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Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging

Published on August 29, 2017 by Sherri Dodsworth under Cape San Blas


Today marks the 10-year anniversary of my first blog post. Back in August 2007 there wasn’t much real estate activity at all and I knew I had to get real creative on how to generate business without spending a lot on traditional advertising. I knew a bit about web design, have always enjoyed writing, and so Cape San Blas Blog was born. I wasn’t sure exactly what format I wanted it to take – real estate news? Local news? Market data? So I just started posting as thoughts occurred to me. Here is the first post:

Ever wonder what’s the latest news from Cape San Blas? I know I did before I was able to move here full time in 1994.

I’ve set up this blog to be your eyes and ears on the Cape to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings in real estate, local issues, and maybe even a smidgen of gossip from time to time. Feel free to let me know if there are specific issues you’d like me to address or if you have suggestions for improving this blog.



It eventually evolved into a weekly report which readers responded to strongly, and so I went with that. Our inventory has certainly improved since my first weekly report when we had a total of 575 active listings in the MLS, with 209 homes and 366 lots for sale. We’ve cut that in half since then.

I just can’t believe how far we’ve come and how much I’ve learned along the way. This has been a fantastic journey and I can’t believe how amazing we’ve done. What I love though is the fact that we are still constantly changing and evolving with the times. Having a blog is no longer about just writing a good post, but you also need to think about SEO, what your blogger actually wants and so much more. I’m grateful that there are companies out there like Victorious, who can help businesses of any size to truly grow and reach maximum success through their marketing strategies. You can view more here – I just can’t wait to see where my journey will take me.

I’ve made so many friends through this blog and still absolutely love working on it. I truly appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedules to read it. So I raise a toast of gratitude to you, and embark on the next ten years.


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