Really kind of amazing how fast the time has flown by. My 1st post was not anything memorable, other than I started blogging. I’ve been a journaling since I was in college. However, sharing or writing something publically was a very big push for me. Yet, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to do it.
The following video was uploaded to YouTube in October 2007. I’ve gone back and watched it several times over the past several years. The content and delivery truly changed my way of thinking about learning, life, and how we share and connect.
When I look at how I’ve evolved personally and professionally in the past four years, I’m truly amazed.
- Stumbling across the Cromford Report and falling in love with numbers again. Being able to see and share what’s going on statistically has been a big part of this blog.
- Learning to use my cameras to frame and share my world, especially the beautiful city I live and work in.
- Finding that I can open up personally, upon occasion, and feel safe, and then learning that my vulnerabilities are not all that scary once they are out there.
- Jumping into social media with Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, meeting all kinds of new friends, colleagues, and clients
- Mobilizing my business with use of wireless and broadband, using smartphones, mini-laptop, and now an iPad.
For fun, I went back and picked out a few of my favorite blog posts. Surprisingly (or not), the pieces I remember most, are the ones where my hearts strings tugged a bit, or I felt a bit uncomfortable sharing how I feel.
- Blogging and Social Media: Really, It’s Never Too Late to Get Started
- Live or Work with Someone with Autism?
- A Quiet Tribute to Byron Bloomfield
- At Home In Scottsdale–The Inspiration for Starting my Blog
- Where can I get the best real estate deal in Scottsdale?
- Can a blog really do this? Friends re-united after 50 years
- Real Estate BlogWorld – How we can communicate with each other
- Why Do I Write?
- A Very Special House – It’s Called a “Home”
With a ton of appreciation, I thank the following people for inspiring me to start my blog, to expand my views, to keep at it, and to focus on what I really am good at and like to do.
- Jim Sexton
- Calie Waterhouse
- Shailesh Ghimire
- Jay Thompson
- Phil Sexton
- Mike Orr
- Dean Ouellette and Kristin LaVanway
- Stacey Harmon
- Joeann Fossland
- Josh White
- John Wake
- Paul Slaybaugh
- Irene Hammond
- My clients, readers, and future clients
- Numerous local and national Realtors
- and many, many more!
What a great time it’s been – to the future and all that it holds!