I can't blog

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Home Inspector with Owl Home Inspections, Inc.

I haven't blogged in a week.  Today I set aside an hour or so before firing up the grill to come up with some enlightening, informative and/or entertaining blog.

I've been sitting here for about 30 min. and I've got nothin'. 

I started one blog (about efflorescence) - and got stuck after 2-3 sentences. 

I started another (about coaching youth sports) and got all of five sentences out before I got stuck.

I need some help!

How do you come up with good blog topics?

What do you do when you get stuck?

I really like the format here and do have plenty to share.  I am not one to be at a loss for words (usually), but when it comes to putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) I clam up like a... see, I don't even have a good simile for clamming up!

So, you blog pros, what can I do?

 

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Rick this is something that I have been blogging about lately: Houses for sale this week,Houses that sold in a particular subdivision this week,Monthy market report in your city and state,Weekend Guide. I am also going to start writing my favorite blogs for the week.

Take a picture of either a restaurant,school,movie theater that I visit and take a picture of it and with me in front of it. If you go to church,take a picture of your church and write about the services. I am going to do that as well. Write about your last transaction and tell them why people should use you as their real estate professional because you guided them through the entire process. If you are reading or just read a book,talk about it and tell people why you recommend it. Hope this help. I am still learning more about blogging myself and I sometimes have my writers block so please dont feel bad. It happens to all of us. Great post. 

September 02, 2008 03:09 AM
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Give us some run downs on home inspections, the process you know best.

September 02, 2008 06:36 AM
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Rick Maday
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Owl Home Inspections, Inc.

Julie, Jean and Justin, Thanks for the tips, I have started a document to jot down ideas.

Sheila, I have never been one to be at a loss for words, so I don't think gender plays a role. :)  I will try using word first, maybe things will flow easier outside of the Rain.

Steve and Courtney, I do have lot of inspection photos.  The pictures are the easy part - it's puttting it down into words that don't read like the tax code that's hard!

September 02, 2008 08:48 AM
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Tim and Pam,I do like the idea of writing about local items, its on my list!

Thanks, Royal,perhaps I'll have some people stroies too.

Russel, as always, thanks for the support!

Lanre, I will add some inspection blogs, but I hesitate to use the complete details of an inspection, for many reasons.  A few snippets or singular interesting item should work.

Mr. (or Mrs.) Builder - Yes, I now have on my list some inspection topics.

September 02, 2008 08:55 AM
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Thanks for all the tips on topics.

Anyone have a cure for writers (bloggers) block?

September 02, 2008 08:56 AM
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