Wisconsin, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?

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Wisconsin, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?  Get Recognized? 

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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 3 step plan:

  1. Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
  2. Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
  3. A NEW qualification, the post must be done since June of 2009.

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 and 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.

Today I am looking at the state of Wisconsin, where Active Rain has a total of 1629 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Tom Braatz Tom Braatz #1 and Sally & David Hanson Sally & David Hanson #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Lillian CapettiLilian Capetti with Geneva Caribel, LLC. In Lake Geneva, WI.

Tracy BaderTracy Bader with Vision Mortgage Services in Green Bay, WI.

Tom BerlageTom Berlage with Area North Realty, LLC. In Hayward, WI.

Tim FallonTim Fallon with National Benefit Plans in Madison, WI.

Blake PorterBlake Porter with Milwaukee Real Estate Photography & Video in Milwaukee, WI.

Corey ScholtkaCorey Scholtka with BuyHomes.com, LLC in Delafield, WI.

John SiewertJohn Siewert, Jr. with Coldwell Banker-Siewert Realtors in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to West Virginia; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in West Virginia next week just email their name to me and I will acknowledge one person.

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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 three small suggestions:

GoldMake one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and

GoldComplete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,

GoldClick here and here and here for more help.

Thanks to Active Brad Andersohn Brad Andersohn and Jeremy Blanton Jeremy Blanton for their contributions.  BTW, don't let these guys scare you they are really docile.

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Rainmaker
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
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Hi Don.  Awesome effort.

I am sure everyone appreciates these posts!

Ken

Jan 05, 2010 01:00 PM #3
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Ken,

I hope that you are able to stay warm while meeting your Jan. goals.  BTW, I did notice a lot of new faces on the blog roll over the holidays and that is a good thing.

Jan 05, 2010 01:07 PM #4
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Richard Weisser
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Hi Don...

Wow, you're in the home stretch now. I am quite impressed by your perseverance!

Jan 05, 2010 01:08 PM #5
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
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That's a great photo. And I too read Richard's posts. They're a good idea. Although I don't think I can step up to this challenge =/  But I do look forward to reading some of these posts. And since this is such a good idea, I think I will check in on some noobies =)

Jan 05, 2010 01:32 PM #6
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Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Don, Great series of posts. Did you do TN yet or was I asleep at the wheel as ususal...

Helping you help other live their American dream...

Jan 05, 2010 07:15 PM #7
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

YAY!  Almost through it and it has been amazing!  Ppsstttt........don't want to get anyone in trouble but your dog, Missy, was on here...just thought you might want to know that!  You feeling better???

Jan 05, 2010 09:43 PM #8
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Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Leesa took the words out of my mouth.  This blog post must mean you are feeling better, right?

Jan 06, 2010 01:52 AM #9
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning RW,

This has been a lot of fun meeting new members to AR.  I hope everybody has enjoyed it just half as much as I have.

Jan 06, 2010 02:23 AM #10
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Ms. Lisa,

I am glad that you have enjoyed the series and with only 2 states and Canada left I need to come up with something new for 2010.  Any suggestions?

Jan 06, 2010 02:25 AM #11
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Michael,

If I am not mistaken I do think that you commented on my TN. post.  But in case I am wrong here is the link to it. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1380155/tennessee-are-you-on-a-quest-to-find-the-pot-of-gold-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-get-recognized-

Enjoy and thanks for stopping in.

Jan 06, 2010 02:27 AM #12
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Leesa,

I thought Missy had been up to something when I came out to the front room the other day.  Between her and the little lady I am starting to feel a little boxed in.  Oh well I think I am gonna go out and drive around a little bit today. 

WATCH OUT WORLD HERE I COME!!!!!!!

Jan 06, 2010 02:30 AM #13
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Mel,

I am starting to feel better and should be able to go back to work in about a week or so.  You will probably start seeing more posts and comments from me in the meantime.

BTW, I am glad to see you back too.

Jan 06, 2010 02:32 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Don, this has been some quest and you are almost there....my state is next...West Virginia.  What will be your next quest....?

Jan 06, 2010 03:06 AM #15
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Don:  Two things ... first of all ... WOW!  Amazing journey you have taken across the better part of our country via AR!  I spent quite a bit of time going back through many of your features and found an overabundant supply of professionals I didn't know existed .. but now do.  So, thank you ...

Secondly, I sure wish you lived closer to Chicagoland!  The determination and grit you have shown in accomplishing this task is impressive.  Just the kind of person I LOVE to work with in a real estate transaction.  You don't have a twin in my area, do you?

Hope 2010 is an outstanding year for you!

Gene

Jan 06, 2010 07:44 AM #16
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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
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Hi Don:

HELLO Wisconsin...

And a hello to our friends Tom B. and the Hansons...

With a special hello and honorable mention, to my good friend Kristin Johnston!!!

Jan 06, 2010 08:22 AM #17
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good evening Rebecca,

Thank you ma'am for stopping in.  I will be posting your state soon and I hope that you like my choices.

I am not to sure what my next quest will be but I am open to suggestions.

Jan 06, 2010 11:48 AM #18
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Gene,

Thank you so much for your kindness.  I have come across a lot of new members as I have gone around the country and would hope I have inspired some of them to jump into the rain and enjoy the ride.

Sorry sir I am not any closer to Chicago than I am and no I don't have a twin up there.  Sorry.

Jan 06, 2010 11:53 AM #19
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Hello Toula,

There were two big hitters on the first page and I hope that the other 7 will be coming up soon.

Jan 06, 2010 11:55 AM #20
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Hi Don!  WOW!  I can't believe how hard you have worked on this project!  I'm TOTALLY impressed!  I have discovered that I really DON'T know as many people as I thought here!

Thanks for doing this--this is one of the best done projects here in the Rain!

Happy New Year!

Jan 06, 2010 04:53 PM #21
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Debe,

You are much too kind but I do thank you for the encouragement.  There are a bunch of new(er) members out there and what I have done is just scratch the surface.

Glad you enjoy them.

Jan 07, 2010 12:02 AM #22
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