31 Day Challenge for May 2011 ~ earn 3,000 BONUS points

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31 Day Challenge for May 2011 ~ earn 3,000 BONUS points

December was my very first 31 day challenge (which I didn't do that well at).  I started off with a bang, then I started lumping 3 or 4 or 6 days of accomplishments into 1 blog.  I completed it but wasn't too proud of how I did.

Well then the 31 Day Challenge for January came along as a New Years Resolution from Connie Harvey.  Whew, thank you Connie for heading up that challenge.  That one was just like this one coming up here in May 2011.woman typing

  • * You Must Blog Every Single Day (no exceptions)
  • * Listings or Market Reports without any original content about the area, DO NOT COUNT
  • * At least one post must be written about a Happening or Event in your own area (town)
  • * 3,000 BONUS points will be awarded at the end of the contest, if you follow all the above guidelines.  You must email kerrie@activerain.com at the END of the contest along with a hyperlink to your AR profile letting her know that you have finished the challenge and are ready for Kerrie to review.

Why would you want to tackle something like this?

  • Maybe you are ready to take your blogging to the next level & need that kick in the pants to get jumpstarted.
  • You want to meet other agents around that are like minded with similar goals.
  • Bonus points are FUN!!!!
  • Being number 1 in your city might get you more leads (maybe, no guarantee but can certainly help)

man reaching for the starsI must say with my own personal experience in January, I made some good Active Rain friends that I still keep up with now.  I learned some very valuable blogging tips that help my readership enjoy my blog posts better.  Plus that challenge helped me grow as an individual & got my whole family involved in helping me see an opportunity to blog about something important.  Now when my hubby & I are out & about in the community, he will say, "Oh you need to blog about that one."  He is so onboard with me & supportive.  I love it!!!

I would suggest you follow the blogs of some who did the 31 days of January challenge.  It will help you with ideas if you need them. 

You are also totally welcome & encouraged to email or call me if you need help, encouragement or just have questions. 



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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

So a blog a day, but market reports or listings do not count and we have to remember to email someone at the end to check our work, right? I'll remember to blog, it's often than last one I forget about.

May 02, 2011 07:17 PM #218
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Michelle... Cool to see you here :)  Great, you can totally do it.  Market reports & listings do count as long as they have original information about the area :) 

May 02, 2011 07:55 PM #219
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My goal this year was to post a blog everyday! Did so until I went on vacation and missed a few days. Been good about it since I got back. Thanks for the heads up, I'll give it a try! Enjoy the day!

May 02, 2011 11:52 PM #220
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Wayne... vacations are good, don't knock them... maybe you can get a few in draft mode, so it's easy :)

May 03, 2011 02:48 AM #221
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Count me in! I tried this march and April and, came up just short both times! Hopefully this month will be different!

May 03, 2011 07:15 AM #222
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

We've been slammed busy so we're too late for this challenge! Guess you can see how long we've been away and all we've missed in the Rain. Best of Luck to everyone and we'll be commenting on your posts.

May 03, 2011 07:20 AM #223
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Craig... Glad you are in!!!  i enjoy reading your posts :)

Lee & Carol... bummer, glad you are back though.  Thank you for stopping by & commenting :)

May 03, 2011 12:18 PM #224
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Christina ~ I’m in! Challenges are so inspiring. I’m joining late but, should be ok, I haven’t missed a day in May. Thanks !

May 05, 2011 04:25 AM #225
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

What is the minimum number of words for a blog?

May 06, 2011 08:33 AM #226
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

Hi Christina,

I post my blog last night May 5 at 10:36 pm Pacific time but then the blog shows that it was posted at May 6 at 1:36 am :-(  Does that mean I am out of the challenge?

May 06, 2011 08:48 AM #227
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

I wanted to know what time zone AR is in as well!


May 06, 2011 09:49 AM #228
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

The month is drawing to a close and it willbe interesting to see how many were able to complete the entire 31 days without missing a day.

May 30, 2011 08:18 AM #229
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

I just finished and emailed Kerri with the news and a link to my profile. 

May 31, 2011 01:45 AM #230
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

All in all done ..... now to let Kerrie know with a profile link ..... no days missed and many Localism posts later ..... I would not want to be in Kerrie's shoes now she has her work cut out for her in verifying all the entries.

May 31, 2011 02:12 AM #231
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Christina- I was discouraged from the contest thinking there was no way I could come up with a blog everyday for a month. Having followed the contest though, I'm encouraged for the next one!

May 31, 2011 02:56 AM #232
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Holy moly my inbox is full and I couldn't be more excited!  YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!!

May 31, 2011 06:27 AM #233
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Done....thanks for the great challenge, glad it's over, not thinking of a June one. Off to email Kerrie now.

May 31, 2011 10:32 AM #234
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That was alot of fun!

May 31, 2011 11:22 AM #235
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Christina, thank for this and especially for pushing me to do it. You know I'm a pushover for pretty Realtors so just let me know if you do it again because I actually had fun with it.

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