Thank you Active Rain...my belated 100th post celebration!

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead

Is there such a thing as blogging too much? Is less better? I've struggled with that question. This is my very belated 100th post celebration. I never thought I'd write 100 posts or have nearly 100,000 points. I'm a pretty slow blogger as it took me a year to get here.

While I've never been a frequent blogger, lately it seems as if I'm blogging more and more. I know I feel more comfortable and I've learned a lot being part of the Ladies of Rain Realty Blogging Book club.  Our book club  leader, cheerleader and inspiration was none other than TLW...aka Billie Tutas or Broker Bryants lovely wife!

The birth of our book club coincided with the Blogging Birth of many of us...especially me. 

First we reviewed The Realty Blogging Book by Richard Nacht and Paul Chaney.

What an eye opener it was for me and my cohorts the lovely Ladies of Rain Book club members. We grew and bonded while reading this book. Our leader TLW egged us on...challenged us to stretch and we did! Thank you TLW!

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If you missed the reviews consider reading them below or better yet buy the book...The Realty Blogging Book is worth every penny and more and is a perfect read for anyone interested in Blogging both socially and professionally. 

Ann Cummings    Monika McGillicuddy    Mariana Wagner    Ines Hegedus-Garcia Real Estate Agent: Carole Cohen (Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer Company)

I Think Therefore I Blog: Realty Blogging Says Be a Groundbreaker...Blog Now!....Review #1  by Carole Cohen   

Your Blogging Voice... Where is it? (Realty Blogging Review #2) by Mariana Wagner  

So Far to Go, So Much to Learn........ (Realty Blogging Review #3) by Ann Cummings

Branding through Blogging (Realty Blogging Review #4) by Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Become an Expert by Building the Relationship..Realty Blogging Review # 5 by Monika McGillicuddy

Have a Niche? ... Scratch it! (Realty Blogging Review #6) by Mariana Wagner

Bloggers are The New Woodward and Bernstein: Realty Blogging Book Ch. 9 #7 by Carole Cohen

Turn Your Blog Into A Lead Generating Machine - Realty Blogging Review #8 (Chap. 10) by Ann Cummings

Intranet What?? Internal Chit Chat revived review # 9 by Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Once we completed the The Realty Blogging Book  we went on to review The WeBLOG Handbook by Rebecca Blood and it was a great primer and helped us put it all together.  Reading this book made perfect sense and helped fine tune the skills we all were developing.

Read our reviews below.  


Ann Cummings    Monika McGillicuddy    Mariana Wagner    Ines Hegedus-Garcia

1. Mariana Wagner - BLOG History 101 ~ Review #1of The WeBLOG Handbook, by Rebecca Blood

2. Ines Hegedus-Garcia- Why Blog - Review #2of The WeBLOG Handbook, by Rebecca Blood

3. Ann Cummings - Creating and Maintaining Your BLOG - Review #3 - The WeBLOG Handbook by Rebecca Blood

4. Ann Cummings - Finding YOUR Blog Voice - Review #4 - WeBLOG Handbook by Rebecca Blood

5. Monika McGillicuddy - Review # 5 Find an Audience and Obey the On-Line Rules of the Road

6. Mariana Wagner - Behaving in the Blogosphere: Review #6 of The Weblog Handbook, by Rebecca Blood

7. Ines Hegedus-Garcia- Get A Life Review # 7 WeBlog Handbook

Since that time all of us have ventured outside of Active Rain and started outside Blogs and I think our time spent reading and reviewing the books chosen by TLW gave us "our Voices" and the confidence to fly.  Our time here in the Rain taught us well and more importantly gave us lasting friendships to cherish.

Check out our Outside Blogs or Pretty Blogs as I like to call them.

Miamism.com  Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Colorado Springs Real Estate Mariana Wagner 

New Hampshire Maine Real Estate.com  Ann Cummings 

Cleveland real estate news.com Carole Cohan 

New Hampshire Real Estate Blogs.com Monika McGillicuddy 

We've come a long way baby! 

Thank you to all you awesome Active Rainers and most importantly the Lovely Ladies of the Rain!

Lastly a big hug and kiss to my handsome hubby Jay McGillicuddy without him all my posts would be riddled with spelling errors.

Love Ya Honey No S**t !!!

Edited to add...How could I have forgotten our Open Forum with Rebecca Blood! TLW set it up and we questioned Rebecca about anything and everything...

If you missed it check it out Open Forum with Rebecca Blood . 

After that the most exciting thing happened...our very own Ines got selected for Project Blogger and Paul Chaney selected her as his apprentice. How cool was that...we had reviewed his book and he selected one of us.

The ladies were all so proud of "our" Ines.  Did it end there? No. Ines went on to be selected as one of the top 12 woman bloggers in the country!  Now that was cool! 

Now you know why I can safely say We've come a long way baby! 

 

 

 

Monika McGillicuddy,REALTOR

Serving Southern New Hampshire and Rockingham County

Monika McGillicuddy Real Estate Training

http://monikamcgillicuddy.com/wordpress/

Prudential Verani Realty

Hampstead NH Real Estate

603-548-7728

 
 

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Ambassador
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Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate
Congrats to you on your 100th post Moni!  This was a timely peice for us to read so thanks for providing so much good stuff to read through.  You're the best!
Nov 11, 2007 08:11 AM #11
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Monika! Congrats on your 100th post! I'm so glad your here, between you and Midori I am learning so much, thanks for everything and keep up the great blogging! Now I'll have to check out those links :)
Nov 11, 2007 10:01 AM #12
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX By The Bay - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Congratulations on your 100th posting celebration, I'm honored to be able to comment.

 

Nov 11, 2007 10:11 AM #13
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Karen Hurst
STONEHURSTREALTY.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Hi Monika,

Just wanted to stop in and congratulate you! They were not just 100 posts, they were well written and thought provoking posts. You have earned your place in the blogosphere! No going back now. I think Jay missed a word (s**t)

Nov 11, 2007 02:00 PM #14
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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Moni, Congratulations on 100+ posts. I read them as you pumped them out and then invited me to join AR - I procrastinated til I could no longer make an excuse for not getting started and now you got me hooked to blogging. Thank you Moni, I am finding myself by doing this thing. I am finding a voice long ago silenced by whatever:) So now keep going and wow us all with your style. You're the best. Judy T
Nov 11, 2007 06:03 PM #15
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Monica, congratulation on your 100th post.  Because of you and all the members of the blogging book club, I learned a lot.  Now I can go back and start again.  I hope to start back blogging again soon. 
Nov 11, 2007 07:03 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Susan...Thank you. This is a great place to hang around.

Linda...I can't tell you how much I learned from doing those reviews.

Thanks Midori....2008 should be a fun ride!

Nov 11, 2007 07:12 PM #17
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Missy...Like you I love reading something good twice and am amazed at what I missed the first time around.  I'll put a link in the post.

Thank you Jay...you are my everything!

Ann...Thank you so much for turning us on to AR and being such a great friend.

George...Thank you...for a Yankee fan you're not half bad <gg>

Mariana...You rock! I love your attitude!

Nov 11, 2007 07:18 PM #18
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Thank you Laurie...You have been an inspiration to me! Thank you so much.

Ines...I'm going amend my post! How I could forget you being one of the top woman bloggers!!! Thank you for being my friend.

Thanks Lisa...It's been an interesting year and nothing happened over night...for me anyway.

Nov 11, 2007 07:22 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Lysa...Thank you so much for your kind words! :) 

Jim...I honored that you commented...thank you so much for stopping by.

Karen...Thank you. You have been on this journey from day one. I think you were one of the first AR bloggers that I really got know.  Hopefully we'll be able to reschedule that camping trip to Rhode Island next year!

Judy...I am so happy to see you active on AR and to know that you've found an outlet to be heard. Remember that camping trip we had planned to go on to see the mansions in Newport and then I had to cancel it.  I think I told you Jay and I were  going meet an AR member while there...well, that person is Karen (previous commenter)....maybe next year we'll have a small AR get together down in Newport.

Kay...Thank so much. We all learned so much doing those reviews. Which is why I posted the links...I know they can help someone else.

 

Nov 11, 2007 07:34 PM #20
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Moni - you are not ammending anything - it's the same old me. : )
Nov 11, 2007 07:56 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
I did Ines...I am so proud to call you my friend.:)
Nov 11, 2007 08:07 PM #22
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
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Now you are making me blush Moni - this was supposed to be about you....not me.  The truth is that you guys have been instrumental in my growth and still are......we've come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.
Nov 11, 2007 08:29 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Nope...it was never just about me. But about us...our path and your right we still have a long way to go. But look back to where we started and what a road we've traveled!  I can't think back without thinking of the ladies of the rain. You're all a big part of my journey.
Nov 11, 2007 08:38 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

We are definitely part of each other's journety without a doubt - and what a cool trip!!

Nov 11, 2007 08:54 PM #25
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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Sounds like a plan Moni but are you sure Karen can handle us? Especially if the Marth's join and we decide to go bowling?
Nov 12, 2007 08:41 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Judy...LOL well, that might be interesting.
Nov 12, 2007 08:56 AM #27
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
Moni Flies Through To Her Next 100 posts!!!Moni I know exactly what you mean, and in some ways it seems like five years when it really has been a short time. Oneof the gems of blogging is meeting you, and of course TLW and the other ladies in the Rain.  I'll never forget the post about the biker chick; and the one about whether being a member of NAR is a good thing.  I could go on and on. Congratulations on your journey and I'm proud to call you my friend!
Nov 25, 2007 10:43 PM #28
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Thank you Carole. It does seem so long ago doesn't it. Look how far we'll all come...you have a rocking outside blog!!!

Thank you Carole for being part of my journey. :)  

Nov 25, 2007 10:46 PM #29
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Andy Laughlin
ConnectRealty.com - Bellingham, WA

WOW!!! Congrats on reaching your 100th blog that is a lot of blogging!! Have a great weekend!

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