Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING...AND BEYOND.


On February 15th of 2008 I made a committment to writing my real estate blog.

I wrote the following post...

A New Commitment

Hello again.  I have been abusing my blog.  And by that, I mean abuse by neglect.  I love the idea of this community, I just need to participate more.  I will become more active on this blog!

I hope all is well,


That was my 5th post here on Active Rain.  I took 8 months to write the first four.  I have written more than 350 posts since...

What a crazy 12 months it has been.

So many highs and lows...

But always learning.

I have grown so much from my experience on Active Rain

I am a far better agent today than a year ago.

Yet there is still so much to learn...


A Realtor you can trust. 

Comment balloon 15 commentsKen Tracy • February 25 2009 11:13AM


Ken I enjoy your blog posts! Thanks for your committment to writing them.

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) over 9 years ago

Ken, I remember the first post of yours that I read.  It was about Key Lime Pie.  Although I subscribe to and comment on many other blogs, I am pretty sure yours is the only one where I remember the first post I read.  Must have been the subject matter, Key Lime Pie.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

Ken... I like a man who keeps his committments.  Congrats!

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 9 years ago

Hi Alan, Shirley, and Teresa.  Thanks for reading.

That may have been my last time eating key lime pie!

It has been a good year.

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 9 years ago

Ken, I recently hit 100 blog posts and still think I have so much more to learn.  It's always a work in progress for me.  You do a great job blogging so keep up the good work. 

Posted by Dean Akey over 9 years ago

Congrats on sticking with it.  I am new to AR so I hope I can remain consistent.

Posted by Nelson Bermas, Your Lexington REALTOR® (EXIT Real Estate Consultants) over 9 years ago

Sounds like it has been a busy 12 months, glad to have you still with us and writing away.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

The best part is hearing other folks stories. 

Rain on.

Posted by David Timm, CRS, EcoBroker, GRI, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi David, JL, Nelson, and Dean. 

Thanks for reading.

My last year has been so volatile.  Exciting but challenging times.

Blogging helped me get through it.

We survived.  We are moving on up!:)

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 9 years ago

Ken I hear you.  I have become better also.  I still have much to learn, especially when it comes to using the internet.  Take care.  Hope it starts warming up for you soon.  Go Cubs.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Ken, it takes time for folks to "get it".

Gosh, once you do............

Glad to know you.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 9 years ago

Hi Ken... I always look forward to your posts and value our friendship that developed due to Active Rain.  I'm glad you're here!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Hi Missy, Steve, and John.  Thanks so much for reading.

And the kind words...

I look forward to the next year and hope my improvement continues!!!

Go Cubs.


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 9 years ago


I'm glad that you are here blogging away. Your posts are always so positive and enjoyable to read. They motivate me to stay positive and to keep going as well. Thanks, and congratulations on reaching the one-year mark!


Posted by Dawn Isenhower (Sibcy Cline Realtors) over 9 years ago

Ken it has been cool getting to know you.  I sure have enjoyed your posts and our conversations on twitter.  Looking forward to the next year.

Posted by Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis (Keller Williams Lynchburg) over 9 years ago

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