Thanks for checking up on me… I’m alright

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Just checking in

For the past two years, I have had pretty much a daily routine, one post in the morning, on in the evening, but this last Saturday afternoon I posted a “I don’t feel like typing Saturdays” post and then went for over 48 hours without a post.

Well, starting this morning, I started getting calls. The first one was more of a question if Activerain was working properly and didn’t ask where I was, but the next four calls all asked if everything was alright since I hadn’t posted in a couple days. Two asked if I had actually run out of ideas and blog posts.

Well, everyone, I did actually run out of pre-written posts, but I certainly didn’t run out of post ideas! Here is what has happened: last week we started moving and between all my buyers and sellers I’ve been working with and that, I just haven’t had the time!

That is when they started asking about my pre-recording them with my voice recorder and having my voice recognition software translate the posts like had in the past. WELL, let me say after close to the 3 years I believe I have had the wonderful AT&T 8125 phone that I learned to use, and used it to help me with my business, last Monday it was finally time to upgrade!

I upgraded to what some consider the Holy Grail of cell phones, (the Iphone) but the problem is I haven’t figuredout how to record full blog posts and then transfer them to my PC for translation. I keep trying, but it is recording 30 seconds of my post and then shuts off. So, I’ve been having to just record my idea and hopefully when I get more time, I will be able to get back to my habit of one post in the morning and one post at night.

So, watch out Activerain, Iwill be back. If someone wants to tell me of an application that will speed upmy learning curve on the recording my blog posts that would be great!

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Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I dont even know who you are but I am glad you are ok! I am not sold on the I phone...going to keep my blackberry!

Jul 07, 2009 07:33 PM #1
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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Todd - Good to hear that all is well.  Although I am a recent subscriber, I do enjoy your posts - both real estate related and the hyper local posts.

Jul 07, 2009 07:35 PM #2
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Todd~ well, isn't it nice when people notice you missing and check up on you?  I don't write consistently, so no one would ever notice,LOL!  

Jul 07, 2009 08:07 PM #3
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
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Todd, applications for the Iphone are in the thousands. .you should be able to find something that can help you. Thanks for your time again. .

Jul 07, 2009 10:13 PM #4
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Moving does make one off for about a month. Good luck with your Iphone. I went with the Bold.

Jul 07, 2009 10:38 PM #5
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

You know we get worried when someone breaks the normal patterns. Let us know how the holy grail is working out as I also really want that phone.

Jul 07, 2009 10:50 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Isn't it nice that folks take the time to notice when you break a routine ? But we all know...real estate, thankfully, is anything BUT routine ! Blog on..

Jul 07, 2009 11:12 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

I figured you were depressed over losing your KISS pinball machine! Glad to hear all is well and that you will be back to your routine soon enough.

Jul 08, 2009 01:26 AM #8
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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
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I love the idea of voice recognition software.  Hope you got the kinks out.  Glad to see a resurrection of your postings.

 

Jul 08, 2009 01:46 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Todd, I actually had NO idea you could speak a post and upload it....I must be WAY behind the times!  Iwould still never be able to think of two posts in one day!  That's quite an accomplishment in itself!

Jul 08, 2009 02:01 AM #10
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Now you know how much your admired on AR, if didn't already know Todd, you are missed when you take a well needed break...

Jul 08, 2009 05:13 AM #11
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Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Todd --- Well, isn't it nice to be missed?  I have not tried the IPhone -- I use the BlackBerry --- I am comfortable with it and am not planning to change any time soon.

Mama Liz's Signature

Jul 08, 2009 05:17 AM #12
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Will be waiting patiently for your return and your posts.  It is so nice that people notice you are not posting..and are missed.

Jul 08, 2009 10:39 AM #13
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Vanna Siackhasone
Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663 - Anchorage, AK
Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663

Todd, it must have felt nice to get those concerned phone calls. I didn't even know that Iphone has that capability.

Jul 08, 2009 07:08 PM #14
Rainer
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George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

Todd, 

Arlene here, I know we had talked on Monday and you were busy in that move. How goes it? I know you were getting frustrated with the heat and were ready to give up when we talked.

Jul 08, 2009 11:39 PM #15
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Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

TC,

See...!!! I just had a hunch...!!! :^) Thanks,   Fran

Jul 09, 2009 02:13 PM #16
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It nice having friends that you know care and yes Fran you were the first of the day!

Jul 12, 2009 02:16 PM #17
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Todd,

Not sure you would be looking for this, but I have used Utterz.com before and love it for the ability to record right from my phone and then imbed the recording into my blog.  Added bonus is it is another social network, so added exposure.

Jul 13, 2009 08:41 AM #18
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