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Today has been a day I will ALWAYS remember... and I have to thank ACTIVE RAIN for so very much of it.
Yesterday morning I discovered that NBC-5 TV in Dallas had picked up one of my recent posts from my "Pretty Blog" (which is my AR blog slightly re-constituted) and posted it on the station's website. I was flabbergasted. I was floored. I was thrilled. And I really wanted to thank Active Rain... However, my "thank you" was going to have to wait as I really wanted to also post my 3 Year Anniversary Post.
When I finally DID get to post my thanks to Active Rain I was going to say that I could NEVER write what I do without having the audience they created for my words. You see if I was JUST posting my words out into that GREAT BIG WWW, I would never been able to write what I do. Active Rain brought this amazing COMMUNITY together where VOICES could share ideas, thoughts, interests and challenges.
BUT THEN... this story gets BETTER.
Tonight I was poking around and I discovered THAT ALL NBC sites in the NATION had my blog posted.
HOLY MOLY how crazy is that? I don't know what to think. All I can say is THANK you to my fellow Rainers... to all you who share so much of yourselves and "listen" to what I have to share. You make it so easy for me to share my words.
And again to the Active Rain Gods... THANK YOU. If ANYONE EVER wonders WHAT the power of blogging is or what it can do... send them my way.
Here are 2 links to 2 different NBC stations (Dallas and New York City) "featuring" 2 of my posts. I have NO idea how long they will be taking my feed.
DALLAS: Click image directly to the left to go to NBC DALLAS Site, where I first found my "Ugly 'R' Word" post.
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NEW YORK CITY: Click image directly on the left to go to NBC NY City Site, where tonite I found my "3 Years Ago TODAY..." post.
Rain It Forward...
PS: To TOP this day off... TODAY is my 18 year Anniversary of being with the love of my life!
POST SCRIPT: My thanks to all those who have shared kind words in their comments can be found HERE.
These are the creative writings of Craig Schiller, a home staging professional, passionate real estate marketing professional and founder of the Real Estaging, one of the nation's leading home staging companies.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.