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

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

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.

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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 January of this year.

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 Ontario, where Active Rain has a total of 2714 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Jo-Anne Smith Jo-Anne Smith #1 and Kathy Clulow Kathy Clulow #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Julie KinnearJulie Kinnear with The Julie Kinnear Team in Tronto, ON.

Brad StevenettBrad Stevenett with Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd in Oakville, ON.

Todd McLaughlinTodd McLaughlin with Royal Lepage Performance Realty Brokerage in Ottawa, ON.

Frank LostraccoFrank Lostracco with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc. Brokerage in Ancaster, ON.

Donna GrayDonna Gray with RE/MAX Realty Enterprises Inc. Brokerage in Port Credit, ON.

Rita FungRita Fung with Keller Williams Ottawa Realty Ltd Brokerage in Ottawa, ON.

Gerry PollottaGerry Pollotta with Alota Home Inspection Services in Mississauga, ON.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to Nova Scotia; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Nova Scotia 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 Active Brad 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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Kathy Clulow
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Don - wow  ... Thanks for the link love and the challenge to the new kids on the block ... this would have been a great addition to Carole Provenzale new group LinkLove.

Jan 23, 2010 09:13 AM #1
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Don:

Hello to our Active Rain friends in Ontario.

I'm looking forward to your next stop, once you get through Canada!

Jan 23, 2010 10:07 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

Kathy,

I appreciate you stopping in this evening.  I did not know about Carole's group but will pay it a visit.  I see that you are knocking on the door to be #1 up there.

Jan 23, 2010 10:48 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

Good evening Toula,

I have just a few more provinces and then I will be wrapping up this series.  What would you like to see for the next series?

Jan 23, 2010 10:50 AM #4
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William Feela
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Don, you have brought to light a whole bunch of people that we would many times not ever know about.  Thanks!

Jan 23, 2010 12:57 PM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Don!  Well, you've moved out of the country now!  Aren't you so generous to bloggers all across the world!  Thanks for keeping us on our toes with the old and new members in the areas--can't wait to see the rest of Canada!

Jan 23, 2010 02:59 PM #6
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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William,

These are just a few of them that have started their journey.  There are many more out there.

Jan 23, 2010 10:54 PM #7
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Good morning Debe,

Yes I have moved north and have found more interesting folks to present to the group.  Next stop will be Nova Scotia, see ya there.

Jan 23, 2010 10:56 PM #8
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