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I remember coming to active rain and seeing 10,000 points and thinking that was an enormous number.  How would I ever get that many.  It seemed so overwhelming.  I would never get that many points.

But over the last year and a half I have been consistently blogging away.  Blogging about anything that comes to mind.  Anything that might help clients.  Free information to any potential buyers and sellers.  I wasn't a rock star.  I'm not a great writer.  I'm not a english major.  But i kept on even when I didn't get many comments.

I blogged for potential clients.  About the trial and tribulations of a Metro Detroit real estate agent.  I didn't get a lot of leads right away.  One here or there.  Then I got more.  Then this year I put some more tips I learned here on Active rain.  The flood gates of leads have opened.

It's been a great ride here.  Lots of great people sharing information to make the world a little better place.

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Russ Ravary just a local Metro Detroit real estate blogger

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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Hi Russ, take a little of that 300,000 and get a new car you deserve it. Congratulations and keep on blogging.

May 26, 2009 03:25 PM #5
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Julie Chapman
DR Horton - Lakeland, FL
New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida

Russ,

I hope you have enjoyed earning your 300K points as much as I have....and that you have learned as much as I have and enjoyed as many benefits (sales and SEO) as I have.....congratulations....here's to meeting me at the 1/2 million mark......

May 26, 2009 03:35 PM #6
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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Russ, Congrats on the milestone!!

Best - Sash

May 26, 2009 05:42 PM #7
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Good for you, Russ. You work hard and are a great example for folks to blog locally.

May 26, 2009 11:17 PM #8
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Congratulations! Even though I have to admit that I do enjoy watching the points add up, the real pleasure comes from the learning from others. 

May 27, 2009 01:31 AM #9
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Jason Rose
123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education - Farmington Hills, MI
www.123ConEd.com

Congratulations on attaining 300,000+ points!  Keep up the hard work.

May 27, 2009 05:36 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Wow....Russ this is a great story. And congrats on 300,000 points.  There's a whole lot of blogging going on , et?  I'm just about to reach 50,000 and I thought I'd never get there so I totally get it.  I so agree with you that it has been a real wild ride........and I love it.  See ya at 300,000 some day!

May 27, 2009 11:25 AM #11
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Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Congratulations on the milestone. I remmber arriving at 10K too; now aiming at 100k.

May 27, 2009 05:50 PM #12
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Bill Risser
Fidelity National Title - Saint Petersburg, FL
Fidelity National Title - Tampa District

Russ - You will be today's example at my AR workshop!  Congratulations!

May 28, 2009 02:23 AM #13
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David Evans
RE/MAX TOWN AND COUNTRY - Cumming, GA
HUD NLB Cumming GA

 Wow, I just joined and see that is quite an accomplishment. Sharing your knowledge with others is the "greatest gift"...

Thanks and CONGRATS!

May 28, 2009 05:49 AM #14
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Judy Schneider
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Russ,

I love the little cartoon. I haven't been on Active Rain very long. I just started this past winter. I would like to know where to find cute little cartoons like that, If you don't mind sharing.

May 28, 2009 01:52 PM #15
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April Welsh
Exit Realty Advantage - Crestview, FL

Great job ! Im slowly but surely gonna get there !

May 29, 2009 03:06 PM #16
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Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

Good for you that you have blogged with such consistency and determination. It gives a lot of us proof that there is some sort of long-term reward for our efforts.

Jun 01, 2009 02:27 AM #17
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Jeanine Mayers
Keller Williams Realty - Raleigh, NC

Russ,

Great Job! As a newbie those are the motivating words I like to hear. I am glad to be at a place with so much positivity. Together we can help people and only then will we be succesfull.

Jun 09, 2009 08:09 AM #18
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Russ - It's obvious that you have taken the time and made the effort to enjoy the rewards of success you are now reaping.  It is truly an accomplishment to amass 300,000 points in just a year and a half.  Congratulations, and here's to even more success and referrals in the future.

Jun 10, 2009 10:18 AM #19
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Judy Manning
Arizona Preferred Realty - Mesa, AZ

I am in awe. I am watching

Jun 11, 2009 12:59 PM #20
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

You are officially "blogging nobility".  We always look forward to your contributions.  Congrats.

Jun 12, 2009 01:49 AM #21
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Maureen Megowan
Remax Estate Properties - - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog

Congratulations on 300k.  I have been actively blogging for a year and am just a 1,000 points shy of 100K.

Jun 13, 2009 09:45 AM #22
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Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

I am on my way but it will be a long time to get there. I am basing my networking here on referralls. Three already.

Dec 11, 2009 12:23 AM #23
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Congrats on the 300K... Keep moving on up!  Since this was written in May - you are probably at 400K by now eh? Have a great Holiday!

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