Do You Care? – Why?
I love my twitter stream – I do… However there are times when I get overloaded with all the negativity. I don’t mean people being…well, people – I mean the constant news updates, the projections and speculations. There seems to be a great deal of energy and effort being used to see what other agents are doing (good and bad), what the lenders are doing, what the elected officials are doing and frankly I hear little about what that agent is doing. Its important to know what is occurring in the industry, but at some level I think that folks are becoming engulfed in the depressing downward spiral.
Lots of agents, who I speak to, say that they tried reading blogs, but that they found it very negative and reflective of mainstream media. Whereas I don’t necessarily agree – I see where they are coming from. I see a lot of “noise” mostly from non-mainstream writers and the dabblers who started a free ActiveRain blog or WordPress.com blog. These blog sites are great tools, but I find a number of these authors are venting and not really benefiting me as a reader. I am using blogs as an example, but newsletters, magazines and other related materials are little different.
So, what do YOU think is important to your business? What and how do YOU use the current economy and related information to strengthen your business?