Before Returning to Regular Programming

avatarthumbnail.jpgIf only I simply blogged for business …

If only my sole purpose for putting fingers to keyboard on this website was to try and establish my expertise in Phoenix real estate, to give buyers and sellers the opportunity to interview me before we meet …

If only I were a real estate agent with a blog instead of a writer turned real estate agent who writes a blog …

Maybe then, the daily posts would have kept coming over the past couple of weeks in place of the admittedly haphazard schedule that has developed.

It’s not quite that simple.

As much as I enjoy meeting people and using this as the vehicle to allow me to do so, at the end of the day I write because I’m a writer and have been since the ninth grade. Watching Marley and Me earlier this evening reminded me of how I once dreamed of graduating from beat reporter to columnist, a dream that didn’t become reality until I discovered the joy of writing a real estate blog and developing my own column soon to be read by at least a dozen people.

There are topics I could write about right now and I will get back to them in the next few days. In the interim, I’m writing about the one thing I’ve not spoken of in more than three years and nearly 2,000 posts.

I’m suffering from writer’s block. It’s not what you might imagine … words come to me and topics still cross my mind, but I’ve not felt any sort of emotional connection to the vast majority of them for about a month now. And if I don’t feel any connection to the words emerging from my own mind, I can’t exactly expect you to feel one.

There’s really only one cure for writer’s block and that is to write your way through it. Some of what you write, you’ll cringe when you read later. But eventually the rough edges recede into the background and there’s a decent product left, at least as decent as I’ve been able to manage for all this time.

Your patience has been appreciated so far. And in many ways, you can consider yourself lucky.

Another day or two like this and I’d have converted this to a video blog and you’d be looking at my punim five times a week.

[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at

1 Comment

  • Jerry 8 years ago

    I’m still reading Johnathan. 🙂 I enjoy your postings. I agree with you on the $8K home credit. I’d kill it too. And I”d never have done Cash for Clunkers, but I think you folks are addicted to the dole now. 🙂


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