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

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West Virginia, 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 West Virginia, where Active Rain has a total of 308 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Sarah Cooper Sarah Cooper #1 and Rebecca Gaujot Rebecca Gaujot #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

George DanielsGeorge Daniels with Long and Foster in Martinsburg, WV.

Angie BakerAngie Baker with RE source Real Estate Solutions in Charleston, WV.

Teresa JohnsonTeresa Johnson with Go Realty LLC. In Falling Waters, WV.

Debra RivoireDebra Rivoire with Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts in Lewisburg, WV.

Bruce BelfieldBruce Belfield with West Teays Realty in Hurricane, WV.

Deanna HilliardDeanna Hilliard with Weststar Mortgage in Parkersburg, WV.

Jennifer TolerJennifer Toler with Home Style Realty & Design in Rupert, WV.

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

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.

More Gold

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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William Feela
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You finally got to the State with the ladies great smile.  More great AR friends here.

Jan 08, 2010 03:15 AM #1
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Ann Allen Hoover
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It looks like you have just about run out of states.......are you going to Canada next?

Bundle up and stay warm!

Jan 08, 2010 04:04 AM #2
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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 Bill,

These ladies do have some great smiles.  Glad you stopped in today.

Jan 08, 2010 10:59 AM #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

Ann,

I only have one state to go and then I will be paying Canada a visit.  I almost feel as tho I am in Canada now with all of the cold weather we are having.

Jan 08, 2010 11:00 AM #4
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Don:

Hello to our AR friends in West Virginia and a special hello to Rebecca!

I see you are getting down to the end of the state list.

It's been a fantastic series.

Jan 08, 2010 12:48 PM #5
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Leesa Finley
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Seriously - you are doing Canada as well?  Not that I we don't have some kick butt Rainers in Canada - they are amazing.  With only two to go I am really going to miss these posts - you have introduce me to a lot of people!

Jan 08, 2010 01:09 PM #6
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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 Toula,

I am down to just one more state and then I am thru the states.  It has been fun doing this series.

Jan 08, 2010 10:47 PM #7
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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 Ms. Leesa,

I will visit the larger provinces individually and then do an overview of the smaller ones.  Some of them don't have any members.

Jan 08, 2010 10:49 PM #8
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The Somers Team
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Don - It is great to see membership grow and newer members flourish in the Rain !  Love the photos on this blog !  Great stuff : )

Jan 09, 2010 12:03 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

Chris & Stephanie,

It is good to see the member numbers raising but it is even better to see the newbies participating.  This will bring about a lot of new ideas for us to kick around and learn from.

Thank you for stopping in it is always good to hear from ya.

Jan 09, 2010 01:29 AM #10
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Patricia Kennedy
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Don, oh!  This must be the end of this series!  You traveled to a whole bunch of states to put this one together!

Jan 10, 2010 02:51 AM #11
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Tracy Saunders
Chase International - Incline Village, NV

Can't wait for you to get to Nevada!

Jan 10, 2010 09:22 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

Pat,

I just have Wyoming left to go and then I will be off to Canada.

Jan 10, 2010 09:46 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
Jan 10, 2010 09:52 AM #14
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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Looks like you are hitting every state! Now that is a lot of posts!

best in 2010

your friend in Charlottesville!

Jan 11, 2010 05:11 AM #15
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Don - you have some beautiful rainbow shots along with sunsets/sunrises they are amongst my favourites

Jan 11, 2010 02:51 PM #16
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