What is the Value of a Point? My Trip to 500,000 ...1 Point at a Time!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

I Made it! One Point after the other has finally added up to 500,000 points.

Wait did I make it...or did we?   I would have to say "we"!

 A few years ago, 500k was a huge accomplishment in ActiveRain.  Nowadays... 500,000 is not unique...in fact I am the 588th or 589th person to earn that many points on ActiveRain.

Still...I am proud to be in the top 590 on AR and I know my blogs have been visited by almost every single page 1 points leader person or team as well as hundreds of other folks.  That makes me feel good... Really good.

I was thinking I would hit 500k soon and that it was going to happen about Wednesday or Thursday...but a couple of AR folks decided to boost me up today with the last couple thousand points coming via comments, and I have spent the morning responding to their comments on about 5 or 6 of my recent blogs.

That is harder than a person realizes...yet fun and eventful.

Plus I had a great congratulatory phone call from Margaret Rome in Baltimore today. She's so much fun to talk with.  I know many of you have received those calls.

So what have I learned from ActiveRain over the first 500,000 points?

I can sum it up in two words:  KEEP CLIMBING!  Mike McCann Broker Jake McCann Shelf Road Colorado 4-2017

Of course...if you know me...two words is not enough...so here goes:

1. Change is inevitable.  Learn to adapt to the changes or move on. I chose to stay and adapt. I am glad I did and like where ActiveRain is right now.

There are some great folks I am passing up on points that need to rekindle the love for AR. Do they know that we miss them and that AR is awesome again?

2. Knowledge is falling off the shelf on ActiveRain.  There is so much knowledge oozing from the pores of the website. Only a fool would not take time to read many most all of the excellent blogs. Yes...that is near impossible I know...but the Knowledge and value for all of us is right here.  Plus I was able to use pores and oozing in the same sentence on a real estate site! Twice!

I learn more from AR blogs and the comments than I do from any continuing ed class I am required to take.  You can quote me on that!

3. Someone else has already said everything I have written about before.  Which leaves me a million more topics to write about.

Only one guy (or gal) ever invented the wheel...the rest of us just refine it or change it.  I have seen one line of thought shared hundreds of times on AR and each time I try to learn one new word...one small teeny tiny tidbit of information that will help me be better.

4. ActiveRain is not just about Real Estate.  It is a community of people who care about others...who want others to be successful...who share with each other the ups and downs of both work and private life.  

I cry at funerals and cheer the success of friends and their families.  I cry when I learn that one of our own on AR is gone as well. I still miss the dry humor of  Karen Anne Stone and her care about my daughters volleyball team.  I only knew her online through Ar and FB and never met Karen in person...but loved her anyway. There are others as well.

5.  Featured Posts are hard work.  But well worth it. I have only had 15 in all my years here...but three of those are in the last week. I try to answer each person with a valuable or tangible comment.  It takes time and effort but also solidifies great contacts along the way. 

6. I have a helluva ActiveRain Relocation database.  If you have responded to my blogs with a great comment...I have been to your page.  I also have saved your comments in my Outlook file. Years ago I had limited knowledge of how an agent/broker really worked. With AR I can easily find that out.  The only agents or brokers I will ever need for relo's or referrals are here on ActiveRain.Jaime McCann just hanging around at the top 2017

7. Positive People to Seem to Stick Around...Negatives ones Fade Away.  I have met some fantastic and positive people on ActiveRain.  We have done deals together or I have sent them business. I have met negative ones here as well. WE have not...nor will we probably ever do a deal together.  I believe my cup is always half full and I do not have time to deal with those who "suck the positivity right out of the room!" 

8.  Finally I have learned that ActiveRain has real value in my life! If I never make a dime from this day forward...just the knowledge and friendships are priceless.  Which in and of itself makes this previous sentence a conundrum doesn't it?

Thank you to all who are...or have been...involved in anyway in my success as a result of ActiveRain.  I sincerely mean it when I say there are many things I could not have accomplished without those that I have met here.

Watch for my 1,000,000 point blog coming soon (or at least sooner than the 500,000k one!! 

Until Next Time....

Top Photo: Jaime McCann Arkansas Spring Break 2017 UNK Adventure Program

2nd Photo: Jacob McCann Shelf Road, Colorado April 2017

3rd Photo: Jaime McCann Shelf Road, Colorado April 2017

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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at www.mikemccann.com to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers

mike@mikemccann.com for easy e-mail access!!

 Mike McCann  Nebraska Farm Broker and Land Auctioneer

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Hi Shahar Hillel Thanks for stopping by.  May I make a suggestion that you put a face or logo on your page?  Typically, visitors to AR that are not members will have the blue man in the window.  I think it helps credibility to have a current photo of yourself...or at the least...a photo of your logo or community.  Just a thought!!

Apr 20, 2017 06:58 AM #80
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Hi Melissa Jackson Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by.  I hope the vicious storms stay from your area this year.  It seems that DFW area always has some nasty ones!!  

Apr 20, 2017 07:00 AM #81
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Hi Dorie Dillard Yes...singing in the rain for me...as I sing a lot...not very well...but a lot.  I have met a lot of wonderful people and learned a lot on AR.  It is a great site! Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 20, 2017 07:02 AM #82
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Hi Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR Thank you for stopping by!

I will... Keep Climbing!!

Apr 20, 2017 07:02 AM #83
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Emily Medvec
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Congratulations Mike McCann! You are an inspiration and reminder to me why Activerain is important and remains my online real estate office.

Apr 20, 2017 09:22 AM #84
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Hi Emily Medvec Yes...it is one of my online offices as well for contacts and information.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Apr 20, 2017 10:12 AM #85
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Indeed! Good for you.

Apr 20, 2017 12:55 PM #86
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Great post, Mike. You really sang my song with this one. Even if points are bit easier to earn today, to earn half a million points is still a major commitment and discipline.

Apr 20, 2017 01:03 PM #87
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Hi Paul McFadden   Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 20, 2017 07:06 PM #88
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Hi Nina Hollander  Thank you for affirming that yes indeed it is a commitment to earn the points!!  And thanks for stopping by another blog!!

Apr 20, 2017 07:07 PM #89
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I knew from moment one this place had value for me as a broker.  And honestly even if I didn't have actual direct sales from here and I do... I would have made money because of the wealth of knowledge of making my business better in other ways.

Giant congratulations on your accomplishment and I hope to get my self back here more very soon.  

Apr 21, 2017 11:52 AM #90
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Hi Tammy Lankford, I meant to respond a couple days ago and please forgive my tardiness.

Thank you for the shoutout.  I had like 4 blogs in a row that were featured.  That is good. I like to answer each comment...that is time consuming.  I am having to play catchup this week!!  But all is going well!!

Apr 24, 2017 08:28 PM #91
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You know Mike sometimes things work out they way they should.  I've been really busy the last few days.  My daughter is getting married and her bridal shower was Sunday and it was overwhelming with getting ready etc... so I might have missed your reply.   Glad you are doing well.  Late this summer my husband and I are going to be driving through Nebraska.... I might have to look to see where you are and pop in on you if it's not too far off our path. We're headed up to visit his sister in ND

Apr 25, 2017 01:29 PM #92
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Hi Tammy Lankford, That would be good if we could get together for a short time...a mini-AR meet up!!

If you family lives in central or western N Dakota...there is a good chance that you will get close to me...close enough we can meet for coffee or lunch or something.  If they are in eastern N Dakota...you will probably hit Interstate 29 which is Fargo, Sioux City,Sioux Falls, Council Bluffs...Kansas City area.  Enjoy your upcoming Daughters Wedding! 

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Hi Mike, More congrats on your feature. This is a good read and shows that hanging in there has its rewards. 

May 01, 2017 06:47 AM #94
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Congrats on the achievement Mike.  I'll be watching for you to get past the 1 million point mark next.

May 05, 2017 04:38 AM #95
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Love this post-Mike. I read it as a reblog from Debbie Reynolds. I find it very inspiring as someone who hasn't made the 500,000 mark yet. Thanks for the encouragement!

May 05, 2017 02:18 PM #96
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Hi Debbie Reynolds Thank you for stopping by and for re-blogging!!  I hope all is well in Tennessee!! 

May 06, 2017 07:10 PM #97
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Hi Gabe Sanders Thanks for stopping by.  1 Mil is a ways away but is geting closer everytime I post on AR!! Maybe I will be at 3.5 mil some day!!

May 06, 2017 07:11 PM #98
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Hi Karen Hellier Thank you for the kind words and for coming over from Debbie's blog.  You are closing in on 100k and that is what I considered the first big accomplishment.  

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