Talking to Activerainer's..Do You Ever Get Star Struck? C'mon Admit It.. Sometimes I do!

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I remember meeting a bunch of rainers...I was actually nervous...hey alot of talent in one room...sometimes on the phone I feel the same way.

This year I have the privilege of co-moderating the Blogger's Choice Selection Group..sometimes it causes me to make a phone call and sometimes when I do...

I get star struck, I admit it do you? 

Now don't laugh but sometimes I have to pump myself up...I shake out the fingers...brush my hair back...and dial that number.   

I sometimes laugh at the other end of the phone or someone is laughing at me because of the reactions, often times I sound like a school girl talking to my BFF.. Intro's start.....lots of laughter. a slight change in my voice...almost yelling....ego boosting comments exchanged..some juicy tidbits...making some type of plans...kiss kiss the call ends.

Now there are some people who truly dazzle me on line with every thought, every photo and every post they thoughtfully write.  I have some great phone conversations with some real Superstars..let me let you in on my thoughts of some of these people and you tell me would you be star struck?

Neal Bloom-what you see with Neal is what you get!  He is the Real Deal and probably one of my closest friends on the rain.  When I ask him a question I can always count on the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  I gotta admit I was nervous when I talked to him and today the greatest of friends.

Sally Cheeseman-my sister in Hawaii, I had always been attracted to her writing from day one.  I can tell you we both acted like school girls and without a doubt one of my many BFF's on the rain.  

Lola Audu-Now this lady I was nervous.  We had been interacted on-line alot and we both decided a call was in order.  I told her I would call.  Its my courage...it took me a while to dial the phone.  Once I did, I was among royalty with her brilliance and amazing knowledge and warmth.  

Jason Sardi-Now I like this lad.  Unique..very sincere and truly knows his business.  Before I dialed the phone...I talked about it for a hour in the office.  Finally brushed the hair back and dialed the number.  All's I got to say..he has such a nice voice...as corny as it sounds...he had me at hello.  

Monika McGillicuddy-I remember her from her very early posts.. I was drawn in.  I called her asking her advice...for me it was a very hard call to make.  I placed her in a very special place...I as afraid..really afraid I would be disappointed there was hesitation in me picking up the phone. Yes I was nervous and I know we giggled...wasn't disappointed at all.  She is to me another BFF on the rain. 

Ann Cummings-now if things go according to plan...we will meet face to face. This time not nervous..I did subject my husband to listen to it the night before..I was so excited...like a first date.  I think when we get together...oh boy..there's going to be some laughter..and some juice tidbits exchanged.  To me don't laugh... a dream come true.  Who knows I may ask her for her autograph.

Lenn Harley-I even said it to her..S-U-P-E-R-S-T-A-R-wouldn't you know it right off the bat she disagreed, I loved it...she writes HARDCORE REAL ESTATE!  And our conversation went that way!  I was not nervous but anxious once again..no hesitation...I felt comfy..just amazed I was actually talking to her!  I even had the guts to ask her to write a hard core real estate article for me.  Can't wait Lenn... but keep in mind my sales meeting is coming up quick! :)  

Brian Block-Remember I was a subscriber before your television debut! :)  Really, I was nervous again.  I did hesitate and then got that courage..brushed the hair back and was glad I did.  Very much like his writing, warm, inviting and very informative. 

 

There are many more that I have spoken to and there are more I hesitate to call.  Don't assume its because I don't appreciate your writing...or I don't want to interract with you...sometimes I admit I get starstruck, do you?

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Midori Miller AKA The Daytona Real Estate Trainer and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty. Midori Miller and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty are not responsible for the accuracy or content provided by The Community.

 

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Midori Miller
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Monika-I just luv ya...I do enjoy talking with you...I got nervous...I did online dating...so I was so afraid you wouldn't be the same as you are online.  Jokes on me right?????  I don't hesitate to call now :)  I was sooooooooo disappointed when we could not get it together while you were in Florida...but I know we will meet and when we do...its going to be lots of juicy tidbits...lots more laughs..and I know...much more giggling.
Mar 24, 2008 07:39 AM #12
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Sally-Ahhhh...you know you still won't give up that face cream name will ya??????  I thought for sure if I wrote a post like this you would reveal your youth and beauty secrets! Seriously...I remember our first conversation...we both could not get the words out fast enough...and dang...girl you are as hyper as me!  I tell my family...my friends and the people I work with...I do what I do...because I love it! I know we will meet and when we do....YIKE>>>>YIKES>>>YIKES!  It's going to be a blast  
Mar 24, 2008 07:42 AM #13
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Missy-Broker Bryant is probably one of the most easiest going people I ever met!  Very nice and very kind..he really knows how to make people comfortable!  I understand what you are saying...definitely...he is Mr. Real Estate.  The day will come when I have courage...and I think we will be a bunch of giggle boxes....
Mar 24, 2008 07:45 AM #14
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Lenn-you are a riot.  I had a blast talking with you!  You got it going on that is for sure.  Hope the article is coming along nicely...no pressure but I can't wait! :)
Mar 24, 2008 07:46 AM #15
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Ann-Yes we were a bunch of giggleboxes and I loved it!  Yes I am starstruck...anyone who can make snow appealing to me...is a super star!  Yes I can't wait to meet you and happy to hear if I ask for an autograph you only laugh...heck I was a afraid it might be a smack! :)  
Mar 24, 2008 07:57 AM #16
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Randy-I too enjoyed meeting many rainers...I had a blast but I was very nervous..its just me...star struck!  I plan on going to NAR this year!  So there is a good chance we will meet...bring your autograph book...and I will bring mine...Its not too often I get to meet Hawaii real estate celebrities!
Mar 24, 2008 07:59 AM #17
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See Lisa-that is what I mean...I feel the same way...with 78,000 people on the network...to me its quite flattering! :)
Mar 24, 2008 08:00 AM #18
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Ok Neal-you would think us being wonderful friends that you will just allow me to do the week in review one more time but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....so I resort to mushy posts...a few phone calls and still no reaction!  Oh, wait you live with women so you are used to the shannigans!  It's all good...and I did promise I wouldn't beg!  But its true how I feel about you...when I need a dose of reality I call Neal...when I need to get my head out of the clouds...I call Neal... 

Mar 24, 2008 08:04 AM #19
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Midori Miller
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Jan-you are so funny...I will give you a call!  I am out of the office today..spring cleaning...Yeah! :( 
Mar 24, 2008 08:05 AM #20
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Colleen-my world would be very different without these people in my life.  Yes you can always count on Neal!  I know I do! :)
Mar 24, 2008 08:06 AM #21
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Lizette-A call is in order and will happen soon!  I just think you are the cat's meow...so if I get giggly you will know why!
Mar 24, 2008 08:07 AM #22
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Natalie Langford
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Hey, Midori.  I just loved this post.  I've spoken to 3 people here on AR so far and felt much the same way.  I'm attending the bloggercon in Va and a little nervous.  Like others above, I am kind of shy!  I just love the way you write!  And you made Lenn H go misty eyed?!?!
Mar 24, 2008 01:23 PM #23
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Midori, I'm absolutely flattered and humbled to be called a Superstar by you.  Thank goodness my wife keeps me grounded and doesn't let things go to my head.  Like "Stop writing your next blog masterpiece and come get the dishes done, honey."  Anyways, I'm glad to be included in such esteemed company and I hope that we can speak again in the near future.  

By the way, I've had the pleasure of talking on the phone with three of these "Superstars" and meeting one of the them in person.  I'll leave you wondering which ones...

Also, you were on my list long before I think I even crossed your radar screen.

Mar 24, 2008 03:53 PM #24
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I do get start struck...and it's funny, but I was just talking to someone about this the other day.  I get star struck by the local agents with huge production, that snd mailings to my neighborhood.  When I see them, I punch my husband and say, "Look...it's her!  It's Mary Lou Who."  And when my office merged with another and I was encountering one of these agents daily, I was nervous every time I was around them.  It's a natural reaction....at least I hope it is.
Mar 24, 2008 03:57 PM #25
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Midori, what a great ThemThem to a great group on Active Rain members, thanks for sharing.

Duane

Mar 26, 2008 11:24 AM #26
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Midori, You are not kidding here. I would have to brush my hair if you called me! I have so much admiration for many of the rainers including you. I am sorry I missed your radio interview. I will try and catch the next one. There is not enough time in the day. Later in the rain~Deb

Mar 26, 2008 09:28 PM #27
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Midori - Heck, who am I...Tom Cruise?  Nah, not into the whole Scientology thing:-)  I appreciate your kind words but trust me, I put on my speedos pants one leg at a time:-)
Mar 27, 2008 02:25 PM #28
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Midori:  This is a cute and fun post.   I could understand feeling this way...there are some awesome "star" rainers in here.
Mar 27, 2008 06:00 PM #29
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Midori,   Active Rain is so great because we get a chance to interact with those we highly respect and admire.  I feel the same way you do.  We are having an AR GAthering in April and I can't wait but I'm also a little anxious about it because of all the fabulous people that will be there. :)
Mar 27, 2008 08:54 PM #30
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Midori, Thanks for the mention in this post.  I can definitely relate to feeling nervous...but whenever I've met Active Rainers in person, it has just been wonderful!

Talking with you was like speaking with a good friend...very easy & natural.  You are such a godsend to the Blogger's Choice Group.  From the day you did the First Spotlight, you have brought wonderful energy and enthusiasm to the group!  You're one awesome lady, I'd love to meet in person.  Have fun with Ann this weekend. :)

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