Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I'm so happy to hear you'll be blogging regularly again, Hella! Isn't it funny the things that spark us to return to something that we loved so much in the past? 

It's never drudgery - it's my therapy! 

Sep 24, 2018 09:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I get it Hella... I haven't posted in three days, which is very unusual for me... but the idea of writing about anything seems very ho-hum to me right now. And I'm tired of being frustrated with formatting and lack of speed here in the Rain; in all the years I've blogged here with localism posts and market reports I've never had a single contact from a prospective buyer or seller. I'm watching traffic on my posts and they don't get the traffic they did a few years ago... it must be a google juice issue for AR. So not much incentive right now and wondering if my time would be spent better in other pursuits.

Sep 24, 2018 11:59 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It has been a LONG time since I blogged here for anything other than listing blogs.  Interestingly enough, this is a similar conversation to one I started this morning with someone else.


I got burnt out on market blogs last year and every once in a while I'll do one, but even though it takes only 30 minutes to do all 8 of them, I find myself very disinterested in doing them and they seldom last more than a week.


When I do have a topic I am burning to write about, I usually knock it out straight away, like the searching AR or the spam/tiny URL ones I've written.  The "muse" just has not struck in quite some time.

Sep 24, 2018 09:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

In the past, I blogged everyday. In the Fall of last year, it was a few less and I haven't posted this year. I may return.  I may not Good luck to you. 

Sep 24, 2018 09:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We all need to be coached, encouraged & motivated time & again. Go with it

Sep 24, 2018 09:30 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I just posed a Q today on AR Peeps in FB. I seem to be stuck most days when I'm supposed to write a post. Glad you have your mo-jo back.

Sep 24, 2018 10:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I could use an uplifting message.

Sep 24, 2018 10:26 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I don't usually write under a "have to" attitude.  If the muse just isn't there and it's best if I just keep quiet.  I actually stopped writing completely for a few years after my husband died.  I thought my muse was gone forever but it seems to be coming back.

Glad you're back Hella! 

Sep 24, 2018 10:24 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I do not see it as drudgery.  I enjoy writing.  A

Sep 24, 2018 09:44 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    It's a pleasure to write a blog post!

Sep 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

99.9% of the time I blog because I really want to Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® but occassionally, very rarely, I force myself to post.

Sep 24, 2018 12:47 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

If I am in the right mental state to write something worth reading, it works well....if not, I won't write anything....

Sep 24, 2018 12:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Great subject Hella! Most days, I am raring to go and can think of subjects in which to write. Had a crazy, busy week so didn't post all weekend until today. Like you, mine was uplifting!

Sep 24, 2018 11:04 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, I like writing in the rain, more than that, I like to interact with my friends here. I haven't been blogging much lately for the same reasons Nina Hollander stated. 

Sep 24, 2018 06:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some days the muse is strong.

Sep 24, 2018 03:23 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It really depends - drudgery? Not really, sometimes I'm just too busy with customers and can't get to it - fortunately, I can always count on my web guy to pull me through

Sep 24, 2018 01:29 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

For the most part, I do not feel drudge. I see writing content as part of what I do ... I do feel good when I get a post completed and published. 

Sep 24, 2018 01:25 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Nice Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - I know it always feels good when I Blog, too.  Missing your 'blogging time here' is great, because that means you will be back!!  I do it so seldom, though do not think of it as drudgery (that would be 'no fun'!).  For me, it's more of, 'do I have anything worthwhile to share', and my answer can be 'no'.  Well, I need to re-think this!  So glad you are back to Blogging - YEA, You!

Sep 24, 2018 12:56 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good for you,  Hope to see mor of you in the rain.


Sep 24, 2018 05:39 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The gift of ART. That is how an artist feels when they unveil, the uplifting that results from a mission completed.

When we as writers/agents contribute something worth while, something that MATTERS, we are presenting our art.

Within each of us is a dimension of genius where our 'something that matters' exists. It is my hope many find their art and sing it before the opportunity to transform another passes.

We all delight in knowing you have decided to share your words that matter with us.

Blogging a drudgery? For the most part, YES. Here on AR a blog comes with a commitment towards care and feeding that has plaged the sight for years.

Sep 24, 2018 10:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hella - so glad to see you back.  NO, it's never drudgery, I find it therapeutic. But there are times I seem to be less inspired than others.

Sep 24, 2018 08:17 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes sometimes adn other times I fight for ideas

Sep 28, 2018 08:39 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Glad to hear you are back, and wanted to write.  There are days, there is no time, and I just skip it.   If you have business to tend to, that should be a priority.  

Sep 27, 2018 10:22 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I only post when I'm inspired to, it's always for fun.

Sep 26, 2018 06:41 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

So good to see you back Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® !

Sep 26, 2018 06:34 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's different on different days.  Sometimes I love what I write and sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on family time because work is so busy, that's been this year.

Sep 25, 2018 11:18 AM
Chris Kassel
Kassel and Associates LLC - Broomfield, CO
Residential Real Estate. Investment Properties.

Writing is like any other habit. The more you incorporate it into your daily life, the better and easier it gets.  Kind of like going to the gym, first time is brutal, subsequent visits get easier.  I think after 18 consistent repetitions something becomes a habit.

Sep 25, 2018 09:15 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some of each.

Sep 25, 2018 06:26 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 25, 2018 03:07 AM
Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

I honestly like blogging but it is a bit time consuming.

Sep 24, 2018 10:24 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

For sure, will keep reading your blog more often. 

Sep 24, 2018 08:31 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Occasionally I feel inspiration. In our busy lives it is getting harder to find time to be inspired. I'll be sure to read yours though,  Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Sep 24, 2018 08:15 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Hella, please do! 

And something posive and fun. 

Not like- my husband left me, my agent left me....:)

Sep 24, 2018 08:01 PM