Marriage On The Rocks, ActiveRain Is To Blame

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Marriage On The Rocks, ActiveRain Is To Blame. Not really, but since I have discovered ActiveRain and gotten involved in Help methe community, my husband has felt left out and neglected. I admit it takes a lot of time to check in with my new friends and see what they are saying. And what about all the people I haven't met? I have to give myself a chance to meet them also and I just don't want to miss a thing; it is such valuable information. Of course there is the Google situation where we all are trying to rise in the ranks. It just takes a time investment to accomplish all of this.

He was so supported of my blogging from the beginning and has said for years that I should write a book on my real estate adventures. I put him off saying I did not have the time so he is reminding me that my time is limited and he is not to be left out. So although our Marriage On The Rocks, ActiveRain Is To Blame isn't the case yet, it could be if I don't look closer at the problem and get some help.

I get it that maybe I have been a little too absorbed in reading, commenting and writing my posts. I must confess that I have resorted to sneaking my iPad into another room so he won't see me being involved. So there is probably something to what he is saying and I simply must get control of myself. I fear that I have an addiction and I love the high I get. I wonder if I am alone feeling this way or do others feel the same way?

My husband is a wonderful man and has always supported me in my real estate career. He passes out my cards and asks for the business for me. He is so much fun to be with and we have great times together. He will be my priority and I must figure out a way to balance it all out.

Marriage On The Rocks, ActiveRain Is To Blame, not quite yet but could be in the future. It's probably just a little bump in theIs there an ActiveRain Doctor road to deal with and not a big boulder.

Let me see how I can get hold of this thing. Maybe I can dedicate time at work to do my blogging. Maybe I can check in for a few minutes before I leave for work in the mornings but definitely after he has left the house. Maybe I can beat him home and check in before he arrives home while dinner is cooking. Maybe while he is in the shower I can slip away to the other end of the house and enter a few comments. Maybe while he is talking on the phone I can read a few posts and put in a short comment or two.

Oh me... I am listening to myself and I really do have An Addiction. Maybe I need to see the doctor and get him to fix me. I simply must get some help! Is there an ActiveRain Doctor out there or ActiveRain Anonymous?

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You wrote a great blog, thank you for sharing it with all of us.

I commit and hour per day to do my blogging, normally first thing in the morning and right after I workout. I'm my first appointment.

Jun 23, 2012 07:55 PM #24
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

OH Debbie, I can so relate to you.  The reading & commentinng does take time.  I do some during breakfast and then just quick doses/check ins during the day (uusually over coffee at Starbucks).

Jun 23, 2012 07:56 PM #25
Phil Leng
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &

Hi Debbie,

Everything in balance.

It is so easy to put less important things before more important things.


Jun 23, 2012 08:22 PM #26
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Well Debbie, first comes curiousity, then a quest for points, then you learn all the things you don't know from the other members! You are hooked, face it! Now let's see how you do with time management! Enjoy your day!

Jun 23, 2012 10:32 PM #27
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Ha!  It does become addicting doesn't it?  Just like all social media sites, it takes balance.

^  That is the pot calling the kettle black.  :)  

Jun 23, 2012 10:35 PM #28
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This is so cute and I can partner is now used to my blogging and knows that if I did not get it done during the day, it will get done before bed..............

By the way, thanks for the comment on being too young for a grandchild but I will be 64 in October. I was 30 when I had my first baby.............

Jun 23, 2012 11:54 PM #29
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand


AR is like working for a gigantic company where everyone wants to help you!  Where else can you find that?

Jun 24, 2012 12:01 AM #30
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Hopefully this is funny but it could be the start of a cry for help. Just remember like IBM, the Edsel, PacMAn and other toys your family will always be there long after the fun or thrill of the next deal is gone. IF YOU WANT THEM THERE. LOL

I spend 4 hours a day in the rain on average I still do not think I am hooked LOL

Jun 24, 2012 12:09 AM #31
Liz Hill

I totally concur, this is farrrr more addictive than facebook! I see Debbie has been absent ...maybe she is in rehab?

Jun 24, 2012 12:53 AM #32
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Debbie, It's a common affliction.  I usually wait until my husband is asleep before logging onto AR and reading and making my comments on other's posts.  If I'm writing a post, I do that during the day because it's a part of my real estate work.  He's reading the Sunday New York Times, so this a good time for me to log onto AR.  I've been doing this for more than 5 years and it works.

Jun 24, 2012 12:57 AM #33
Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL

Funny! - My husband complains, too, but he is super happy for me when we Google a neighborhood I blogged about, and my AR post is on page 1. Showing him that really convinced him of the value of AR - but it is still important to not spend too many hours on here :)!

Jun 24, 2012 02:04 AM #34
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Tammy- So you’re in trouble too? That quiet time is important in every day.

Frank-I will check out that app. Maybe it will help when I’m on the go. Thanks.

Tammie- He does play a little golf. That may be the solution.

Hella-I do need to set specific times and that would help a lot. And it is so much fun.

Evelyn- You all give me hope that I will settle in and so will he.

Praful- I may just have to do that. He could be my “ghostwriter”.

Joe- You are so dedicated because I see your comments every morning around 6 AM. Putting it in my schedule as an appointment may be the answer.

Debbie- I may need to take more Starbucks breaks. Now that is an idea.

Phil- Yes balance is the key. That is what this is about. If I spend 1-2 hours a day, nothing else should go unattended.

Wayne- Yes I’m hooked and learn something new every day. I will get control of the time thing.

Jun 24, 2012 03:18 AM #35
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Jerrod and Amanda- I am finding there are many of you in the same boat, but you seem to find a nice balance to it.

Barbara-Jo- Hi, you young looking grandma, your partner must be very understanding.

Pamela- It is like a big family and I have only scratched the top of the surface.

Charles- I don’t spend 4 hours on AR. Do you seem to get everything done?

Liz-I’m here! Not in rehab yet. Just had to take time to digest some of the therapy.

Gail- Yes, the asleep thing might work. 5 years huh? I may survive too.

Tanja-Then you hit pay dirt and Google has you in their sites. Congratulations.

Jun 24, 2012 03:29 AM #36
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

I guess my answer woiuld be that Family always comes first. Real Estate in general can consume you. Don't let it. Make it part of your business day. Got to turn off the clock sometimes.

Jun 24, 2012 06:42 AM #37
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Bill- The problem is blogging is so much fun. You are right, family is first.

Jun 24, 2012 10:19 AM #38
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, New Mexico Properties - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

I think it's time to pick up some referral points on AR...Bring your husbad in and book his ticket to the next RAINCAMP..  Share the Joy of being in the Rain...

Jun 24, 2012 04:00 PM #39
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

I hear you sister! I too have become an ActiveRain addict. I am learning a lot of new things, but find I really enjoy reading about the different areas of the country where people live.

Jun 25, 2012 06:30 AM #40
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

C. Lloyd- Now that is an idea that I am going to propose. What a thinker you are.

Hi Carolyn- It is nice to meet a fellow addict and know I have a lot of company.

Jun 25, 2012 07:47 AM #41
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Debbie~ My husband has very supportive of my blogging from the beginning.  He knows how much I love to write and visit and he recognizes the value of the Internet exposure.  Of course, my husband is a real estate agent too, so it's a bit easier.  :-)

Jun 25, 2012 12:30 PM #42
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

OK...You've taken the first step in admitting you have a problem. I have a problem, too. I'm addicted to AR.

Jun 13, 2013 04:13 PM #43
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