Local Blog Shout-Out!

By: Courtney James

If you were to come into the Urban Durham Realty office at 12:30pm on any given Tuesday, you would find all of us gathering for our weekly sales meeting. I look forward to these meetings because it’s usually the one time each week when we are all together. Real estate agents, unlike some other professions, should actually not be in the office all week.  Occasionally though, on the Tuesdays when my blog entry is due, I’m usually a little less enthused to come in for sales meeting.  You see, we have a rule at UDR that if it’s your week to blog and you don’t have it posted by 12:30pm on Tuesday, you have to buy the office lunch.  That should be enough motivation, but I have to admit that I have made a stop by Toast before sales meeting because that was actually easier for me than getting my blog posted!  It’s not that I don’t like to write (I actually enjoy it). It’s just that it takes a lot of time and commitment, and I can’t stand the fact that I don’t usually put as much effort into it as I would like.

So, for this week’s blog post, I want to give a shout-out to some of my favorite, dedicated, local bloggers. I’m sure I’ll leave someone out, so please feel free to comment on this post and let me know about others I missed.  Without further ado, and in no particular order, here they are:

Bull City Rising (http://www.bullcityrising.com/): What can I say?  It’s my safari home page.  It’s how I get my Durham news.

Endangered Durham (http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/): Can you say dedicated? I cannot imagine the amount of time it takes for Gary to compile all these amazing photos.  If you want to know the history of a building in Durham, it’s probably here.  Check it out and while you’re there, donate to his mission to further these archiving efforts – it’s worth it!

Carpe Durham (http://www.carpedurham.com/): The most consistent food blog in Durham.  What better topic to blog about in a city that has become widely acclaimed for its food?

Durham Socialite (http://www.durhamsocialite.com/): Want to know about any cool events happening in the Bull City?  Look no further.

Strong Durham Schools (http://www.strongdurhamschools.com/): A relatively new blog that helps to describe Durham Public Schools from the parent’s perspective (the most important point of view, in my opinion). If you have a child in DPS, please enter a testimonial for their school!

A Gift a Day (http://agiftaday.wordpress.com/): Also a new blog with an inspiring message and just plain good writing.  This blogger needs to write a book!

So thank you to all of you who are committed enough to provide us all with some enjoyment and education each day.  This Tuesday, at least, my colleagues wont get a free lunch out of me. But I’m not making any promises for next time.  And besides, who doesn’t like lunch from Toast?

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