it'll happen just when you least expect it, and when you stop trying

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

I was beating myself up the other day (a part-time hobby of mine... okay, okay...a FULL-TIME hobby), because I was blogging my brains out, and oddly enough hadn't picked up any recent subscribers.  They don't like what I'm writing.... they don't like me.... sniff, sniff.

In fact the "those who truly appreciate Alan's frantic ramblings and need their regular fix" (aka subscribers) were staying away from "from a Sow's Ear" in droves.

So I wrote a couple of "subscribe to me" posts... trying to draft some of the standers-by.... accomplishing an entire TWO new subscribers.  I finally gave up and said to myself (during one of those "beat up" sessions)... "screw-em... it's their loss... if they don't wanna subscribe... I'll just go forward without 'em... (can you hear one of my mother's "scripts" from when I was a pre-teen in that?).

So I put it behind me (meaning, I stopped checking my subscriber role daily ... or hourly)...a couple of weeks ago.

Lo and behold, I hadn't checked it in the last coupla weeks... and when I checked it this morning... I had picked up a whopping 12 new subscribers!!  That's a huge leap (for me, anyway.... for the ubiquitous Mr. Crouch it may be an hour's worth... but for me, that normally takes about 6 months)..

So, for those of you who are recent subscribers, welcome aboard the Soul Train (soul train??  yeah, soul train!!), and thanks for subscribing.  I'll try to keep you edutained!!  and Thank You!

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Craig Rutman
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Thank you my friend.

Feel free to add this clickable link picture to the bottom of your posts......

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October 19, 2009 11:37 AM
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Alan May
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Hey, Craig... thanks for that... I was never able to to figure out how to make one of those.

October 19, 2009 11:44 AM
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Robin Rogers
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Sorry, Alan; I didn't mean "pathetic" as in lame, but as in "pathos." Like touching my heart. Pitiful. Puppy dog-like.

Must     stop     digging     hole....

October 19, 2009 08:13 PM
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Joyce Kelley
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Craig should blog on how to do that, it is so cool. Alan I read your post every chance I get. I think you are right on for the most part.

October 19, 2009 08:16 PM
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Alan May
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Nice recovery, Robin... and excellent foot-ectomy

Joyce - craig is an excellent computer geek... I imagine that he will.

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