My Dog ate My Blog!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams West Sound Realty

 I know I was way past overdue.

I mean, seriously, how can anyone expect to attract consistent traffic and readership to their blog if they're not consistently posting good, quality content articles on their blog?

Afterall, it's not 'Rocket Science!' (which is really fortunate for me cuz' I totally sucked at science in school!)

(Note: Neither of these dogs are mine. Real men don't 'dress' their pets)

I scrambled mentally for a list of reasonable excuses to justify my belated posting:

  • "I've been REALLY busy with my real estate business lately" - Okay, this seems like a legitimate reason. But it's not like I'm completely swamped or overwhelmed. I could make the time if I really considered blogging  to be a priority in my business model.
  • "I'm trying to spend more time with my family" - Well, this certainly sounds like a noble cause. I'm a huge proponent that family always comes first. But surely I can budget my schedule more effectively so that I can regularly write articles to my blog AND spend quality time with my family.
  • "I just don't feel 'inspired' to write anything right now" - Boy, what a lame cop-out this one is! We don't have to crank out Pulitzer material here. Sometimes my 'over-critical' and 'perfectionist' nature can keep me from writing.
  • "There's so many 'other' bloggers who write so much better than I do" - Oh really? What a brilliant observation, Einstein! There will ALWAYS be others who are more gifted and talented at writing than you are. But there's only one YOU! There is only one person who has your unique perspective, personality and passion!
  • "Maybe I should be investing my valuable time more wisely in other ways" - Oh really? Like doing what, making cold calls? Holding Open Houses? Soliciting FSBO's? There's probably a gazillion agents in your area doing the same thing. The age of Web 2.0 is upon us and effective blogging is one of the most effective mediums to reach today's consumer!

But then, you can always just blame the dog!                                                         Another article by Sparky

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Monica - I'm glad I could bring a laugh to your day. I don't shop for dog clothes...ever!
Aug 15, 2007 12:42 PM #49
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Geordie - Now why didn't I think of that one? Blame it on the Subprime fall-out. EIther that or George Bush!
Aug 15, 2007 12:43 PM #50
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Lola - my day is complete knowing that I brought a smile to your face!
Aug 15, 2007 12:45 PM #51
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Lisa - I couldn't agree more. We desperately need to smile and enjoy life more, especially with the market the way it is right now....
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Suzanne - I always appreciate you droppin' by and sharing your comments. Hope you're doing well!
Aug 15, 2007 12:48 PM #53
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Thomas - that's the problem. I feel such pressure at times that I have to post, and late night is usually the only time I have available!
Aug 15, 2007 12:55 PM #54
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You got me with the title... love the pix of the dogs... it must be the dog daze of summer....
Aug 15, 2007 01:49 PM #55
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Hi Rich-Didn't become a Redfin agent but I've got 2 relatively worthless intergalactic listings that I can't market on earth because we're too far away.:-) 
Aug 15, 2007 02:15 PM #56
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What a great post! :-) thanks to everone for their dog inspired pictures!
Aug 15, 2007 02:38 PM #57
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Cynthia Sloop
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Heidi GirlRich -  I can relate!  This innocent looking dog ate my blog too!  In fact, she has been sabotaging me for sometime now.  When not eatting blogs, she expects walks and attention.  Go figure!  Love the excuse.
Aug 15, 2007 09:33 PM #58
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That's it. Cold calls is the answer. Spot on. And get the dogs to start the conversation.
Aug 15, 2007 10:18 PM #59
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Bill Sauneuf
Preview Properties Skagit LLC - Mount Vernon, WA

I'm thinking that "I decided to take a few days off." is as good a reason as you should need/offer/etc... So many of us real estate agents forget to have a life outside of the business...

If you want a real excuse, how about "I was working on plans for my 25th Anniversary".  Great excuse that has the added benefit of making your wife smile...

'nuff about excuses for something you don't need an excuse for...  On to a real subject... Great Looking Dogs!  Here's a picture of my great German Shepherd "Jester"....  (naked except for his Green Collar that is always green because he came home on St. Patrick's Day a few years ago...)

My fantastic German Shepherd Dog "Jester"

Aug 16, 2007 01:50 AM #60
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Susan Stricklin
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Hey Rich,

I have to admit, poodles are not really dogs.

The true identity of a poodle is - it seems as if you already know -

Poodles are - PIPS - People in Poodle Suits.

Have a wonderful night!

 

Aug 16, 2007 07:24 PM #61
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I forgot to mention, you can view his website at www.kathmandu4u.com.

When the poodle suit comes off, he updates his website with the most relevant pet information for Lawton, Oklahoma.

Have a good night.

Aug 16, 2007 07:37 PM #62
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I love the post but as sometimes happens, you gotta love those comments too.  LOL  And Bob's dog in a Steeler jersey is a hoot! 
Aug 17, 2007 04:08 PM #63
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Linda - I couldn't agree more. Sometimes, the comments are much more fun and entertaining!
Aug 17, 2007 04:28 PM #64
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Susan - Poodles are PIPS? Hadn't heard that one. My great Aunt had a small poodle that she kept immaculately groomed and pampered. I think she even left it an inheritance.
Aug 17, 2007 04:33 PM #65
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Bill - Great looking Shepherd! The 25th Anniversary was a good idea. I'll use that next time!
Aug 17, 2007 04:35 PM #66
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Gary - Yeah, cold calls. That's the ticket!
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I agree with Allison- heat causes brain drain! So does kids being home for the summer.  Unfortunately, I don't have a dog, so I don't have that excuse!
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