Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I REFUSE to write a blog today!


That’s right, I said it, and I meant it! I just don’t have the time to write a blog today! I mean, come on! I have a closing, a meeting with a new client at 5 and my kids are expecting me to help them with that new science project for school. I’m only human! That’s why you won’t be reading this today because I just didn’t have the time to write it!

Sound familiar? Those are the kinds of thoughts we all have from time to time. So what’s so important about blogging anyway? Well, for one thing, blogging here on ActiveRain GETS RESULTS. You don’t believe me? I am living proof that it does. Keep one thing in mind if you are tired of blogging every day: “Ads disappear in time but blogs live forever.” If you don’t believe that than you have never posted a house ad on Craigslist!

I know what you’re going to say next; “But I don’t know what to blog about!” I have had that thought many times in the past but I always manage to think of something at some point. Keep in mind that every blog does not need to be a new Hemmingway novel. Blog about what matters most to you. Tired of waiting in line at that new 7-11 with the slowest sales clerk in the world? Blog about it! Sick of the ever changing prices at the fuel pump? Blog about it!

Writing a new blog everyday is not about creating a literary masterpiece, it is about communicating with others about something, anything that they can identify with. Regardless of our station in life we are all human and share many of the same experiences, right? Don’t think of blogging as blogging, think of it as talking. You’re simply starting a conversation with someone else in the hope that they will be interested in what you have to say. We’ve all done that at parties or on the elevator and blogging is nothing more than typing instead of speaking.

Blogging is a great way to demonstrate to others that you are a person, just like they are. You are not only what your title indicates but a real living, breathing individual. You are not just a mortgage broker, you are Joe. You are not just a real estate agent, you are Mary. Share your thoughts and experiences with others and they will soon learn that you both have a lot in common. That’s what blogging is all about. It’s not what you are, it’s who you are.

You see? It’s not so hard to keep in touch with everyone here on ActiveRain. Write from the heart and not from the head. It’s a great way to share your thoughts with others and reminds everyone that your are here if they just happen to need your expertise.


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