Where do I find topics for my blog? ~ Carroll County, Maryland

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Where do I find topics for my blog? ~ Carroll County, Maryland

Where do I find topics for my blog? Everywhere! More specifically, the office, Where do I find topics for my blog? ~ Carroll County, MDduring phone conversations, personal conversations, webinars, ce classes, as I work through a transaction and a issue or funny thing happens.

One of the best lessons I learned at RainCamp was/is to look in your email for topics. The questions we are asked everyday from buyers and sellers, friends and family are the same questions everyone wants the answers too.

If we, and this is a goal of mine, write a blog that answers the questions and create our own library of answers we can save ourselves so much time by saying, “No Mr. Seller, that’s not a stupid question, no question is stupid. That’s why you hired me, to help you understand the process. You are not the first person to ask that question and you will not be the last. Check out my blog on specifically xyz.” We also give our clients & customers another resource that contains our professional opinion regarding a subject.

Don’t forget to add some non-professional topics. I love to talk about my family and what ever is going on, softball, visiting family, quiting smoking, etc. How about community events? Town history? Sporting events? Animal Shelters? Senior Centers? The list goes on & on. Once you start thinking about blogging you’ll have more topics than you can blog about!

Where do I find topics for my blog? ~ Carroll County, Maryland

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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Diane: I agree with you. Life gives plenty of blog topics to keep you going.

Jan 18, 2012 09:29 AM #19
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Adrian Willanger
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Diane-Your obviously "dialed in" when it comes to creating topics of interest. Thanks for sharing your receipt!

 

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Jan 18, 2012 09:43 AM #20
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Linda Jamail Marshall
Linda Marshall,Houston Texas, Linda Marshall, Realtors® - Houston, TX
Broker, ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE - Innerloop Houston, Tex

Great reminder this Wednesday morning.

Greetings from Innerloop Houston, Texas

Linda Jamail Marshall,Broker,ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE

Jan 18, 2012 10:02 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

That's one of the things that I like about my iPhone. It takes verbal commands and I instruct it all day to remind me about different subject matter I pick up here and there for posting and blogging. To me, there is no shortage of topics, its more of making the time to do so...good sharing post thank you Diane

Jan 18, 2012 10:28 AM #22
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Kimberley Rosenstein
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Superior Service

Non professional topics are a must for keeping readers engaged. Thanks for sharing your list with us. Great ideas! 

Jan 18, 2012 11:39 AM #23
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

Diane  Great post matter of fact it has created a few new Ideas already Thank you.

Jan 18, 2012 12:34 PM #24
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Diane, you are right.  Blog topics are all around us every day, no matter where we are or what we are doing!

Jan 18, 2012 12:35 PM #25
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Gene Fraleigh
Long Realty West Valley - Sun City West, AZ
West Valley Real Estate Consultant

Diane, you have about summed it up, there are more topics than we can think of. All we have to do is to do it, that is where most of us fail.

Jan 18, 2012 01:25 PM #26
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Erik Pearson | Spring Hill TN Homes for Sale
Home and Country Realty - Spring Hill, TN

Good points, my first inspiration to start blogging was getting the same questions from clients over and over again. Not that I mind (I'm just happy to have clients), but it seems like a resource that answers all the frequently asked questions could be a great resource for past and future clients.

Jan 18, 2012 01:29 PM #27
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Evelyn Kennedy
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Diane:

It is true just about everything we do may suggests a possible post.  I especially like to talk with my friends about real estate.  They ask me about so many interesting and thought provoking topics I practically have my blogs for a month.

Jan 18, 2012 05:00 PM #28
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RealSupport Inc. - Palatine, IL
- Virtual Real Estate Marketing

Hi Diane,

Great blog post! Thanks for sharing this. We agree 100% with this post. The most important part about blogging is to be real and write about what you know, and part of that means finding inspiration for blogging in your day to day activities. It's impossible to get writers block is you stop overthinking each topic and just go back to what you know!

Jan 18, 2012 05:47 PM #29
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Frank Iglesias
Working With Houses, LLC - Atlanta Real Estate Investments - Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta, GA Real Estate Investor

Great post yes!  There is something new that can be fun to type about almost every day.  It's an exciting business!

Jan 18, 2012 07:59 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700

During the December blog challenge I thought I would struggle to find topics until I just quit worrying about it and let the fingers do the talking!!

Jan 18, 2012 09:07 PM #31
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Leslie Ebersole
Baird&Warner Fox Valley - Saint Charles, IL
REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs

Hmmmm.....one terrific topic is interacting with people who comment on your blog and ask questions or raise issues. The conversation part of social media is frequently overlooked.

Jan 18, 2012 09:40 PM #32
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Michael J. Perry
RE/MAX Associates of Lancaster, PA. - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Relo Specialist

So where do you find topics for your blog ? Great post ! Thanks !!!

Jan 18, 2012 10:57 PM #33
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Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am, d+b Real Estate, Lake Ray Hubbard Realto

Always looking for ideas especially since Blogging more consistently is 1 of my work goals! Clever ideas & I bookmarked the post so I can come back to refresh my brain when needed... thanks! 

Jan 18, 2012 10:59 PM #34
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

So many blog ideas... so little time... I am going to have to make some time to write some posts that have been lingering around my mind for some time.

Jan 18, 2012 11:39 PM #35
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Nice feature, Diane.  I had never thought about looking to my email for blog material.  Great idea.  Thanks. 

Jan 19, 2012 01:02 AM #36
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Debbie Walsh
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000

Congrats on the feature Diane!!  Definitely a great idea - I got quite a few questions just this week. 

Jan 19, 2012 08:56 AM #37
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Dian, I always need a refresher post on new ideas for blogging. Congrats on the feature, too!

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