Real Estate Agent with The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty Associate RE Broker

Faye and Bernie posted an interesting Blog about how far they have come, and let me tell you I know first hand how far they have had to come in this technology.   There first BLOG I walked them through how I did my my first BLOG and so theirs looked very much like mine in fact I think I hit the enter key because they were so afraid.  But over time, they have started to do some great things for themselves.  Promoting themselves on the Internet.  Haven't gotten them to a website, but that is coming...

And today we welcome another first time Blogger - Marjorie Hirshfield who join our little network of writers!  In case you missed it there is a great explanation of terminology at the Active Rain Cheat Sheet by the Lovely Wife or Check out Toby Barnett BLOG HELP, don't forget Kristal Kraft's So you want to be a Blogger, and Craig Shiller has some great advice in Dive In.  Lastly join in the Welcome Wagon, that is what makes this place so wonderful!!

So I thought it would be interesting to see the very first BLOGS of a few of our regulars here at Active Rain.  Now remember, we all had to start somewhere and well I will start, my first BLOG.  These are in no particular order:

Perhaps those of you struggling with the idea that there is no way you can do it, yes you can and we all look forward to your very first blog!  Hopefully you will find some inspiration here in some of these wonderful first BLOGS here at Active Rain.... 

Have a most productive day and happy writing!

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Robert Mayo
Mayo Auction & Realty - Your Kansas City Auctioneer - Kansas City, MO

Way to go!

Your encouragement is contagious.

Keep up the good work.

Oct 09, 2006 04:39 PM #23
Carl Guild
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties - East Hampton, CT
Central Connecticut Real Estate
Loved reading these blogs! Great post!
Oct 09, 2006 05:00 PM #24
Home Design
Alpharetta, GA
Home Design and Real Estate

This is cool!  I feel like we are going back in time!  You should post this on Active Rain's anniversary once a year!

Acworth Real Estate

Oct 10, 2006 12:27 AM #25
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Wow -- I did this on a whim after Faye and Bernie called me all proud of what they were able to do today.   Thanks everyone!!!!
Oct 10, 2006 12:32 AM #26
Bob Pavey
RE/MAX Hometown - Aventura, FL
Colleen i feel slighted that I did not make the list I forgot my first blog but I am sure it was a war story
Oct 10, 2006 12:56 AM #27
Christine Adler - Fort Lauderdale, FL
SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL
I find that every day is a first day here. Each morning I am thinking what have I seen, learned or thougth about that would benifit the group or the public.
Oct 10, 2006 02:13 AM #28
Dana Russell
Bronxville-Ley Real Estate - Bronxville, NY
Thanks for this blog... love it!  Timely for me since I posted my first blog today! LOL  Thanks for all of the tips
Oct 10, 2006 04:39 AM #29
Mark Wojewnik
Equity Source Home Loans, LLC - New Port Richey, FL
Good idea for a Blog Colleen!  It's interesting to see how everyone started on the network!  I hope to one day make the coveted list of the "Big Time Bloggers."
Oct 10, 2006 07:52 AM #30
Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
Noted Curmudgeons - Saint Paul, MN

It was fun to read those first blog posts. Being a "newbie" myself, its nice to see where those folks, many of whose blogs are on my must read list, began their AR "career".


"Fig" this time, much easier to spell then "Lychee"

Oct 10, 2006 10:51 AM #31
Rob Wills
Gilpin Realty Inc. - Everett, WA
I have just started to blog I had no herd of bloggin untill I was on another site that I have and now the BLOG! It sort of sounds like a dance.
Oct 10, 2006 02:31 PM #32
joanne Douglas
Terrie O'Connor Realtors - Ridgewood, NJ
That was GREAT!  It's so good to see where all the 'must read' Rainers started their addiction... can't wait to see what develops over the next few months.   
Oct 11, 2006 04:34 AM #33
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
Hey Colleen....sometimes on the whim is the best thing... 
Oct 11, 2006 03:18 PM #34
Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI


I noticed someone else posted my name with the wrong spelling... so I searched and saw this post pop up.

WHICH I did not see when it originally came out. MAN it is getting busy here in the rain.

Thanks for the nice recognition. 


PS: You should "group" this to newbies.

Me Again

Dec 18, 2006 02:50 PM #35
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Great list and lot's of fun to read the newbies turned experts!  I'm amazed that it really hasn't been that much time yet they have all come so far.  Another example of the wonderful world that is AR!
Sep 23, 2007 01:20 AM #36
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Diane --  thanks!  ActiveRain is really a wonderful place to learn and grow.
Sep 24, 2007 06:01 AM #37
Thomas Weiss
Thomas R. Weiss - West Palm Beach, FL


I am glad I got to go back and readd all of this.. I have a while to go though :0)

Tom Weiss

Sep 24, 2007 06:02 AM #38
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
It is great to see how far so many have come!
Sep 24, 2007 09:18 AM #39
Patricia Garcia Jr.
Sibcy Cline - Harrison, OH

I just joined a few days ago and jumped right in and wrote a blog and have commented at a few I have read. I have since found groups and click on the support area and then to the different places of help like your area. I do wish I hadn't a jumped right in untill I knew a little more about the site. But I thought that was what I was supposed to do. Write.  I do want to say that I was scared and I since reading your area are slowing down to a hover now and just reading and learning. You had a great article and I appreciate all the support you and others are willing to give to help make this a very interesting and professtional site and hopefully I'll be good enough to make some money with it too lol

I use to live in Deltona ,,, move to Indiana in 2000 ,,,, a mistake lol

Merry Christmas      Pat

Dec 21, 2007 11:51 AM #40
Regina Bryant
REMAX Warner Robins - Warner Robins, GA

I have just joined, but am interested in blogging. I've read some of the comments and blogs, and I am not as nervous about it now. :)  I hope to post a blog soon!




May 09, 2008 03:04 AM #41
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Welcome to the Rain, Regina! Wonder if you might be related to Broker Bryant? It was a delight talking with you this morning. Congratulations on your first comment on AR.

May 09, 2008 03:32 AM #42
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