Suck it Up!!...And Blog

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One of my goals for the New Year is to blog more.  On Active Rain my blogging is by choice. I don't have to do it.  I just thought it would be good to get back into blogging more again.

On my new website I feel I have to blog.  I need to build content up on the website, and work on SEO and get a lot of searches and real estate news and market updates posted to that website. That is something I need to do daily at least for the first couple months of the year.

However, I need to admit in my blog that I don't always feel like doing it.  Thus I have to tell myself to "Suck it up and do it!"...I have to do that with my workouts sometimes too.

The good news is like with working out; I feel good when I am done!  I am guessing some bloggers or want to be bloggers feel the same as I do.

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Contact Chuck by emailing him at or by phone at 612-290-3809. 



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Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

The latest contest on activerain has got me doing more. Blogging takes a lot of time especially market updates. I'm doing like five a month. Yes I guess I need to suck it up too.

Jan 16, 2014 10:17 PM #1
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hey Chuck,

I'm with you in that sometimes I don't 'feel' like blogging even though I know the benefits of doing it.  So I continue to press on - as in suck it up - and blog.

Best of GREAT success to you in 2014!

Jan 17, 2014 01:47 PM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Chuck, like you, I need to beef up the blog on my web site, and there is a big question?  More original content, or recycle and tinker with what I do here?  

Jan 18, 2014 12:07 AM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great title Chuck, and once you do suck it up and start writing it gets much easier.

Jan 30, 2014 09:20 AM #4
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Chuck-For me it takes time to get into a routine of blogging. Once I get consistent it becomes a bit easier, at least until I miss a few days. Then it becomes a challenge to get started again. 

Feb 04, 2014 01:22 AM #5
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That is the way it is for me as well. You know it must be done whether treadmill, blogging or cold calling!

Feb 04, 2014 09:49 PM #6
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I haven't yet decided to suck it up but I'm thinking about it. I have to find a time slot for me to just do it.

Feb 04, 2014 10:01 PM #7
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
I think it's the same for everyone. I like your likeness to a workout, or likeness to trying to get the kids into the bath. Hard to get in, and impossible to get out. Feels great once you are doing it.
Feb 04, 2014 10:19 PM #8
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Oh are so not alone. There are days when I don't even want to log in to AR let alone blog. But, as you said, I suck it up :)

Feb 04, 2014 10:25 PM #9
Rob Rosa
Berkshire Hathaway - Wethersfield, CT
Personal Real Estate Expert

Good reminder...there are a lot of times I am really not in the mood to do it but once it's done I am happy and feel a level of accomplishment.  Thanks for the reminder.

Feb 04, 2014 10:28 PM #10
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Love the title! Yes, you are not alone.

Feb 04, 2014 11:18 PM #11
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

For those that do not regurlarly blog, it will never happen. Only a small sample will start fresh with time consuming projects. What are these people doing that don't have time to blog, check their numbers. 

Feb 04, 2014 11:22 PM #12
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 just reminded of something I need to do...just suck it up and go finish scooping!!

Good Luck on your new website!!

Feb 04, 2014 11:22 PM #13
Mary Ann Smith,
Keyes 786-278-6598 - Kendall, FL

Excellent title.  Thanks for sharing.  Have a great day.

Feb 05, 2014 12:10 AM #14
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

It's like curating future business.

Feb 05, 2014 12:17 AM #15
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Great title.  Yes, we all need to sit down at our computers and make time to write!

Feb 05, 2014 01:25 AM #16
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

It is a habit and a matter of getting into a pattern of blogging every day.

Feb 05, 2014 03:13 AM #17
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Yeah, I absolutely HATE starting on one. Have ideas all of the time....when I'm away from the computer! Once I make myself start, not so bad.

Feb 07, 2014 12:27 AM #18
Mary Diaz
Tampa, FL
Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker

Thanks, I have not started yet, but soon.

Feb 07, 2014 06:58 AM #19
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