Thirty Posts In Thirty Days Has Been a Good Challenge

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Thirty Posts In Thirty Days Has Been a Good Challenge

 

While reading member blogs back in the first week of August, Karen Bernetti's post caught my attention 'My Journey to Becoming a Better Blogger Begins Today - Care to Join Me?'

It caught my attention enough that I called Karen to let her know I loved her 30 in 30 Day challenge. At the time I was trying to figure out a way to encourage and inspire this new blogger. How could that be done? ....by commenting on each of her blogs for the next 30 days.

                                                              

 

 

 

That was a much easier challenge than attempting the 30 in 30.  As time went on, it was Karen doing the inspiration. Look how many others took the challenge and then even more signed on with the announcement of a 5000 point bonus by adhering to a few rules.

It has been a perfect challenge for me.  I am not a new blogger, in fact, I am number 845 out of  192,130 members. My posting was averaging maybe 2-3 a week. (The 3 month period of August, September, October of last year I wrote only a total of 17 posts.)

How could I possibly do more with the large inventory of listings, being a solo broker and all the other wonderful things that comprise my life?

On August 25th, I gave it a try...one post a day until...let's see where it takes me.

My plan was to post a day ahead to alleviate that pressure.

 I noticed Karen would sometimes post close to midnight of the same day.

                                                clock September 22

This is the time I am actually writing the post in Draft and will post it live after midnight.

September 23rd will be my 30th post for this 30 in 30-day challenge!

I noticed Karen would sometimes post close to midnight of the same day. How did I know?  Because sometimes I had to wait til she posted to make a comment. Remember I promised to comment on each of her posts. A couple of times I called her just before midnight as a reminder..well I was just tired and wanted to turn in. 

Insanely busy...yeah yeah...you've heard it before. 22 listings and another 10 closings. Not possible but somehow...forget it... I may have lost my mind but this was a good challenge.

Believe it or not, I am still enjoying the real estate along with the blogging challenge while watching buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, and title people have meltdowns right in front of me!  So far, I am still loving this challenge. The funny thing is that I keep hearing others who are too busy, trying to find business, to blog!

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Rainmaker
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Pamela Seley
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Margaret, congratulations on finishing your 30 day challenge.  I have just a few days to go and it's been very rewarding.  Reading Karen's posts inspired me to give it a try, so thank you Karen Bernetti!

Sep 22, 2010 07:11 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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I hear u....I have a few more to complete my 30....you plan to do what is most important...and we have taken more listings than ever before...funny how that works....more blogging....more biz...blog on !

Sep 23, 2010 12:10 AM #11
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Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
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Margaret, You inspire me to be a better blogger, a better networker and a better person...thank  you for all you do for so many, but especially for me!

Maryland Mortgage Mama

Sep 23, 2010 12:39 AM #12
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Lenn Harley
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Congratulations!

Me too.  Today is day 31. 

What I can't figure is how I managed to miss August 22 and have to start on August 23. 

Oh well.  It's done.

Sep 23, 2010 01:18 AM #13
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Connie Harvey
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Margaret, you're the bomb. I love how you find time to reach out to the new AR members. You know how much it means to them and you're such an encouragement. AND you set such a good example. I missed this challenge but will try to do it later in the fall. No excuses!

Sep 23, 2010 02:58 AM #14
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Congratulations Margaret!  You are an inspiration too!  

Sep 23, 2010 03:04 AM #15
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Mike Jones
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Margaret,

Congratulations on a significant achievement! 

Mike in Tucson

Sep 23, 2010 03:50 AM #16
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June Tassillo
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Margaret ~ Wow and you took the time to boost a new blogger.  Your an amazing women I tell you what!  And you had 10 closings.... just awesome!

Sep 23, 2010 04:43 AM #17
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Congrats!!  You are an amazing lady!!  Keep up the inspiration for us all.

Sep 23, 2010 06:15 AM #18
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Damon Gettier
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I have 7 days left.....It has been an effort!  A great learning experience but an effort.

Sep 23, 2010 06:26 AM #19
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Chris Alston
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Great job!  I am on my way too!  I am about 26 or so in, and almost done!  And it is hard, so great job to you!

Sep 23, 2010 08:42 AM #20
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Kerrie La Guardia
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I love the fact that you actually called Karen to make sure she posted.  The AR community never ceases to amaze me.  Let it Rain!

Sep 23, 2010 12:46 PM #21
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Kerrie, That is the beauty of AR..encouraging others to make us all better.  Hopefully I will be back to respond to all your wonderful people...just not tonight!

Sep 23, 2010 03:36 PM #22
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Whew! That sounds like a lot of work. I somehow missed that challenge.

Sep 23, 2010 04:28 PM #23
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Gail C. Harris
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Sometimes we don't see the forest for the trees, so to speak.  I thought I commented on this post of yours, Margaret. Where am I?  Hmmm, no where close to 22 listings and 10 settlements, and probably not in my lifetime!  Yet you still have time to blog on posts, email and telephone so many of us.  I feel exceptionally lucky.  CONGRATULATIONS TO MARGARET FOR GOING OVER THE 500,000 MARK... YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

 

Sep 30, 2010 12:21 AM #24
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Thank you for my balloons and for all your support and encouragement. This accomplishment was not done alone. This is the accumulation of a lot of posts, a lot of comments, a lot in good people sharing and supporting each other, those that I have invited who took the challenge of becoming better in the real estate business. We have all learned from each other. I have learned from the seasoned agents, the brokers, from the newbies, from the stagers, from the lenders, from the marketing gurus, from the inspectors, from the AR membership and so many more.

I have been encouraged by Gail and her struggles, her determination, her integrity, her wonderful way of questioning and always doing the RIGHT (not the Rome) thing, by thinking of others before the deal!! Uh oh this sounds like another post...

Margaret

Sep 30, 2010 01:17 AM #25
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Bryant Tutas
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Margaret. No way I could do 30 in 30. Like you I only post 2 to 3 times a week. I just don't have enough to say to post more than that.

But kudos to you for keeping up. And congrats on the 500,000. Seems like only yesterday when we joined AR. On the same day by the way.

Oct 01, 2010 01:04 AM #26
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BB, I was not planning to do the 30 in 30. Like you 2-3 posts a week..that was more than enough. But then I got caught up cheering Karen on, by commenting on all her posts. Decided to give it a try...well the rest is history.

We joined on the same day and I made the very first comment on your very first post! Look at you at over 3/4 of million! Glad to see us all still here.

 

Oct 01, 2010 02:00 AM #27
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
And what a good example you have set over the years. Hugs

Feb 08, 2019 10:44 AM #28
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It has been a lot of years. Thank you  Lynn B. Friedman 

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