ActiveRain Blog Posts: The Top 10 of 2011 - Just for Fun Edition

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ActiveRain Blog Posts: The Top 10 of 2011 - Just for Fun Edition        

It's been a great series of Top 10s, full of amazing acceptance speeches and a little ruckus from some wild ex Guns n' Roses members but all in all a grand time.  Be sure to check out the earlier Pro to Pro and Pro to Consumer editions if you haven't already, you don't want to be left out in the 'Rain....literally!  Ha!  Who writes this stuff?!?!

Ladies, I see we took a more casual look tonight, looking very lovely.  Gentlemen, looking fly as always.  Somebody please tell Snoop Dogg to chill, it's time to start the show.

Please allow me to introduce the Top 10 Just for Fun Pageviews of 2011!

#10) Sharing a Smile Marte Cliff of Priest River, ID

Sharing is caring isn't it?  Marte was moved by this video and decided to share it with her ActiveRain family.  I dare you to watch it and not smile.  If I was ever to move to Priest River I know who I'd want to work with.

#9) The Biggest Private House in the World? Barbara Duncan of Searcy, AR

A captivating title like this bring in the clicks.  Who isn't just a bit curious to see the biggest private house in the world?!?  Almost 4 years old, Barbara is still getting major attention from this post.  Over 400K square feet, each AR member could have about 2 square reunion anyone?

#8) St Patricks Day Clip Art for Blogs Nestor and Katerina Gasset of Wellington, FL

The Gassets have shown us their pot o' gold!  We're always looking for sites to grab images free of any copyrights and they show us where to do it, how to do it and even include some cute leprechauns along the way.  A great timely, helpful post me laddies!

#7) Need to convert your paint selections? Julia Maher of Fairfield, CT

Everyone knows there is a difference between Canyon Cloud and Eggshell and Julia shows us how to find the closest match between distributors.  As a home stage and designer, she does a great job of sharing her insider secrets for all to benefit.

#6) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Part 2 Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH

It's hard to keep it fresh but Sharon does a great job of keeping readers informed of costume ideas. Who wants to spend $70 on a Halloween costume to only wear once?  Most don't and with this post we find a few homemade ideas that just might work. 

#5) Top 25 Popular Sherwin Williams Paint Colors Kathy Riggle of Houston, TX

If you're like me and pick your paint by the coolest name, Manhattan Mist currently covers my bathroom walls, then you might not need this post.  But most people do want to see the top colors for many reasons such as resale value, feng shui and positive aura producing vibes. 

#4) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Part 3 Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH

Whaaattt?  Sharon in the top 10 again??  Somebody is in touch with her hyper local postsHope you have room on your mantle for another award Sharon.  Keep these posts coming, obviously people are reading them!

#3) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH

Sharon...another one?!?!  Talk about a sweep ladies and gents!  Sharon, you are the master of everything Halloween costumes.  The academy congratulates you on your 3rd nomination and win!  I hope everyone is learning from Sharon!

#2) Attention Benjamin Moore Lovers Kathy Somers of Toronto, ON

Almost 5 years old and still getting the hits.  Kathy shares with us her favorite paint colors and as a home stager she should know!  She provides the link to Benjamin Moore's site and asks the community which colors are their personal favorites.  Helpful and interactive is a great way to go!

And now....the reason we've all come tonight.  I won't make you wait any longer.  The #1 most pageviews in 2011 in our Just for Fun Edition is...

Mike Carlos of Tallahassee, FL with Text Messaging 101- Over 60 different smiley faces!!!!

Nice work Mike!  Your post has been viewed by thousands in 2011 alone.  You've delivered exactly what your title promises and done it on a platform that is sure to rank.  I hope you're face is smiling in over 60 different ways now!

Thank you all for coming.  It's been a grand time and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.  Get out there, review the winning posts, learn something and you just might be here next year!  Goodnight 'Rainers!

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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Well, now I have my morning reading. Thanks for sharing the list. I guess I am going to see Craig on my tour of these  posts.

Feb 02, 2012 01:28 AM #29
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

A great list for reading; we'll check'em out.

C&C Canyon Lake TX

Feb 02, 2012 01:44 AM #30
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Fun...what a great way to start the morning. But not sure about you using the "views" isn't that dependent on who sees it in the blog roll? "clicks" makes more sense? Just my thoughts.

Feb 02, 2012 01:53 AM #31
Nathan Rufty - 623-850-1210
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Surprise, AZ
Mortgage Loan Originator at 623-850-1210

those was great, thank you for a smile and post

Feb 02, 2012 02:27 AM #32
Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES - Charlotte, NC
Certified Residential Specialist

Thanks for this list! Seen a couple of these and they are really good! Can't wait to see the rest!

Feb 02, 2012 02:59 AM #33
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Great selections & it always amazes me on what gets the most hits/attention.

Feb 02, 2012 03:41 AM #34
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Thanks everyone for coming.  We have the following items at the lost and found:

A backstage pass to tomorrow's Prince concert

A yorkie puppy

Keys to an Aston Martin

A platinum diamond bedazzled iPhone

If any of these items are yours....too bad!  I'm keeping them! 

Feb 02, 2012 04:53 AM #35
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Sharon made the list twice, yeah Sharon, she is so cool. You can have the iphone, but I want my Yorkie back...

Feb 02, 2012 05:11 AM #36
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Kerrie - Thanks for the inclusion. I wondered why all of a sudden people were commenting on that really old post!

P.S. Good for you for keeping the puppy :)

Feb 02, 2012 05:13 AM #37
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I wondered why I had received several comments on this blog in just the past few days.  It was written several years ago and has SO many clicks.  I can't believe it is still getting the clicks.  Thanks for telling me to check it out.  Now I'll go read the other posts.

Feb 02, 2012 09:22 AM #38
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Kerrie- I was wondering where those comments were coming from on that old post with the pot of gold and fun little leprechauns. Thanks for the mention. They are so cute if I do say so myself, must be the Irish in me:) Clipart is one of those subjects that goes into copyright issues and terms of use issues. Just because something is free on the web does not mean you can use it on your commercial or business site. :) Katerina

Feb 02, 2012 09:48 AM #39
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

This is a neat idea for a post. It's always fun to see these lists because a lot were missed the first time by most of us I bet! Thanks for the fun list!

Feb 03, 2012 12:28 AM #40
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Well that was a fun read:) Have a great weekend.

Feb 03, 2012 11:54 AM #41
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Sharon Tara must be really fun since she's on there three times :-) -Kasey

Feb 03, 2012 12:12 PM #42
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

I caught several on the first go round. (been here for a few years :) But missed several great ones. (Activerain has always had a huge amount of info and tips)Thanks for bringing them to our attention!

Feb 04, 2012 01:24 AM #43
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks Active Rain for sharing the top ten.  This is a great way for us not to miss some really great posts!

Feb 04, 2012 11:41 AM #44
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

WOW!  Thanks so much for including my post, Kerrie!  I've gotten a lot of emails from "outsiders" about that too!  Now I'm off to plan my next Halloween costume...

Feb 05, 2012 07:03 AM #45
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Terrific!  I see some of my favs here! 

Feb 08, 2012 03:15 PM #46
Angie Nwanodi
Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The ACG Group, Realtors®|Standard, Short, HUD, REO

Dusting off AR as a 2012 New Year's resolution.  Inspired ... perhaps one day a post of mine will be in the running?  Thanks for the share and ideas ... the more I hang at AR, the more inspired I get.

Feb 08, 2012 07:22 PM #47
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Nice reading.  Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day.

Mar 23, 2012 02:01 PM #48
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