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Writing blog posts every day — and writing this weekly column — isn’t always easy. The hard part is coming up with topics that people want to read about.

I spend at least an hour each morning reading, and often another in the evening if I can. I often get ideas for blog posts from what I read online.

When I am looking for a topic for my real estate blog, one my favorite places to go is Trulia Voices, which features Q-and-A on a range of topics. There are other online real estate Q-and-A sites, too, such as Zillow’s "Home Q&A."

I start by reading questions that consumers have about real estate, as those topics may also be of interest to my audience.