OLD POSTS NEVER DIE; THEY JUST FADE AWAY!...Have You Looked At Your First Blog Post Lately???

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OLD POSTS NEVER DIE; THEY JUST FADE AWAY!...Have You Looked At Your First Blog Post Lately???

My very first blog post was not easy. ...As you all know, it is very hard to sit down for the first time,  face the computerand put down something of consequence. I thought this morning, as I sat down to write a post: "Maybe I need to review what I have written in the past...maybe something will trigger a new post.BLOGGING IS A BIG RESPONSIBILITY!

 

 

Well, THAT was a thought that triggered a whole lot of stuff--especially my own inability to want to go back and read what I first wrote--when I did not have a clue about what blogging was or where it could take me!! I was so naive at that time---Wondering: What if what I was about to do comes back to haunt me one day?...Am I going to be looked upon as a real loser in my business? ....Will Blogging really ever catch on??? ...Am I wasting my time???

 I was afraid I would be discovered and revealed as a lousy  writer, as someone who thought they could actually do this thing called Blogging---and fail!!! 

All of this stuff is what we as human beings start thinking when we are about to launch ourselves into something new, off the wall, potentially dangerous and down right scary...I was terrified, now that I look back on it.

I HAD NO IDEA WHY ANYONE WOULD READ MY BLOG-- 

 

CELEBRITY STALKER

Why would someone want to read about the Hamtpons??? Where would my post show up? Would I be seen as someone who follows the celebrity like a stalker, just because they are here?

 

The dreaded insecurity about living here and not New York city came back like a ghost of the past--it used to be viewed by many Manhattanites as a complete abdication of sophistication and success to leave NYC and move to the Hamptons!

 

Yet I had done it and I was so happy here! I wanted to get that point out there and to do that I could use the blogging thing to get my point across!!! I have since grown out of all that stuff--and now I just write! I have improved my writing and love that people can freely critique what I am sayng and even how I say it!....What a tremendous thing thia blogging thing is!!! I have discovered things about myself that I would never have known without it!

 

I am very satified with my blogging now--I do have a long way to go before I really excell at it,  BUT I FEEL LIKE I AM WELL ON MY WAY....That is the important thing to me; THAT and the idea that I may well be able to help others to get the same results from their blogging and writing.

 

 

ON OCTOBER 9, 2007, I WROTE MY VERY FRST BLOG POST....AND I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK:

 

Buying and Selling Real Estate in the Hamptons

Everyone that I know who does not live here in the Hamptons asks me: What is it like to live in that place? Do you really see a lot of famous people? Or they will name drop like crazy and ask if I have met Christy Brinkly or Billy Joel; or if I ever run into Renee Zellweiger (sp) or Jerry Seinfeld.The Hamptons is famous for a lot of things but most of all, people think of the Hamptons when it comes to really expensive properties. So most of the famous people that I get to meet are usually those who are buying or selling in the Hamptons. Which leads me to the point that I wanted to make about this really difficult housing market that is happening right now.

I told myself that when the market cools off I will take a long vacation and go to Canyon ranch in Tuscon or maybe take a trip to Europe again--haven't done that in a long time!

I told myself that 3 years ago and I am just now ready to make the trip! The market has been red hot for so long that I am looking forward to a little R and R. ...try to get my mind back on the important things in life.

So now, all I can think about is what am I going to do to make money? Sales are down here but not as bad as other places. Yet there are thousands of brokers where there used to be 500. Not enough sales to go around--so what to do? Well, I have always wanted to just buy and sell my own houses, you know, fix them up and furnish them nicely and get top dollar for them when they sell!

I have done that by the way, but now is not the time to do it...or maybe it is! Maybe now is the time we have all been waiting for; the time to get the best buy, the one you have been waiting for, for so long! I really believe that this is the time to buy; isn't it always said by stock market experts:  "buy when other people are selling and sell when everyone else is buying"???

This is my message to those people out there that want a home in the Hamptons! Buy now, because next spring, and you can bet on this, prices will go skyward again and it will be too late to get the best buy of the century!!

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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BLOGGING!!!

 

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Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Paula, I think everyone starts out a little bit shaky, but with some practice we all find our voices.

Jul 31, 2011 10:36 AM #1
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Terri Poehler
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Good Job, Paula, the positive is that you can say you have come a long way.

Jul 31, 2011 10:37 AM #2
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Paula what a nice trip down memory lane for you......what a long way you've come! WOW!  I enjoy reading your posts and learning about your area.   My first blog post is itty bitty with no clue as to what to do or write about or how...but hey we all started somewhere.

Jul 31, 2011 10:41 AM #3
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Malcome: I think you are so right--we start somewhere and the point that we try to make at that time can be lost in the fearful or nervous writing!!

Terri: Thank you! I feel that I have too...and I have a long way to go! I look forward to doing just that!

Anna: I would love to see how others have made it too...no matter how short or how inane the posts may seem, they are a testament to the courage that it takes to just START blogging, don't you think? 

Jul 31, 2011 10:53 AM #4
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Paula I do think that!  I'll buzz out and go find my first AR post....good for a laugh!  Ha ha....here it is. And arent' we lucky to have so many people to share their knowledge and teach the newbies!!!

Are you loving the media today

The media frenzy sometimes drives me banana's! I'm a late starter on active rain but better later then never.  After today's media blitz I felt the need to take some time, get logged in and set up and find out what other agent around the country are doing to overcome the obstacles we keep getting hit with this past year or so.  We were on a run and sales were picking up quite abit until the whole bale out deal came to light.  People seem to be back to 'sitting on the fence' with a look and see attitude.  What is selling here in Phoenix are homes under 200K.  I've had more of them then I've had in years.  There are some smoking deals to be had out there right now.  I'd like to hear how you are marketing and working your way around the current ecomomic climate. 

Thanks so much! 

Anna Banana 
PhoenixPropertyShoppe.com

Jul 31, 2011 11:10 AM #5
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Anna: Thank you for sharing your first post! I think it was excellent and the topic was right on target!!! Hope we see others willing to share theirs as well!...What a group!  

Jul 31, 2011 11:35 AM #6
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Paula * what a FUN suggestion.  I may have to take it and see who I have PROGRESSED!

Jul 31, 2011 11:31 PM #7
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David Popoff
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Paula, fun memories, I'll have to head back and see what my first blog was 16 months ago, great idea.

Jul 31, 2011 11:48 PM #8
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John Saari
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Nice post. It's interesting to watch how we mature and evolve as bloggers. What we find important now versus then. Thanks.

Aug 01, 2011 12:01 AM #9
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Wallace: It is intertesting--I did't know what I would find or how I would feel so it was a big surprise and fun!

David: I think you should too...let us know how you have progressed---even put your post here if you want!

John: I know! Take a look at yours and lt us know if you feel like you have progressed...this is fun!

Aug 01, 2011 12:11 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Paula. Just goes to show you.....We all start somewhere, and that's the way it is. Fun now isn't it> I think so.

Aug 01, 2011 01:44 AM #11
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Sheila: You can say that again! I have had such fun doing this that I wonder what others find when they go back and look--have you had a chance to go back and review? It is great fun and I hope others have found the humor and the appreciation I have now that I have looked---I like how far I have come!

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