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For those of you participating in the May 31 Day Challenge - today is a day that you have been shooting for.  Blogging a post each and every day of May seems at first to be a easy challenge but as the day to day challenges of life strike, sometimes it isn't as easy as it seems.

For the most part I was successful.  The only glitch that I had was during Active Rain Camp in Dallas.  I had a closing the morning of camp, left the closing and went straight to Dallas.  By the time I got into my hotel room, it was 10:30 and I only had a precious 30 minutes to post. 

Luckily (or so I thought), I had already written the post just needed to log on and post it.  The Hotel Internet was up and running and BAM, my beloved Active Rain site kept bumping me out.  After many attempts, I had to quit and go to bed.  I was majorly bummed because I had been successful in posting for 22 straight days.

By being prepared with pre-written material, this saved me many a days when life just took over and made things nuts.  Isn't it funny how we will take the time to post no matter what is going on in life?  A true addiction.

I am pleased that the challenge is over and will look forward to another one soon.  I do know that the challenge made me much more dedicated to blogging and in being prepared and timely.  If you have never been involved in a challenge - think about joining one.  You will be stretched and pushed and in the end what you will gain will be valuable.

So to those of you in the challenge - Congratulations!  We did it!


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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Paula I must admit that I've been a combination of a little busy and a little slack on my daily post.  I missed the 31 Day Challenge, but I'm going to do a self challenge to get back on the saddle.  Congrats to you  because as you very well know, I've been there and done that with Karen's ultimate 30 day challenge months ago.

May 31, 2011 01:34 AM #1
David Karp
Peachtree Realty Group, LLC - Woodstock, GA
Woodstock, Marietta GA Real Estate

Good job, Paula. It was challenging, but we made it!

May 31, 2011 01:34 AM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Paula, wasn't there something in the rules that stated if the site was down, you just needed to post another one? 

I hope you get the points....and, yes, it was tough, but I also made a number of new friends and found some great writers.  I also learned a lot!  It was well worth it. 

May 31, 2011 01:34 AM #3
Coral Gundlach
Compass - Arlington, VA
Real Lives. Not Just Real Estate.

I am sorry you had a glitch, I think they will give you a pass on that one. I failed to know that my iPad doesn't work on AR for posting, so had to botch together a ridiculous post on my Droid on Sunday.  Held it together with tape though and made it.  Happily posted my last today.


May 31, 2011 01:52 AM #4
Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

While it is the end of the 'official' challenge, for me it has become a personal commitment to continue regular blogging. Congrats on completing it!

May 31, 2011 01:54 AM #5
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks to you all.   I do belive Kerrie is giving a green light on the one that I had to post early the next morning.  Yeah.

May 31, 2011 02:19 AM #6
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

You did comply with the challenge and Kerrie is sweet enough that I can't imagine she wouldn't give it to you. They know you had that one post up and ready. I know I was on vacation for two weeks of May and there was no way I could do those 31 days in a row. Maybe next time.

May 31, 2011 02:28 AM #7
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Congratulations Paula.  I, too, had issues with Active Rain unreliability but was lucky enough to find a period when I could upload a post every day.

May 31, 2011 02:38 AM #8
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Paula, congratulations for your consistency, even if sometimes life got in the way.  You are a disciplined writer who share insight and information here.  I appreciate your work.

May 31, 2011 02:41 AM #9
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

Hi Paula,

Taking each day at a time and staying consitent taking a step at a time!

Nice post and keep up the good work:)


May 31, 2011 04:11 AM #10
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

I agree, what initially seemed like no big deal, was alot of work, but.... we did it....

May 31, 2011 07:45 AM #11
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


You're already stellar at your blogging.  I think everyone who visits your blog appreciates your zest for life and business... g

May 31, 2011 10:52 AM #12
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Well that is greeat news!!!   COngrats on finishing the challenge!

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