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Are you a member of the Activer Rain Pay It Forward Accountability group? Do you get confused about the schedule? I know that I've been confused a time or 2. Our dear friend, Russel Ray has been so kind as to provide us with a schedule that outlines each of the PIF months and weeks. Thank you so much Russell! (This month has FOUR weeks!)
Help for those confused about the Pay It Forward months and weeks
As soon as Ralph Gorgoglione started the Pay It Forward Group last October, and I offered to do the tracking and tallying, we knew there was going to be confusion about when the months started and ended.
After a little over four months, there's still confusion, so I'm here to tell you exactly how it works:
First, you should know that the ActiveRain week starts at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday. That means that the ActiveRain week ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Sunday. That's basically midnight Sunday night, so if you remember midnight Eastern Time, you'll be okay. "What if I'm not in the Eastern Time zone?" you ask. I'm glad you asked, grasshopper. Following are the other time zones equivalent to midnight in the Eastern Time zone:
Central Time Zone = 11:00 p.m.
Mountain Time Zone = 10:00 p.m.
Pacific Time Zone = 9:00 p.m.
If you're in any other time zone, well, you're on your own.
I would not leave you like that.
If you're some place else, you can convert to your time by simply going to the time zone converter. Heck, you can even get a free clock over there for your web site!
Now, about those months....
Question: How many months have 28 days? Answer: All twelve of them
Unfortunately, some also have 29 days, 30 days, and 31 days....
So to help you out, here are the Pay It Forward weeks for 2011 and the months in which they will count:
December 27 - January 2
January 3 - 9
January 10 - 16
January 17 - 23
January 24 - 30
January 31 - February 6
February 7 - 13
February 14 - 20
February 21 - 27
February 28 - March 6
March 7 - 13
March 14 - 20
March 21 - 27
March 28 - April 3
April 4 - 10
April 11 - 17
April 18 - 24
April 25 - May 1
May 2 - 8
May 9 - 15
May 16 - 22
May 23 - 29
May 30 - June 5
June 6 - 12
June 13 - 19
June 20 - 26
June 27 - July 3
July 4 - 10
July 11 - 17
July 18 - 24
July 25 - 31
August 1 - 7
August 8 - 14
August 15 - 21
August 22 - 28
August 29 - September 4
September 5 - 11
September 12 - 18
September 19 - 25
September 26 - October 2
October 3 - 9
October 10 - 16
October 17 - 23
October 24 - 30
October 31 - November 6
November 7 - 13
November 14 - 20
November 21 - 27
November 28 - December 4
December 5 - 11
December 12 - 18
December 19 - 26
December 27 - January 1, 2012
If you make one of your 10 weekly posts a Pay It Forward post, you shouldn't have any problem, (even if I've made an error above. All those numbers can really mess up one's eyes for the day!). That way you don't really have to worry about months; just worry about getting your one Pay It Forward post done each week. The rest will fall into place.
If you have a problem or a question, let Ralph or me know. We make exceptions because we're more interested in you participating in the Pay It Forward group and helping out in your community wherever you can than being strict rules hounds.
Also remember that there is a 2,500-ActiveRain-points-per-month bribe if you post each week!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.