100,000 on September 12th, 2011 - You did it, you did it, you did it!

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100,000 and countingI did it!  I did it! I did it! Finally, I reached 100,000 (plus some) points on September 12th, 2011. That's great, really it is. But you want to know a secret? I'm much more thrilled with the network of friends and professionals that I have met. I'm here because of you. Somehow the points, that used to mean so much to me, pale in comparison. So yes, it's a fun accomplishment.  (And, it's going to save me a few dollars a month.) But, most of all, I am thrilled and delighted with the many new friendships and the support system that I have found in the Rain. (You know who you are! ) Hugs, and thank you. You did it, you did it, you did it!


100,000 and counting

 

Lurking around Active Rain for a couple of weeks in mid April, I became an 100,000 and countingofficial Rainmaker in early May. Therefore, it's taken me about five months of blogging to get to this first major milestone.


For those of you still see 100,000 off in the horizon - don't worry, it'll get here surprising soon. Here are few ways to make it happen faster!


Blog daily - try for 10 posts a week. ( But at least one a day)


Comment daily
- more than your 10 point quota. You'll develop the 100,000 and countingrelationships that are way more important than points. Those relationships will keep you here when you get discouraged.


Take part in the contests. They are a great motivator and create challenges that will help you sharpen your game. Plus, you get points. My points earned in the "Back to School" contest got me to the 100,000 mark a few days sooner.


Re-blog
- I haven't really taken advantage of this, but I suspect I should utilize it more. It's a great way to connect with and promote others in the Rain.


Have fun! -
It's important to find the experience enjoyable, if not, you'll burn out, or quit. Writing and posting should be an enjoyable part of the day. If not, think about why not. Chances are you're not writing about something you know - or writing from an authentic place.


Reach Out -
If you need some inspiration or help - holler. Most Rainers' are the kindest and most generous peers you'll ever know. 


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Debb Janes EcoBroker&Realtor®~Sells with Soul

The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

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Kerrie La Guardia
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Congrats Debb!!!  100K is huge and I'm very proud of you!!!!

September 12, 2011 04:19 PM #16
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Jim Patton
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Congratulations on making it to 100,000 points Debb.  Doing it in 5 months is awesome.  Good luck on the next 100k.

September 12, 2011 05:03 PM #17
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Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Congratulations to you Ms. Debb!

Such a good achievement and I do understand what you mean regarding good friends right her on AR.  It just keeps getting better and better. I love every aspect of it.  I know you will have a great week.

Mary

September 12, 2011 06:04 PM #18
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David Ames
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Congrats on the milestone, Debb!  It's amazing how quickly it can creep up on you.

September 12, 2011 06:21 PM #19
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Ann, Thanks so much for stopping by - you know you're one of my top folks. I am always hestitant to re-blog as I worry about trying to take someone's thunder - but, I do disable comments, so I've just won my own argument. Gee, if they were all that easy! Ha ha.

Alexandra - Thanks so much - you know I always appreciate your luxurious comments. :)

Mel - I know you know. Lovin you back. Mocha Monday Mel!

September 12, 2011 06:44 PM #20
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Pamela, my favorite peeps paying me a visit today. I so love you and appreciate the kudos...it used to seem impossible. :)

janeAnne, Thanks, you also know how much I appreciate you. Yes, content - that is a big one isn't it?  No points for it per say, but it sure does make you more readable...therefore more comments...more subscribers...so yes, content works. I should add it to the list. :)

Charita, you are a blogger I have to pay more attention to...I'm just beginning to get to know you through the "Tude...I'm going to fix this mistake and subscribe to you today. Thanks.

September 12, 2011 06:48 PM #21
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Lovely Kerrie - thanks sweetness. I really appreciate it and I'm glad I made you proud. I've been trying. :)

Oh Jim, that's right. It's on to the next 100K and then the next, and then the next. Thanks kind sir for the time and your comments. I'll see you on your blog.

Thanks Mary, I am enjoying our friendship in the Rain...and we have just touched on the friendship "out of the Rain" at our Meet Up last week. Lots to look forward to...

My favorite guy from SF, David - So happy to see you. How's the vblogging moving along? I may have to come nag visit you. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

 

September 12, 2011 06:52 PM #22
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this is SOOOO Wonderful!  Please accept my heartfelt apology that I didn't notice it sooner, but heartiest congratulations.  And I couldn't agree with you more.  This group of KSs that we've found is worth more than anything points could buy!  I'm so glad we have found you, and I am SO crazy about you!

September 12, 2011 07:21 PM #23
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Mimi - no worries. :)

Congrat's on your Buyer gone bad feature - the one with 210 comments, many of which I have read through. It's a great post and stirred up a lot of feelings - so well done. But, I have to shake my head at some of those comments. Ha. Man, oh, man - it takes all kinds to keep it an interesting world doesn't it?

Keep up the stellar work - I hope to have half of your success in the rain. ( Like maybe 105 comments on one post! ) Lol.

 

September 12, 2011 07:46 PM #24
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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Way to go Debb - you came into the rain and kicked some major butt consistenly.  WOW - you make it 100,000 and really get the 'relationship' part so well.  It's so about relationships!  I also like the tips you gave for new bloggers - yahoo!  Here's to your next 200,000!!

 

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September 12, 2011 08:31 PM #25
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Debb, on a harried day, I flipped to your blog out of curiosity.   I wondered, "Isn't Debb is getting super close to 100K?"   Your milestone is in the air!

I'm petitioning AR to encase your milestone in a little Green box!

I'm privileged to know you!

WAY TO GO!

 Brian

September 12, 2011 09:02 PM #26
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Debb, Congrats!!! You have come a long way in really a short time,but like you said, the points (although nice) pale in comparison to the friendships made. I look forward to getting to know you more through your blog and at the next meet ups. Love that you shared some really great tips on not only moving up with points..but building relationships. Suggested!

September 12, 2011 09:19 PM #27
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Anna, Miss Banana - You have always been a great mentor in the Rain. Thanks for being here for my big "goal," and giving me the honor of a "Tude feature. With great respect, Debb.

September 12, 2011 11:20 PM #28
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Brian- one of my favorite male pals in AR - I'm glad you thought to seek me out today. I think all of the KS clan were on the same wave length...most of us anyway. So, thank you so much - I'm privileged to know you right back. Have your written that next blog yet? :)

 

Cindy - Glad you too are here for my happy moment...means a lot to me. And, I'm so thrilled for you and your many accomplishments and goals of late.  Hurray for Cindy Lou!  I'm happy to be building on our relationship and look forward to the future. ( We must have a meet up for the holidays - don't you think?)

September 12, 2011 11:24 PM #29
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Debb!     Congrats and  "Write on"  Girl!     I am so glad we have met here.  I feel like I am the winner.   

 

September 13, 2011 07:52 AM #30
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Congratulations!  Debb, you have been a joy to get to know, and your blog posts are stellar.  Celebration

September 13, 2011 08:52 AM #31
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Cal - You are a special find - I'm so glad to have met you too. We're both winners - ha.

Joan - Love you and appreciate all that you have done to encourage me to stay the course and support me on my journey. Thanks for the fireworks! :)

September 13, 2011 11:41 AM #32
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Cindy Westfall
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Abslutely! I enjoyed it much..just wish there was more time!

September 13, 2011 03:35 PM #33
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Donna Malone
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Congratulations Debb, I have enjoyed reading and commenting on many of your posts. You are also very good with video.

September 15, 2011 04:03 PM #34
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Donna - you're a sweetie. I appreciate the kind words and you know I read many of your posts too. Thanks for the video love - it's still a work in progress. :)

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