Never Forget Your Humble Roots! Pay It Forward!

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Well I am coming up to my 2 year anniversary on the rain. As I sat and read blogposts today..I felt a bit sad.

It wasn't the posts that I was reading that bothered me it was some of the thoughtless comments I read in a few posts.

Now I know all opinions are welcomed and you have your voice but I have to ask..

Then why did you work so hard to build this incredible, impeccable reputation on line?

And what makes you one will see it..or read it or even forward it. Is this how you want your public to see you?

It's a pity...because YOU really look foolish!

See when I first started in the rain I was a lost pup..

I followed many...and watched and learned.

It was the way the superstars conducted themselves in a manner respectful to the community...that was the reason why I kept coming back for more.

As a newbie I was very intimidated..

Couldn't write a post if my life saved me.

You can thank Colleen Kulikowski for the disappearance of the wall of words and today...I give back the same way that she did!

I Choose to Pay it Forward!

I am so proud to be part of this network, 326 blogposts, 1 live event, ranked 40 in most subscribed..while I did the writing...the platform was there for the taking.

Sometimes you have to be reminded...sometimes you have to go back in your humble beginnings.

Have you ever really thought about what you have gained from the Activerain Community? I have and I want to share it with you....

  • Additional Business
  • New Agents
  • Excellent SEO
  • Traffic
  • Some of the best training ever
  • Incredible Friends
  • 4 Referrals
  • 2 Listings and I don't usually sell..I train!
  • 18 Consumer Inquiries
  • Media Opportunities radio, audio and on line
  • My sphere has grown to over 2,000
  • Demo other paid products
  • Notoriety
  • Inspiration
  • FREE Tools
  • Demo of paid platform
  • Contests
  • Oh yeah and they are coming to Daytona Beach!
  • And then there is you..who I would have never met..never heard of if it weren't for the rain.



I am writing this today because I do hold Activerain dear to my heart.

And you newbies, don't get discouraged!

Don't let anyone intimidate you and know many want you to be very successful.

My blogging results did not come right took time and just like you...I was and sometimes am still a newbie!

Don't let you head expand the size of a basketball...

People will never forget especially from those that normally shine!

Take a minute and think about it..and remember how you got here!

Remember how hard you worked and the reason behind it and the power of the network.

If you really want to be a superstar???

Why be critical why don't you share some of your expertise in a post or call a member...

Instead why not try to pay it forward?


Midori Miller
CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty
Mobile: 386-453-3236
transforming lives one person at a time!
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Digital Marketing Director

Kristi-will try and give you a call on Monday! :)  so very nice to meet you!

May 18, 2008 11:06 AM #71
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Digital Marketing Director

Steven-Thank you and I am glad you got something out of it!

May 18, 2008 11:07 AM #72
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.  May you get many more clients from the rain.

May 18, 2008 11:12 AM #73
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Well said Midori. There is much one can learn here at ActiveRain. Sometimes you have to filter out the sour grapes, but that happens everywhere.

May 18, 2008 01:58 PM #74
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...


Congratulations on truly taking your Active Rain experience to new heights!

You've enjoyed yourself, educated others and grown your business. Good for you!


May 18, 2008 02:14 PM #75
Kevin Whitty
Poughkeepsie, NY

Thanks for the thoughtful inside

May 18, 2008 02:51 PM #76
Jessica Horton Jessica Horton Realty
Jessica Horton - Jessica Horton & Associates - Griffin, GA
Jessica Horton: I'm not #1... You Are!

Super post from a super gal!

Congrats on the 2 years and making it a better place for all of us.  I love how you teach and try to bring about positive changes without ramming it down your audiences throat.   That is what makes you special and why I am willing to listen to your advice.

Here's to you girl!

May 18, 2008 03:07 PM #77
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Congratulations - you are a superstar here on Active Rain.  Bravo!

May 18, 2008 03:14 PM #78
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

You know tonight I was just on my computer for the heck of intention to get on AR but then again I just had to go onto the opening page and read the most commented on blogs....then I just had to log on and say you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations to the hard way and letting it pay off  Your post was fabulous, the best one I've read in a long time.


C. Lange

May 18, 2008 03:37 PM #79
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

This seems to be the topic to blog about lately... I'm talking about all the mean comments on other people's blog posts. I don't read that many comments, so I'm obviously missing a lot. But I may throw my own hat into the ring. I have some thoughts to add to the subject. But it is pretty unbelievable, how inconsiderate people can be. It makes you wonder what they're thinking; or if they have a brain in their head.

May 18, 2008 03:52 PM #80
Kim Harris
Sound Realty - Kirkland, WA
Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty

Midori,  Congrats on the 2 year milestone.  I have been reading you and many others consistently for quite some time. In fact I usually get caught up in the reading and don't do the writing. This place makes me a better human being at many levels of life.

May 18, 2008 04:16 PM #81
Penny Florence
Midvale, UT

Congrats on your 2 yrs.  Pay it forward, such a small task to do yet its hardly done. 

May 18, 2008 04:50 PM #82
Jeannette Neerpat - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate

Wow Midori- Featured- After we talked yesterday didn't get the chance to come over and read. Great post and look at all the comments.

I love ActiveRain and I intend on staying here. I have learned so much from so many people and have built great freindships as well. It makes me sad when you read such negative post. they must have forgotten what they too have learned and what AR has bought to so many people!

May 18, 2008 10:52 PM #83
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA

I am sure there is a reason for your success and being subscribed to by many.  I love reading your posts and have learned alot from so many.  You have taken your part and paid it forward within your blogs! 

May 19, 2008 08:12 PM #84
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Midori,
What I love to say about the AR community is "it is made up of caring and sharing members".  I have found this to be so true and from these wonderful members, I have learned and grown.

May 19, 2008 11:36 PM #85
Katrina Madewell
Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196 - Tampa, FL
Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196

Midori - I would have estimated your referral numbers to be much higher than what you have here.   thanks for the reminder to pay it forward   

May 20, 2008 02:38 PM #86
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Hey Midori, I absolutely love the new photo of you! I am looking forward to meeting you one of these days soon I hope. I have enjoyed getting to know you girls from the group and I'm so glad to be here with you! Thanks for all you do! Later in the rain~Deb

May 20, 2008 03:41 PM #87
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT

Midori~You have been such a beautiful light here in the rain and...WOW do you spread your sunshine!  Thank you for all that you contribute, all that you share and all that you give to each of us.  You have made such a difference in my life and have proven to me time and time again that your arms do reach out across the world. I love your new picture.  Absolutely adorable!

May 21, 2008 01:51 AM #88
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Midori- The first post of yours I read you were sick....and wanted us to guess who you had written about....a little online game.  I remember 2 of the people from that post, Jennifer Allen, and your frined from your office.....funny the things we remember about each other.  And this post you have a who's was nice to see Colleen.  Congratulations on your 2 years, and I love your new picture :)

May 21, 2008 07:09 PM #89
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Have you ever really thought about what you have gained from the Activerain Community? I have and I want to share it with you....

Hi Midori,

In the spirit of Christmas, I must say that ActiveRain has been an unexpected gift to me!

Dec 25, 2008 03:57 AM #90
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