WINNERS OF the P.A.W.S. CONTEST Life BEFORE ActiveRain...and NOW

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Bgpic07172008022857_lSince 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!   

 

1)  A Lonely, Stupid REALTOR is Transformed - BEFORE ActiveRain and NOW by Jeff Dowler 

2)  What A Difference The Rain Makes - My Life Before ActiveRain and Now!  by Paddy Pizappi 

3) The Lonely Realtor Before ActiveRain and...Now  by Holly Kirby Weatherwax 

4)  Before ActiveRain and Now - 30,000 Points and 3 months Later... by Denise Hamlin

 5)  Before ActiveRain and now, a journey of discovery. by Andrea Swiedler

  

 

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....

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Kathy:  Again...you helped me tremedously are the backbone of these contests. Now...looking to see what you just posted.

William: Just got off the phone with you but you know how I feel....I appreciate all you are...and with this contest (your first to judge too) I am honored you were there to help out. Now...get back to blogging!

 

Oct 23, 2009 02:38 PM #25
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Missy Caulk
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They were really fun to read, many heartfelt ones. Good job to all participates.

And Congratulations to the winners.

Oct 23, 2009 02:43 PM #26
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Sally... I can't begin to explain how greatly I have enjoyed reading many of these posts over the past few weeks.  This was a great contest!  Congratulations to the winners and all the participants. 

Oct 23, 2009 02:52 PM #27
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Congratulations to the winners and also to Sally for putting this together.  I hope to spend some time looking at the entries!  Have a good weekend.

Oct 23, 2009 03:01 PM #28
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Laura Cerrano
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Sally, It was a wonderful contest with some terrific entries.  I didn't read them all but I did read many and they were wonderful.  Thank you for running it and thanks to the judges for all their hard work!

Oct 23, 2009 03:31 PM #29
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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Thank you for organizing the contest and for encouraging me to enter.  I was honored to participate.

Oct 23, 2009 03:57 PM #30
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Dale Baker
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Howdy there Sally

You sure did put on a might fine contest, for the members to participate in.



to each of the winners, on their fine blog posts!

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Oct 23, 2009 04:21 PM #31
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Lisa Hill
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Aw man! I spent all those hours writing that post, and didn't get anything =(

Oct 23, 2009 04:50 PM #32
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Lisa:  You got 200 extra points plus the ones you already received....for participating.

P.S. Wow...

Oct 23, 2009 05:19 PM #33
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Liz Moras Migic
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Congratulations everyone - what a fabulous bunch of entries - so many amazing ones -great judging too - thanks! 

Oct 23, 2009 06:56 PM #34
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Harry F. D'Elia
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It was nice to see so many people participate in this contest. I was unable to enter this one due to time constraints. Thanks for hosting this one and I look forward to more. Friendly competition is always good for people.

Oct 24, 2009 12:02 AM #35
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
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YAY to all the winners!  I will go see what I missed now!

Oct 24, 2009 03:03 AM #36
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Gary Woltal
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Some great posts there Sally. I'll have to read the ones I missed and congrats to all the winners and contributors. I love the PAWS group.

Oct 24, 2009 03:30 AM #37
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Brad Andersohn
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Congrats to all the winners and everyone who participated, I really enjoyed reading these posts. :-)

Oct 24, 2009 03:54 AM #38
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Thanks to everyone who came by to contragulate all the winners and participants...they were a wonderful bunch of entries and surely supported our community!

Oct 24, 2009 05:05 AM #39
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
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Great post and congrats to all. Have a great week next week and sell a bunch.

Oct 24, 2009 05:20 AM #40
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
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This one was tough to judge, but it was a lot of fun. Congrats to all the winners and everyone for their great entries.

Oct 25, 2009 10:44 AM #41
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Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
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Thanks to everybody and congrats to the winners ...I will need to bookmark this and catch up on reading the winning posts when I have a little more time.

Oct 25, 2009 03:19 PM #42
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
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Congratulations to everyone and thanks Sally, for creating this thought-inspiring contest! I knew when I read Christianne's post it was a definite WINNER!!! :)

Leilani

Oct 25, 2009 05:50 PM #43
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Mike Jones
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Sally,

You put a tremendous amount of work into the Active Rain Real Estate Network, and we appreciate you! Thanks.

Mike in Tucson

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