So Many Great Blogs So Little Time
Since joining the ranks of active rain, I have been addicted to reading, learning, writing and commenting on the many great blogs of the members. I have learned a lot! It has helped me to grow and stay up with the trends of today. Helping to grow means it is an important part of business.
As my journey into social medias lengthens and lingers, the time it takes to read, write and comment on blogs takes longer and longer. I find myself waking earlier to read the folks I follow and to catch a few more posts that come up during the day.
I'll admit I have always had somewhat of an issue with time management, putting the fun things and sometimes family things aside to get what I need to get in for work. It's not a nine to five kind of job and it will never be. Things are ever changing. Those are two of the things that we love about this business. But as business gets better, the work day gets longer.
We get up before the sun, we eat in our cars, and sometimes dinner isn't served until after nine. Have you ever seen a really thin successful Realtor? Okay!!!! I KNOW that's an excuse.
Time management. The need/ability to block off the time. But when someone needs to see something, in this market, or wants to make an offer, or put their house up, can I really say, oops... not now. Got to go to the gym? Not really. In this market, the early bird can catch the worm. I would hate for a client to miss out on their dream home, because I had to get a mani/pedi ...or, more likely, my kayak was calling and wouldn't be available for them.
So, appointments get shifted and the fun stuff usually takes a beating. Blogging and reading posts is a "fun" part of business to me. It makes sense that this part is one of the things that get's pushed aside more easily.
I made a vow to myself last week, not to let this happen. So, I set my clock for a bit earlier. My eyes are a bit more tired as I try to keep abreast of what is happening, escaping into my thoughts and ideas that sitting in front of the computer brings. Reading what co workers from afar have to say, bringing yes, bringing even more thoughts and ideas into an already overloaded early morning mind. The day begins.