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Wordy C: A Biblical Tale of Real Estate Blogging...

Genesis 11 : 1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech... It's 2009 people. Hasn't happened since. There's a bloody good reason too (LMAO). Need I remind you people what happened when diversity was missing and the do not have fun police messed around with God and we all got to babbling in the end?

Eh? Remember that? Feel free to look it up. Lofty ideals aren't always what they seem (LOL). Tower to the Heavens seemed like a great bit of real estate planning at the time (e.g. prime location, coveting and competing against the best, the gathering of elite minds plotting and planning to do what was never done before or since and think of the views - LOL). God created diversity in language and expression for a reason: So a handful of people with a bad idea marketing it as "a great idea" could not make the rest of us fall into line, all acting the same politically correct way (which is usually stupid and incorrect), with one accord towards damnation.

You have something to say, then say it. Express yourself. Blog your a$$ off and keep your original content coming in the manner you expect will reach your targeted audience. We can agree to disagree without putting other people down for sharing their ideas. I read hundreds of posts and routinely don't say a single thing. Then there are the ones that get me commenting... Hmm... Sometimes, I get inspired to write a post, like now (LOL). ;-)

Genesis 11 : 7 ... let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. If you don't friggin' get something or someone don't be so quick to attack or discredit them. Maybe there are some things you just aren't going to like or understand and it's okay... Feel free to ask a question. Feel free to find another writer more to your liking. Feel free not to rile people up against someone else's creativity because they do not have the same taste, the same diction or the same ideas at a specific moment of time that you, the reader, do. How hard is that? Not very... Don't like the way I put it then go read the Community Guidelines and paraphrase them to your heart's content. This is my blog post and my whole purpose is to celebrate diversity and freedom of speech between friends and foe. I am not choosing one over the other, I am simply stating that at some point in your writing career there will come a time when you are going to have to call a spade a spade without stubbing your toe on one. If you can't take it when other people have the courage and boldness to say what they think, move the hell on and stop whining about what someone else got featured because a third party enjoyed the virtual show.

I write because I like writing. Why do you write? Why do you read? Why do you select the links that you do? You can just as easily pass them over and not click. When you do click, what keeps you reading? Sometimes a person can miss out on the best posts simply because a title didn't catch their attention. Sometimes, people miss out on a fabulous post because the title offended them. I don't think I give my titles much thought. What ever pops into my head when I start is what it is (LOL). I like talking with people and am known to tease, rant and rave every so often so my readers just click to see what I've been up to (LOL). Rumor has it I am very easily amused. That rumor happens to be true and it also appears to be the number one reason why people keep coming back (LOL). I write about everything, so you never know what you're going to get with me.

Original content is king, so my advice is be yourself because you are an original. There is no one else quite like you. If you are going to write, then write about what and how you feel. Write about what you know. Write about what you like and dislike. Pick a subject and let it rip. If you are transparent, the you that is you will always shine through regardless of your subject matter.

Your diction and your prose don't have to be perfect. You do not have to be perfect. There are a lot of flawed heros and heroines in the Bible, so do the best with what you have. I do. I have lots of issues (LOL). That's why I am happy God loves me. Creating me means HE has a sense of humor. Blog Post Therapy means I get to share a bit with the whole world while chatting about what I want, including God on a Real Estate Network. ;-)

Exodus 4 : 10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. Hmm... yet God used him to set millions of captives free. I am a bit wordy. That's why Susan Mangigian named me Wordy C. Hot diggety! Wonder what I'll write today to set a few people on a new path of cyber-creativity... I am going to set some newbie's mind free today. I am out to minionize me some writers (LOL). I may have to go film something later and arrange some new music just to have something interesting to float some titles over (LOL). I love creating stuff for my Outside Blog. Don't have one, need to set one up, shoot me an e-mail. I am obsessed about Google Domination (LOL). See? I go everywhere with my conversation and don't even feel the need to leave one post to start another thought. :-D

Psalms 19 : 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Where do you want your voice to be heard? Cyberspace is a curious thing. Once you release it in the Rain, you have the infinite power of the digital divide at your disposal to get your message across to every corner of every nation. Satellites cover the globe. People sit with laptops and PDA in the deepest regions of the bush. Don't think because you did not write a featured post that your work is not being featured and revered around the world.

Write to be discovered. Write to be found. Write to open a dialog and share ideas. The Active Rain Real Estate Network is about members in the industry and related industries coming together to share ideas and express ourselves. It is not about one faction trying to get the upper hand over another faction because they believe their fleeting, politically correct ideals and personal morality trumps another writer's. Don't believe the hype. Believe in yourself and your ability to say what needs to be said, then say it to the best of your ability, or the worst of your ability if the parody gets the point across without triggering libel, slander and defamation suits. Seriously... (LOL).

Check out my fave post of the day by Jeff Corbett. Don't let the title fool you and it is not Biblical in nature  (LMAO). I was particularly tickled by the slogan next to the monkey with the gun. I did mention I was easily amused, didn't I? (LOL) It's a great post, not for everyone's tatse but if you read me then feel free to read Jeff. We share the same cyber-quirky genes and absolutely love TLW. We're her bay-bays. ;-)





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Comment balloon 17 commentsC Tann-Starr • August 26 2009 02:14PM


AMEN!!! Say what cha mean, mean what cha Say.
Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) about 11 years ago

June, I am with you bay-bay!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

C, you ask why we read?  I read here because every so often I find something like this!  You are so freakin' amazing!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Patricia, thank you for the kind words. They are very much appreciated. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Woot, refreshing....fun...and straight from your heart. Love it.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago

Wordy C - I think we have ourselves a new set of Active Rain community guidelines - actually I'll call it the all new unabashed edition of the 10 commandments of AR...

I missed what/who/when set all this off but again it's not important and I don't want to waste my time reading someone who doesn't play nice in the rain...  BUT as they say a silver lining always surfaces and you and TLW have brought that forward.  The rules, the whys, and the don'ts.

Well done.


Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 11 years ago

Does Susan know how really brilliant a name she came up with?... Wordy C.

Love reading your posts cause I never know what wonderful information there is. You write like you talk..and you are so REAL.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 11 years ago


All day long I was wondering if I had had some very unusual versions of the Bible.  My personal bet is that a few choice words were used when the moneychangers were thrown out of the temple!

I've read all books that serve as the basis for the major world religions - Qur'an, Book of Mormon, etc. At least in the English translations I've used, each warns about "casting the first stone" in judgement of another.

Looks like you had the same special editions!

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) about 11 years ago

Hmmm. think before you blog... your words are here forever... I love reading your blog C - have a wonderful day!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate about 11 years ago

Love the wandering around and yet very connected!  Good points on all scriptures. 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 11 years ago

Wow. Fear of public speaking really does go way back, doesn't it? lol  At least now we don't have to worry about being beheaded if we mess up =P

As for the rest of your why, why, whys... There are endless reasons for each of us. Viva la difference! =)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

Thank you Missy, Lee & Pamela. I appreciate the kind words. :-)


Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Margaret, Mangiggly the I-Talian is wonderful, isn't she? It's my fave term of endearment in AR. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

LOL @ Irene. I can't wait to see you in real life. We're going to have a major blast hanging out together (LMAO). :-)

Thank you, April. Enjoy the rest of the week sweetie. :-)

Thank you, Judi. It was mad fun to fire that one off. My friends were teasing me about doing that more often. I just might. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

ROTFL @ Lisa. Viva indeed (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Check out the 31st verse of Genesis, Chapter 1... "And God saw every think that he had made, and behold, it was very good.  So the saying "it's all good"  Well it is ALL good... every day I believe that people are trying to be the best they know how to be.. well at least most people.. so just like Moses... God will give you the words.. but you HAVE to be listening to hear them and respond...

Just my thoughts.

Carra Riley AKA Cosmic Cow Pie

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 11 years ago

Carra, makes life a really cool adventure, eh? It is very good to be alive and breathing. That's why I try to enjoy every day. Doesn't always work but I try. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

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