"To blog or not to blog" has been a question I have constantly asked myself lately when getting online. I remember when I first started blogging,I thought I was becoming obsessed. I wanted to blog every listing, every real estate subject and every closed deal. I learned how effective blogging was with touching and reaching the masses and was online every night after my daughter would fall asleep. Trust me, blogging with a 5 year old on your lap, asking questions or rushing you to get off the computer to play with her or look at ICarly with her is not possible. Blogging had actually turned into a every night football game. My late night blogging was giving me a moment when I wasn't worried about the client calling to ask why were the lights turned off left when someone showed their house earlier in the day. Allowing me to avoid the agent who keeps calling about a house that's clearly listed as under contract. Away from the person that sends 20 new properties everyday because they must feel they are my only client. Away from all the calls that make you cringe when you see the numbers on your phone.
But lately blogging has started to feel like work. I started seeing myself in the areas and topics I was blogging about. So I wanted to get out three to five blogs a day instead of the one or two at most I comfortably previously wrote. I started needing to get higher than the blogger over top of me on ActiveRain or Google. I started becoming obsessed with being on the front page for Bowie Maryland Short Sales. I started checking different search engines at least five times a day to see what page my name appeared. I started ignoring calls because I was blogging from my listing owners, current clients and potential clients. I started ignoring emails requesting to see houses because I was blogging. These people actually had the nerve to call me when I'm blogging to get clients. Or was I missing the fruits of my labor because I couldn't stop laboring. It didn't take a BA (blogging anonymous) class to figure it out either.
Now I'm back to blogging because I want to blog. To tell a story like this one, not strictly to get to the number one spot in ActiveRain or Google. I remember the teacher saying blogging was just a story; a story as you see it. I'm back just telling my stories again. But I do hope ActiveRain and Google see it....lol
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