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Top 5 Things I Will Not Be Blogging Bout this Month

Why don’t people write blog posts?

Some people have writer’s block. Some people are just too busy (yes, even in this market). Some people are lazy.

Well, I don’t have writer’s block. I AM quite busy – but always have time to blog. And I am not lazy. So,  why have I been so silent?

Everything I want to write about, I actually do not want to write about. So, instead of writing about it, I am just going to list off my Top 5 Things I am Not Going to Write About.

#1: The Obama/Palin Race

The horse has been beaten. I think it is dead, but I am sure more people will beat it. No one knows how/if the new president (or Vice President) can or will fix the current “housing” situation. Quite frankly, I don’t think that there is anything that needs to be fixed. Maybe we all just need to adjust. I have nothing left to say.

This tweet from Jim Duncan made me laugh, though:

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#2: The Housing Economy Sob Story

Please. Please. Please. PLEASE. If you are just going to complain about the fact that it is not 2006 anymore, please just stop blogging. If you are not going to be proactive and look for new and better ways to be in the business of real estate, please just stop blogging. News Flash: The Sky is Not Falling

I was going to write an entire ditribe about this, but figured that I would just make too many people uncomfortable in their comfortable life of doing things the old way and not seeing results. I am not interested in comparing sob stories. I would rather figure out how to be SUCCESSFUL in the Colorado Springs real estate market (shameless plug…) than point my finger at everyone else and cry about having to readjust my business plan.

#3: Redfin Let People Go

Um. So? I admit … I am not a fan of the Redfin Business Model. But, quite frankly, that is irrelevant. There are plenty of real estate companies whose numbers are down. I could go into a huge rant as to WHY it is such a big deal that Redfin lost people compared to other companies … But in the scope of things, who really cares? I read in Benn’s recent post: It is just “Another sign of the times…” Yep.

#4: Housing Bail Out

Heck! I would still love to write about this, but I have no idea what it means. Nor do I understand any of the ripple effects that will eventually affect me or my clients. I have read, and read, and read, and read about it and am STILL in the land of non-understanding regarding this. So? I won’t be writing about this. At least not THIS month.

#5: Monkeys

Yeah, I was going to write about monkeys, but I thought it may be inappropriate for this setting and people would be more interested in reading about NAR or POVERTY or BLOGGING anyway. (And there is always that ONE person who takes a post about monkeys (or penguins) as a personal jab… ).

So, until I get my next post together about How to Use Blogging in Real Estate, I may be a bit silent … mulling over MORE things that I will not blog about.

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Mariana is a real estate agent and co-owner of the Wagner iTeam with her husband, Derek. She maintains the Colorado Springs Real Estate Connection Blog and is also a real estate technology trainer and coach. Mariana really enjoys helping real estate agents boost their businesses and increase their productivity through effective use of technology. Outside of real estate, blogging and training, she loves spending time with her husband and 2 sons, reading, re-watching Sci-Fi movies and ... long walks on the beach?



  1. Chris Shouse

    October 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Love it you are right on and so is Jim Duncan comment. Thanks for the smile.

  2. Ricardo Bueno

    October 16, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    So while we ever-so-patiently await your next post in the series, guess what I came across on the web?


  3. Mariana Wagner

    October 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Chris – 🙂

    Ricardo – Oh, thanks for that. I STILL laugh at that video …

  4. monika

    October 16, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I’m with you on this…sometimes it is better to blog about what you won’t blog about. LOL!

  5. Michelle B.

    October 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Sigh. I was really hoping for the monkey post. But I’d be equally happy with a penguin post, please. LIghthearted is totally underrated… ( =

  6. Gretchen Faber

    October 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Mariana,
    I love your list. Here are a few things I won’t be writing about:
    1: what the DOW is going to do tomorrow.
    2: what the job of Fed Chief really is and how his decisions will affect us all (or Secretary of the Treasury for that matter).
    3: Why my puppy chewed my brand new running shoe just after I bragged to a friend that he doesn’t chew shoes.
    4: where Sarah Palin got her glasses.
    5: Why Derek looks like he’s sitting in the bathroom on the …

  7. Michelle DeRepentigny

    October 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    I finally broke down and wrote about pumpkins today after being silent for several weeks. I figured no one could mis-interpret pumpkins – then I realized one of them had a ghost on it so someone could get into an argument about spiritualism…and one had a deer on it, but I promise no animals were harmed in the making of this fall celebration pumpkin.

    Oh well, maybe I’ll find something non-controversial to write about in a few more weeks.

  8. Ricardo Bueno

    October 17, 2008 at 12:54 am

    @Mariana Ha! I was crackin’ up! Tell Derek I said thanks for the laugh… And see ya at next year’s REBlogworld (there is a part II comin’ right Todd?).

  9. Mariana Wagner

    October 17, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Moni- LOL. It is all I could do!

    Michelle – Here is the Penguin Post:

    Gretchen – Derek was NOT in the bathroom. LMAO!

    Michelle – You know …. Orange gourd-like squash, in general, offend me. So, I wont be reading your post. 😉

    Ricardo – He keeps forgetting that I posted that on You Tube. It kills me.

  10. ines

    October 17, 2008 at 8:09 am

    OMG!!! I love you man!…..@mizzle ROCKS

  11. Mariana Wagner

    October 17, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Ines – Do you like my self-portrait?

  12. Chuck G

    October 17, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I agree with your list. Nothing kills a blog faster than beating another dead horse.

    When I get writers block, I just take a walk through the neighborhood or downtown. It never fails that I’ll find something (hopefully interesting to the readers) to post about. That very thing happened just this week, and it saved my butt — because I had NOTHING to write about!!

  13. Ines Hegedus-Garcia

    October 17, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Mariana…love the self portrait!! LOL

  14. Todd Carpenter

    October 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Bookmarked as the leading candidate for this year’s Humdinger Award. I’m in AWE.

  15. Mariana Wagner

    October 17, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Chuck – I rarely have writer’s block. My issue is ADD which tends to … oh, look! A butterfly!!

    Ines – I knew you would.

    Todd – Niiiice….

  16. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    October 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    @mizzle- totally related: this is my laptop’s wallpaper (and my life motto). what do you think? 🙂

  17. Mariana Wagner

    October 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    OMG… That should be MY laptop’s wall … oh look! a stringy!

  18. Linsey

    November 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t tell you how refreshing I find your honesty:

    ‘I have read, and read, and read, and read about it and am STILL in the land of non-understanding regarding this.’

    I was beginning to wonder if it was just me or is this thing really that tough to make sense of.

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