Active Rain...um...are you trying to break up with me?...sniff

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country

Dear Active Rain,

I've been blogging my little heart out for the last several weeks thinking that maybe...just maybe...I would get featured again.  I haven't been featured in awhile and have started to wonder.  When you're dating and the guy stops calling or stops calling you "sweet thang"...you kinda think that maybe he's losing interest.  So...Powers of AR...are you trying to break up with me?  Was it something I said...or didn't?

I noticed thatMichael Thorton keeps getting featured.  I am now fairly certain that it's his new flashy pictures.  So...I had my sister do a couple for me...you know...just so you'll look at me again.  Of course, I wanted to use characters that truly depicted me...so I chose these two:

              

(When I was five, I had always dreamed of being married to Roy...so...thanks to my sister...and Michael's inspiration...in my "space cadet" dreams...I am Roy's wife). 

I also wanted you to know that I am subscribing to some of the best blogs out there...you know...like Karen Anne Stone 's and Karen Fiddler 's and Deborah Garvin 's and AR's trail blazer, Tim Moncrief.   I have gleaned from their incredible wisdom and flair for writing blogs and implemented some of their best ideas. They have even hinted that they have "suggested"several of my blogs...but alas, I am still being overlooked by you.  sigh...  (Btw, did you notice my effective use of inserting links???)

Crum...I've used catchy titles like:

"If Cukes Could Talk..." and

"I'm good enough...I'm smart enough...and dog gone it...I'm a great Realtor!"  and

"Raise your own laying hens??...Eggs-actly!"

and yet...not a single eyebrow lifted or an honorable mention by you.  It's not like the content wasn't relevant...or inspirational...or incredibly witty...  Maybe it's because I haven't been to Rain Campyet.  I promise...the next time you come to Texas...I'm there.  Like fly on flypaper...like a moth to a flame...like a rubberneck-er looking at a bad accident.  You get the picture.  I'm your Active Rain poster child.

Okay...so maybe I'm a little needy.  Is that why you're ignoring me??? What I really want to know is...have you found someone else?  Oh wait...I guess you have.  Those are the ones that are being featured every day.  Well, maybe my pictures will do it for you.  All I really want to know is...

Do you still love me???

Your friend and loyal Rainmaker,

Claire

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Rainmaker
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Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Great headline with a witty personality. Love it! However, I'm not sure what is all the fuzz is about  for being featured? I don't know a single Realtor who is going to buy or sell a home personally from me? However by writing wonderful blog posts, addressing concerns and questions that home buyers and sellers have in your area will always make your phone ring. I'm with Vickie on this one.

Aug 27, 2010 11:13 AM #81
Rainmaker
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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

It was like you finally just asked for the feature and you got it, maybe that was the problem the whole time, you were trying too hard.

Aug 27, 2010 11:16 AM #82
Rainer
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Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hi Clair, congrats on the feature. The AR still loves you, sometimes you have to be either hard to get or feisty like this post. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 27, 2010 11:26 AM #83
Rainmaker
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Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
C2 Financial - San Diego, CA
C2 Financial

Claire, And here I sit trying to come up with something creative to earn the spot you have given me on your post........don't want to let you down!!!  LOL!  I still love the post and the comments are great.  And, love seeing my name in lights.......thank you so much!

Aug 27, 2010 11:42 AM #84
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Nice angle to get the feature. Creativity works!

Aug 27, 2010 12:12 PM #85
Rainer
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Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Claire, its a nice feeling to be featured. However, my customers are who I amblogging for. That is a better feeling.

Aug 27, 2010 01:17 PM #86
Rainmaker
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Eileen Liles
970-216-0530 http://WeSellDeltaCounty.com - Cedaredge, CO
Macht-Liles Real Estate Group - Cedaredge, CO

Wow, after reading so many of the comments of wonderful, prolific bloggers saying they haven't been featured or only a couple of times.  Claire, excellent job of uuhhumm "getting someone's attention".

PS - Texas girls NEVER whine...,much...!

Aug 27, 2010 03:01 PM #88
Rainer
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Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Again...thanks for all the great comments... 

I did want you all to know that my blogs are for my clients and potential clients for the most part...  What we blog amongst ourselves is for encouragement, education and entertainment...  This little blog was for entertainment and to see if I could finagle a featured post by virtually saying nothing.  Mission accomplished...  Not only that...I got to meet some new AR-ers and get some great laughs out of you all.  All good stuff. 

I love this place.  :)

Aug 27, 2010 03:31 PM #89
Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I didn't remember betting being one of the criteria for getting featured... I think it must have been begging plus your very good posts.  congratulations.

Aug 27, 2010 04:38 PM #90
Rainmaker
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Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

That's a real fashion statement..... that Armor suit with the scrub brush on top!

Aug 27, 2010 05:49 PM #91
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

It looks like ask beg and you sahll receive truly worked for you.  Congrats on garnering a little more AR love.

Aug 27, 2010 05:53 PM #92
Rainmaker
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Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Claire,

Congrats on your feature!  You write great stuff....I am subscribing so I don't have to wait for a little gold star to remind me to check out your blog!

Aug 27, 2010 06:14 PM #93
Rainmaker
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Paul Francis
Francis Group Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Agent - Summerlin Homes

Don't be sad and don't cry. I have not been featured in well over a year...

Personally... I'm starting to think that it is a compliment not being featured...

Aug 27, 2010 06:27 PM #94
Rainmaker
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Robert Slick
Beach and River Homes - Georgetown, SC
NRBA, RDCPro, Trident/CCAR MLS

Love the pictures. Getting featured? who cares. You used the man analogy so let me take it further. The more a man thinks you care, the less likely it is he will call...are you following me? Who cares about this little thing called Active What?

Aug 27, 2010 10:05 PM #95
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Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass

Claire:

Well, this was a clever way to get featured - and, I guess it worked.

Roy Rogers? Now that was awhile ago. My fantasy when I was a little girl was to be married to Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood's character on Rawhide.) Some nice cowboys we had back then...

 

Aug 28, 2010 12:10 AM #96
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I love to share how I did it. . 

I use my iPad and use my finger to draw. .it took me 10 seconds the most and I sent it to my email. .save the picture and commented on your blog 

Aug 28, 2010 01:34 AM #97
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Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Congrats on getting featured.  As one poster said, the AR people seem to stay with a lot of the same bloggers.  I've posted blogs about issues, been detailed and accurate, and not been featured.  Then one of the "regulars" posts on the same topic - not as good - and they get featured.  Go figure.

Aug 28, 2010 02:25 AM #98
Rainmaker
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Claire:

 

It worked. Groveling never hurts if the timing is right.

Aug 28, 2010 05:57 AM #99
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Thar you have it :wink:

Aug 28, 2010 09:34 AM #100
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Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Claire - The feature is a mysterious thing.  It happens when you least expect it........  Congratualtions on the feature!

Aug 28, 2010 02:57 PM #101
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