has only gotten more pervasive.  We could do with a little less of 24/7 news amd that fills all of us with the idea that we all have to keep talking...

Oct 02, 2023 05:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, this is a great post, Dorie - WITH the exception of you using my name in association with DOWNER!! LOL I always stop people when they say Debbie Downer and correct them by saying, "Negative Nancy!!"

Dec 10, 2023 12:29 PM