A few months back, I was speaking to a friend about joining a few social networking sites and how I had started blogging. She asked me if it was worth my time writing these blogs. I immediately said “Yes”. Then she asked, “Had I received any responses to what I had written” and I said “Only a few, but I’m new to this and it may be my writing style or the topics I’m writing about. Or, it may be that I just need to establish myself or find a niche to write about.”
I didn’t want to tell her that I wrote a few blogs that no one had ever looked at. She followed by saying “Wouldn’t it be more productive making a phone call to current virtual tour clients or writing an email to potential clients?” For a moment I was taken back by what she said, but then I said “Only time will tell?”
I wish I would have told her that writing a blog was not a waste of time. Writing is a form of meditation that helps me to crystallize my thoughts into ideas. I find blogging gives me time to think, making me calmer and more focused in on my Phoenix virtual tour company and photography business. The more I’ve written the more proficient I have become at expressing ideas. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” I’m not Ralph Waldo Emerson, but you don’t become proficient at writing by avoiding it.
Since that day that my friend asked me “Is it worth it?” I’ve come to realize the value of blogging and I’ve notice an increase in response to my blogs. Expressing myself is becoming easier. Chances are, I won’t write any award-winning blogs and my thoughts won’t be compared to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but if by blogging I improve my ability to communicate an idea, then it is time well spent.
“If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, tho’ he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only way to write a better blog is to start writing. So, what are you waiting for? Finally if you are writing and blogging in your own blog be sure to copy RTV on all your blogs so they put them here in the RTV to link back to your site on your geographical keywords! Don’t miss out on the google juice my friends. Take advantage of the RTV link back!
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