Tonya, My belief is that a blog should be about something you really believe in. You should be writing about something that is important to you or to those who you are trying to help. Everything I posted was to help a potential buyer to look at some part of the buying process so they can either go forward or wait based on solid information.
Several of my blogs never started out as blogs. The blogs went to a questions I replied to in the Q&A section and stole those replies. A reply I gave that never even got a thumbs up got about 300 views. Another reply I gave to someone on their blog became my #1 viewed blog with 594 views. "Simple ideas every realtor and other professionals should follow to gain a great reputation."
Look at every question that comes your way. Look at every answer you give. Think, is this good enough and relevant enough to turn into a blog? When it is blog away.
I did post a blog on the new find a pro rating system.
(do not use or trust find-a-pro it is worthless now look inside for the truth) 28 views. Multiply by 2 points per view and I just received 56 points from trulia for saying trulia has a very bad system set up now.
I also posted a blog when I got my vip2 badge. â€œI just got the vip2 badge. The second level up. What does it really mean? What should it mean to consumers?â€ That got 233 views and likely would get more but I do not repost it often.
(scratches chin) I wonder if that really proves the point that the vip system is messed up. I get vip points for a useless blog that is not helping a home buyer to buy their house and get rewarded.
One blog said do not think the vip badge is worth much to you.
The other does say not to use best match as it is not a good match.
Both of those blogs were written because I saw something I did not like here. I wanted others to see what I saw.
Was it worth writing them? Well, over 500 vip points say yes.
But it would be better if I never got the vip points and never had a reason to post those 2 blogs.