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.
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--
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:
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!!
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BLOGGING!!!