A Little Bit Of History

I DIDN’T SET OUT TO BE A BLOGGER

ROCK ‘N ROLL TO REAL ESTATE – BECOMING AN ACCIDENTAL BLOGGER

You’ve reached the obligatory “About Me” page. Who am I? What do I do? Why should you care?

My name is Matt. I’ve had a pretty awesome life and have been writing online off and on in one form or another since the late-90s. It started with a tour journal for the band I was in – back then we didn’t really have the word blogging, but it’s clearly what I was doing. When I switched gears and started a career in real estate, I dove in even deeper and fell in with a group of early real estate bloggers that helped me learn how to be myself when trying to type out my thoughts onto a blank screen.

As my career continued, I dove deeper into blogging for real estate – I wrote multiple blogs for various sites, including my own, and learned even more. I had always built websites, but thanks to WordPress, I could build one in about 10 minutes. So build I did. For myself, for others, and sometimes for no one – always looking for something new.

I have always wanted to write a book and I think this website is going to be the impetus to finally get to it. I have two books I want to write that have been brewing since the early 90s. Maybe it’s time. I’ll keep you posted.

This website started it’s life on another domain, as an experiment with niche blogging, affiliate marketing, and utilizing some of the new AI tools that have been popping up faster than I can catalog them all. I love AI and I think there is a lot there – yeah, yeah, SkyNet and all that. There are fears, I admit. Mine mostly revolve around the music world and song writing, because of my former life as a touring musician. (Side note: my opinion is that live music will become more important, and much more expensive, than ever before.)

After building the site and seeing some of the issues I had built into it while playing around with things, I was frustrated that the site wasn’t really all that I wanted it to be. So I did what I have done a million times before – I started over.

So, nearly a year after I launched that site, I moved to a new domain with a new attitude and a new mission. It’s kind of the same mission as before, but this time, I’m approaching it from a much more personal angle.

I want to help others learn about the ins and outs of blogging. Both for their enjoyment and for profit. My goal is to turn this website into something that funds itself and puts a few dollars in my pocket.

You can help by signing up for our newsletter, recommending us to friends, sharing posts on social media, and coming back to read and join the conversation (or start one). Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy…we’re in for a fun ride.

If you have questions or just want to say hello, just head on over to the contact page and get to it!

– Matt

BACK IN THE DAY

Before I Knew the Word Blogger
2000, somewhere in Germany
Rock and Roll
2004 or 2005?, Netherlands or Belgium, I really can’t remember

1997

FiRST WEBSITE

Built on an Earthlink free site, my first foray into HTML was for the band I was in. Soon thereafter I began “Diary of a Madman,” chronicling every tour stop from 1994-2008.

2008

REAL ESTATE LICENSe/HOUSING MARKET TANKS

Perfect timing – I got my real estate license as the market crashed. This, however, gave me a lot of time to focus on blogging. I also began writing for the now defunct AgentGenius.

2023

LAUNCH OF MATTSTIGLIANO.COM

After toying with a few other ideas, I finally decided to launch this site under my own name (previously, the site was named Being Broke Is No Joke, which I may still use someday).

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