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1 Year Anniversary With ActiveRain

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ActiveRain 1 year ago March 2008

First of all I understand it's April 1st and I assure you it's not an April's Fool Joke.  I didn't even realize it has been one year until Karen Parsens commented on my blog bringing it to my attention, thank you Karen.

I don't want to make this prolonged or mushy so I will get right to it.

March 2008 I first blogged on ActiveRain and ActiveRain like many other Real Estate professionals on here was my first Blogging Experience aside from Myspace.  It's funny I was preaching to other Real Estate professionals about ActiveRain when I was in a marketing firm but I never really tried it out myself.

I eventually got back in my roots which was in the Mortgage World where I took 1 year break due to my old company falling apart.  I was happy and excited to be back in the business and ActiveRain was calling my name.  What intrigued me to AR was the helpful and outstanding community members they boast about and the fact where blogging is made super easy and welcoming here.

I believe these elements have made ActiveRain very successful.  The adversity of getting all my contacts and presence out there became really streamlined and simple with the help of ActiveRain.  I really enjoyed learning from other professionals on here and developed some strong Online Branding skills, especially with blogging.


Looking Back and Moving Forward

Looking back on this journey I learned so much, met so many great and interesting people and have grown internally and externally.  I would be lying to say it was not a tough year last year but ActiveRain was a valuable tool in my journey.


I thank all of you for giving me my 11 Featured Blog Posts

I thank all of you for having 94 Subscribers to my Blog


I had fun in 2008, I was getting my feet wet and now I am looking forward to 2009....I am hitting the ground running and look out world, I am ready to succeed!


Thanks again ActiveRain!



As always thanks for checking out my blog, feel free to leave a comment and have a great day!

Just-In-Time's 1 year with ActiveRain!

Comments (14)

Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Happy One Year - So much learningand,growing and changing can happen in such a short time

Apr 01, 2009 01:55 PM
Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@Eric - Thank you!

Apr 01, 2009 02:20 PM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Congratulations!  I am quite aways from 1 year but I haven't seen a ton of "year posts".  I like it~

Apr 01, 2009 02:36 PM
Joseph D. Federico
MVP Realty - Naples, FL
Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico

Justin-Congrats on your 1 year of blogging on Active Rain. I do enjoy reading your blogs.

Apr 01, 2009 02:36 PM
Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@Kristin - Wow you haven't reached a year yet? You have so many points!  Thanks for stopping by!

@Joseph - Why thank you and I glad you enjoyed some of my posts this past year, looking forward to your posts too!

Apr 01, 2009 02:42 PM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Justin, congrats on continuing on and learning from some great folk.  I think I am close to my first year as well.  Guess I oughta check.

Apr 01, 2009 02:46 PM
Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@T&P Cash - Hi there thanks for the grats!  It looks like you started in June 2008, your almost there!  Ill be sure to stop on by when its your anniversary, take care!

Apr 01, 2009 02:49 PM
Josef Katz
Digital and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

Congratulations on one year. You accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.  More good things to come in year two.

Apr 01, 2009 03:08 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Congrats Justin!  I just had my 1 year anniv a a couple of weeks ago!  Amazing isn't it? :-)

Apr 01, 2009 03:09 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Wow one year, Congratulations for continuing on the journey of blogging and writing informing posts. Now when is your Twitter anniversary. I heard someone was looking for theirs the other night and need to go look and find mine.

Apr 02, 2009 12:56 AM
Naoma Doriguzzi
Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
New Media Director

are you sure it has only been 1 year?  well congrats on your blogging efforts.

Apr 02, 2009 01:34 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Hey Justin, hard to believe a year has passed huh? You are a good blogger, and I always enjoy your posts. ;-)

Apr 03, 2009 03:22 PM
Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

It's only been 1 year?  I thought for sure it has been longer.  Happy Anniversary Justin!

Tina in Virginia

Apr 04, 2009 01:27 AM
Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

Here's hopig that your next year will be at least as successful as your first...good luck!

Apr 20, 2009 03:09 AM