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Finding The Time To Blog

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Travis Broadwater

Travis Broadwater

By Travis Broadwater

Dear Blog,

I must apologize for my lack of commitment lately. Between prospecting for new clients and trying to keep my closings on track I just haven’t had time to fill you in on my day-to-day activities. I promise I can change, can you forgive me?

Sincerely,
Travis

Now that I have taken care of the apologies, lets get to the point! I often find myself “blogging” great topics in my head, unfortunately I must admit, not even half make it to my laptop and ultimately to the internet where they belong. My problem lies in finding the time to actually sit down and just get to work.

Well this year I have finally decided to make blogging a priority as so many of you already have. In my “planning” I have made a list of three ideal times and places where I might be able to sneak a few paragraphs without effecting my day dramatically and I would like to share them with you. Please feel free to comment with your preferred “quick blog” places as well, I need all the help I can get!

1. On an airplane/trip: Use those dreadful hours in the air to get ahead on your blog.  (I’m on a plane back to Pittsburgh right now, so it works!)

2. Meals out: Anytime you find yourself eating lunch or dinner alone, take your laptop or net book along. Many areas and restaurants provide free wifi. That means when your finished blogging (& eating) you can publish it immediately. Instant gratification.

3. Waiting: Blog while waiting on clients, kids, or your spouse. Especially in the car, trade in those 5 minutes of mediocre radio play for 5 minutes blogging what’s on your mind. It makes the time fly by and does not cut into your daily schedule.

With some simple planning blogging can be a quick and easy method to advance your career and hopefully land some clients as well. So get out there and blog already!

Travis Broadwater is with Kennen & Kennen REALTORS® in West Virginia. Visit his Web site: www.TravisBroadwater.com.

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  1. Brian- Thanks for the links, I’ll have to check out posterous.com, have not seen that one. I did just start experimenting with dragon dictation on my iPhone last week and WOW dictation software has come a LONG way in the last few years! Dragon works great and costs me nothing, I’d reccommend it to anyone trying to save some time!

  2. These sound like good times to blog, however until you committ a blocked schedule of time to blogging it will continue to elude you.

    Do you take time out of your schedule to attend networking events?
    Do you take time out of your schedule to set-up that newsletter?
    Do you take time out of your schedule to return your client calls?

    Blogging is not something that is being done in a vaccuum (or it shouldn’t be) instead it is part of your marketing plan. And it nees to be treated as such.

    Keep working on it, just my thoughts.

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