writing a real estate blog
The oddest thing I have discovered is that some people, and I won’t tell you who they are, binge-read my Sacramento real estate blog. They start by reading about a certain topic, must develop a curiosity about the forward and backward buttons, so they start clicking and they don’t stop. It becomes a marathon. A real estate blog reading marathon. Now, I have a hard time believing that any individual can be so interested in the inner workings of my twisted nature or that anybody could possess a sincere desire to learn more about how to prepare a home for sale that a person would devote so much time to my dribble, but it doesn’t mean they don’t do it.
Funny thing is I have had people tell me they have had no interest whatsoever in something I had to say but couldn’t stop reading my real estate blog. I’m left to conclude they must find stuff I say amusing, or maybe I lead such a weird life, so completely different from their own that they like to view from the outside what goes on in somebody else’s life. Kinda like watching Reality TV, probably, without the coaching and do-overs and horrible people.
I’ve appeared on several TV shows in my life, and they are not as interesting to do as you might think. There is a lot of sitting around and a lot of Take 2, Take 3, Take 4, Take 5 and they keep doing it. That fresh, energetic explosion needs to be replicated over and over, and that’s really difficult to be spontaneous on demand. You have to think to yourself, what was I thinking about, what was my motivation, why did I do that? And then try to do it again, but it comes across as insincere and limp. Or, it does for me.
Which is probably why I will never make it as an actor. I’m a little old for that now anyway. Although I always did want my own home improvement TV show. A do-it-yourself TV show for women who use power tools. That idea had alway been simmering in the back of my mind, but then I got swept up and carried away in Sacramento real estate, and I’ve never looked back. I don’t want to be a celebrity anyway.
I intensely dislike doing seminars, too. Because when you’re on stage and you stop speaking, there is silence in the room. You’ve got to always be thinking about the next thing you’re going say, and that’s way too much work. I prefer dialogue to monologue. It reminds me of the van driver who transports tourists in Maui along The Road to Hana. This guy must talk non-stop for 8 hours straight. It has to be funny, engaging and interesting banter. Not only that, but he has to repeat it day after day, week after week and month after month. The same conversation every single day. That’s worse than having to eat Ralston Cereal for breakfast every day until you die.
Bottom line I can’t sing, either; I can’t act, I can’t draw anything but stick people and I can’t tap dance. I really possess zero artistic abilities except an eye for beauty and a desire to write. The next best thing is selling Sacramento real estate and writing a real estate blog.