I don’t know if it’s because Mortgage Porter has a birthday coming up in a few days…or if it’s just overdue. I did a little "house keeping" on my blog this morning. Now that she’s a year old, it’s time to reorganize and unclutter.
My intent with Mortgage Porter is to have it very consumer focused. And I hope it appeals to real estate professionals, too. When I write for Mortgage Porter, I picture my clients, the questions they’ve asked and experiences they’ve had. I want to help them understand the process. I also like to throw in some personal stories and local events…just for fun!
Here are a few of the changes I’ve made…
A while back, I removed the monthly list of Achieves and created one link. My goal was to list out every post however as far as I can tell with my Typepad platform, this has to be done manually and it’s been a chore! You can still find Archives listed by month after you click the Archive link on the
left right side of the blog.
I’ve also slimmed down my blog roll and separated the local blogs into their own list. After I did that, I evaluated the remaining blog links and (this was hard) tried to really narrow it down to the (non-local) blogs I read the most and that are consumer focused. I also created a link for all the other blogs that I enjoy that might be geared more real estate or mortgage professionals.
Plus, I’ve added a couple of badges that I’m proud of. From top to bottom on the left:
- CMPS Certified
- Mortgage Market Guide
- Top 12 Women RE Bloggers
- Larry Cragun’s Magnificent 7 Consumer Articles.
You can click on any of these badges for more information.
I’m learning that a blog is an evolving process full of tweaks and hopefully improvements. Nothing is permanent or stagnant. I’m sure I’ll be continuing to adjust and change Mortgage Porter…it’s kind of like moving around your furniture or cleaning out your closets at home!