Why can't I just switch it off?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville

A few days ago I posted how addicting blogging can be.  I have just started blogging this week and I accepted a challenge to do the 31 Days of December challenge.  I find myself looking at everything as a blog.  Yesterday was our Cookies w/Santa client appreciation party (which I already blogged about).  Last night was our annual Keller Williams Christmas party.  On the way home I caught myself thinking, what could I blog about?  I got home and immediately jumped on the computer to look for some ideas!  Even my husband has noticed that I seem to be on here alot. 

I woke up a bit earlier than usual this morning.  My hubby is out fishing so its just me.  I thought well, what can I do this morning?  My first thought...blog.  Second thought, work on my website.  Now I know I have non-work related stuff to do but for some reason work comes first to my mind and this morning, its what I want to do.  I don't usually work weekends unless I will be out of the office through the week and this week I will be there all week...and yet I am blogging and will most likely work on my website today. 

So I will ask, why can't I just switch it off? 

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Shawna Green, Realtor

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Blogging is necessary to your business, to share what you know, what you need to learn. Think of it not as an elective, past time, hobby. Consider it promotes your properties, your community, your brand. Plus it is fun to communicate because no man or woman is an island.

Dec 04, 2010 11:02 PM #1
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Julie Nearing
Vision Real Estate LLC - Farmington, CT

good luck!

Dec 04, 2010 11:07 PM #2
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Bill "Waz" Wasowicz
Wizards of Waz Real Estate - Maricopa, AZ

Great post Shawna. I'm new to blogging also and I think that that is part of your problem (though not a bad one to have!). You have discovered a new and exciting way to utilize technology and express your opinions. That being said, it might be helpful to focus on the fact that this is only a one "piece of the puzzle". You had mentioned working on your website and that, in my humble opinion, is every bit as important if not more so.

I am an early riser so I have made it a habit to get my blogging out of the way in the first hour of EVERY day. I have subscribed to a number of RSS feeds (I use Google Reader to organize them) and I pass on any noteworthy articles I come across. It also keeps me on top of the latest news and educates me.

I have yet to utilize Active Rain to it's fullest potential but that will come with time. Even though I invest about 70-80 hours a week in real estate, my time is very precious to me and I try my best to spread my efforts around in order to achieve maximum results.

You made a great point in that life IS a blog. You just want to make sure that your posts are relative, timely and of interest to the AR community. When you begin to blog something like "I can't think of anything to blog about roght now" (I read one of these on Facebook), it's time to slow down  ;-)

Have a terrific Holiday season.

Dec 04, 2010 11:13 PM #3
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Shawna.  Its great that you are excited about this.  I just signed up with AR in October and have blogged a few myself.  It is addictive.  We might have to find a support group at some point, but for now it's fun!!!

Dec 04, 2010 11:43 PM #4
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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
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Shawna~ I love that you have the bug!! Not to worry I will be right here with you!!

Dec 05, 2010 12:34 AM #5
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Renee Marrs Caperton
Marrs & Associates - Corsicana, TX
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate

I get really motivated reading some of the blogs that members share...it's also great to find how to instructions (made easy) on topics that have been puzzlingly me in social media.  Keep blogging...it's fun, helpful and inspiring! 

Dec 05, 2010 12:37 AM #6
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Mike Jaquish
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919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Shawna,

You will get a break.  Your blogging muse will desert you for R&R.  When you find that you worry about being able to switch it back ON, you will know what I mean.

Dec 05, 2010 01:08 AM #7
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Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
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Andrew, thanks for the comment! 

Julie, thanks, I need all the help I can get!

Bill, thank you for understanding!  I agree its still new and I am sure thats why I am so engrossed in blogging.  I have already learned that its not all about Real Estate...its life as well!  I hope you have a great holiday season as well.

Belinda, if you find a support group sign me up too!

Melissa, you better be since you got me hooked!

Renee, yes I love all the information that gets posted here on AR!

Mike, I hope its not anytime soon...I just started!  If and when it happens I might just come calling!

Dec 05, 2010 02:11 AM #8
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Amanda Simpson
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Hey show off ;)  Your blog signature block looks eerily as fancy as Melissa's....I see where the standard is.  Keep up the good work!

Dec 05, 2010 05:59 AM #9
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Amanda Simpson
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Hey show off ;)  Your blog signature block looks eerily as fancy as Melissa's....I see where the standard is.  Keep up the good work!

Dec 05, 2010 05:59 AM #10
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Ellen Wright Adams
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Good for you - keep it up!

Dec 05, 2010 08:36 AM #11
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Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Amanda, that may be because Melissa is a great teacher! 

Ellen, thanks!  I appreciate that!

Dec 05, 2010 10:39 AM #12
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Amanda Simpson
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Shawna-Don't worry....I took the time to set up my signature block a bit ago.  I'm in your two's coat tails no more.....up there with ya now!

Dec 05, 2010 01:49 PM #13
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Melissa Katzenberger
Crist Collins Realty - Fayetteville, NC

This is a great way to look at it!  I just started blogging very recently and haven't been bitten by the bug as you have, but maybe its just because I haven't been thinking like a blogger.  Thank you - you definitely gave me a great idea on how to think about it!

Dec 07, 2010 06:07 AM #14
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