Today I step gingerly back into the gentle, or not so gentle, tides of real estate blogging. Over the last months, most of my energy has been used to care for my terminally ill father who passed away last week. Dmitry and I have kept up with our existing clients, referred out some new clients and done what we could to stay on top of just about everything except for our own home (though it is a mile away from my parents’ home, I have not seen it since December 5th) and my dear little blog.
In the course of our family crisis, many people stepped forward and offered to do things for me. People brought us homemade dinner every night for months. A friend wrapped Katya’s Christmas gifts. People brought her ‘thinking of you’ presents long after Christmas. Bloggers from around the country offered to send posts, though I didn’t even have the energy to post other people’s work, so I did not accept the generous overtures from all who offered, though I did appreciate it.
I’ve known for a long time the the RE blogging community is a generous family. In my time of crisis, an idea came to me, and I need the help of others to see it made a reality. I would like to set up a site/wiki/list/group for bloggers in need and those who would like to help. In my mind I am calling it The Gift of a Blog, but brainstorming is welcome. Perhaps I should set up a Facebook Group for ideas? What I have in mind is a place where bloggers with a personal problem that is impacting their ability to keep up with posting could mention their need without having to go into much detail on their own blog. Members of the community who would like to join can offer to provide guest posts. Clearly, they will be some kind of generic-ish content.
So, if you are an RE blogger and you would like to help, either as a writer, “board member,” brainstormer, etc. leave me a comment and we will get started.