Post number 1000 !!!! ( with a twist)

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Some where around post number 980 I realized I was going to reach the 1,000 post milestone. I obviously enjoy blogging and being here on ActiveRain. So I thought, What am I going to do post number 1,000 about?

I read all posts that are titled 1,000 because they are special. So, I thought I would blog about my experience here at ActiveRain. But I have done that. Others have done that too. Some have done that really ,really, well. I passed on that idea.

Then I thought I would blog about what it means to be a Realtor, and why I am a Realtor. But I have done that too. I think pretty well. Others have done that too. I do find their posts to be great reads so I passed on that as well.

I really was starting to worry about this post number 1,000 and was wracking my brains for a topic to write on that would have meaning and impact and be unique. Then came the Twist.

I logged in today sweating the writing of post number 1,000 and to my initial horror saw that I actually posted number 1,000 yesterday ! ARRGGGHHH!!!!!!! I went back and looked at it and realized that post number 1,000 was pretty much right on the money.

I posted about Big Canoe yesterday. In  other words I wrote a post about an aspect of the community here in our mountains that I live and  work in.

I am a Volunteer fire fighter here and give back in my community. I work through out the North Georgia Mountains. I want all to know about our great mountains and experience wonderful places like Big Canoe. So my post number 1,000 was a community post.

I think if you are at post number 1,000 you should post about your community too. Why ? Because your community , your life there, and what makes up your community is unique. If we all wrote the special 1,000th post about our communities we would create an electronic travelogue of places across our great country and Canada as well.

So in the end post number 1,000 which I was sweating about ended up being exactly what I should have posted about. Guess what? It became a feature in one of the groups here on ActiveRain . How cool is that !!! From post 1 to post 1,000 and all the posts in between ActiveRain has been a great experience. 

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John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Charlie - Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts!  That demonstrates both ability and commitment, qualities that helped you reach this milestone, but more importantly, which will continue to bring you success!

Nov 18, 2010 10:05 AM #12
Perky&Jody Magee
Harborside Realty - Marblehead, MA


I'm new with ActiveRain, and just entered my 8th post.  Whoaaaaa! Only 992 to go.

Co-incidentally, it too was about the town I live in, work in, and wanted to let others know about; Marblehead Massachusetts.  Having been an extensive world traveller, I feel well qualified in saying: "It is a great place to call home!"

If I ever do get to #1000, it is now slated to be an update on my town, and will include more personal insights and thoughts. 

Good job.  It is always nice/fun to hear more about fellow Realtors then their professional designations. 

Happy holidays, and a prosperous 2011 to you.


Nov 18, 2010 10:14 AM #13
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Charlie -- I can't see the forest for the trees sometimes -- in that I have no idea how many posts I have, I need to go check, I'm feeling rather inadequate that I don't keep track of stats! I love to hike, and do so almost daily in our Cuyahoga Valley National Park system here where I live and I love the mountains.  You are very fortunate to be surrounded by incredible natural resources.

Nov 18, 2010 10:21 AM #14
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Charlie...

Congrats on your milestone, albeit a day late. I have come to know you through your posts. It has been a long journey, and hopefully, many more posts to come!

Nov 18, 2010 10:28 AM #15
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

That's alot of thinking, and writing. Congrats on the milestone and the feature.

Nov 18, 2010 10:31 AM #16
Frank & Jodi Orlando
Frank & Jodi Orlando Get Us A Home Realty Atlanta Homes Sale - Cumming, GA

You the man! I can't think of that many topics...

Nov 18, 2010 10:51 AM #17
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Charlie, what an accomplishment to write 1001 blogs.  I like the idea of doing community blogs, they are so much more interesting than talking about short sales and foreclosures.

Nov 18, 2010 11:10 AM #18
Timothy Mattingly
Louisville Homes Team Louisville KY - Louisville, KY
Louisville Homes for Sale

Great job getting to 1000! Look forward to the next 1000!

Nov 18, 2010 11:30 AM #19
Livia Smith-Smith&Shepherd - Livianulls Blog
Keller Williams Client's Choice, Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO

Congratulations Charlie! I am impressed! Just started this and I am learning a lot !

Nov 18, 2010 12:19 PM #20
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Congratulations on post 1000! I'd like to visit Big Canoe some day based on your writings.


Nov 18, 2010 12:58 PM #21
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

A variety of topic selection is a good combination. Isn't the best always happen unexpectedly? We couldn't have timed it better!

Nov 18, 2010 01:05 PM #22
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Way to go Charlie, that's amazing I think.  I wish I could do more than I are an inspiration!

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Nov 18, 2010 01:33 PM #23
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

That's a lot of writing...  Congrats.  And those local posts can be pretty fun, too.

Nov 18, 2010 01:55 PM #24
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Congratulations, Charlie... that's a lot of blog posts!  I think that's a much more meaningful number than any accumulation of points, but in the end they both mean the same thing, I guess - participation.  That's what it's really all about.

Nov 18, 2010 03:26 PM #25
Toronto, ON

Charlie - Congratulations on writing so many blog posts.  It takes a lot of commitment to achieve such a feat!

Nov 18, 2010 05:14 PM #26
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Thank you all for all your great comments and good wishes. Kerrie I will be at Raincamp in Atlanta and will arrive Thirsty

Nov 19, 2010 12:15 AM #27
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

A great just teaches us that things usually turn out best!  I've enjoyed many of your posts, and this was a unique 1001 post!  It's even a featured blog!

Nov 19, 2010 12:32 AM #28
Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA

A tip of the hat and a big congratulations for making this a part of your life. Write on...

Nov 19, 2010 03:42 AM #29
Linda Carrig
All Mountain Realty - Big Canoe, GA

You have made at least 1000 days of mine a bit brighter! What's ahead for the next 1000 I wonder!! Congratualtions!

Nov 19, 2010 05:30 AM #30
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Linda, Laura and Brad thanks for reading and your gracious comments

Nov 19, 2010 06:47 AM #31
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