Have you heard the old saying, "It's not what you know, it's who you know". I think that is becoming more and more evident in today's marketplace. I am a relatively new member to Active Rain have been reading many of your blogs. I am still amazed and the power of this wonderful networking tool.
I am originally from East Tennessee and had been a member and of the Tennessee State Claims Association and the Tri-City Claims Association, for many years. I had developed many close friends as a result of the networking. I was relocated to Mississippi for a brief period and then to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, and suddenly realized that I did not have my networking group. I have been in the position of having to gain new networking skills and have found that Active Rain, is one of the best tools I have found. I encourage you to utilize this wonderful networking tool.
Hope to read your blog soon!