San Antonio's Rockstar Turned Realtor®: A past post reminds me of five great blogging lessons.

A past post reminds me of five great blogging lessons.

Luther Cressman and Mike Nowak discussing volcanic ash stratigraphy during the University of Oregon archaeological excavations at Kukak Bay, Alaska, 1964Sometimes you have to look back.

I was searching for a post that I wanted to send someone today and while looking through the lists of posts, I saw one that I couldn't quite remember.  I knew I wrote it, but I just didn't remember what it said.

Taking a few moments to read through it, I thought it was a interesting look at where my mind was (in this case, on September 16, 2009) and where I was in real estate and more specifically, blogging.

I was just about to hit my one year anniversary at AgentGenius and I was reflecting back on a few things I had learned about blogging in the 359 days previous to that post.  Reading through them, they all still hold true to my efforts today.

The five things I had learned?  1. You don't have to be an English major.  2. Your looks are important.  3. Commenting is crucial.  4. It's not just about real estate.  5. When in doubt, read.

Stop by the post, "5 Things About Blogging I Didn’t Know 359 Days Ago" and see if these still hold true for you today.  Are there other valuable lessons you learned along the way?  Any you'd like to share?

photo courtesy of gbaku

Comment balloon 13 commentsMatt Stigliano • June 25 2010 06:00PM


A lot changes for us over time as we  blog.  My posts have evolved, my virtual tours have evolved and it appears even my waist line may have changed.  Perhaps I need to cut out the late night blogging snacks.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Matt-It's been a week and a half of blogging madness...I have blogged about home staging, organizing, market reports and most recently about some "local" the summer concert series in my area along with Farmer's Market info...It's easy for me to blog about real estate related topics but it wasn't until today that I went outside my comfort zone to blog about some local events...I am happy about the way they came out...Your learned items are great...I am reading and reading...and leaving comments that matter...Thanks for Sharing, Jen

Posted by Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Isn't it amazing that most of life's lessons can boil down to so few words!?!

Posted by Shelley Rowton, ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin (Move To Realty) over 8 years ago

I too have visited the blogs of yesterday and thought to myself, "What the heck was I thinking?"

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Elite Realty NW - Keller Williams, Vancouver Washington) over 8 years ago

I enjoy reading some of my old posts...  Others freak me out a little bit. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 8 years ago

Those 5 things are very true and made me laugh!  Looks do matter...LOL  Well put!



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 8 years ago

I have learned to be concise in a blog post. Long rambling posts just don't get read. Each post should have a purpose, and that purpose should be achieved in as few words as possible.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Matt, The five lessons still hold true.  I wasn't commenting when I first got involved in the rain but once I saw how much I could learn from reading, I haven't stopped commenting!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 8 years ago

Ha so true!

Posted by Phaedra Hubbard, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor Real Estate Exper (My Florida Home Store) over 8 years ago

Great info Matt. Thanks much for sharing. 

Posted by Adam Brett, The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest (The Adam and Eric Group) over 8 years ago

I took your advice and stopped by your earlier post to read it in detail and picked up some great points that I'm going to use...I think I picked up a little inspiration too...thank you!!

Posted by Angela Bond, Los Angeles Real Estate | 310 666 5052 (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Good tips!

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) about 8 years ago

These are great tips, thanks!

Posted by Jennifer Pirkle, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, GA (Harvest Realty 678-617-0715) about 8 years ago