"Blast from the Past!" - Golden Oldies from the ActiveRain JukeBox

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

I thought it would be fun for us to dig into the ActiveRain Archives, and pull out some cherished jewels from the early days.

Actually, it can pretty hilarious going back and reading some of the veteran members first attempts at blogging.

YIKES! We've all come such a long way since then!

Several of these 'budding' authors have moved over to our sister platfrom, "In-ActiveRain" and are in dire need of some gentle prodding (a swift kick in the butt) to grace us with their presense here once again!

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"Three Cheers for the Active Rain!"  - even in her earliest posts, she was helping to teach us the "How-To's."

"SEO, Copyright, and ActiveRain"  - right from the beginning, she led the charge against plagiarism (Cut & Paste).

"Personal Marketing: Making a Name for Yourself"  - this guy took personal branding to a whole new level!

"Is Refinancing Worth the Hassle?"  - his early stuff was hilarious (boring), but he became one of our most prolific writers.

"Hmmm...I Guess It's All Good!"  - The Condo King was one of our valued early voices and taught us the ropes of consumer posting.

"Pie Anyone?"  - its been an amazing learning curve for these two, although many of us question whether 'He' really exists!

"What Should a Realtor really know about Real Estate Staging?"  - is there any doubt that this person has united an entire industry through the Rain?

Do you have any 'archived' Fave-Raves that you want to share? Post a link in the comments....

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Rich Jacobson is a District Director for Fathom Realty and a licensed REALTOR®; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.


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Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


I like the pie in Rick & Ines post...BTW, do you get 'automatic' stars now that you're in the 'incrowd'? :)Thanks,   Fran

Jan 13, 2008 04:04 AM #25
Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
I love JukeBoxes.....I have always wanted one. The only problem is I love too much music. It would never be able to store it all!
Jan 13, 2008 04:54 AM #26
Ginger Wilcox
Sindeo - San Francisco, CA
These are golden oldies. Thanks for digging up some old treasures!
Jan 13, 2008 08:13 AM #27
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...
 Thanks for the memories Rich, a great compilation of golden oldies. I never saw Angus' brading post, excellent!
Jan 13, 2008 09:56 AM #28
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent

Carnac, the early years.

Jan 13, 2008 10:00 AM #29
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Gracious Rich...

Boy am I relieved. Last time a member did something similar to this I had to delete a handful of my blog entries.

Yup. They were that bad. Poof :)

Thank you for blasting us into the past...And just so you know...I miss Angus and his "moo" :)


Jan 13, 2008 10:04 AM #30
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

What a novel idea Rich!  A look back can give us tremendous insight as to how much we have grown.


Jan 13, 2008 10:04 AM #31
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
I have to confess...I'm hoping we can convince some of these 'absent' veterans to consider stepping back into the Rain...their voices are sorely missed! Not that we don't have some really awesome newer voices, but our community could benefit from their experience and perspective....
Jan 13, 2008 10:18 AM #32
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
I think it would be more interesting to get to the bottom of why they left and fix it.  I'm not being my standard smart ass, I'm just sayin'.
Jan 13, 2008 10:22 AM #33
Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors
I'll enjoy reading these, thanks for posting this!
Jan 13, 2008 11:53 AM #34
Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business
Awesome ! Thanks for joining Blast From The Past ! Now I have some reading to do !
Jan 13, 2008 12:01 PM #35
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

I got one:

Fruitology 101: "What the HECK is a Lychee?"

.....and I had to go back and delete some spam from my own comments - OMG what horror!!! 

Jan 13, 2008 01:00 PM #36
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Chris - That's something I am most definitely working on!....
Jan 13, 2008 01:09 PM #37
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Rich, I have enjoyed seeing members blogs evolve over the seventeen months that I have been on here.  Some have evolved for the better, but some I think were better back then.  In any case it is good to go back from time to time and take a walk through memory lane :)
Jan 13, 2008 01:32 PM #38
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Rich, this make for some interesting reading. It makes one wonder where some of them have gone.

Jan 13, 2008 02:31 PM #39
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

This was a fun one. Know some of these usual suspects, and very much like the story about rick and ines. Class acts are found here, and it's really not that hard of a search.

like the juke box graph too.  

Jan 13, 2008 02:54 PM #40
Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate
Thanks for this. I was able to go back and read these, not only learn a little something, but see that my posts aren't as bad as I thought! With time we grow and get better.
Jan 13, 2008 03:13 PM #41
ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA
Thanks for including Craig.  He's one of my favorites.
Jan 13, 2008 06:30 PM #42
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
thanks for bringing these to our attention!!!
Jan 14, 2008 04:26 AM #43
Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
Wow! I had not stumbled upon these bloggers before. Thanks for the heads up, I have subscribed to one blog already!
Jan 15, 2008 12:48 AM #44
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