Enjoying My Excursion into the Vast World of Blogging

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Real Estate Agent with Jean Singleton - Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisal
http://actvra.in/fgl

This is great! 

I am really enjoying blogging.  I guess I thought I might - I do love to write - but I didn't realize that I'd have to practically pull myself from the computer everyday, to the sounds of my husband calling, "Honey - are you still in there?"  (He's standing behind me now...)

The thing is - I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something when I blog here.  Unlike the "farmville" type things or games some people spend solid hours on - I'm networking and gaining connections in my work world, as well as improving my online advertising reach.  All that, AND I get to get out some of the 50,000 words that I have stored in my brain each day just waiting to come out.  (That part, my husband is loving!:-)

Of course, with ActiveRain, I have a whole new topic to talk about... 

I am definitely going to have to add ActiveRain into my "Time Budget" of daily activities, so it stays in it's place. 

In the meantime, I'm enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon - writing.

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Rainer
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Jean--yes, AR is addicting and I've had to set a time limit for each day.  I could easily get lost in reading all the incredibly interesting posts, and then when I write a post sometimes I at it for hours on end several days in a row.  Good that we have spouses who are willing to call us back to reality. 

July 18, 2011 12:03 AM #24
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Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

Keep writing on here and you'll find that it is an excellent use of your time.  When I started, I didn't see much value other than points but as I started getting leads, I focused all my time on hyperlocal posts and got a lot more out of my writing.

July 18, 2011 12:06 AM #25
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Welcome to AR Jean! lol It certainly can be addicting but, as you say, it is good for business.

July 18, 2011 01:17 AM #26
Rainer
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SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com - Bradenton, FL
QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise

You will find that if you "work it" AR posting will work for you in terms of business!

July 18, 2011 01:18 AM #27
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Welcome to ActiveRain .. ad you are correct, this is  a wonderful place to network.. but your time is very valuable and you should set a time on your day to do this.

July 18, 2011 06:48 AM #28
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jean, providing an outlet for all of those pent up words is important. Welcome to the Rain, where your words will be allowed to escape.

July 18, 2011 08:25 AM #29
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jean, welcome to ActiveRain. This is a great place to learn from your peers and network. Welcome! Congratulations on the Feature.

July 18, 2011 09:06 AM #30
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

To find something to do and like doing is pretty much what life offers at any stage. I am happy for you and the adventure into the world of post and blog has begun....travel well and see you out there...Jean

July 18, 2011 09:54 AM #31
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Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

I love my blogging / writing time too! I find I get lost in it and don't even know where the time goes.

July 18, 2011 10:16 AM #32
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Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Jean - Welcome to your latest addiction...lol You'll love it here. Looking forward to your posts. Keep on a blogging.

July 18, 2011 10:20 AM #33
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Faye Taylor
Floresville, TX
Faye Taylor

It is addictive.  But I am more addicted to the reading.  SO MUCH INFO on this site.

July 18, 2011 12:13 PM #34
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

This is one addiction that you can pretty much stay out of trouble with.... Most of the time, unless you have the foot in mouth disease!

July 18, 2011 12:44 PM #35
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% o... - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

It's a Pandora's Box, now you've opened it up and the blog muse is out!  Have fun!!

July 18, 2011 12:53 PM #36
Rainer
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Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Welcome to AR!   Be careful it can be very addictive here!

July 18, 2011 01:34 PM #37
Rainer
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Carol Gifford
Creative Edge Home Staging - Madison, WI
Madison and Dane Cty. WI

Jean:  I just started blogging myself and I know what you mean.  I just can't wait to read the others blogs and then put my thoughts to type in writing each blog.  There's so much good information on AR and owe a big hug of gratitude to a fellow stager (Laura Baker of Ready, Set Sell) who turned me on to the AR world.  Enjoy your journey.

July 18, 2011 03:47 PM #38
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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville

When I first started blogging, it was painful. I didn't have a clue what to write about. Now I look forward to the writing process.

July 18, 2011 10:29 PM #39
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Wandanna Melliphant
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage - Mississauga, ON
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Hi Jean,
Welcome to ActiveRain!
Glad you're enjoying blogging.
Happy Blogging!

July 19, 2011 12:31 AM #40
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

It's a good idea to plan your Active Rain time, Jean.  It can be habit forming!  Congratulations on your first feature!  I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying your experience "in the Rain".

July 20, 2011 12:19 PM #41
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Jean. Welcome to Active Rain and Congratulations of your Featured Post. Funny, but my very first feature was about "Active Rain Being Addictive". You will enjoy all the associations, educations, and networking too.

July 20, 2011 12:58 PM #42
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Jean Singleton
Jean Singleton - Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisal - Malta, NY
Specializing in Your Special Needs

Hi Jerry,

Thank you - for your comment - but most of all for your service. If you have any military members relocating out my way, I would truly love to help you out from this end.  My son is a Marine Corps Veteran.  He was given a medical discharge after several years, but hopes to get back in, someday.

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