Its getting lonely at the top

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

We  have heard this before, "it gets lonely at the top". What I am talking about this time is Active Rain. I have been at #8 in State for awhile and not much is going on above me. Number 2 blogs with some consistency and number 7 sometimes. Number 9 and 10 or still chasing me.

Why did most of them quit? Number 1 Todd Clark has not blogged in 5 months. I noticed that alot of them I followed daily have quit. Any thoughts?

Posted by


google plus


Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
Email: 541-991-0607

Comments (13)

Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green


That's an interesting question.  There could be various answers.  Some people say they get too busy to blog any more, or they're just tired of it.  Perhaps, they just have things going on in their personal lives that take up a lot of time.  We all have unique life experiences and circumstances.

Mar 03, 2014 12:38 AM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Rob time will tell which way things well go.  I wish you well.

Mar 03, 2014 12:49 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Andrew: we will know sooner or later.

Elite. Maybe I will have the answer someday.

Mar 03, 2014 01:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Rob, Like you, I have noticed that some who were strong bloggers have taken a break or have found other media sites to pursue! I still love it here and make the time to contribute. I am #2 in the state and feel that I do not have the pressure to maintain like the #1 position.

Mar 03, 2014 04:24 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

There could be so many reasons Rob.  Hopefully it's because business is so good they don't need to blog or they found someplace else to blog that brings them more business than ActiveRain.  I'm here for "shiggles" so it's going to be tough to get rid of me.

Mar 03, 2014 07:12 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Rob - Well, certainly no pressure here at number 19!

Mar 03, 2014 07:59 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Wanda: I would be curious to know what the other sites are?

Roer: I can count on that! LOL

Peter: Enjoy it before the pressure hits.

Mar 03, 2014 08:10 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Rob, I have noticed that some pasteverydayers are now just checking in every couple of weeks or every few days. I too wonder what has happened. The more the merrier is what I believe.

Mar 03, 2014 10:07 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Debbie: Well at least its not just me!

Mar 03, 2014 11:17 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Rob, I know I've been just having a bad case of writer's block. I was also away for a week on a vacation to Sedona, and tried very hard to stay off my computer and enjoy the time knowing I had a great agent covering for me. I suspect as the market heats up, there might not be as much time as we'd like to blog...which is like prospecting, once you stop it's harder to get back to it.

Mar 04, 2014 05:54 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Cindy: Glad to hear you tried to have a real vacation, unplugged!

Mar 04, 2014 06:08 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi wasn't easy, but I was told by my friend that I needed to be still for those darn vortexes and gadgets just wouldn't do. I did however have my camera at the ready.

Mar 04, 2014 09:24 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I've noticed many of the regulars from years ago are no longer active.  Not sure why.  I still see some on facebook.

Mar 05, 2014 05:06 AM