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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Being fairly new to Active Rain, I can't say I would feel guilty. I use blogging, asking questions and making comments on AR for informational and educational purposes.  If you are trying to get leads and educate the public with your blogs, I don't think anyone should feel guilty or apologize.  

Debbie Reynolds you always ask great questions!  

Jan 15, 2015 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, at times I do, esp on the commenting. I'm away now so not doing the normal amount of either, but I don't really care.  I feel more guilty for not commenting.  But oh well...there is only so much I can do.

Jan 15, 2015 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How would any one know unless you TOLD them?

It seems you may be suffering from counter intentions.

This condition manifests itself in other ways which we have all observed or modeled. When you place a meal on the table and receive a compliment, do you point out all the things that went wrong, "it's to dry,' 'wrong cut,' 'pasta over cooked," 'coals too hot/cold,: etc.

Instead of saying 'thank you' we rise to the counter intention.

Relieve your self of the need to express your internal guilt, and simply add your life to those around you. That is all anyone really wants, and it is very important you accept this and simply relax and enjoy your life. 

Another way this is exhibited by those who have a 'stay in touch' burden is when calling your dear friend, you start with, "I've been meaning to call you but could not find the time."  Is the call about your dear friend or you?

Be your real self, unapologetic. Bring your full self in all your glory. Celebrate all that you are.....no appologies accepted or needed.....as long are you are being all of you.

Jan 15, 2015 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes I do sometimes, but when and if I explain, everyone is very understanding.

Jan 15, 2015 05:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am glad to hear how everyone feels. I do feel the guilt but need to get over it. It isn't improving anything and is counterproductive. I don't hold anyone else to that standard so why me?

Jan 15, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I don't feel guilty if I can't reciprocate with comments the same day, but always try the following couple of days to play "catch-up"...

Jan 15, 2015 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debbie, I used to feel guilty, especially when I saw people like yourself on there day after day after day! But I never apologized for being absent. And I've worked very hard on not feeling guilty--life does sometimes just get in the way and gulty feelings don't accomplishe anything in the end.

Jan 15, 2015 08:57 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. i think everyone that blogs knows there is only so much time they can devote to blogging/commenting, and many bloggers that try to do too much get burned out and end up taking 1-2 months or more off from blogging. Everyone needs to set a pace they can live with.

Jan 15, 2015 05:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, it is not easy to find near 2 hours/ a day for blogging/commenting. It is a huge challenge for me....

Jan 15, 2015 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have internal guilt. Although I haven't missed writing a post in an extremely long time, I did miss making all of my comments on my regular people about a week ago. I had a friend visiting, and I just didn't have time for the comments. I did feel guilty within myself, but I told myself to get over it. And I did. 

Jan 15, 2015 01:29 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

YES! It is a daily routine and unless I have completed it I feel like I am letting myself down and not doing my job.

Jan 15, 2015 12:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

@Debbie Reynolds I have not allowed that situation - even when I am out-of-town, I have my tablet/laptop/ipad with me and I make it a point to spend at least an hour on ActiveRain - every day!

Jan 15, 2015 12:19 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely, even posting late in the day when I am a morning poster.    I know I like to comment on my regular bloggers, and is different when they do not post until late in the day.

Jan 15, 2015 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Regrets when I think it's in the way.  We are busy and we don't need to apologize for being busy. 

Jan 15, 2015 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sadly, I have become a compulsive blogger and have tried very hard to reciprocate with comments.

This has to change and I have begun a reduction of activities. However, no announcements are needed and there is no need for regret. I have made my contributions and it is time to move on to other interests. 

It is very nice to receive regular comments from a loyal core group of members but my ActiveRain blogs are not a successful avenue for internet exposure.

Jan 15, 2015 08:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I feel like I want a even playing field. For me, that means reciprocation ... at least commenting on members posts who have commented on mine. There are times when I just can't get them all. 

Jan 15, 2015 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debbie, yes, sometimes I feel uncomfortable if I don't blog or comment. 

Jan 15, 2015 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

Sometimes when we are out of town, it is difficult to do that.  I think that the majority of our AR friends are understanding that we work in different time zones at times.  I try before I go to bed to do as many as possible.  A

Jan 15, 2015 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Yes, today is one of those days for me. 

I don't know how you do it Debbie Reynolds you comment on everyone in the rain it seems. When do you find time for yourself.

Yes I feel guilty not just to my followers but to myself as well.

Jan 15, 2015 05:59 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, they will not even notice if I miss one, plenty of others filling the board.

Nov 11, 2017 10:59 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I do.

Oct 19, 2017 07:00 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I stay up a little late but when it's time for bed I close the computer down. I'm getting okay with just doing the best I can and forgetting the rest.

Jan 20, 2015 11:30 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

 Of course I feel guilty when I don't do my blogs or comment.  I find myself staying up long after midnight so I don't have to feel that way.

Jan 19, 2015 09:54 AM
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I always felt guilty when I would "disappear" for a while, Debbie.  But, i took your advice and now have posts scheduled for days in advance.  Now, it is just trying to keep up with comments, which is a great problem to have!

Jan 16, 2015 11:48 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Sybil, It is a very understanding group of folks.

Bob, Business comes first. Always. I too feel like I have let myself down.

Annette, I do feel somewhat guilty but not enough to explain or apologize. This is an extra to my day and not an essential but I do enjoy it. In fact I wish I had not even a thought or twinge of guilt.

Jan 15, 2015 06:26 AM