Activerain Fad OR Activerain Pioneers?

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I have made Internet marketing a huge part of my day.  More now than ever...because I am getting prepared.  See for some the web may come easy and you have no problem keeping up on things but for me sometimes I really struggle. 

Struggle with my mindset, habits and most of all lack of looking at the future..it's the present so many of us focus on.  I am one of those people.


The Internet is an amazing thing.  It's communication, it's efficient and allows us to do more every single day.  

I now order take out on line, bank on-line and pay bills on-line.

I communicate more often with my long lost friends, I educate myself, I shop and build my business. 

The Internet allows me to do all of that and so much more. 

I have time to talk on the phone with my friends and family.

I can spend more time with my friends and family.

Ir gives us power and freedom and much much more.

 

I really didn't think social networking would be so big but the Power's to Be Knew it!  They understood it!  They're a bunch of kids, what do they know? 

Oh no, I swore when I got older I wouldn't act this way and definitely I swore to never ever think this way!  But hey I hate to admit I was doing it.

Some may not agree with me but you know what, we have to change, we have to accept and we have to embrace ....technology....change...and be open.

When I started on the network I think it was June 05, 2006..not many of us...our blogging?????our comments????? I hate going back there.  Beta?  Can't recall.  But hey I wanted to try it. As time went on... I knew I really knew...how things would eventually be.

I believed in it then and I really believe in it now.  My outside experiences have really taught me that nothing and I really believe nothing gives better Search Engine Results than my good old Activerain. 

Last night, I wanted to write one more post for the Problogger MyBlogLog contest but I didn't have it in me.  It turns out I was in 31st place in the top 100.  I was watching very closely and e-mailing back and forth with a few of the participants. 

Without Activerain I would have never taken that opportunity.  

Why did I think I had a shot at winning?

Honestly I didn't that was not my goal!

I read the rules and it stated the top 100 list would remain up so the public could view it. 

In my mind that is all I had to do to get the benefits....the extra marketing...I did just that!

Next I received a special invite from FuelMyBlog to be in the book, "The Human Behind The Avatar" 

I was really honored and excited as the community decided to send the 15% commission we would earn on each book to the charity Doctors Without Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontiers

To me I was so flattered. 

So thinking of my photo for the book.  I really gave it some thought. 

One of the rules was what blogging has given you and what is your blog about. 

To me I tried to put in into words for some reason it did not come easy. 

Blogging has given me more...more than I ever give it credit and who started this mess...for me....Activerain.

So I ask is Activerain fad or are the powers to be pioneers...in my mind...Pioneers that I struggle with.... my love hate relationship with Activerain...the ever changing Activerain....those kids...yes, they knew! 

They knew they could change the face of communication..they knew they could build a community...and you know what...sometimes...I love them...sometimes...I hate them...but the truth is... in my mind I do need them. Just as Activerain has paid it forward....so I am....

This is my photo for my page.

This is not a paid endorsement, I am actually a member!

Midori Miller, CENTURY 21 Sudance Realty

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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Digital Marketing Director
Sally-I have always felt that way about you...from your very first post.  I can spot a superstar!  One of my many talents.  I know you're confident, you are good...a really good human being.  Sometimes though..I just don't think you know truly what an incredible person you are!  You do...but you don't.  There is light...it's meant to be share...you just be my good friend Sally....and let that light shine...everywhere!  You will change lives.
Dec 02, 2007 11:21 AM #37
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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Linda-Thank You...we had a wonderful time!

Sarah-Thank you... 

Dec 02, 2007 11:23 AM #38
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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Bob-Yes, I have to say...I love your stuff...and your comments...I've watched some of the greats...many have taught me well and probably don't even know it!
Dec 02, 2007 11:25 AM #39
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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Gita-Thank you and likewise...you give some wonderful information!
Dec 02, 2007 11:25 AM #40
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Digital Marketing Director
Hi Martin-I have to check that out!  Thank you ...I love finding free things for our associates.  Also am wondering...did you save me a Latke and I have a 10 pound bag of potatoes..I am going to try your recipe!
Dec 02, 2007 11:28 AM #41
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Midori, well congratulations. I noticed that you are actually #7 on cre8Buzz.com ... I believe that the site actually states that it is exclusive right now while it's members gather their points. I'd say you are doing pretty well and to think you started right here on Active Rain.

Congratulations!!

Dec 02, 2007 06:38 PM #42
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
Thanks Midori!  I think through all we will survive :)
Dec 02, 2007 09:21 PM #43
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Jonathan Benya
Keller Williams Select Realtors - Waldorf, MD
MD Short Sale Specialist
Midori-  There's not enough people looking towards what this industry will be 5 years from now.  By planning your strategies progressively, you're always going to be ahead of the curve!  I think that it's going to become harder and harder to NOT have a strong web presence anymore!
Dec 02, 2007 11:39 PM #44
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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Hi Gena-Just checked cre8buzz... to my suprise.....#3.  Yes, I feel good about all of this..and yes I give my good old activerain credit!  
Dec 03, 2007 12:13 AM #45
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Midori Miller
Exit Beach Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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Jonathan-I have to agree. Lately I feel like an internet trainer more so than a real estate trainer...but I do believe...its extremely important to know what you are doing online.  Yes we have to stay one step ahead..
Dec 03, 2007 12:15 AM #46
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Midori, that is tremendous news. Actually I think your placement is excellent, you stepped out of the box. I like the picture of the book.
Dec 03, 2007 05:45 AM #47
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC. - Metairie, LA
Homes for Sale Kenner - Metairie, La.
Midori, communication is the key. The Internet provides that link. Great Post.
Dec 03, 2007 06:12 AM #48
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Martin Abeshaus
First SEO Corp - Burlington, MA
Midori, Good luck cooking. Just make sure you turn off the smoke detectors!!!
Dec 03, 2007 08:57 AM #49
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Rebecca Savitski
NC List for Less Realty Incorporated - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Listings
Midori - You put a lot of thought and effort into your posts. Thank you for your contributions to the community.
Dec 03, 2007 09:52 AM #50
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Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Midori, congratulations on all your achievements, but as with any thing it came with time and a lot of work. A person that reads your posts can feel the emotion and can sense that you enjoy what you do here. Keep up the good work.
Dec 03, 2007 04:49 PM #51
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Rey Gallegos
W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital LLC (NV License # 504) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
This is a great reflection of what our web profiles can do for us!  My favorite thing about the inernet is that when I am sleeping it is working for me!
Dec 04, 2007 02:51 PM #52
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Collette Lee
Tower Realty - Riverside, CA
Hi Midori, everytime I read your posts they just get better and better. Keep them coming!
Dec 05, 2007 12:46 PM #53
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Tim Ross
Re/Max Associates Plus - Champlin, MN

Midori-

Encouraging post. Thank you for it.

Tim Ross

Dec 07, 2007 07:13 AM #54
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Scott Wall
StoneHouse Realty, Inc - Bristow, VA
blogging is a great excuse to learn.  Can't write a blog without research.  Plus it leads to great discussions. Great job and Merry Christmas.
Dec 13, 2007 09:10 PM #55
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Clark Cook
1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area

Way to GO Midori You ROCK!!

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