The First (?) ActiveRain Meme

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The bounteous, beautiful, bubbly, blog goddess Mary McKnight posted today that she'd been "memed"

What the heck is a "meme"? We'll let Mary explain. She's good:


I was memed this morning by my friend and competitor, Paul Chaney of Blogging Systems. For those of you that don’t know what a meme is: It’s a thought stream carried from one person to another, or, to be more precise, a “unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to the other,” so says Wikipedia. Basically, it’s the blogging equivalent of a chain letter.  The cool thing about blogging is that the meme can be tracked. Entire websites are devoted to doing just that. Some memes, however, are deliberate…sort of a social game to build community and engender relationships. (Jay's emphasis)


Judging by the comments on Mary's post, there's a lot of us out there who think this is cool.

So why not an AR meme fest? It'd be a great way to get to know each other better.

How do you do it? 

It's EASY. Email THREE Active Rainers (the easiest way is just click the "email me" link under their picture. Or go to their AR profile and click on the link by "Email") Put "YOU'VE BEEN AR MEMED!" in the subject line and copy this into the body of the email:


Greetings! You've just been MEMED on Active Rain!

"WHAT?" you say? Go to this post:

and make a comment telling us "What 5 Things You don’t Know About Me". OR, put it on your "other blog", but please put a link to it in the comments of the AR Meme Post (link just above here).

Then contact 3 other Active Rainers and meme them!

Just do it. It's fun!


Once you pick your three meme victims, please come back to this post and put the victims names in a comment. I'll compile them as frequently as possible to avoid the same people getting memed more than once. We'll see how it goes. I'll put a post on my other blog in a couple of days, with links to those memed. 

This post is "public" so keep it clean people! 

UPDATED: Please post the five things about you as a comment here, or post it on your "other blog" and put a link to that in the comments here. Or make a separate AR blog post like Maureen did , and link it here. Whatever.



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Greetings! You've just been MEMED on Active Rain!

"WHAT?" you say? Go to this post:

and make a comment telling us "What 5 Things You don't Know About Me". OR, put it on your "other blog", but please put a link to it in the comments of the AR Meme Post (link just above here).

Then contact 3 other Active Rainers and meme them!

Just do it. It's fun!

Aug 15, 2007 04:03 PM #227
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
Interesting stuff.
Aug 15, 2007 05:36 PM #228
Angela Harrington
PCM Mortgage Solutions - Swartz Creek, MI
Loan Officer Mid- Michigan
After much thought here it is:
  1. I want a tattoo but I'm chicken. I also cant decide what or where it would be.  
  2. I love the taco bell dog. I wish they would bring him back.  
  3. I secretly hate soccer, my 4 kids play competitively and on recreational and school teams. My gosh it's a sport with out a off season.
  4. I hate driving.
  5. I do mosaic artwork that is off the wall. I use all kinds of stuff in my work. Toys glass, found treasures that kind of stuff.
  6. I hold grudges for .... FOREVER. I should probably let stuff go but that's where the smashing for the sake of art comes in :)

ok that's 6 I was on a roll.  Now who shall I tag next......

Aug 16, 2007 08:00 AM #229
Cheryl-Anne Priest
Inviting Spaces - Home Staging Calgary - Calgary, AB
Inviting Spaces - Staging Calgary

Karen Dembsky MeMe'd me and I have posted my MeMe.  My three "victims"  are:

Sue Argue

Val Allocco

Christine Craig

Aug 20, 2007 03:35 AM #230
Katy Crofts
Keller Williams Realty - Olympia - Olympia, WA
Realtor - Olympia, WA

Oh dear! I hope I do this right - I'm still learning, but have enjoyed reading others' "fives".

1. I'm a late bloomer:  didn't get married until age 37, got into real estate at age 48 and am still learning, learning, learning!

2. Married to a wonderful man for almost 12 years - he's my hero! He has 4 children from his previous marriage and they all came to live with us when they were teenagers. Yikes! Luckily, it was one at a time...

3. I am a cat person. I love all kinds of cats and talk to them in a funny voice. I can embarrass myself. I only have 2 cats now, but under the right circumstances, I could be one of those lonely old ladies with 43 cats...

4. I am also now a dog person as we have a mini dachsund puppy. She is 3 months old and she keeps me from working long hours (you know, potty time outside and all)...

5. Married to a wonderful man for almost 12 years - he's my hero!

Thanks to Sue Gabriel for meme'ing me!

Here are 3 more:

Dacia Roessler

Jacqueline Fortier

Joshua Lazaro 

Aug 23, 2007 11:49 AM #231
Teresa Johnson
Solid Source Realty - Auburn, GA
Barrow County Ga Real Estate, The Teresa Johnson and Associates

Jennifer Skogman (Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia 

Name:Jennifer Skogman
Company:Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate


Amber Steiner, North Atlanta Real Estate   (Solid Source Realty): Real Estate Agent in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia

Name:Amber Steiner, North Atlanta Real Estate
Company:Solid Source Realty


Gwen Foernsler (Re/Max Center): Real Estate Agent in Winder, Barrow County, Georgia

Name:Gwen Foernsler
Company:Re/Max Center


I meme these agents.

Teresa Johnson REMAX Greater  Atlanta

Aug 26, 2007 06:41 AM #232
Dawn DeGroff
Fredericksburg Realty, Inc - Fredericksburg, VA

Irene Morales Ward Meme'd me.   My three are:

Cindy Jones

Margaret Rome

Charles Micoletti

Sep 25, 2007 01:15 AM #233
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Christmas Eve Meme's who've been tagged:

Norma Toering

Maura Gebhardt

Deborah Burns



Dec 24, 2007 04:53 AM #234
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Christmas Day Meme List:

Brian Corwell

Rebecca Savitski

Patricia Kennedy

Dec 25, 2007 09:37 AM #235
Ken Montville
RE/MAX United Real Estate - College Park, MD
The MD Suburbs of DC

OK, Teri Deane Meme'd me so here goes --

1. Actually born in Washington, DC and now live/work in the MD 'Burbs (not too many natives 'round here) 

2. Worked as a contract marketing person to hi-tech companies like Intel and Apple prior to real estate and now just have a vague idea about what I'm doing with all this Web 2.0 stuff.

3.  I'm registered and I vote...ever since I was 18 (I'm 52 now)...and I'm a liberal Democrat (shhhh! Don't tell anyone.)

4.  I'm spending the big bucks to attend Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success in AZ (in August, for God's sake!) hoping that the seminar will be worth the money and teach me how to transform my life.

5. I'm a Realtor and while I enjoying talking to people I hate calling people.  Cold calls? Out of the question.  Even the F.O.R.D. type "let's keep in touch" calls with past clients. It's my big weakness.


I tagged Ginger Allen, Barbara Erskine, and Susan Hill.  

Great in 2008! 

Dec 31, 2007 04:53 AM #236
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Teri Deane meme'd me also.  Check out my post  DID YOU KNOW,a MeMe   to find out at least 5 things about me.

I am tagging Gary Woltal, Jem Woods, and Judi Morgan 

Happy New Year!!!!!

Dec 31, 2007 07:20 AM #237
Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
High Point, NC
Jan 08, 2008 12:23 AM #238
Kimberly Thamm

Cinthia Jordan

Tracy Laasch

Carson Coots

Jan 08, 2008 04:46 AM #239
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)
Hi Jay and Francy, I got to this post via Lucky :) on how what to do if you get memed :).  So I booked marked your post and added you as an associate (not that you need anymore), for a couple of reasons.  I also work with my husband, actually he works on my team as the runner and fill in when a team member is out sick or vacation.  He is retired or so he though :).  I also owned a large C-21 office for 30 years, and left 2 years ago to form my own co., which is really just my team of 9, if you include Bill.  I also wanted to have you for referrals to the Phoenix AZ area...really impressed with your web site # S.  Hopefully we can get to know each other?  I'm fairly new to AR, about 6 months, but have done a lot in that time.  It's been fun learning new things, and this is damn right addictive.  Liz
Feb 03, 2008 09:46 AM #240
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant
Suzanne Zick
HouseMaster of Lake Norman - Denver, NC
HouseMaster of Lake Norman

Cool Idea!  I'm not sure I understand 100% but love the idea :)

Jun 26, 2008 03:57 PM #242
Sharon Leigh
Sharon's Graphic Reality - Port Saint John, FL
(Graphic Reality) Got PhotoLogo? CandelLife@Gmail.

I was memed again! LOL.. It does come back around doesn't it? LOL... Check my newest blog. I just love these things because they're fun!

Jun 30, 2008 08:46 AM #243
Lori Mode
Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate Made Simple

I know this post is from awhile back, but what a fun idea...we have just started an AR Blogging class at KW Elk Grove and I am using this to get the new agents started on blogging.  It's an easy way for them to get started.  Hope it's ok if I've used your idea here! Thanks!

Jul 13, 2008 05:42 AM #244
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Holy cow Jay and Frnacy...can't believe you looked up all of the info for that list!!! IMPRESSIVE to say the least!

Jul 14, 2008 03:33 PM #245
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Wait - I just checked your list and it's out of date.

Care to update - ha!

Jul 14, 2008 03:35 PM #246
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