I received a call yesterday afternoon from a past friend & co-worker (when I was in the corporate world). What astonished me, is that we had not kept in touch over the years and it has been about 15 years since we last spoke.
She remembered I do not spell my first name with an "h" in it, as I used to yell at her (good naturedly) for misspelling my name. She needed to locate a realtor for a friend of hers who is looking to sell their home. She went onto the internet and typed my name in...low and behold, the first thing that pops up is my Active Rain blog!
I have been on Active Rain since 2007. And while I took a little time off, I made sure to at least post my listings. It was this activity that brought us back together after all these years and I am more than happy to obtain a listing referral from a friend. She stated that this would be the first of several to come over the next few months and I am extremely grateful to her. She has the trust in me knowing that I will do a good job for her friends that she will be referring.
To those who do not see the benefit of blogging, I can tell you that this is not the first time I have been found due to my Active Rain blog. Even if you post a listing at the very least, you will be found when someone you know types in your name when they need to locate a realtor and remember you're in the business! So if you are new, keep blogging as your day will come and it is truly a great feeling! You just might reconnect with that old friend!
Thank you Active Rain and now I have to go back to work.