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The unintended consequences of blogging

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A couple of years ago I was at a social event with a bunch of local bloggers -- most are in the real estate industry. I overheard a conversation that was going on behind me less than a foot away. They were talking about this woman who is relentless, ruthless and unstoppable; they said she is a machine. When I turned around to listen, they all started laughing. They were talking about me and my blog. That was a little more than two years ago and nothing has changed. There is a post on my blog everyday. These days I get some help from a neighbor who likes to write and from a past client who works in the real estate industry. They write a post a week and I write the other five. They used the word "ruthless" because they are what I call friendly competitors. I started the blog as an experiment in 2005 and by 2006 I started coming up No. 1 on page one of the major search engines under certain keywords. My competitors would like to have my position in the search engin...