I'll make no secret of it. When I first saw this ActiveRain challenge posted by Debe Maxwell, urging us to revisit our old blogs, that need a little cleaning up, I was a tad overwhelmed. I have blogged regularly for well over a decade now, and the number of total blogs written has reached 1844. That's a bunch of reviewing of the past, which would be revisited and potentially scrubbed up a little.
In addition, over the years, ActiveRain has undergone platform changes, which often either scrambled or changed fonts, and/or diminished photo and graphic size, rendering them difficult to see. The task to create remedy made my head want to explode. However, Debe wasn't suggesting we revisit and repair each and every blog we had written. She merely suggested we commit to ten.
So, in the wee hours of this morning, I found I wasn't sleeping. It had nothing to do with worrying about this challenge and what duress it might incur. And, it gave reason for me to sit in front of this computer screen, and in earnest create some new banners for old blogs that had them missing! It provided an opportunity to repair fonts too tiny or scrambled to read. In addition, I found revisiting some of my posts interesting. It was an opportunity to note changes in perspective I have experienced about certain aspects of the real estate profession over the years . All in all, I think this challenge of Debe's was an excellent idea.
Here's the list of blogs chosen to be updated and repaired:
(3) When Less May Be More
(4) Real Estate and Other Markets are About Cycles
(5) California Wild Fire Protection
(6) New ActiveRain FeatherNesters Group
(7) Recipe: Chicken Pasta Salad with Tomatillo Sauce
(8) Homeowners Reluctant to Buy Where There is an HOA
(9) Different Inspections and Disclosures - Urban vs. Rural
(10) Which Works Best - Being Cooperative or Adversarial