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I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I love it because I have met so many people through the various social channels. I hate it because it is such a distraction. I feel as though I spend too much time looking at computer screens and the little screens on mobile devices. My real estate blog has a strong local readership that includes members of the local media. It has more than 2,900 posts and brings in enough business to keep me motivated to continue publishing it -- even after being told that blogging doesn't work, or that I am doing it all wrong. Blogs are what I love about social media. I am a publisher and can publish my own content, my own way. There are people who follow me on Twitter who have told me that I seem to be everywhere, and that I seem to know everyone. I am not everywhere, but I do manage to make it to events that are important to the community, like our Local Art Crawl and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. I also go places that I would call...