Blogging is not for everyone!
It requires dedication and commitment … and your most valuable resource … your time. Before you even consider starting a blog, ask yourself these fundamental questions:
- Do you enjoy writing?
- Do you have something to say? To contribute?
- Can you provide compelling, valuable content for readers?
- Are you willing to be yourself, be transparent and let your voice be heard…by the world?
- Are you committed to writing and posting fresh content at least weekly?
There are many, many abandoned blogs in the blogosphere. It’s pointless to start a blog if you are not willing to commit the time and effort to keep it current.
- Do you read other blogs?
- Are you familiar with who is saying what about your industry, market, niche, or interest?
- Have you checked on the competition in your area? Who is blogging and what are they saying?
- How can you differentiate yourself from other blogs?
If the answers to the above are YES, then blogging may become your secret weapon for lead generation, online presence and becoming an authority and influencer in your market.
Should you outsource blog posts or use a ghost writer?
- Blogging is more effective when it’s a reflection of you and in your voice!
- Only posts to out source should be standard content like a featured listing, home tips, etc.
- Do you have a team? Encourage your team members to curate content and contribute to the team blog.
- Invite Guest Bloggers to diversify your content! Ask your Vendor Partners to contribute content that will inform and educate your target audience. (loan officer, escrow, title, home warranty, home inspector, insurance agent)
Related blog posts:
Six Reasons to Become a Blogger
Tips on Finding Your Blog Voice
Guide to Launching a Blog
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