Pick Three Gold Stars Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada NV Broker License #63939

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Original content by Craig Daniels

We’ve got our new group (gold stars) launched and we’re off to a great start! 30 Members so far and 23 posts! Now we need a little kick-start challenge to get this group into gear...

How about this - let’s pretend the AR system went all out of whack and deleted the list of all the persons that you had previously subscribed to.

Who would be the first three persons that you’d add back into your list?

These would be blogging rock-stars... regular in their posting, helpful, intelligent, witty, humorous, down to earth, or ANY characteristics that strikes your fancy!

Simple rules for this challenge, I’d like you to add their photo, brief description of their blog, and a link to ONE recent post that exemplifies why you like their blog. I know it’s hard to pick ONLY three (I’m subscribed to 162 so far, AND every one on that list earned the "subscribe to" click). The last rule, you must post to the Gold Stars group with the title Pick Three Gold Stars Challenge. (APPENDED note: put a link back to this post so people can come here to learn about the challenge and join it too) The challenge ends in two weeks Friday April 1st (midnight pacific). I'll pick randomly from all entries one person that I'll offer my blog coaching services via one hour phone call/remote session - spruce up your signature, header, background, profile, graphics, fonts, whatever you want to focus on in an hour's time.

and... I know you don’t want to offend anyone by not picking them, but you can blame me - say “Craig’s rules said...” and if you absolutely must, you can call a tie and list FOUR, but NO more! :)

To get the challenge started, here are my three picks, in no particular order:

Alan May

alan may
witty, humorous, informative
I’m nearing 100 posts and Alan has passed the 100 FEATURED posts milestone (that should tell you something!)

here’s a post where Alan outlines

Charles Buell
charles buellCharlie is a great storyteller and I also love the subject matter, home inspections

Here is a recent post - day in life of an inspector

J Philip Faranda
J Philip Faranda
relevant, witty, informative, local to me...

Phil wrote this post recently, love it...

Phil posts very often also and always enjoy when he pops up in the new posts list! :)


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Comments (4)

Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Hey those 3 picks were excellent choices for the start off. I would have voted for those guys too

Apr 02, 2011 04:32 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Stan...It's nice to hear this coming from a rainer with 200,000+! Thank you!

Apr 02, 2011 09:21 PM
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi Michele,

I'll check these three gold stars out so I can learn more.  Thanks for your comment on my Los Gatos-Saratoga Union School district post.

It's beautiful in the Bay Area today. Is there Spring skiing in Incline?

Apr 09, 2011 05:08 AM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Hi Lloyd,

I'm not quite sure we can call it spring skiing yet, but there is a whole lot of snow! 19 degrees at the base of Mt Rose Ski Resort. Burr!

Apr 09, 2011 07:15 AM