Christmas In July In The Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Village Real Estate Services, Inc.

 This morning I got a bit of advice from my buddy and fellow Rainer, Lynda Eisenmann.  So far, I don't think there's been any advice I have not heeded from Lynda (with the possible exception of whether another Martini was appropriate---but that's another story) that has not proved to be right on target.  Today, Lynda suggested I do a search in AR to see blogs where my name had been mentioned.  I was embarrassed to find there were many posts by many old friends and some new friends that I had never seen.  Oh my, it was daunting to realize that so many had complimented me and I hadn't given them my thanks. 

Well, that did it.  I've been meaning to sign up for Google Alerts, so today I did it.  Wow it was certainly a good thing I put it off because the process was quite lengthy.  It took all of 10 seconds!  So, if I may offer a word of advice, if you haven't done so yet sign up for  Google Alerts so you can give immediate thanks instead of apologies for not acknowledging those who honor you in their posts.  Missy Caulk wrote an article in May that gives you step by step instructions if you need them. 

 

Today it truly felt like Christmas in July, opening one beautifully wrapped gift after another from my friends in AR  Here's part of what I saw in my search.  It's an example of the wonderful friendships that have been planted, nurtured, nourished, and continue to grow here in the Rain:

    Kaye Thomas

There's Rain In Long Beach - 06/10/2007 07:19 PM

    William Johnson

San Diego Soiree was a Blast. - 06/04/2007 11:56 PM   

The Code, The Creed and the Oath - 06/22/2007 11:36 AM

    Kevin Tomlinson

My Top Ten Favorite Active Rain Bloggers - 06/23/2007 04:33 AM

    Jeff Dowler

It Rained in Long Beach, California Today! - 02/07/2007 11:04 PM   

ActiveRainers on the Beach in Southern California - 05/18/2007 12:12 AM


The California AR Crowd Celebrates in Long Beach! - 06/10/2007 01:05 PM

    Tisza Major-Posner

Surf, Sand and Flat Sara?? AR Laguna/Newport Beach Meet Up - 05/18/2007 02:32 AM
 

    Lynda Eisenmann (Thank you for being my best buddy and for introducing me to AR)

OPERATION GRATITUDE ~ Remembering those who serve... - 06/30/2007 11:14 PM

Going the distance in real estate? - 03/05/2007 11:04 PM   

Orange County, Fun in the sun for April 2007 - 04/08/2007 09:16 AM

    Michelle DeRepentigny

Localism Week In Review 6/23/2007 - 6/30/2007 - 07/01/2007 03:24 AM

    Maureen Mc Cabe

Meme me once, meme me twice... meme me once again... - 06/16/2007 04:34 AM

    Irena Netchaev

Happy 1st Birthday Active Rain - Los Angeles Gathering - 06/10/2007 01:07 PM

    Jeff Belonger

A bad home inspection? Just maybe..... - 06/29/2007 10:33 AM

    Galel Fajardo

What an AWESOME Cause! - 07/02/2007 12:48 AM

    Ron Pickett

Top Realtors Know This! - 05/18/2007 01:10 PM

 Ricardo  Bueno

Tonight at Parker's Lighthouse::"Why should I join Active Rain?" I'll tell you why!!! - 06/10/2007 05:39 AM   

    Tina Maraj Shah -

Our Long Beach Active Rain Gathering on June 9th! - 06/11/2007 10:58 PM

    Jason Sardi

Commentary From A Common Man... - 06/23/2007 10:32 PM

    Joslyn Panka

My Blog Roll and All Time Favorites! - 07/06/2007 05:36 PM

    Ana Connell

20/20 Follow up-Show originally aired in October of 2005! - 06/23/2007 02:14 AM

The photos above represent one of the greatest gifts anyone could ever receive --- the recognition and respect of people you admire.  Thanks again to each of you.  Thanks Active Rain for providing a place for our friendships and businesses to bloom and grow!

 

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Marlene is a highly experienced  South Orange County CA REALTOR® specializing in residential Real Estate and the sale of Homes and Condos in South Orange County, California and Saddleback Valley cities of: Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo.   

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Bob Black
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Marlene,

Good for you!  It must be very rewarding to read what your fellow Rainers think of your work. 

I wanted to share my experience after reading your post:  I signed up for Google Alerts and then did a quick Active Rain search for my name.  Guess what?!  After only being an Active Rain member for a few months, I was mentioned by Marti Garaughty!  Thanks for sharing this tip with me.  It's a great feeling to know people are reading my posts and reacting to them.

February 10, 2008 08:39 PM
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Marlene Bridges
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
Village Real Estate Services, Inc.
Bob - That's one of the great benefits of the Active Rain phenomenon.  Unlik just posting out there in cyberspace wondering if anyone is reading what you're writing, we are getting constant reinforcement that our efforts are not for naugjt.  So glad to hear you signed up for Google Alerts.  They're very cool.  And how glad I am that you received a mention from Marti.  That had to feel pretty fantastic.  A belted welcome to AR.  So glad my post was of value to you.
February 10, 2008 08:35 PM
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Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy
Wow, what a wonderful tribute and it is so great to see your gratitude here. It makes all the difference to everyone, I just feel so great about this wonderful community, and you are awesome for reminding us all just how great it is. Lance
February 11, 2008 12:49 AM
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Marlene Bridges
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
Village Real Estate Services, Inc.
Lance -Thank you for your very kind words.  So good to hear that you sincerely appreciate what we have her on Active Rain.
February 11, 2008 12:57 AM
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Ross Quintana
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Nice, post, but I'm not sure how google alerts works, maybe that is another post.
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