The experience of blogging to me is still a little 'odd', because I'm a ‘press the flesh' kinda guy. I like to get "face time" with people. I have found that I get more accomplished in a five minute conversation culminating with a handshake, than two months and fifteen emails. I think I'm a performer. I like to put on a show, look people in the eye and show them that I am real and honorable.
I don't want to blog to get business; I don't need more business. I want to blog because at this point in my career, I feel that I have something to contribute. I like to enlighten and inform without an ulterior motive. If people feel drawn to me because they are comfortable starting a dialogue with me, that to me is the highest form of flattery. I love for people to feel comfortable. I find that when one is comfortable it frees them to express themselves in a way that they normally wouldn't.
In a real estate situation, that amount of freedom leads to clear communication and ultimately to a better end result for my client, and makes it a much more rewarding experience for all.
I think that blogging will be another way for me to create rapport with people. My motives will be genuine and apparent: to share, enlighten and have fun! I know that I am not the best writer in this competition. When I saw Tisza's writing talents I questioned why I would be trying to compete with a professional writer!
But I figured if Sanjaya could still be in the American Idol competition
then we (ARDELL & Kevin) could actually have a shot!
So far this competition has enlightened me on a few levels. I had no idea that there was this whole community out there of people sharing thoughts, ideas, advice & banter. I love the banter. I'm a simple guy. I have also heard tale of some legendary cat fights, and I must admit I can't wait to be a spectator when the next one arises.