This post over at David St. Lawrence’s site compelled me to write this post. (I showed his house the other day, it is beautiful, but just not right for my clients)
He says, in part:
After two full years of continuous blogging, I am more imbued with enthusiasm about life than when I started. I think this is because I am allowed and encouraged to communicate my ideas with more people than ever before.
One of the most important comments he makes is this:
I get almost instantaneous feedback on how valuable or confusing my communication seems to readers. As a result, I am driven to communicate more effectively.
I have been blogging for almost a year, and my blog has evolved from this to what you see today. Before I started blogging, there was a void in my life. I was an editorial writer and editor in college. Expressing my thoughts and opinions is part of who I am. Rather than wearing down my wife on a daily basis, I turned to blogging. I have an outlet. Constant writing and critical and creative thinking forces me to 1) develop my skills as a writer and 2) be and project myself as being, a (the?) local expert in my profession. I live and breathe real estate on a daily basis, and have for most of my life. There is much more than simply buying and selling. Nuances that normally would not be picked up are highlighted through daily reflection. Analyzing this business and industry makes me better at what I do; I am healthier in many ways thanks to this blog. I aim to continue.