Is social media taking you away from your family time?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

More and more I’ve been seeing people online constantly! I have to wonder if this taking away from their family time or their interaction with the world. I would criticize teenagers that don’t leave their mom’s basements, spending all day and night playing video games, is social media and what you are doing really any better?

There are times when I’ve left to go show homes, or to go coach baseball, and when I’ve come back and they have been on Activerain, Facebook, or Twitter and you see that they have left 125 tweets in those few hours. What? You didn’t sell any real estate? You didn’t talk to your family?

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I do understand the importance of tweeting, as I picked up my first client today from it. I’ve gotten most of my business in the last 2 years from blogging on Activerain, but there is one thing that will and always has come first and that is my family and family time with softball, the parks (which I integrate in to my blogs) and the family dinner.

So, has social media taken over your life to the point your family has to wait for you finish typing one last comment or one last tweet before you will even look up to say good morning or good night?

Think about your answer then go kiss your family and say, “I’m sorry.”




Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739





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Anonymous #66
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kristi defazio

That is why I have been gone so much from here lately- More family time and Lovin it!!!

May 31, 2009 07:52 PM
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Todd,

Just me and hubby in our nest. One of my relaxations has been to play a computer game for an hour each evening - sometimes while doing laundry, baking, etc.  Chip only likes the "find hidden object" games so when I play a differentkind, he is on his own. He actually prefers to see me spend an hour on AR than on a game he doesn't like because some good is coming from AR. Too, Chip is one of my subscribers because he likes to real my posts and the comments from you guys.

As for business, I have blown off plans with Chip for business from time to time - but discuss the possibility with him before I make any changes to our schedule. Must admit I'm blessed with a super supportive spouse - he'll have a great dinner ready when I get home from an Open House or he'll run around and get my signs on icy nights. AR will never yield the rewards that Chip does!

May 31, 2009 08:52 PM
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TC,

Yes...FAMILY FIRST always...!!! Thanks,   Fran

May 31, 2009 10:41 PM
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I always knew you were a dedicated family man.  Your family is lucky to have you.

June 01, 2009 09:17 PM
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A study just came out that said internet is about to pass TV as the number one thing that distracts families from spending quality time together. The report said people were coming home from work and instead of watching TV they were on the computer for hours and hours until bed time and not spending any time together. (Really a shame if you think about it)

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