I had lunch with a good friend of mine today. My studies had ensured we hadn’t spoken for a while and it was nice to be able to catch up on all the news from the world of real estate. As often happens these days the conversation turned to the Internet and he made the comment that he just wasn’t excited about blogging. It’s a comment I completely understand.
Around the middle of this year, I hadn’t blogged a word. I knew about blogs at an intellectual level but that’s as far as it went. My first post questioned how a small business could make use of a blog. I was openly skeptical.
The funny thing is that just a few months later I’m blogging like crazy and am excited about it. There’s so many ways a blog can be used at both a personal and business level. If you want an some ideas visit Andy Wibbels.
What I’ve discovered about blogging is that it’s an experiential learning process. Simply reading this post or Andy’s blog will never explain blogging properly – or well. Blogging can only be understood by doing and being.
I hope my mate (and a bunch of other friends too) take up blogging. There’s two reasons I have for this wish. Firstly. he’d make a damned fine blogger. As a thinker he’s first class and his blog would be useful for his team, his customers, and his colleagues. Secondly, there are very few bloggers in the WA real estate market. By starting now he could steal a march on the competitors and be a real leader in the industry.
Now the test will be to see whether anyone has read my blogging tips on commenting.