So much has changed in the past two years that reflecting is a difficult task. I didn’t even know there were other real estate bloggers when I started, nor did I know whether anybody would read my blog. That said:
1. The number of real estate bloggers has increased tremendously.
2. The relationships I have forged with bloggers across the country are enormously valuable, as I respect what most of them have to say. I have learned an enormous amount from the real estate bloggers out there, and plan to continue to do so. By far the most important aspect of writing every day is the reading and analyzing I do every. single. day.
3. More people are reading blogs – old and young; far less often do I hear, “What’s a blog?”
4. I would like to think my writing has improved.
5. While I have gained business from my effort, that was never the intended goal of this blog.
6. Real estate is local. National trends impact the Charlottesville, Virginia market, but the most influential real estate trends happen on the local level.
7. Right or wrong, I feel a certain responsibility to write as well and as frequently as possible – both for my own and my readers’ continuity.
I wanted to link to some of my older stories, but the conversion process from iBlog to WordPress destroyed much of the formatting. If I could figure out how to install this tag cloud plugin, I’d post the most common words and categories over the past two years.
Blogging is easy, but as with anything, blogging well can be quite difficult. I and my business are better for it. And I’ll keep doing it.