Since June of 2007, POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group has strived to be a place to read many positive and inspirational stories. We have remained in the top spots of ActiveRain groups since inception and the contests we have every so often boosts everyone's spirit as well.
The theme of this contest was What Was My Life Like Before ActiveRain and Now? The members were beckoned to reach back into their memory banks and remember what it was like before they even became members of ActiveRain. They wrote their stories on their marketing, businesses, internet presence and even their personal lives.....BEFORE ActiveRain.
When we read what their lives were like BEFORE....
and then read about their changes and how ActiveRain has affected them in every aspect of their business and lives NOW....
It was ever so profound..... the impact of ActiveRain .
Before announcing the winners I'd like to thank Bob Stewart for without him none of this would have been possible and our THREE JUDGES who took a LOT of time to read, reread and stress out over all the 47 entries.
Applause for the Judges!
Kathy McGraw- who has been head judge throughout many contests and best known for Lil Devil posts (tell it like it is), William Johnson- an articulate writer with soul and depth and who captured my heart long ago, and JL Boney, a wonderful bloomed (quickly) blogger indeed whose Localism posts are grand.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners!
FIRST PLACE of 3,000! Before Active Rain and Now: 3,000 Miles and a 180 Degree Turn Later...by Christianne Gordon
SECOND PLACE of 2,000! Before Active Rain And Now- A Gift I Get To Live Each and Every Day by Martha Brown
THIRD PLACE of 1,000! Before Active Rain and Now, Organic has a whole new meaning! by Tammy Lankford
HONORABLE MENTIONS receive 250 extra points!
In My Book EVERYONE was a winner and for those who participated (and not listed above as a winner) you receive 200 additional points! ALL THE REST OF THE ENTRIES FOR THE BEFORE ACTIVERAIN AND AFTER CONTEST!!!
It takes a whole lot of HARD WORK, effort, dedication and consistency (and carpal tunnel lol) to have continued success, professional networking and friendships formed here on ActiveRain.
Stick around, you'll learn more.
NOTE: Points will be awarded in the next few days....