Time feels like it’s flying by.
I’ve been working pretty hard lately and spending more time working than sleeping, eating, and relaxing combined. I’m not complaining, it’s just that when you get really wrapped up in what’s going on, you tend to forget what day it is. Tuesdays feel like Wednesdays. Thursdays feel like Fridays. Sundays feel like Mondays. I’m confused…what day is today?
I have goals to reach. Daily, weekly, monthly, and by the end of the year. I am trying to attain certain events before they pass me by. I want to do this, that, and the other thing. I have “to do” lists and grocery lists. I have notes, scraps of paper, and phone numbers jotted down in the car. Basically, there’s a lot going on – and most of it is real estate.
With all of that, there seems to be a lack of time. No, let me correct that, there isn’t a lack of time, there’s a lack of a controlled, acceptable speed to how that time passes. By the time I wrote that sentence I felt as if my day was shooting past me. Like watching the trees pass as I speed down the road, I see transactions, potential transactions, and everyday real estate work whizzing by my head. Zoom. Zip. Gone.
This is a good thing.
I’m not complaining, I love being busy and working hard. What interests me though is what I do when the pace picks up. Finding sense in the madness. Allowing myself time to do what I know is and has been essential to my business. What do I find so essential? Blogging. That’s right. The one thing we’re all here championing everyday is one of the essential keys to my business. And if I can’t remember what day it is, I may not be able to keep my business flowing.
The key to my blogging success (and I have begun to see the fruits of my labors) has been to try to do it more often than not. Whether it’s here, ActiveRain, or my own RErockstar.com site, I find that writing isn’t a hobby, it’s a dedicated part of my business.
It’s not a hobby, it’s a job.
Making blogging my job as opposed to my hobby is becoming more important to me everyday. I’ve seen the effects of taking a few days off here and there. I know of an agent who found himself ranking number one on Google for some very good keywords…how’d he do it? Wrote a post once a day for fifty days. Many of the posts weren’t even about real estate. Google recognized his overall theme and gave him authority on the topic and gave him the ranking to prove it. My consistency is not always there, so I’m going to have to try stepping up my game in that department. By blogging consistently, it’s like calling Google once a day and saying “hey, I’m over here – pay attention.” Sure there are other factors you can work into everything to make it notice you faster and more often, but the simple act of one-a-day can boost your blog to the top.
It’s time to decide where to invest myself and blogging is a huge investment that I’m ready to make work for me more than it already is. It doesn’t matter what day today is – I have an article to write.
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