Managing Real Estate Broker with Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury TREC #547752



With this post, I officially hit my 1,00th blog post!  I can hardly believe it?  What on earth have I posted about 1,000 times?  How did I have time to do this?  How can I keep the pace up?

Those of you who are active bloggers understand the commitment and dedication it takes to post regularly.  Finding new and fresh content takes some creativity and diligence.  However, the rewards are wonderful!

When I began as a "Baby Blogger" on Active Rain just a few years ago, I had no idea of what I was getting myself in to.  I have met so many wonderful friends and colleagues and of course have learned very valuable lessons on the art of blogging.  Not to mention the referrals that I have received as a result of my blogging efforts.

The method to my blogging madness are simple:

  • Keeping my content real and easy to read.
  • Showing my personal side which allows others to get to know who you really are.
  • Keeping the content mixed up.  Alternate market information, listings, sales, personal content and the most important for me - The Localism posts!
  • Staying consistent.  I try to get those 10 posts in per week but don't stress if I miss a week.
  • Commenting and subscribing to others in the Rain.
  • Keeping my camera handy.  This has really led to some interesting content for sure!

Bottom line, get busy and BLOG!  I am so thankful for what I have learned here and I look forward to the next 1,000 posts and beyond!  For those of you who subscribe to my wacky blog, a BIG THANK YOU!  Love to you all!

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling Hood County and surrounding areas!




 John Maxwell

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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

That is a goal worth shooting for. Yes it is a good commitment but with lots of benefits.

May 21, 2012 10:47 PM #50
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Paula, WOW this is exiting. Congratulations!

May 21, 2012 10:51 PM #51
Rob Spinosa
Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA - San Anselmo, CA
Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County

Congratulations on your accomplishment.  It takes a lot of consistency to achieve results like that and I'm sure those habits reflect your professional work ethic.  That is the beauty of Active Rain. 

By the way, The Woodlands is a great place.  My wife and I were just there for Ironman week.  Incredible hospitality!

May 21, 2012 11:29 PM #52
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Congrats Paula!!  That is a lot of blogs and if all are like this one....easy to read is a successful trait for your blogs.

May 21, 2012 11:34 PM #53
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Demonstrating your skills via blogging tells us a lot about you all good too...well done

May 21, 2012 11:47 PM #54
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good morning my fellow Active Rain bloggers.  Your kind words mean so much.  Thank you to each of you for stopping by to say "Hello".  It is amazing how quickly these posts can accumulate.  I couldn't believe it when I saw I was at 999!  Very cool and keeps me going to the next level.  Have a super day all!

May 21, 2012 11:52 PM #55
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Paula...1,000 Posts that's a whole lot of talking in Print..ha. Congratulations on your new milestone and your feature. I and many others in the Rain are looking forward to your next 1,000 posts!


May 22, 2012 12:18 AM #56
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

WOW! Congratulations Paula! That is quite an achivement. Looking forward to your next 1000 post.

May 22, 2012 12:37 AM #57
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Paula, this is a fantastic achievement that you have every right to be proud of!! Well done!

May 22, 2012 01:53 AM #58
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Congrats on your achievement. Wow, 10 posts a week!

May 22, 2012 02:54 AM #59
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192
BuyersAgentPortland.com | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

1,000 posts ~~  Congratulations, Paula.  It's amazing how  fast the numbers add up when you're not counting, it just seem to accumulate and then all of a sudden, you're past the milestone.

May 22, 2012 03:45 AM #60
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Well done Paula!  Congratulations!

May 22, 2012 05:12 AM #61
Mike Sperling
Orlando Classic Homes Realty - Longwood, FL

Congratulations on the persisteance and accomplishment! I'm just starting.

May 22, 2012 05:32 AM #62
Barb Merrill
Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC - Tempe, AZ
GRI, Associate Broker

Outstanding!  You have a very creative flare.  Keep up the good work!

May 22, 2012 09:30 AM #63
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hello all!  Yes indeedy those posts rack up more quickly than we realize.  I am glad that this time I was paying attention and knew I was about to hit this.  I am not tired yet so I plan on posting many, many more!  Here is to our Active Rain family!

May 23, 2012 12:45 AM #64
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Paula. I actually saw this Featured yesterday, but didn't have time to comment until now. Congratulations are certainly in order. 1000 posts in nothing to sneeze at, and I am at that half way mark now. I have heard those first two questions often. How do you find the time, and How do you keep up the pace?

Well, things do slow all of use dedicated bloggers down for awhile, but we all find away to get back into the groove. You have demonstrated how rewarding it can be is you are persistent. Keep Up the Good Work for the Next 1000 posts.

May 23, 2012 05:13 AM #65
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Paula, congratulations on your 1000 posts. Your note about keeping the camera handy is probably one of my weakest points and I need to improve. Pictures truly bring a blog post to life! Best wishes for your next 1000 posts.

May 24, 2012 08:46 PM #66
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Try as I might, I can't find the time to write very often.  Unless it's localism posts.  Congratulations!

May 27, 2012 04:28 AM #67
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Paula, whew!  What an accomplishment!   I know that it takes a lot of creativity and persistence to do that! 

Best to you on your next 1,000!

May 28, 2012 10:45 PM #68
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Have an outstanding week, with your camera in hand.

May 29, 2012 06:32 AM #69
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