I Accepted the Challenge!

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Real Estate Agent with thredUP.com

 Many of us read JaneAnne Narrin's post recently proposing THE BEST CHALLENGE I've seen here on AR.  The challenge was quite inspiring to me.  I found it to be a great way to expand my mind and creativity through both the AR and my Local Community.

Starting into my 3rd week here on AR, my eyes have been opened to the endless possibilities in the blogging world.  Until a couple of weeks ago I didn't even know what a BLOG was!  Well, I haven't even touched the surface of all the Resources available here. 

When you read posts, how do you utilize the information?  I use everything I read here to better myself and my business.  I use it to have a better understanding of what happened in the industry on a National Level, not just Local.  I use it to learn from other members' experiences and knowledge.

As a Thank You  I want to share a few of the many posts here that have really helped and made a FANTASTIC impression on me.

Active Rain Resources-I found this post on the first day I signed up here. It's a great compilation of many posts that help new members to make the best of their BLOG.  Without it I couldn't have done hardly any of my posts.

My 1st Call from AR-by Kelli Fronaberger-This was also one of the first posts that I read. Reading this showed me that there is HOPE!  I believe AR will work for me!

Environmentally Tuned Homes the Norm by 2010?-By JaneAnne Narrin-This one was posted before I became a member but reading all of the GREEN articles made me wonder what I was missing out on.  I had to search to make sure it wasn't about GREEN BEER or something!   I have to say that I have been inspired by this and I am looking into getting an ECOBroker Designation.

Do You Put People Before Money-By Lisa and Robert Hammerstein-This post should remind all of us that no matter how bad it gets out there it truly is about the outcome for our clients.  Money comes and goes but your clients happiness shouldn't.

Thank you to everyone who has posted some great articles that has sent me into "The Blogging World".

So, I accept the challenge!  My goal is to post some great articles in May to AR and Localism in hopes to inspire as many people as I can!  See you all around!

 

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Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Thanks Fran! 
Apr 29, 2007 05:46 PM #20
Rainer
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Tracie L. Carlos
Remax north Professionals - Colchester, VT
Thanks!
Apr 29, 2007 05:52 PM #21
Rainer
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George Tallabas
RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
Idaho Real Estate
Great post Stephanie....I am glad your first 3 weeks have been so wonderful and I hope you are as blessed (or more) as I have been.  You obviously have a strong desire to learn and to improve your business.  If there is ever anything I can do for you just let me know.
Apr 29, 2007 05:53 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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knitwit at thred UP
Thanks George.  I do hope to improve my business!
Apr 29, 2007 05:55 PM #23
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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WooHoo....featured and star!  You are doing quite well and surely addicted.  Moreso, the attention you've given to others as well as your own posts will give you great insight into the mind....
Apr 29, 2007 05:57 PM #24
Anonymous
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Great post--I was having a problem with some links in a blog I wrote.  Thanks to you, it is now crystal clear. 
Apr 29, 2007 06:02 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Thanks Sally!  I wanted to put some of yours down b/c they were so Hilarious.  Your posts are always great!  I just read your new one and hope Shadow is doing better!  Make sure to give us an update when you get the other results back!
Apr 29, 2007 06:03 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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knitwit at thred UP
That's Great Diane!  Glad I could help!  The AR Resources page is great-I haven't even looked at all of it.
Apr 29, 2007 06:05 PM #27
Rainer
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Gwendolyn Wrigh
Victory Virtual Solutions - Beaufort, SC
Victory Virtual Solutions

That is funny...I do that too, look at the huge number of persons who read the blog but say nothing. The last time I checked it was like 400 and no replies to one of my most recent ones...

 

Apr 29, 2007 09:50 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hey Gwen, I truly thought it was funny. I hope no one thought I was being tacky. It's at 2202 right now. I didn't expect that kind of response.  I'm flattered that so many stopped by to read. Thanks Gwen! And Thanks everyone who stopped by to read!
Apr 29, 2007 09:56 PM #29
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Stephanie~

Now I see that you have been featured with a Gold Star and have a (relative) ton of comments! THANKS for the good word, and for taking the CHALLENGE...

Apr 30, 2007 02:29 AM #30
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Daniel Gates
Insure Consulting - Palm Bay, FL
Look forwad to seeing those blogs.  I am in the same shoes you are, only been here about two weeks.  Great place AR is.
Apr 30, 2007 08:08 AM #31
Rainer
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Phillip Cross
TBD - In transition... - Seal Beach, CA
ePRO Realtor - Relocation Spec
Stephanie - I guess a lot of people read post/blogs/articles and don't enter a comment (Okay, I'm guilty!) Often if I have felt that even though it was a great post I couldn't contribute to it with my comments. I read this and enjoyed it very much - I will bookmark so that I can access again and read the other articles you linked to.
Apr 30, 2007 08:10 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Thanks JaneAnne!  I'm working on that challenge all month!

Hi Daniel,  Did you take the challenge?  It's a great way to commit yourself to learning and making your way to better blogging!

Thank Phillip-I have a hard time commenting sometimes also. I guess some of the posts just say it all!  Hope the articles help!

Apr 30, 2007 08:35 AM #33
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Stephanie, now look at that...and you were wondering when those lurkers would finally comment. Glad I was the first. Talk about lurkers...I have 1,982 as of this minute on a blog I wrote last night with only 3 comments. Now, that has to go down in history!
Apr 30, 2007 09:07 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Thanks Gena! I will go check out your post right now.
Apr 30, 2007 09:13 AM #35
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I was one of those lurkers for several months. I did not see the point to be quite frank. Then I took the time to read what some of you had to say in your blogs. Then I began commenting on some and posting my on blogs. I have put some of the advice given to work on my on blog also.

Now, I get the point. I Googled "Anderson, SC Real Estate" and Anderson, South Carolina Real Estate" just today. I was found on page two and one repectively! Before my activities on AR, I was no where in sight.

Thanks Acitve Rain!

Michael Thompson, MBA, Realtor
Century 21 Anderson Properties
http://www.MichaelThompsonProperties.com/

Apr 30, 2007 11:04 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Stephanie,

Good to hear that you're embracing AR with such a devotion. As a relative newcomer myself, I'm still finding my way around, but see the coming benefits, personally and professionally.

Apr 30, 2007 01:10 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Stephanie,

Good to hear that you're embracing AR with such a devotion. As a relative newcomer myself, I'm still finding my way around, but see the coming benefits, personally and professionally.

Apr 30, 2007 01:10 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Hi Michael, I did a similar thing but after less than a week, one of my posts was at number 1 on Google. I was a believer in a VERY short period of time.  Good Luck and hope to see you climb those rankings!

 

Thanks Esko, AR is a great place to be! Keep on typing!

Apr 30, 2007 03:47 PM #39
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