Blog Writer's Block

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX First AB21301874

What am I supposed to write about?  Sometimes it happens.  I get stuck sitting here thinking about what I can write that will be of substance or interest to the wonderful people of ActiveRain.

I'd like to share a few things that may help you when you've racked your brain trying to come up with new and innovative ideas only to be stumped.

First off, check out some of the other blogs on the Blog Dashboard.  Go and participate by reading and commenting on other blogs.  You will be amazed at how ideas stem from becoming involved.

Another avenue are the Groups.  Just the same as the blogs, this is another great way to get ideas.  The difference with the groups is that you can find specific topics that interest you.

In addition to those two, write about your community to post at localism.com.  This is a good idea.  This will seriously help to increase your web presence when the site is launched to the general public.  John Occhi wrote a good blog about using localism to help leverage the search engines.

Finally, if you can't think of anything.  If you've visited the blogs, the groups or you have written about your community and still can't come up with anything.  Write a blog about not being able to think of anything to write about!  Ha Ha.

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Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
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Cute Brett!  You can also try to keep blogging on your mind throughout the day--that way, when something you find may interest others make a note of it.
Jan 14, 2007 12:17 PM #1
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Jim Lee
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Good one Brett,

You can also pick up some more points by commenting on blogs about not being able to think of a blog subject.

Jan 14, 2007 01:09 PM #2
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Brett Mumaw
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Leslie, that is a great idea.  Maybe keep a daily pad of paper for notes.

HA HA JIM!  That one almost went over my head! 

Jan 14, 2007 01:26 PM #3
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

I'm thinking.....hard......topic.......thinking......topic......thinking......IDEA!  :  )

Jan 14, 2007 01:37 PM #4
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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

ARE YOU KIDDING??

The trick isn't what to blog about.  The trick is to figure which topic to write about before going over the limit. 

Then there is the problem of seeding LOCALISM.COM.  Putting articles in LOCALISM.COM will easily and quickly use up your numbers.  You'll have 10 articles by Tuesday and then, suddenly, you figure out the solution to world peace and what can you do???

Lenn

Jan 14, 2007 02:18 PM #5
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Teri Isner
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The trick is to be sure what you spend a half hour blogging about hasn't already just been posted about by someone else.  Ideas..I like reading the trade magazines and responding to articles there.
Jan 14, 2007 03:53 PM #6
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Harper Team
J Rockcliff Realtors - San Ramon, CA
I haven't faced the writer's block issue yet. Life seems to present abundant material. But one day I was wondering what I would do should the situation arise. As an experiement I did a Google image search by just hitting random keys and then picked an image off the first page of results and wrote this post.
Jan 14, 2007 05:02 PM #7
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Brett Mumaw
RE/MAX First - New Albany, IN
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Deborah - funny! 

Lenn, I think that is part of problem along with what Teri said.  Sometimes there is so much that it is difficult to decide what to write.  Also you don't want to blatantly write the same blog someone else has written.  Now I realize there will be some "duplicate" blogs.  There are just too many to see them all.  You can do a search and you may find someone has already blogged on a subject that you want to write about.  That doesn't mean you can't write about it.  You may have a completely different angle or point of view.

John, thanks for the link! 

Jan 14, 2007 09:32 PM #8
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