Goodbye To The Blogging Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties

Goodbye To The Blogging Challenge

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WOW.  Is one of the words that I can say out loud about this blogging challenge.  I dared myself to do it, since writing was not my favorite subject back in the college days, or any day for that matter.  It's an exercise that I probably won't impose on myself again any time soon... unless there's 3,000 points (or more) involved. LOL

Well, how does it feel?  Relieved and apprehensive at the same time.  Relieved that I won't have to meet a daily writing deadline.  Apprehensive that I'll fall back into not blogging consistently again, because there's no deadline.  If there's a deadline, one makes more effort to complete the task.

 

 

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What did I learn from this challenge you ask?  It takes commitment and consistency to be good at blogging.  I did it for the whole month, every day!  I also learned not to over think what to post about.  There were times I was only minutes away from missing the day's post because I couldn't make up my mind if I should go local or general.  We're not competing for the Pulitzer Prize, so like the catchy ad, just post it!  Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

I found that I like blogging the local places and events happening in my wonderful city, O'Fallon, Illinois and surrounding areas in Southwestern Illinois.  It's good for exposure and the Google juice!

 

                                               

Clip ArtFinally, you need the moral support too, from family and friends, old and new, on ActiveRain.  However, only I can make it happen... commitment flows out, nobody else can commit me... unless it's to a mental institution.

Was it worth it?  Without a doubt... just the Happy Dance alone makes saying goodbye to the 31 Days of May Challenge... so sweet!

 

5-31-2011

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Congratulations on making it through the 31 days and look forward to your next challenge.

Great speaking with you tonight.

Margaret

May 31, 2011 01:25 PM #1
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Judi Boad
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Hi Yolanda~

Congratulations to you! And all of us who completed the 31 Days of May Challenge!

We faced the challenge with focus and dedication and now we know...We can do anything we put our minds to!

Best regards,

May 31, 2011 01:37 PM #2
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Broker Nick
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You mean we shall not hear from you everyday for now on? Come on - we are worth it...

May 31, 2011 01:38 PM #3
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Carl Winters
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Wish we were there to do the Happy Dance with you. Congratulations!

                                                              

May 31, 2011 03:03 PM #4
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evening to you Yolanda

Yolanda,
Congrats!!! I sure knew you could and would do the Challenge all the way to the end!!!, and I'm sure mighty proud of you, my friend! Each of your blog post were very will written, and they sure were not at all just fly by your pants blog posts for the Challenge.

I sure do hope that you will continue to at less do ten blog posts a week.

I'll sure will be looking forward to visiting your blog and continuing to commenting on your blog posts!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 31, 2011 03:05 PM #5
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Good evening, Margaret!  Thank you, I made it through, didn't I?  So happy and hoppy especially after we spoke.  I'm thankful for your encouraging words, and for taking the time to pick up the phone.  I'm still smiling! :)

May 31, 2011 03:39 PM #6
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hi, Judi~Congratulations to you, as well. It was tough, but we made it. I still can't believe that it's over.  You've done well, all of us did. Thank you. :) Best to you, too!

May 31, 2011 03:41 PM #7
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Nicholas, AR is like Hotel California, I can check out anytime I like, but I can never leave. lol

May 31, 2011 03:50 PM #8
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Good evening, C&C!  Thank you for all of your support.  I finally received a gold star... the only one that matters... from very good friends.  :)  You don't want to see my happy dance, anyway.  lol

May 31, 2011 03:52 PM #9
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hi, Dale!  Thank you so much.  You've helped me quite a bit... trying to keep up with you so I don't miss a day.  I will try to blog, but maybe not 10 posts a week. lol Tomorrow as Scarlett said, is another day!  We shall see.  Have a wonderful evening!

May 31, 2011 03:56 PM #10
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But, Yolanda!!  I met you because of the challenge, I subscribed to you because of your encouragement to me when I was whining about the challenge.  :)  I bet you got some good google juice - I sure did!

See you tomorrow, right here!

May 31, 2011 05:24 PM #11
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Congratulations to you, Yolanda. Now we can sing sweet bye & bye as we do our happy dance; unitl the next challenge.

May 31, 2011 05:45 PM #12
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Awright, Virginia. I do like the fact that I met you and I love your blog! LOL Congrats and thank you for making me accountable.  I hope we don't get another challenge for at least a week! lol

May 31, 2011 06:15 PM #13
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Terral, thank you. Feels good to finish doesn't it? I was looking around for a happy dance video, but wasn't successful.  If we do another challenge, I'll do a video of my happy dance... be very scared.  lol

May 31, 2011 06:17 PM #14
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Steve and Jan Bachman
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Hmmmm....I hope this challenge does not come around again until the depths of winter! Thanks for stopping in and getting to know me during this blitzkrieg Yolanda, keep it up! Every phone call, email or meeting is practically a blog post. Heck...we just have to write down what happened :-) Best wishes!

Jun 01, 2011 12:49 AM #15
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Yolanda - and I hope that you can continue the happy dance because of the increased business from the increased exposure!

Jun 01, 2011 05:59 AM #16
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Rose King
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Congratulations on completing the challenge, Yolanda! I'm doing that Happy Dance right along with you!

Jun 01, 2011 12:22 PM #17
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Good evening, Steve! Thank you, and likewise for encouraging me to try creating videos... not so sure about that, yet. lol I took your advice about taking notes... I wrote about two phone calls I received from two ActiveRain stars yesterday. It was exciting! 
Jun 01, 2011 04:15 PM #18
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Hi, Mikey! Yes! that is to be hoped. I've had a couple of successful referrals because of ActiveRain.  May it continue and I wish you the same.  Happy dancing in the 'Rain is my new tune. Thank you so much!
Jun 01, 2011 04:20 PM #19
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And congrats to you as well, Rose! Lots of happy dancing going on yesterday. LOL

Jun 01, 2011 04:21 PM #20
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