There’s always something to howl about

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield: BloodhoundBlog is six years old today.

I almost let this day slip by without taking notice of it. Shame on me. Six years, almost 5,000 posts, and the only place in the where truth will out and where hustlers dare not dissemble and jive.

I am sad, to say the truth, that the promise I saw when first I began this crusade for a cleaner, more honest kind of real estate is by now all but shattered. Realtors went from bus benches and urinal cakes to their digital equivalents in the form of Facebook “likes” and Pinterest panderings — all without ever once stopping to think about the things we might have and should have done, the things we could have done and the world we could have made by doing them.

Even so, here’s my take, always:

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,–
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
      –Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses

If you loathe your self so much you can’t live without having your ass kissed, BloodhoundBlog is not for you. If you’re desperate to learn the latest tricks for deceiving your clients, you’ve come to the wrong place. But when the stench of corruption is ripe in the streets, when you want for once not to be lied to by the people you pay to lie to you — when you want to know the truth, no matter how painful it might be — you know where to find us.

Here’s a toast to BloodhoundBlog and to all the people who have written here over the years!


10 Comments so far

  1. Teri Lussier June 30th, 2012 5:07 am

    Tho much is taken, much abides…

    It continues to be an extraordinary place. Congratulations on 6 years and here’s to many more!

  2. Jeff Brown June 30th, 2012 11:40 am

    Congrats Greg. I still tell the story of how I thought your ping back to me on my first ever post was my blog being hacked. 🙂

  3. Scott Cowan June 30th, 2012 12:19 pm


    It’s been a fantastic six years! Change is often slow and hard fought. BHB is part of my daily routine. I am truly grateful for you and everyone who has ever taken the time time to write a post or share a comment here.

    Looking forward to everything the future will bring here!

  4. Mark Madsen June 30th, 2012 4:57 pm

    Love this place. Can’t believe it’s already been 6 years. I remember those early years of blogging and social media discovery. Great job with BHB Greg.

  5. Tom Johnson June 30th, 2012 8:26 pm


  6. Don Reedy July 1st, 2012 11:17 am

    This is the greatest place to have your ass kicked. It’s also the best place to kick ass. And….if six years has taught me anything, it’s that the love of the tussle, the rumble, the hand to hand combat that ensues intellectually here is a gift to all who partake.

    Where’s the next round happening, and when? How will the old fighters do against the up and comers? Will what the seasoned coaches coach still produce skinned cats?

    Stay tuned BHB’ers. Stay tuned.

    Happy Birthday all…..

  7. Robert Worthington July 1st, 2012 3:04 pm

    Seriously, 5000 posts seems like a ton in six years! Congrats to bloodhound on it’s enormous success!

  8. Tom Bryant July 6th, 2012 5:39 pm

    I still check in regularly, because there’s no place like this on the web.

  9. Josh Malone July 10th, 2012 12:00 pm

    That is a ton of post, wow! But it has been worth it as you guys with out question have one of the most popular and respected rel estate blogs around. Congrats.

  10. Pablo July 23rd, 2012 3:23 pm

    Congratulations on your birthday; a blog like yours would come in handy here in Brazil …