Inspiration in the RAIN!

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There's a blog Challenge I'm completing that requires writing 2 posts about how I choose TOPICS for my Blog, and how I develop the THEME.

That's an easy one! So on this first post of 2, I will talk about Inspiration in the RAIN!

My first blog just naturally was an INTRODUCTION of myself and my business! Then 3 others followed talking about Inspection related services. I was thinking I needed to Blog about what I do! But as I got to looking around, I saw I could talk about anything! Look Out! Here I come!

Then I discovered fun, and challenging...and competitive! I LOVE a CHALLENGE! I LOVE to COMPETE! So the guidelines of the competition usually provide you with the topic for the content. Easy enough!

Then I found that in reading member's blogs I sometimes find myself PASSIONATELY COMMENTING away, not even realizing I rambled on, and wrote a comment LONGER than their blog! LOL! Oops! (I was brand new and didn't realize there actually is commenting etiquette.)  <<<MUST READ! LOVE this post!

emailAfter leaving one such comment, I received a very nice and sweet email saying I should copy/paste my comment and make it a Blog post. So I did! She was so sweet, and said, that it would be a great topic to share. She wanted me to blog it so other members would see it. I'm so Thankful for her sending me that sweet email, because I hadn't even realized that a comment could very likely be a POST instead!

So, since then, I've left numerous comments that I realized were getting LENGTHY, and turned them into a Blog post instead. The Member's blog inspired me to create my own; of course, with a different spin on it, or maybe a tiny part of their post took me off in another direction.

I'm often INSPIRED to write something on the same topic as another member's post, if I have a different opinion, or maybe even disagree. I then write a post relevant to that same topic.

My Two Cents Worth...

Sometimes I'm inspired by timing and a past experience, and my desire to help. Several posts have evolved from me wanting to help others. Prevent them from having a potential problem or save them some time.

Then sometimes... a girl just wants to have FUN! Or get a little personal. Or talk about my family!

Or Thank Everyone!!! Or Blow off Steam! Or Get a little ATTENTION! Or Tell it like it is! ..........

I could just go On and On and On!

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I have 3 babies...How many do you have?  Cute Pics!!! Please post YOURS!

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Posted by

Cheryl Dickson
970-462-5100 Wichita Falls, TX

Staff - Wichita Falls AssociationĀ  of Realtors


Retired Realtor-GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Comments (8)

Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO

Cheryl, Nice to hear what makes you tick.  Now everybody else knows too.  I guess I will have to come up with a challenge for you???  You've done some really great blogs in such a short time!

Jan 27, 2012 03:04 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Cheryl you're certainly a Rider In The Rain my friend.  Keep on keeping on and no looking in the rear view mirror!  Happy Weekend -

Jan 27, 2012 03:19 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Vince, Challenge??? I'm game! You gotta do it too! Time for a blog post from you. Don't 'cha think? C'mon, jump in!

John, LOL! Seems like every time I catch a glimpse of the rear view mirror, there's flashing reds in it! I think the throttle sticks on my bike, ...and my truck's tires are too big so the calibration is off, ...and my car's speedometer is off by at LEAST 5mph....or more. Have a great weekend with D&D!

Jan 27, 2012 03:52 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
E Mortgage Capital, Inc. NMLS 1416824 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS #281609

Another award winner for you.   Great topic, great presentation and wonderful graphics.  Suggested and they better make this a feature.   If not, I'll hold my breath until they do.  

Jan 27, 2012 04:30 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Cheryl,

This is a great post. It looks like it took a while to put it all together.

I don't know if I have that much patience to put together such a long and indepth post. ARGHHH

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2012 11:24 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Paramedic enters the home..."Doug, Doug, Doug, Wake up Doug!" "He's turned blue, seems to have held his breath too long" .....THANK YOU Doug,  LOL! Please, don't hold your so nice to know how much you enjoyed it though!

Clint, it really just kinda jumped out onto the screen, pretty easy topic! You write very helpful posts, I'm waiting to hear how the duct work re-Inspection goes. I'll pop by later to see how it turned out.

Jan 28, 2012 02:57 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've had that happen...comment turns too long and involved to be a comment. Now you have a blog post. Check out my blog on what my education means to me. That is how that blog came about.

Hope things are going well for you. We are busy down here. The market seems to be on a roll.

Feb 06, 2012 01:21 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Yay Debbie! You just keep at it girl! I'm so glad to hear things are picking UP!!! I'll head over and check the blog right now. Have a great week!

Feb 09, 2012 02:46 PM