The "Side" Benefits of Activerain...And Another Milestone by Feng Shui Long Island & New York Blogger

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 The "SIDE" Benefits of Activerain...and Another Milestone by Feng Shui Long Island & New York Blogger

I rarely use Twitter or Facebook quite honestly.  I guess I'm not the best Facebook friend to have because I stop on so rarely and it's not to "play."  I spend so much time on the computer that I had let these sites lag until I read so many posts about their usefulness.

Personally, Activerain has done more for me both personally and professionally than I would ever have imagined.  What started out to be "just some blogs" on Activerain that had to do with my area of expertise, Feng Shui and writing about the areas I am in quite often has somehow turned me into an "expert" blogger for Long Island New York!

Along with some very incredible sites about Long Island NY that are mostly put together with wonderful writers from all over Long Island and it's many contributors, they also provide things such as Classifieds and Events.  My blogs have been included among one of these wonderful sites but I also found they come up alone, on the second page of Google under the terms "Long Island Blogs."

Jones Beach Wantagh NY Sunset by Carole Provenzale Feng Shui Long Island NYA Sunset at Jones Beach in Wantagh Long Island New York.

Certainly something I'd never thought would happen but they are there for many to read:  My love of Feng Shui and the beautiful areas I am so fond of visiting both on Long Island and New York City.  I get emails from people across Long Island NY and Manhattan that ask me more questions about the area or about MY Area of expertise, Feng Shui.  I take the time to answer them all.

Activerain is much more than Milestones and Numbers.  Activerain took my business to new heights but it also took me personally to new heights.  To dreams I would have never thought possible.

So as I recently passed my 500,000 ‘point' mark, perhaps that is beside the point.  Activerain has enabled me to establish myself as not only a Feng Shui Expert on Long Island and New York City but an AREA expert as well.  It doesn't get much better then that!

Feng Shui Long Island & New York City Consultant

http://www.LongIslandFengShui.com

*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997.  Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations on Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City - NYC

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Congrats Carole!  What an amazing amount of points!  I hope to one day make it there myself.  I love to read your posts and look forward to many more in the future.

Feb 23, 2010 09:42 AM #18
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

WOW  500,000 what a fantastic # .......I don't really use FB or twitter that much either ....ActiveRain has been good to me too ...Congratulations

HELPFULHANNAH

Feb 23, 2010 09:42 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

WOW 500,000 points!!   It's good to read that your Active Rain blog has resulted in an increase of business and you being recognized as the New York Feng Shui expert.  Congratulations!

Feb 23, 2010 10:02 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Carole - That is one of the more inspirational sunsets I've seen!  Amazing color!  I'm also a huge fan of ActiveRain, have a Facebook page, but am negligent in keeping it updated.  I don't Twitter, I think anything that has to be said in so few characters, can't really be all that important to say at all!

Feb 23, 2010 10:55 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hi Fred, Thank you for traveling the road with me.  Activerain has brought many surprises along the way!

Marchel, What an unexpected surprise that was....I'm sure you're as thrilled as I am!

Rita, I just posted a new "tour" on a place we had never visited :)  I'm glad you like them, I love exploring!

Bob, Thank you for the re-blog!  I was absolutely delighted to find that and I'd come to see your amazing new Chinese New Year Video and Pictures!

Steve, I don't know what more I could have asked for but honestly, the Long Island Blogs were a wonderful surprise!

Donna, Thank you, I don't know quite how I got there....I guess I always have more to say :)

Kathy, Thank you....I don't know how that picture came out so well but it is pretty! 

Gary, Thank you for the kind compliment.  I try to put up posts I would want to read and photos whenever I can.

David, It was a lot of fun...and a lot of friends.  And a bit of Long Island blogging :)

Feb 23, 2010 11:59 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Marzena, Should I auction off my points?  If anyone has Green Stamps I'd seriously consider it :)

Jackie, Thank you so much!  I can't wait to see how high you will reach in Long Island and loved your Lindenhurst blog!

Craig, Thank you....I'm not sure how I made it except that I probably have a big mouth :)  And a lot to say!

Mara, Thank you for coming by and always supporting me.  I don't believe if it weren't for all the kind people who stop by and read I would have not still been here.

Tanya, I'm trying......as long as there is good content, I want to share it and will keep writing.

Ann, It's amazing to me that life takes different directions sometimes...and always when you least expect it!

Cheryl, You have been a wonderful supporter to me....I want you to know I keep your envelopes right over my bills so I always know my bills are covered!

Feb 23, 2010 12:05 PM #23
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, My forever friend, what can I say?  Thank you from the day I "met" you for your never ending support! 

Debra, It's not something I would have ever thought....there are some nice surprises in life I guess.

Hannah, I juzt got hacked on Twitter last night....and signed off today.  Another story for another day!

Leolinda, It's actually a huge surprise to me to see and have been along this wonderful "ride" on Activerain....with some very unexpected results!  Thank you!

Myrl, I have no photo editing in my machine except to make things lighter or darker so I don't know HOW it came out that way!  I'm investing very soon.  I was hacked into Twitter last night and signing off tonight...

Feb 23, 2010 12:10 PM #24
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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Carole:

WOW...a half a million!!!

Way to go....

BTW, I feel the same way about  Facebook and Twitter...

Feb 23, 2010 01:38 PM #25
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Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Congratulations, Carole! Unfortunately, all I have to leave you is this:

Congratulations!

Feb 23, 2010 08:20 PM #26
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Stephen Kappre
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I'm not a big Twitter or FaceBook fan - I drop by every few days. But my experience is just like yours. ActiveRain has been the ultimate social networking site, educational tool, and lead generator. Congrats!

Feb 24, 2010 12:47 AM #27
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Activerain is much more than Milestones and Numbers.  Activerain took my business to new heights but it also took me personally to new heights.  To dreams I would have never thought possible.

Carole this is one of my favorite milestone posts as you really share the immense value you've create along your journey!  "To dreams you never would have thought possible"   Now the really exciting part is what you will create with the next 500,000.  WOW!  Kind of boggles the mind, et?

Copngratulations!!!

Feb 24, 2010 12:50 AM #28
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Carol, Congratulations on this milestone and the success you have achieved through your efforts at ActiveRain.  I love these success stories, you're right it is worth so much more than the points!

Feb 24, 2010 01:15 AM #29
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Carole, you are such a key contributor here with your blogging and congrats on the new points level.
Feb 24, 2010 02:12 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Aaron Silverman
SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC - Charleston, SC
Improving Real Estate Experience through Education

You can set Facebook and Twitter to automatically import your blogs.  That will help you keep a presence without actually logging into the sites on a regular basis.

Feb 24, 2010 05:16 AM #31
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Tamara Dorris
Master Your Market Real Estate Coaching - Carmichael, CA

Hey Carole!

Wondering how you've been lately so it was nice to see you got a featured post. Yahoo! Also, a very good one at that.


Keep up the inspiring work!


Tamara

Feb 24, 2010 07:02 AM #32
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Carole--Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad to be included among your friends here on ActiveRain and a few other sites that I don't use much either.  Like you the I feel that the points are secondary to the many other benefits of being part of the community and what I have gained in knowledge and personal growth. 

Thanks for being you.

Mary

Feb 24, 2010 09:17 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I got Active with Active Rain about 10 months ago and it is now my best tool. 

Feb 24, 2010 09:20 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Toula, Think I can retire now :)?

Russel, That's one NICE congratulations.....Thank you!

Steve, Thank you for the kind wishes....Activerain had provided me with SO much it's still amazing me.

Anna, I sometimes wonder how much more blogging I have in me :)  I never plan a blog, they just "happen"

Mary, It is so far beyond that....I have to say I never thought I'd see my blogs listed so high in my areas!

Gary, Thank you.....I can't quite ever manage to get out so many as you do, that's quite a feat for yourself and your own achievements!

Aaron, Thank you for the information.  I didn't know and will look into it.

Tamara, Thank you.  One day I hope to wish to be half as comfortable as you are in front of a camera!

Mary, You have been a tremendous support to me and I never forget that and always appreciate it.

Gene, And I bet it will continue to be....keep blogging, the benefits are not always seen!

Feb 24, 2010 05:10 PM #35
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Carol,

Wow over 500,000 points..Congrats on a great milestone! You are right..there is so much to be gained from Active Rain..I learn lots of invaluable information and many posts make me think outside of the box!

Feb 25, 2010 09:09 AM #36
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Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Good Job Carole,

I hope to integrate it more for the public, I went about it backwards and have been posting advice for Realtors and have met some good people but should focus more towards the public.

Feb 28, 2010 04:19 AM #37
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