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January 27, 2011 | No comments yetTags: blog, social media, technology
It’s amazing how much can happen in two years, even these days. I’ve always prided myself on being a relatively early adopter when it comes to technology, but I’ve always considered technology to be just a tool to be used to help me get my job done more easily, more efficiently, or with more consistent results. I don’t believe in technology-for-technology’s sake. If there is no reason to have a tool, I don’t believe I should have it, which is why for the last two years — while my license was inactive — I have not kept up with the rapidly changing technology landscape.
Two years ago, social media was just starting to come into its own. Facebook was steadily knocking down MySpace. Twitter was regularly discussed on the late night talk shows, and the consensus seemed to be that it was just a giant time suck for the self-absorbed. The Resisters were out in force rallying the troops against the demon Change.
I’ve never understood that.
Change will never be stopped. No matter what you do, HOW you do it will be different five years from now because the tools we use are always being improved — or at least changed. What I am doing today is what I have been doing for years, but the tools I am using today did not even exist when I started. Imagine being a real estate agent without a cell phone or a computer. That’s where we were when I started in this industry. Really.
I can hardly imagine the changes that are coming, just as I can hardly believe the changes that have taken place during my little sabbatical. Social media has taken a firm hold, and has expanded into nearly every area of our lives. It is no longer just a tool, but a fundamental change in the way we connect and communicate.
Just a few short years ago, this method of communication — the blog — was a figment of someone’s imagination. Look where I am today with this.
Yes, look where I am. I’ve changed blogging platforms. Of course, that means I have created a whole new pile of work to get through. The tools I have at my disposal are improving, and I’m attempting to put them to best use.
Keep an eye on this space, because not only is this a blog, it is also becoming my main arena for interacting in cyberspace. It will combine my blog and website in one place. Slowly but surely, I’m getting information transferred from the old to the new, and learning a bit at the same time. The more I learn, the more I can provide for you. I’ll fill you in on what I’m adding as I go. For starters, notice the menu bar at the top of the page. I’ve divided the blog into five distinct areas, divided between real estate information and general interest posts. The most recent blog posts show up chronologically in the list at the upper right.
I’ll be pointing out other changes as they become “live.” Is there anything you’d like to see added on a regular basis?
Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein
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