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Are you guilty? I know that I have been. You've been busy. Nose to the grindstone, procrastinating on writing because there are so many more important things to do or you haven't been in the mood. Whichever the case, writing a bog is the last item on your priority list. And then you realize - dang, it's crunch time. Use 'em or loose 'em.

So, you whip it out! The computer keyboard that is, and start putting together a plethora of blogs that really suck and blow at the same time. You know the one's I mean, your reader clicks on them and your hair gets pulled toward the monitor. Might want to book mark some of these if you need your desk cleaned or hair dried in a jiff. We have all been guilty of these. Last of the week, 5 post to go so you put out some stuff just to keep from loosing the points.

Examples of what I am talking about are:
     Didja Ever Get Tired of Useless Information... or how about
     The Scarlett Letters...
I posted these purposefully as examples of some of the crap that I see posted out there in the Internet. Don't your readers deserve more than just mindless blather or is it just about the points? I hope not...
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Oh-oh, I may be guilty as charged ... but sometimes the plan is good but the execution is poor!

Jan 03, 2009 12:54 AM #1
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Gosh, I honestly never considered writing a post that wasn't thoughtful and from my heart. What are you guys doing????? (Is THAT how everyone keeps racking up a gazillion points?) dumasses...I guess everyone can try anything...I'm sure everyone is just trying to figure out how to be their best. Happy New Year of best blogging!

Jan 03, 2009 12:58 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Michael...I am sure I have put some "less than stellar" blogs out there, like everyone else.  I agree with Richard...sometimes you meant well,but it didn't come off the best.  At least we keep trying, right?

Jan 03, 2009 12:59 AM #3
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


As the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."


Jan 03, 2009 01:08 AM #4
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Keep up the blogs and those points!

Jan 03, 2009 01:17 AM #5
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Michael, neither one of your examples is anywhere near as bad as some I have seen:)

Jan 03, 2009 01:23 AM #6
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

I have posted blogs that were of interest to me and not one person commented on them.  Oh well good thing I don't write for a living.

Jan 03, 2009 01:54 AM #7
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

Practice makes perfect or something anyway. I read on one of the "bad blogs" of yours that someone asked about the half face thing. I have also been wondering what the other side of people's faces look like. What is up with that. I guess it got my attention so that may be the point.

Jan 03, 2009 02:03 AM #8
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

I think we are all guilty at times.  It's the individual mood of the day.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 03, 2009 02:13 AM #9
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


I relate to your post. I try to have certain minimum standards. Sometimes I am glad to be passed a meme because at least I then know what my next blog will be.

Jan 03, 2009 03:16 AM #10
Nannette Turner
Keller Williams Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA
Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis

Michael I am guilty as charged.  No excueses, however, we all have set backs and I don't try to make it habit.  Sometimes posting some crap helps me realize or weed through some other crap so I can get to the good stuff.  I mostly try to post and even comment from the heart.  It is not easy to remain inspired all the time.

Jan 03, 2009 10:45 AM #11
Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

Phew....when you said whip it out, i thought of WOW in NJ.....i perked up....


And yes it is time to start up again.

Jan 03, 2009 02:53 PM #12
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Oh, I think we're probably all guilty of that from time to time.  We're busy or distracted and things just don't turn out quite right.  I would like to think all but the serial screw ups are forgiven for the occasional blogging blunder.

Jan 03, 2009 08:12 PM #13
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Nanette... Yes, I do some nothing blogs but, like you, I do make every attempt to write and comment from the heart...

Nancy... Thought that that would get your attention...

Jesse... I have made several social blunders myself - kinda like leaving your pants unzipped...

Jan 03, 2009 10:57 PM #14
June Piper-Brandon
Remax New Beginnings - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I totally agree.  I just read a blog about blogging here is just about racking up points and blathering on about nothing just to increase your point total.  Other people read your blogs and the public too, everything you write gives an impression of who you are as a real estate professional and yes they do deserve better.  Thanks!!

Jan 04, 2009 02:22 PM #15
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Don't candy coat do you feel about some blogs? There is time wasted sorting thru but when you hit upon someone that consistently writes helpful, thoughtful blogs, they stand out!

Jan 12, 2009 01:04 PM #16
Scott Owens
Scott Owens Limited - Halifax, NS

I really missed your humour during my recent absense from the Rain.  I am back and looking forward to more of your blogs.  LOL THANKS!

Jan 12, 2009 01:17 PM #17
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson and Associates/ - Harrisburg, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

I know what you mean...I haven't felt like posting for a while now. I try to post only when I have something to say that I think is interesting or poignant.

Jan 12, 2009 02:36 PM #18
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