I’m back. Maybe you didn’t notice I was gone. But I was for a bit, aside from comments to try and defend my unique methods of SEO. Reading the thread from Teresa’s post today reminded me of what I love about Agent Genius. Especially when I take that and combine it with the relative insanity that takes place on Twitter every day.
I’m probably missing a marketing opportunity on Twitter, a chance to make a name for myself through micro-blogging. I believe I’ve proven over the last two days that there’s almost no limit to what I can do or say in 140 characters, should I so choose.
But to be honest, Twitter is a necessary bit of insanity to help lighten the day in what is an extremely difficult business. It’s not even the market that makes it difficult … it’s the daily fight to earn a living when you’re starting every day from scratch. It really does beat being an employee again but it takes a mental toll.
For instance, it only has been over the past week that I decided to shut down my e-mail at 9 p.m. nightly. Odds are highly against me selling a house at that hour so there’s little harm in spending time with the other people in my house. Rumor has it that this is “my family” but I believe that to be unsubstantiated rumor.
Agent Genius often serves as a similar breakwater for me. Yes, there are many articles of importance here. But what I like about the group here is that few of us take ourselves all that freaking seriously. Many of us know as much as those who proclaim to be the experts. Some of us even sell as much or more than the so-called social media experts (not me … I’m too busy running errands and answering phones for Teresa.)
But you don’t see us beating our chests and proclaiming ourselves to be grand poobah of all that is electronic marketing. We know what we know. We share what we know. And then we apply what we know while trying to remain sane.
There are few places in the real estate blogoverse where you’ll see a day-long discussion about tossing salted goats over your shoulder for luck. I’m not sure we need to have a lot of these discussions. But they absolutely help, as the mountain of comments on what was a fairly silly post can attest.
We all go a little crazy sometimes, Mr. Perkins said. This seems to be the place for it. And that’s why I’m still around.