Writing every day is a challenge
It isn’t easy to crank out a blog post every day and there are times when we all struggle to find content. Most of the 1500 or so posts on my local real estate blog come from my every day experiences but that isn’t enough.
Over the years I have assembled a small collection of books for my blog. They are a great source of blog posts. I don’t copy articles from the books I use them for ideas and for information.
One of the books is for tourists and it has a lot of information about local content. Another book has history and historic landmarks. I have a book that is a guide to the best restaurants and another that is just about street names and the stories behind them. There is a book about local public art that I plant to buy soon.
In most cases the information that I find in the books is not available online. They are packed with information and photos about specific topics.
When I don’t have a clue what to write about I grab the book with information about a local attraction and I go out and take some photos and write a post. I have lived in the same town most of my life but I don’t always know what someone else might find interesting.
Books about your area can be found on Amazon.com or in a book store. Look for local books or go to the travel section and find the books they write for tourists. Start a series on some topic related to one of the books and write about it once a week.
Local real estate blogs can’t be just about real estate, the housing market and numbers if they are they don’t get much traffic. Variety keeps them coming back.