My 200th blog post, Wordcamp Birmingham, and a big Thank You

I thought I would share with you a small accomplishment of mine. I recently surpassed my 200th blog post for Birmingham Appraisal Blog. I know this is not a world record or anything like that, because there are bloggers that have written more,  but it signifies an accomplishment for me that I really had not even considered before getting involved in social media and my blog.

By writing my blog, which focuses on educating readers on local economic conditions, helping explain appraisal relatedBirmingham Appraisal Blog reaches its 200th post issues, and answering common questions they have, I have been able to meet local real estate professionals as well as homeowners with questions about the appraisal process. If it were not for my blog I may not have had the opportunity to meet these people and I encourage others to look into blogging as a way of providing helpful information to those interested in what you do. It is a good way to show your customers how much you know about your job in case they are interested in hiring you. Who knows, a subject you write about could answer an important question someone has that they may not have been able to find elsewhere.

By helping people you can become a trusted expert in your business, which can help you connect with other experts and aid in networking. I could go on and on about the positive benefits of blogging but I will leave it at that. If you would like to talk more about this I would love to connect with you. I’m not an expert but may be able to point you in the right direction.

If you are new to blogging I would like to mention that Wordcamp Birmingham is coming on August 24 and 25th, 2013. This is a great way for beginners to learn a little more about blogging from people who have successfully been using the WordPress blogging platform. I will be there and I hope to see you. I have attended the last two years so if I can answer any questions let me know.

Lastly I would like to thank two people who have provided helpful information to me when I first started my blog. They are Bill Cobb and Ryan Lundquist, who are also appraisers and who have been very successful at using blogging and social media to grow their business. They still provide helpful information and inspire me to improve and write better blog posts all the time. If you blog what advice could you give to beginners? If you are new to blogging what questions do you have? Leave me a comment below.

If you have any real estate appraisal related questions you can call me at 205.243.9304, email me, or connect with me on Facebook., Twitter, or Youtube.


  1. Bryan McDonald says

    Congrats on your 200th blog post. That’s awesome!

  2. Wow Tom, 200th Blog Post! This shows tremendous consistency on your part based on your participation with everything Greater Birmingham Real Estate. Your insight into this housing market is indepth, never shallow, and offers nuggets of wisdom for the players in your market, buyers, sellers and investors, as well as the Agents that serve your market. Each morning as I check my email. both you and Ryan remind me of the consistency needed to be a blogger and local housing resource to my community. Tom, my hat’s off to you and your great accomplishment! And, thank you so much for the mention. Bill Cobb

    • Bill, I have learned a lot from you and Ryan and seek to put it into practice at every opportunity. Thanks for your willingness to share what you have learned over the years.

  3. Congratulations, Tom. 200 posts is fantastic. I enjoy reading your blog and staying in touch with your market. Thanks for the mention too. That’s very kind of you.

    My advice to beginning bloggers would be to think about who your target audience is, get into a rhythm of writing and then simply keep writing no matter how busy you are.

    • Writing while you are busy is definitely a challenge but I agree it is necessary to be consistent and stay in front of your audience. Thanks for your input.

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