Mona's Real Estate Matters and a Myriad of Other Conversations: A Life of Its Own...Blogging Carries On - Who Knew?!?

A Life of Its Own...Blogging Carries On - Who Knew?!?

I said to myself, "Self, they're all going to forget about you if you don't get back to ActiveRain.  All that great discipline you taught yourself when you were active is all just going to fizzle away.  What the hell's the matter with you?".


The reality is that I've been thinking about blog fodder on an almost daily basis now for months. Months! Blah, blah, many inconsequential excuses for not getting back on the horse.  Anyway, the topic I'd chosen to write about isn't the one I'm writing about today!  I signed back in, fully expecting to have to produce 3 forms of identification and present a note from my mother but that wasn't the case at all.


Here I sit at the computer just like before, next to the sliding glass doors looking at the dogs and the mountain view wondering if I will figure out the new (to me) format and questioning if anyone will read me again!  Color me beyond humbled that in my hiatus there have been people following, reading and commenting on my posts from before slacker status gripped me with its incapacitating grip.


How rude must everyone think I've become!  I haven't thanked followers, answered questions or replied to comments in a ridiculously long time.  Mea culpa for sure and I am so sorry.


I still keep a link to ActiveRain in my email signature that clients tell me doesn't work. Obviously, I am in bad need of a little remedial AR University training as well as some mentoring from my friends and #Bob Stewart.  No doubt his baby is in his senior year of high school by now!


Here's me committing to myself to getting back to what I truly have missed, writing relevant and irrelevant content on a regular basis. Talk with you soon!

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Comment balloon 29 commentsMona Gersky • April 27 2017 12:29PM


Good morning Mona Gersky ,

Glad to see you back playing in the rain! We've missed you but your back and that is what is important!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 3 years ago

Looking forward to seeing more of you in the rain and fix that link LOL

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Mona, you have been missed, and hope you stay in the Rain now!   

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

I get it.  I was out for almost 7 years due to life circumstances.  I'm back and reaclimating as well.  Hope you find your blogging legs again.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) over 3 years ago

It is just like getting back on that horse and just putting new thoughts will keep that activity going.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

All I can say is ... "It's about time, Mona!"  Glad to see you back and looking forward to your new contributions ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 3 years ago

Glad to see you back in the Rain, Mona. Congrats on the feature, too! I bet you will be back in the habit of regular writing we will all enjoy before too long.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 3 years ago

Hi Mona - It's good to see you back here. Best wishes for getting it all going again - I missed your writing!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 3 years ago

Missed you Mona. Looking forward to your relevant and irrelevant posts. Welcome back!

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 3 years ago

Mona I'm so glad you're back in the rain!  I saw you from time to time on FB so I got my Mona fix!!  Hey we're all here to help you out if you need anything. have been missed!!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 3 years ago

We're on, we're off. That's how it goes here on AR. It will feel like home again before you know it.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 3 years ago

Good evening Mona and so nice to see you here again. You have been missed.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

I am glad to see you back Mona, it is tough to relearn the habit of doing this daily, but it is worth it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

Hey I remember you! Welcome back! I'm sure you will be back in the swing of things soon.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

Mona, I fully understand. Just this week I found a lot of my links are not working. So thanks, for the reminder of checking in and continue to write. See you on campus. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 3 years ago

Dear Mona,

It is no big deal to take a time out from time to time. Also, some places do not have any appreciable amounts of electricity or connectivity. Sometimes, it might be nice to go to such a place for a spell. I miss winter already. 

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 3 years ago

.....a link to Active Rain in my signature...   That's a good idea! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks for idea! 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) over 3 years ago

me too, as soon as the wedding is in the rear view mirror

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

I am glad to see you back, Mona!  I think life sometimes takes on an energy all its own, and can take precedence over discipline.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Good morning, Mona Gersky I need music, girl.... I'll be patient and wait for you to share music every week....  maybe you can sneak in "Under Pressure" Queen and Bowie)... glad to see you're back... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 3 years ago

Mona Gersky welcome you know we are all here to help. 

Posted by Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21 (Century 21) over 3 years ago

Hello and I bet now it feels as though you never took a break!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 3 years ago

Welcome back, Mona! Glad to see you back in the saddle again!

Posted by Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor (Atlanta Communities) over 3 years ago

Hi Mona - welcome back! I haven't taken a long hiatus from Active Rain, but the ebb and flow of life has me active at times, less so many other times. It's all good, and a natural part of life. 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Live, learn & love then repeat until you cannot....richfuscious

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the update. I was a bit jealous of your looking at the mountain view.

Not many of those to be found in Southwest Florida.

Look forward to your sharing.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA over 3 years ago

Hi. Mona- I'm glad to see you back!! It's a lot like getting back o a bicycle, isn't it!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Hi Mona - nice to see you back again.  Sometimes life gets in the way.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Hi Mona-Welcome back. They even have an old TV show Welcome Back Kotter but in this case it is welcome back Mona.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 3 years ago