This year I am giving useful gifts to near and dear and that includes a gift to myself: Rainmaker status on Activerain.
I could have waited until the New Year and just included it as a normal business expense - which I will still do, never fear - but now seemed the perfect time to sign up. It certainly feels like a present. After reading many of your AR blogs this past year, you feel like friends to me even though I've never met you. While others are getting online to purchase expensive Wii games and other interactive toys, I got online and signed up to be part of your "community". Besides the personal relationships I hope to form, I felt that this present to myself does all that plus has the major benefit of also promoting my business. In this economy you need to make good financial choices and I feel good about this one.
This is my first blog as a Rainmaker. I had hoped to make it something totally earthshaking, but that will come somewhere down the road. Right now I am just enjoying my Christmas gift with this light banter.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.