Life is about celebrating the small victories as well as the big ones. I really get a kick out of seeing the posts of my fellow ActiveRain members when they've reached a significant milestone. The blogs typically appear when someone has reached 200,000 or 300,000 or 500,000 or 1,000,000 points. And, I certainly understand how great that moment must feel. I can hear the excitement, the joy, the satisfaction, and the sense of accomplishment in the paragraphs of each and every one of those blogs. Since joining ActiveRain, I’ve discovered that in order to be successful here, you have to sacrifice a little blood, sweat and tears. It takes a lot of hard work, long hours, and unwavering devotion to create a meaningful impact. In other words, it is no small feat to make it into the big leagues. Of course, it is my goal to someday have a little icon under my name with a number and a bunch of zeros behind it. But, until then, a little encouragement goes a long way!
Since joining ActiveRain, I've thankfully picked up a few tips about ways in which to earn more points. Too bad I was a slow learner at first. Believe it or not, I never even realized I could earn 100 points a day just for signing in! So, at the beginning, I went nearly a month without logging in. Hey, we're talking 3,000 points right there! Well, that’s water under the bridge now -- the past is the past and I’ll just make up the 3,000 points in other ways. Besides, what difference does it really make if I had hit the 20,000 point mark a little earlier. Sometimes you have to learn things the hard way. The fact is ... I hit the 20,000 point mark! And to me, that's worth celebrating!