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What Should I Blog About

 

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I have been blogging since 2009, back when I first joined Active Rain.  It's been a huge part of my life and I love it.  

Anyone who knows me knows I am rarely at a loss for words.  Seriously!  And I write my posts pretty much the way I speak.   

Now I'm stuck.  This happens every once in a while.  I sit down to write, stare at the computer and nothing comes.  Sure, I could go to AI and have it write a whole post, but that would be like buying blog posts.  It just doesn't sound like me!   My voice wouldn't be there.  It's not that I have anything against it, but I need to sound like me or it doesn't work.

So what to do?  I called up my good friend Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, who is always a lifesaver.  Anyone who knows Margaret knows she is never short on ideas!  I told her my dilemma and she immediately said, "Why not do a post about not being able to blog?"

Good idea, Margaret.  So here I am.  Doing a post on not being able to blog and feeling very foolish at the same time.  Foolish because I am a wealth of information on my area, having been here 29 years and yet not being able to blog.

I am welcome to any ideas you may have and want to share!

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Comments(34)

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My ideas come in spurts - and I definitely have time where either my ideas or my motivation is/are low. More ideas will come!

May 21, 2023 04:37 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

I know Kat.  I'm glad to know it's not just me.  The words will flow again.  I just have to remember to give it time.

May 21, 2023 04:09 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Elyse. Many years ago I wrote about an affirmation daily. One day, I had nothing. So, I posted some trivia questions as a break. And, everyday since I post more questions. From tie to time, I get an idea and write some extra posts. Go figure. Your local knowledge will have you revved up shortly. Enjoy your day.

May 21, 2023 04:55 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Good evening Wayne,  That just goes to show you never know.  I know the words will flow again.  It's just so frustrating when it happens.  Thanks for sharing your story.  Have a good evening.

May 21, 2023 04:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Very clever, Elyse, and good thinking in calling Margaret. I can't say I've run out of ideas to write about... I just run out of steam to write.

May 21, 2023 05:05 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

LOL...that's another story and, if we ask Margaret, probably blog too.  Good for you you never run out of ideas.  Next time I'm calling you!

May 21, 2023 04:12 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We can always count on Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 to be there for us, I have always enjoyed speaking to her on the phone!

May 21, 2023 06:04 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

You're so right Brian England .  Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 is always is the best - she's always there for everyone and has been since I've been on AR.

May 21, 2023 04:13 PM
Brian England

FYI, Elyse Berman, PA my Instagram showed that you followed me today but I didn't check to see whether you were already following me or not.  It was definitely not you, since I received the obligatory message through there asking if I had heard about such and such, haha.  I think someone cloned your account, perhaps even just AI, and it likely isn't something to be worried about but figured I would let you know.

May 21, 2023 07:27 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Brian England Thanks for the heads up.  Someone else texted me last night and sure enough someone cloned me.  Go figure.  Smart thinking.  I reported it to them.  Thanks.

May 22, 2023 11:22 AM
KAREN SANCHEZ
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

I was just having the same thought!  Yesterday I had so many ideas I could burst.  Today, nothing!   I'll read the comments and have another cup of coffee.  Thanks for the inspiration y'all!  

May 21, 2023 07:47 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi KAREN SANCHEZ , Like my friend Kathy Streib told me, you have to write them down.  But please, don't be like me and do it on small scraps of paper!  The ideas will come to you just as they'll come to me.

May 21, 2023 04:15 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Here's a couple of posts from Mimi Foster out my AR bookmarks page that should be a huge help!

Over 300 Blogging and Video Ideas to last the rest of your career

Hundreds of Blogging Ideas - A to Z

May 21, 2023 09:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Craig Daniels  brilliant as always 

May 21, 2023 11:55 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Craig Daniels !  You are a lifesaver!

May 21, 2023 04:15 PM
Diana Dahlberg

This was very thoughtful to post this link!  Thank you Craig Daniels 

Jun 02, 2023 10:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good  morning Elyse Berman, PA ,

You were a smart lady to ring up Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ! Better than that you took her advice and here you are with a great post and so many comments giving you some ideas! Well done!

May 21, 2023 11:23 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Good evening Dorie Dillard Austin TX ,

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 always does it.  She can turn anything you say into, that would be a great blog.   And off you go.

Thank you!

May 21, 2023 04:18 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Elyse Berman, PA  I hear you loud and clear. There are times we get tired of writing the same old things sometimes we need to refresh our minds.  

May 21, 2023 11:58 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly Hannah!  I guess it happens to us all at one time or another (or most of us.

May 21, 2023 04:18 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Thanks for the shout out, Craig Daniels. Here are links to lots more ideas 😉

Blogging Ideas

Leveraging Multiple Posts from a Single Idea

Hundreds of Blogging Ideas

There may be duplicates - can't remember if I consolidated some posts, but this should get you through next week 😊

May 21, 2023 06:04 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Mimi Foster !  That should keep us busy for a while. 😊

May 22, 2023 12:37 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Elyse, I know all too well what you're experiencing and haven't blogged much lately myself. Sometimes life gets in the way and the motivation to blog just isn't there and others it's because I cannot think of anything "blog worthy".

When that happens, I go through the archives of all my blogs from when I started on AR in 2011 to the present and usually find some ideas for a post or update an old one.

 

May 21, 2023 10:36 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Diana,  All good ideas.  Thank you for that.  It happens to some of us, I guess, from time to time.

 

May 22, 2023 12:38 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Elyse Berman, PA -

I think we all go through this.  Like Nina Hollander, Broker, it is more about running out of steam.  There are so many things going on that when I am given a free moment; I would rather veg out or go work in my garden.  

I can suggest this.  Subscribe to your local Chamber of Commerce newsletter.  There are usually so many local topics you might be able to tap into.  I hope that helps.

May 22, 2023 05:39 PM
Kieran Jackson
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor®, SFR, U.S. Army Veteran

Writer's block for real estate blogging is real! Great post.

All the best.

May 22, 2023 06:58 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

I thought that only happen to me but I see Im not alone.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

May 23, 2023 04:22 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Yes! We can blog about a variety of topics and sometimes just on the very simple things.

May 23, 2023 08:27 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 win the day!  There are definitely days, more than I care to admit, when I start to blog and am fumbling!  Sometimes I start writing and it turns into 2 posts, but not these days!  Good for you and congratulations on all of your successes.  You too Margaret!

May 23, 2023 06:58 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

I don't think I have ever been at a loss for a blog topic. I have a challenge remembering that I ALREADY DID a post about a topic. Have caught myself a couple times. Post completely done, I'm on my website looking for something and....BAM....there is the same topic already done. Good Grief Charlie Brown!!

Mine is time blocking and getting it done, and keeping track of the posts. As we all know (especially on our own websites) that it is good to link to other articles or pages on your site. THAT is where I get lost. Either I don't have the post I want to link to, so then how to remember to do THAT post later, and go back and add that link in. 

 

Ugh.....I need another cup of coffee

May 26, 2023 04:09 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Since your tagline is "Your pet friendly Realtor", I would suggest anything/everything pet related in your market.  This weeks pets up for adoption, sale on pet food, things to watch out for (fleas and tick season), etc.

One of my friends years ago showed Standard Poodles.  She ran one advertisement with her an her beautiful show dog with the tagline "For a new standard in real estate, call Lori"  It was brilliant, but she only ran it once.

May 26, 2023 11:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often has to do with how frequent one writes.  The more you practice the easier it is to blog.

May 29, 2023 07:59 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Just scroll through your photos for some inspiration. That usually works for me.

May 29, 2023 12:39 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

There really are so many things to blog about ... my main issue is time and just doing it!

Jun 02, 2023 10:28 AM