The LM Challenge!
Chance to Earn Some Bonus Points!
Open your mind to the possibilities...
Laurie of Long Beach CA is an amazing mentor for many of us at ActiveRain. Recently she sent me on a little reading tour. Over the last few weeks, I have spent less time moderating and more time reading outside of ActiveRain. Those of you that have been given this challenge by this talented Long Beach Realtor and haven't taken her up on it - I hope this inspires you.
What finally inspired me to finally listen to Laurie and go exploring outside ActiveRain? It was simple -- I wanted more. My venture out has inspired me, improved my writing and changed the type of posts that I feature here at ActiveRain. My Celebration Florida Homes Blog, is benefiting from the education thes tour has provided.
Let's face it Blogging is a Social Activity we learn from each other all the time. Online Social Media is not the target audience, but we influence what other's think. We need to learn to harness it and make it work for us. In Toby Bloomberg's Diva Marketing Blog she wrote Social Media A Way To Reach Out, I strongly suggest this as a great read.
The summary reminded me of Laurie: "Lessons Learned: Reach out. You may find someone like Marianne who is happy to help ensure understanding. And if you pass that along to your community .. that's a powerful way to use social media tools." Laurie is a master at this. Laurie thanks for making my journey a pleasant one.
It's interesting to see what other's are writing about and how they are expressing themselves. You may have already ventured to some of your friends at ActiveRain's outside BLOGS, here are some others to check out. While traveling you should find some of that coveted blog fodder and increase your inventory of ideas. Your friends here at ActiveRain will still be here when you return. We look forward to hearing what you discover in the blog-o-sphere.
***** Yes the list is changing -- it is rotating and there are additions to it! With each modification of the list it will change colors!
So what is the LM Challenge? It is the latest in the ActiveRain Contests!
Tag your post "LM Challenge"
Entries must be made by Friday, August 17, 2007 10pm EST
Post should be Titled LM Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read
Post TO: For Real Estate Professionals & ActiveRain Community
Posts you may select to write about can be published between August 2 - 16, 2007
- You can't use the judges or Laurie's outside BLOGS
Pick 3 posts from 3 different BLOGS and write a brief summary of each and why you think members should check out the writer. You should include a link to the individual post and to the Blog home page
Do you have to stick the Blogs listed above? No, these are only suggestions? The only rule is that it must be a BLOG and three different BLOGs. (In case you are wondering -- no you can't pick three posts from a single BLOG)
- Visually appealing, no wall of words!
Winners will be Announced on Monday August 20th and like all Contests here at ActiveRain it has prizes! And here they are:
1st Place - 1,500 bonus points and featured on AR
2nd Place 1,000 points and featured on AR
3rd place 750 points and featured on AR
Honorable Mentions-- 3 will be given out with 500 points awarded each
Judges for this contest are:
- Jonathan Washburn - ActiveRain
- Colleen Kulikowski - Orlando Avenue & Celebration Florida Homes
- John Novak - Henderson NV
- Carole Cohen - Cleveland Real Estate and News
- janeAnn Narrin - Building Bridges to the Future
- Brian Brady - America's Most Opinionated Mortgage Broker
- and we have a special outside Blogger judging -- Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing Blog