Over the course of the last month, I have seen our ActiveRain “old timers” or even the new timers (who left the platform for a few months), start trickling back in to meet and greet the old and new…including me. WHY? Because we started seeing the ActiveRain we grew up with appear once again before our very eyes.
I started blogging on ActiveRain in March of 2007 (after lurking about a few times from the November before) and it was then that I took that leap into writing my first post. I had read a negative post and wanted to let the community know that I would not be lurking about but continue to write and bring positivity into this wonderful place called ActiveRain.
Back in November of 2007, the CO-FOUNDER of ActiveRain, Jonathan Washburn compared ActiveRain to an Italian Piazza. He goes on to say....quote: "At the piazza, the local community gathers for camaraderie after the workday, and now, blog communities are online social hubs where people of similar interests gather to share and exchange ideas, as well as form relationships".
It IS true. We share information and ideas and through our writing and commenting on others posts we connect. We have even met some of our other members and even referred clients to those we met and trusted. ActiveRain meant so much to me for years….and it slowly changed to something that clearly was not the ActiveRain that was intended.
Jonathan Washburn asked us this question in July 25, 2009: What is ActiveRain? Bob Stewart gave his answer on July 01, 2015 in ActiveRain 2.0: The Next Decade. These two men created the Weltanschauung and as I reread this document, I too am reinvigorated to return with the passion I once had for this great Real Estate Industry Platform….ActiveRain.
Now…let me ask you this. What is ActiveRain to you?
For Me? Plain and Simple.
The People That Are Behind …Their Written Words…
That We Connect With…
In this Global Community called…