ActiveRain Contest | LM Challenge

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ActiveRain Contest!
The LM Challenge!


Chance to Earn Some Bonus Points!

Open your mind to the possibilities...


LM | Colleen Kulikowski

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.

RSS Pieces Blog Big Time Listings Real Estate Convergence Professor Piggington's 
Matt Cutts Bigger Pockets   TrumpBLOG How To Change The World
Real Estate Marketing  Rembex Blog Fiesta Off Beat Homes House Blogs
1938 Media Real Estate Investing BLOG BawldGuy Talking 3 Oceans
Hot Property Real Estate Bubble Appraisal Scoop InmanBlog
 Scobelizer Zillow  Bob Vila Blogging Systems
StarPower WorkerBeeBlog Clear Bloggin XBroker
CK's Blog Get Staged to Sell Sellsius Real Estate BLOG Curbed LA
StickyFigure
1031 Exchange BLOG Travel Blog The Golf Blog
Blog Critics Paul Allen the Lesser Blogger's Blog Simpler
The Real Estalker Business is Best At The Top The Real Estate Bloggers ShoeMoney
Customers Rock Trulia Blog Business is Best At The Top ProBlogger
Soapbox Appraisal Blog Writer's Blog   Seth Godin's BLOG Home Improvement BLOG
Negotiating Tip of the Week Home Inspection BLOG Transparent Real Estate Kitchen Remodel BLOG
Google Tutor  Vlog Soup Condo Domain Realty Thoughts
 Copy Blogger Successful Bloggers Search Engine Journal Freakonomics BLOG



*****  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!

Contest "Rules"

  • 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:

 

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Rainmaker
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Nicholas Christopher
Century 21 Rauh & Johns - Gloucester Twp, NJ
Communication Is Key

THATS A GREAT IDEA, I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!!

Aug 08, 2007 07:04 AM #54
Rainmaker
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Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I think You Should Read - 08/06/2007 03:22 PM
Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I think You Should Read;   There are THREE posts I think you should read: Requiem for the Lazy Agent

 There are THREE posts I think you should read:
Requiem for the Lazy Agent is a post from the boys at SoundBiteBlog and clearly depicts how the ‘career' real estate professionals will survive in this current slow market and asks for a greatful moment of silence and to bid "lazy agents" everywhere a fond ...

Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read - 08/08/2007 03:57 AM
Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read;   I was a blog reader long before I was a blogger.  I have
 
I was a blog reader long before I was a blogger.  I have eclectic tastes and subscribe to about 40 different feeds.  The wacky and funny, super geeky and technical or  business and real estate, I like em all.  Here are my three favorite real estate or business related blogs
The Real Estalker ...
Aug 08, 2007 10:28 AM #55
Ambassador
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Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Colleen- great idea and post.  I just did a post regarding outside blogs after meeting Laurie and the gang in San Francisco last week.  How ironic, to find this post.  I will have to check out some of these other blogs now as well. Thanks for sharing this and for all the work YOU put into it!  :-)
Aug 08, 2007 02:56 PM #56
Rainmaker
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David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
MBA
Colleen, what a great post!  Thank you for spending the time to create this! Rated a 5 and bookmarked!
Aug 08, 2007 04:26 PM #57
Rainer
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Caleb Mardini
Bellevue, WA

One of my favorite ways to find reading materials is to use my response from reading what someone else was inspired about.  I love these kinds of posts.  I'll be sure to put one together.

Perspectives

Pricing-Inflation

Those are two that I wrote before.  I'll be doing it again for this.  Thanks. 

Aug 09, 2007 12:27 PM #58
Rainmaker
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Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Caleb -- Thanks for the links, you are right they are excellent examples of using a post from the outside to write your own post....    I look forward to your post!
Aug 09, 2007 02:08 PM #59
Rainer
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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read - 08/10/2007 03:36 AM
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."     -- James Bryant Conant, former president of Harvard University 
A paradox of social networking sites is that although there are often many thousands of members, we limit our participation to a much smaller subset that fits our personal comfort zones. Man is ... (2 comments)
Aug 09, 2007 08:42 PM #60
Rainer
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Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Oh boy, it sounds great, but time could be an issue.  I will have to read my feeds and add some more, then see what I can come up with.  A great idea, thanks!
Aug 10, 2007 02:14 AM #61
Rainmaker
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Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Soaring Through The Blogosphere for Quality Consumer Posts...The Laurie Manny Challenge, A Sample Post - 08/10/2007 10:59 AM
Through The Blogosphere for Quality Consumer Posts...The Laurie Manny Challenge, A Sample Post; There are as many styles of blogging as there are bloggers; the same can be
There are as many styles of blogging as there are bloggers; the same can be said about what we blog about. Heading into the blogosphere is a daily thing for me. Usually I wind up on Northeast Ohio blogs. For this post, I decided to head out in search of blogs ...

 

Laurie Manny Challenge | Bawld, the X Factor and a Mortgage Fraud Prosecutor square off for your eyeballs - 3 Posts I Command you Read - 08/11/2007 09:51 PM
Laurie Manny Challenge | Bawld, the X Factor and a Mortgage Fraud Prosecutor square off for your; When web advertising began, people would literally pay for a set of eyeballs... that was
When web advertising began, people would literally pay for a set of eyeballs... that was how what we now know as clicks were measured.
The funny thing is... a click was a worthless measure.  People got into time on the site, how they got to the site etc to determine the ...

Aug 10, 2007 08:31 AM #62
Rainmaker
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Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read - 08/12/2007 05:01 PM
 I will always remember Mr. Hoban, my high school English teacher.  He caught my attention (at a time when that was very hard to do!), made me want to ask questions, and ultimately inspired me to change my major in college from math to English.  A good blogger can have the same ...

 

Aug 12, 2007 10:38 AM #63
Rainmaker
364,255
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...


Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read - 08/13/2007 10:31 AM
Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read; I usually do not go into contests but I was encouraged to try this one

I usually do not go into contests but I was encouraged to try this one. so here goes...
When I was growing up on the eastern seaboard of Long Island New York. I had no idea that many years later I would become a Realtor®. I also had no idea that I ...
Aug 14, 2007 03:54 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Now I hope my post gets a few hits on the positive side:)
Aug 15, 2007 11:56 PM #65
Rainer
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Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage
Great Challenge!  I am in!
Aug 16, 2007 01:43 PM #66
Rainer
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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
Cool Leah, we look forward to your submission.  Good Luck. 
Aug 16, 2007 08:41 PM #67
Rainmaker
364,255
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Everyone!   This is excellent!  The entries are amazing!    
Aug 17, 2007 12:41 AM #68
Rainmaker
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Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
We didn't get to participate, but have just posted what we got out of it. Have thanked Laurie for her part and want very much to thank you as well. We are most grateful at the expansion urge and assistance.
Aug 21, 2007 09:41 AM #69
Rainer
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David W. Bolick
Network Real Estate, Inc. - Little Rock, AR
wow...is this what happens to "dead" blogs? I was searching for info on how you find out about rain "contests" and THIS is the first listing...and it hasn't been posted to in almost a year? 
Apr 16, 2008 11:57 AM #70
Rainmaker
364,255
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

David -- this was an amazing contest it challenged so many people...   It was really a great experience...

Oct 24, 2009 04:33 AM #71
Rainmaker
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

What a lot of memories there are here, reading about this long-ago contest and all the comments.  I remember well the fear that this contest caused because I felt so safe and secure staying right here in the Rain...... 

Sep 06, 2010 01:46 PM #72
Rainmaker
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Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

This was such an amazing time in ActiveRain history.     It was originally titled Laurie Manny Challenge.   About six months after the contest was over this post was in the #1 position for Laurie Manny in Google.    This was where Laurie and I learned so much about how Google worked.    We changed it to LM Challenge so Laurie's own websites would sit at the top of the search engines once again....

It was soon after that we stopped moderating AR and moved on to focus on our businesses.   ActiveRain gave us such a great foundation....   Such great memories!

Oct 07, 2010 03:35 AM #73
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