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Blue cloud with a happy faceOn a previous post I wrote about a concern I had regarding a blog post that did not register on my points summary nor did I get any credit for actually posting the blog. Well, I can report today that I did receive a positive response from the AR Support who assures me that the post will count towards my 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Even though I still don't have the points for posting the blog it was really good news for me. I need all the blogs I have posted for the short run on consecutive blogging I already have in the works. But there's something else that I didn't know prior to today which really encouraged me even more.

I didn't know about the existence of two Activerain groups set up to serve as a central point of encouragement for all participants taking the challenge. I received an invitation from Pamela Seley to join these two groups as part of the challenge simply because I had commented on one of her blogs. Keeping in the spirit of Activerain, Pamela sent me the invitations to join these groups.  They are: 30 Posts in 30 Days and 30 in 30 Showcase.

The first group, 30 Posts in 30 Days is to identify all the participants who have taken on the challenge. The second group, 30 in 30 Showcase is the group for actually posting your daily blogs during the challenge. It is the second group where all the activity will be once you have joined the first group. Note: You should have at least started the challenge on or before September 1st to be able to get the consecutive thirty days needed.

Today is my eighth (8) consecutive post. I am encouraged. I have a connection to other Rainers who have taken on the challenge. I can share in their efforts and they can encourage me in mine. Even if you aren't participating in the challenge come on in to the group and cheer on a fellow Rainer or two. If you are participating in the challenge please be sure to join the two groups for all the blogging encouragement you can get.

Happy the Rain! And thank you, Pamela, for the invitations.

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Comments (22)

Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Yes, we will and hopefully get some consistency in blogging too.

Sep 02, 2010 05:10 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Thanks, Dan, this 30 Day Challenge is taking a bite into our night time hours, huh.

Sep 02, 2010 05:12 PM
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate


I am taking the challenge, so I will look for the groups you mentioned. I have not joined any groups yet, so that will also be a new experience for me.

I certainly agree about the night time hours. While I am keeping a list of ideas and sometimes even work on the text a bit, I never seem to get the darn thing done until late. Tonight, I posted my entry at 2 minutes before midnight; and I'm still at my desk at the office.

Sep 02, 2010 05:18 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Teral:  I am sure you prolly don't think that I need either consistency or motivation to write, but I do.  So, just to let you know, I am on day number SIX of the 30 posts in 30 days.  I have never done a long string of posts like that.

Also... I see you posted this in the group No Writer's Block Allowed.  That group was started by Sarah Cooper... who was a very early source of inspiration for me when I joined in August of 2007.

Sarah does not post regularly any longer, as she now works for a company named Real Estate Shows with a Rainer named Jeff Turner, but wow did she have some absolutely great blog posts early on.  For a treat, I suggest you give them a peek !  She had just a TON of fans following her blog.

And finally... glad AR gave you credit for your "lost" post.

ps... I "suggested" this post.

Sep 02, 2010 05:23 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Hi Liz, if you haven't joined the groups yet I will send you the invites. It's fun to see who is in the challenge.

Sep 02, 2010 05:38 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Hello Karen Anne, you have been an inspiration to me.I will have to look up some of Sarah's posts. I know there are several in the Rain that are naturals at blogging. Not me, I have to work at it. I will see you at the end of the 30 days and we shall celebrate our victory together.

Sep 02, 2010 05:40 PM
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Thanks, Teral, for sending the invites. I joined both groups, and I even edited my last blog post and resaved it. Now I know how to "post" to a group. Oh, the stuff I've learned...

Note to anyone who has not posted to a group yet: Join the group first. When you get ready to save your blog entry, look for the Groups drop-down below the blog window and choose the group to which you want to save the post.

Sep 02, 2010 06:09 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Welcome, Liz, I am glad you are finding your way around in the Rain. There is an Activerain Newbies group where you can find a wealth of information on the site and blogging. Also look for the Ambassadors (orange) and they are most always very helpful folks. And, of course, I will be happy to assist you with whatever I can. Don't forget to join the Century 21 Network (group) too :O)

Sep 02, 2010 06:16 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The more you blog the more it comes to you on a daily basis. One secret I have is a list of items to blog about in a month. I blog and scratch it off. Bring your camera everywhere to take pics and share them in your blog. Keep it real and blog about what you do on a weekly basis. Best to you.

Sep 02, 2010 06:16 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Thank you, Harry, I'm also working on getting my first points badge by the end of this challenge. I appreciate your encouragement and I do hope it comes more readily. I am working on having at least one blog ready to post so there's no pressure to get it out there but you know the life of real estate.

Sep 02, 2010 06:22 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Blogging is a habit done for benefits on tons of levels. air, water, family, Ben and Jerry's.

Sep 02, 2010 06:33 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

hmmm...I like the idea of blogging for Ben and Jerry's!

Sep 02, 2010 06:45 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Teral, Interesting. I guess I will need to retro my posts for the last 30 days to these groups. You know me, I don't miss a day... 

Sep 03, 2010 10:53 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

So true, Michael, you are a faithful blogger.

Sep 04, 2010 03:55 AM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Teral, Love your name:) I think that the 30 for 30 challenge is bringing out a lot of otherwise not noticed people!  You get your name out there, meet new people, learn things. It's great. feauturing in the Power of Active Rain group!!!

Sep 05, 2010 04:06 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Thank you, Karen, I do hope to get my name out there and I appreciate the feature.

Sep 05, 2010 06:32 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Teral, I have no idea how I missed this challenge! The challenges have really helped my blogging. Karen is exactly right. Keep at it!

Sep 10, 2010 11:40 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Hi Connie, I do believe the challenge has helped me or at least it's keeping me consistent. Other than that one group on AR or a blog shout out I don't know of any other way AR announces these challenges. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me.

Sep 10, 2010 12:26 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Teral, I've found that whenever there was some sort of missing points issue, the AR staff has been just wonderful.  Good for you participating in the challenge.

Sep 19, 2010 02:49 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Thank you, Patricia, the AR Staff did take care of the missing blog and points.

Sep 19, 2010 05:36 PM