With California having so many members I thought that just having 7 new members recognized would not give credit to the state with the most members. So, I made an executive decision to do a two part post with 7 new members in each post. I went thru over 400 pages of members to find these folks so I hope you will stop in and say hello.
This post is a result of two posts by my friend Richard Weisser down in Georgia. The first post was "How do you expect to get drenched in the rain if you don't even want to get your feet wet?" dated 5/21/09 in which he offers 6 suggestions to those of us here in Active Rain. In addition he also offers his personal guarantee "So, for those of you that want to succeed at blogging, I offer you this challenge. Before you throw in the towel, write at least one hundred quality posts before you make your value assessment. It takes that long to develop the correct skills and disciplines and also to create a body of content large enough to have a significant SEO impact on your business. Now that is some guarantee wouldn't you say? Richard then follows that post with another post titled "Achieving national celebrity status as a result of ActiveRain blogging becomes a reality! (of sorts)" where he talks about a recent interview with Realtor Magazine on line where he was interviewed about blogging for business. So, IMHO, Richard is not only a celeb but one that knows where of he speaks.
With the numerous posts talking to newbie's here in Active Rain on how to be a success in their blogging venture to improve their visibility to the public I am setting out on a quest. I am not going to suggest things to newbie's or those that are less active on AR; I am on a search for some of these folks for introduction to our AR family. Here is my 2 step plan:
- Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
- Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
The end result will be, hopefully, an increase in activity with more members becoming visible. Now there is a really BIG problem with this plan. I will not be able, my rule, to suggest those that have not done a post or even posted their picture to their profile. You see there won't be any secret agents, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. shown. Sorry, if you want to be considered I need to see who you are, sorta like your picture on your business card.
California has a total of 21868, this represents the largest number of AR members in a single state as of this morning. I would say that with that many members Jeff Dowler #1 and Jeff Turner #2 could have some competition coming up behind them. So, say hello to:
Vinny (Cousin) Manguyen with Century 21 LandMark Excellence in Oakland, CA.
Vinny did his first post in April and was asking a question about REO related stories. He was/is trying to collect stories to share with other in the profession. I am sure that we have a few folks around the table that may have at least one story to share with him. Drop by and share.
Judith Leslie with Fredyt123 in West Adams, CA.
Judith's first post asked a very simple question....."Where do I Start"? This was written back in March, I'm sure that we have at least 5 peeps that would like to stop by and offer a suggestion.
Lon Mapes with LDM Commercial in Redlands, CA.
Lon wrote his firs and only post in February and may need some more encouragement to do some more writing for our benefit. I am sure that there are some commercial agents or investors out there that may be interested in the California market. Say hello to Lon Mapes.
Alice Zeissler with C-21 Jefferies Lyndon in Chico, CA.
Based on her first post I'm thinking she could be overly connected. Someone needs to help her get a little bit organized!!!!
Michael Kitada with Michael Kitada Photography in Placentia, CA.
Check out the pictures in Michael's first post. I am thinking that he has a lot to offer and should be more active. This may be accomplished with a little bit of prodding from some of our photography buffs here in the rain.
Elena Corral with Prudential California Realty in Beverly Hills, CA.
Elena, in her first post, was wondering if they were near the bottom in Los Angeles. This is a question that a bunch of us are asking or are being asked by our clients and customers. Gosh, they aren't so different out in California are they?
Stephanie Lotwis with Keller Williams Realty in Westlake Village, CA.
White roofs? Will they really make for a cleaner environment? Gee, I don't know but maybe a really good discussion could come up with Stephanie in the conversation. Who knows she may have something else to offer to the community known as Active Rain. Drop in and strike up a conversation.
Please stop by and encourage these guys and gals and let's see if we can improve some of the participation. Thanks for stopping in.
If you are looking for a very simple way to move up in your standings for the state that you live in, here are two small suggestions:
- Make one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and
- Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions
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