I've not posted much on ActiveRain in the past few months because I wasn't sure where I fit in.
I'm not working in real estate now, but I'm not totally out of the picture either.
The past two years have meant a lot of changes in my life and changes in my family, and my husband and I decided it was best for me to work from home for a while and focus on taking care of our baby. I wasn't able to give my full attention to both him and my clients at the same time, so I felt the most responsible thing to do was to take time off until I had a childcare arrangement I was comfortable with, so that my clients would have my full attention during my working hours.
This ended up meaning that I've spent close to two years working from home doing freelance writing, SEO copywriting, and a bit of web and graphic design but not actually working as a broker. With my background, I have ended up working for several brokers and firms as a content writer and web designer. This has helped me keep up with real estate news and trends, but my focus has been more and more on the technology side of things.
I'll be going back to college soon and taking some classes in web technology, advertising, and graphic design, which will help my freelance business now and will be useful to me when I get back to being a broker. Instead of staying so quiet over here, since I'm not "in the trenches" on the buying and selling end, I am going to start blogging more about the intersection of real estate and technology, trends, and ways to make the most of your website and online presence.