Fran's Friday Forum For Forever Freethinking Friends!!!

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Title Insurance with Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.

After a full day of CE credit seminars hosted by Land America Lawyers Title on Wednesday, I'm just getting back into the swing of things and my 'normal' blogging routine! What is my 'normal' blogging routine? I try to post every day, but I don't get anal about it, or it wouldn't remain fun!!! 

So what's so much fun about blogging?

For years I've wanted to maintain a personal journal...not a daily diary, per se, but an ongoing 'record' of important events in my life!!! Why? So I could see where I was at any given moment by seeing where I've come from and thus better provide for where I wanted to go!!! It's that simple!

And Active Rain has made it so easy for me to accomplish that goal...

The only hurdle I had to overcome was the 'personal' vs 'business' vs 'transparent' nature of a blog...Should I use the platform to create a 'fictional Fran' whom everyone would love and adore or would the 'real Fran' be truer to my ultimate goals??? I guess ultimately that's at the heart of every blogger's thinking!

Are there too many risks in being transparent and not having to 'look over your shoulder' and worry that your 'fictional construct' isn't holding up? For me, there was no decision...being a WYSIWYG guy and content with my less than perfect personality, it was an easy choice to make...

Searching for 'truth' and justice is as much a career goal as it is a personal one!

And the bonus is that by doing this fun thing called blogging, I was accomplishing many goals... 

  •        Being true to my Christian faith!
  •        Sharing my life (and blog) with my family...
  •        Getting out my 'business message'...
  •        Gaining 'Google Juice'...
  •        Learning about real estate and SEO and journalling and blogging and navigating the internet...
  •        Meeting great friends from diverse locations...
  •        Having fun! 

Again, I thank Active Rain for their excellent foresight in creating this social and business phenomenon and allowing me and thousands of others to pursue our dreams and ambitions and goals through this network which daily exhibits to the world and the real estate community its ability to display a unique personality of its own!!!

And not without 'flaws'...I might add...Active Rain isn't perfect either...you see after 5 failed attempts to upload pics into this post, I simply gave up...improvements...WOW!!

 

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Linda Tremblay
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Another interesting post.  I am glad you allowed us to meet the "Real Fran".  I really enjoy reading about your adventures.

May 09, 2008 10:48 AM #1
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Fran Gaspari
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"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Linda,

And what's scary is we're only 1 County apart!!! :^) Thanks,   Fran

May 09, 2008 11:23 AM #2
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Jason Sardi
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You bring a lot to the table Fran, always nice & uplifting to read your posts.  Have a wonderful weekend!

May 09, 2008 11:28 AM #3
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Fran, I hope LandAmerica treated you well. Keep on bloggin!

May 09, 2008 11:34 AM #4
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Fran Gaspari
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"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Jason: Thanks...put your freaking name in your title line!!! LOL

Greg: It was a very nicely run seminar...good speakers...good venue...good food...good hospitality!!!

Thanks,   Fran

May 09, 2008 11:36 AM #5
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Barbara Carter
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Your subscribers are glad you decided to blog instead of journal- We would be missing out on all the entertainment! Glad you decided not to hide it under a basket!

May 09, 2008 03:48 PM #6
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
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This is far better than a journal... the content debate did make me rethink what I post somewhat, although one wouldn't be able to tell from my last few posts.  LOL  Have a great weekend, Fran! 

It's time to take the 'ol Deere out the barn... no grass to cut yet but I have lots of leaves to suck up.  Ah, therapy!  haha

May 09, 2008 05:30 PM #7
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Eugene Jones
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I was wondering what happened to the photos. Your blogs are always a good read, filled with photos to match.

May 09, 2008 06:26 PM #8
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Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Barbara: My blog is my 'web journal'...I  wish I could share some more intimate family moments, but I am prohibited by my desire to 'protect' my family and their privacy!!! A shame, but a sign of the times!!!

Jesse: Get that 'Deere' dusted off, start her up and listen to that 'purr', and make sure you're near some Miller Lite!!! :^)

Eugene: When you're used to doing something, and a simple chore becomes a challenge, it ticks you off!!! :)

Thanks,   Fran

May 09, 2008 07:10 PM #9
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Fran, I always love to read your blogs!  I guess we can excuse you for not having pictures this time! :)

May 09, 2008 10:36 PM #10
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Fran Gaspari
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Roberta,

This AR glitch is throwing me off my game!!! :) Thanks,   Fran

May 10, 2008 12:11 AM #11
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LOL - Sounds good to me Fran.  I've got a few cold Sam Adams in the fridge in the garage that are standing at the ready. 

May 10, 2008 05:28 AM #12
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Jesse,

If gas prices weren't so high I'd hop right on over!!! Thanks,   Fran

May 10, 2008 08:52 AM #13
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