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Willy Nilly Busy Blogger

 

As a busy Real Estate Broker, this is a frequent question.

How do you find time to blog?  

Maybe being busy comes from blogging.

 

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ActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals network and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and learn about the real estate industry.

 

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My daily writing is spontaneous and not planned. It could be about one of my listings, an impromptu open house, any of the dozens of incoming or outgoing calls. It could be about an idea picked up from speaking with other agents during the day.

It could be a member's question or inspired by a comment.

My posts have been described by Bliz as willy-nilly...never knowing which direction they'll go next, but chances are they'll entertain.

For me, it's the freedom to write about anything...no rules no specific topics, no same type of post every Monday.  My only rule is to put out a post every day.  

What I write tonight may not get one of my listings sold, it may not get a new client and it may not get my phone to ring. 

Of the two dozen calls, the showings and putting out a few fires...my day is pretty busy. Time is made for blogging. It's fun and an excellent way to end the day. 

 

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Comment balloon 45 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • February 07 2019 12:44AM

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You could be writing this philosphy for me! Except I don't even make myself post every day - that would turn it into a chore faster than I can say "ABC." For me, some of the fun is, as for you, finding sources - today's post, for example, was inspired by an article in a local paper, The Woodinville Weekly. I've always enjoyed writing - as long as I look at this as a creative outlet, play, I'll never let it go. I'm very grateful to Lee Alley, Northwest Business Photography, for teachng me about ActiveRain. Posting here encouraged me to add a blog to my website, to expand my interactions with communities on Facebook and LinkedIn... It's a wonderful way to relax for me.

Posted by Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) 4 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Whatever your mood, the message is always interesting. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

HI Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I like how you write your blogs!!  So do not change.  It seems I have a bit of your style in mine in that almost always they are all over the map.  And I am okay with that.  Have a great day...cold and windy in Nebraska today...but the sun is shining!!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) 4 months ago

I was once accused by a fellow blogger of being so varied in my blog posts that they never knew what to expect when they landed on my blog.  It is true, sometimes, I write about real estate matters.  Other times, I write on local events and attractions.  And, there are times when things written take on recipes, and other topics.  It is who I am.  I won't apologize for it. 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

One of these days I'll find myself back in the habit of daily blogging.  For now, daily commenting will have to do.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 4 months ago

Lauren Williams, CPO Enjoyed our talk this morning and love the way you use your adorable son in your post. All the best.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Thank you Wayne Martin 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker At this stage, I don't think either one of us is going to change.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

And I'm glad we all have the option of choosing what works best for us.  I do enjoy your posts, no matter which direction you choose for the day :)

Some days I'll deviate from my plan, not often, but it happens!  I just did tonight, I pulled market data and wanted to discuss something I saw that was general.  It probably won't make my phone ring, but just maybe it'll give someone a little nugget that helps them, so away I go on the keyboard.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) 4 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Willy-nilly just like me. Please continue because I love your postings!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Chris Ann Cleland Check out tonight's Blogging habits one day at a time.

It was inspired by you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Liz and Bill Spear So many times it is you that sparks ideas for new blogs for many of us. And you are really good. Congratulations on more features than any other member in the history of AR!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Well, if you were the willy nilly busy blogger BLIZ referred to;  I want be be willy nilly also. 

I've always considered you to be a great role model.   

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) 4 months ago

Sondra Meyer:  Maybe we could start a Willy-Nilly group. So many bloggers, so many ways to blog...love it!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Margaret, consider me a fan of Willy Nilly. I find blogging easier when I’m busy because there’s always something to blog about. Writing about different topics keeps it fresh, I like your style!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group ) 4 months ago

If you set up and fill the information silos, good things come from your blogging efforts Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 4 months ago

I love the Willy Nilly also Margaret. You are such a pro and each post is interesting.  I love reading your blogs, no matter what they are about.  I need to become a daily blogger, I have so much to write about, but need a few extra hours in the day. Congrats on the much deserved feature!

Posted by Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX (ULTIMA REAL ESTATE) 4 months ago

I also subscribe to the Willy and Nilly school of blogging. I like it.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) 4 months ago

Your posts are enjoyable and informative.  I am still working on my cadence regarding posting to this site.  Given I write professionally and have other commitments, my postings here have been irregular.  My goal is to be more consistent by the end of the first quarter.

Posted by Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom (Dirt Road Real Estate) 4 months ago

If you have ever watched little children play....spontaneous, unplanned and quite satisfying. I remember when I played, I never wanted it to end. Why not use that "flow" for all we do? Good posting & thank you Margaret

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 4 months ago

Good morning Margaret. You are conscientious and spontaneous. A good combination.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Amanda S. Davidson You are right...the busier we are the more there is to blog about!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 Yes, good things come from our blogging when we can share information.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Brenda J. Andrew Thanks for the reblog and the kind words. Please let me know when you find those few extra hours.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Willy Nilly must be one of the themes of the week Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Mark Parsons, Beautiful Colorado Home (Lokation Real Estate) 4 months ago

Alan May Willy Nillys are prevalent in the Rain.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Leanne Smith Let us know if need some encouragement with your goal.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Spontaneous, unplanned and satisfying.  Please go with the flow! 

Richie Alan Naggar 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Sheila Anderson Spontaneous and conscientious. I like the description. Thank you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Mark Parsons  I actually borrowed it from Liz and Bill Spear  aka Bliz.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Congratulations on the featured post. Love it..yes your blogs are always fun to read and never on the same subject... but always something of value!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 4 months ago

So true. During the course of every day business, LOTS of blogs can be formed. 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 4 months ago

Thanks, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR And I love hearing about your beautiful and handsome grandchildren.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Jan Green Maybe a personal recorder going for our calls conversations, emails, appointments, showings, texts etc. No shortage of topics.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Willy nilly or whatever you want to call it...you do it well and we are lucky to have you amongst us!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 3 months ago

Congratulations on the feature post, Margaret!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 3 months ago

Oh, we are certainly birds of a feather, Margaret - I'm willy nilly and proud of it! It's MY blog and I can write when I want, right?!! 

Funny but, I have a post in que that is a very similar topic but, each time I think of reading it, I hesitate - I think there's negativity to it and definitely not 'fun' like yours! LOL It's like those emails that you write and then don't ever send! HaHa!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Sharon Tara  Glad, to be a part of this groups... and appreciate the feature!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS Go ahead and post it. After all, it is YOUR blog and I love reading whatever you write. Hope it's a good weekend for you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

LOL Last week, I had a look at it and softened it up a bit but, still haven't posted it! It is my blog but, I don't like to project negativity though, Margaret!

We're having a great weekend - a bit cold but, we were spoiled by 70º weather this week so, now it seems really cold. Looking forward to spring!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS There is nothing about you that could ever project anything but positivity. Will look forward to whatever you post. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

When I am really busy, I find it hard to find the time. I think I would blog more if I felt I was a better writer--more engaging and witty.  I keep it going though

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) 3 months ago

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR With a medical and artist background...writing is not my profession. Just write and write often. Let the ideas flow. Don't worry about whether you are a good writer...just do it. The more you write the better and easier it is. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Well I'm relieved to hear you have no hard and strict blogging rules.  That would take the fun out of it.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 3 months ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 No strict rules...that would take the fun away.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

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