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Ask An Ambassador: A Pointed Discussion
The nature of ActiveRain is that it is for many people a points driven culture. 
Leave a comment.  Get points.
Write a post.  Get points.
Answer a question.  Get points.
Reblog another's post.  Get points.
Accumulate enough points, your price of participation goes down every 100,000 points.  Rinse, lather repeat until you reach 500,000 points and a free account. 
Gather more points and you move up the leaderboard, be it city, county, state or national.
Frankly it's pretty easy to get points in the community, participate and they're there for the taking.  Type and type some more.
But pursuing points just for the sake of points can be detrimental.  The goal needs to be point collection combined with meaningful content.
By itself, a high spot on the Leaderboard isn't going to do much for you.  If merely being #1 was all it took, I should be swamped with referrals for the Cincinnati to Dayton corridor, but instead... Bueller??  Bueller??
By the same token if you think a lot of feature posts is going to cause your business to explode, again, more Ferris.
What makes things tick is writing meaningful content, especially when it's consumer facing and what your local home buyers and sellers want and can't find elsewhere.  For ... more

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