365 Days of Making Puddles in the Rain

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

365 Days of Making Puddles in the Rain

Today sets another milestone for my ActiveRain blogging efforts, the anniversary of 365 days of making puddles in the rain...ActiveRain that is!  So hard to believe a year has blazed past since that first blog post “The Top Five Things to Do in Albuquerque”  I do admit I lurked around a bit before conquering that debut article but hey it’s still #2 in the land of Google.  

Step forward 365 days and 916 Blog Posts later (Whew) and here we are. Enjoying so much of what ActiveRain and tIts a puddlehe AcitveRain community provide.  Little did I know this adventure would be so rewarding.  The incredible amount of knowledge acquired here is beyond measure. Technology and business practices change so rapidly but the raw talent and writing prowess of savvy real estate entrepreneurs,  mortgage professional, staging specialist  and more help to bring it all into digestible and enjoyable learning.  

But wait a minute, making puddles in the rain is fun too! Right?   I mean who does not like to play in puddles especially with all your friends.  My wife Debbie and I have had the incredible fortune of enjoying the company of so many of you here in AR.   Without the camaraderie and the friendships (puddles) found here we would never have endured the last 365 days!  With all those blog post written and read it's that personal contact that means the most.  We would not be here if it weren't for each of you!  Thank you from our puddle to yours!

So what has happened in the past 365 days of making puddles in the rain?  Well thanks to some fellow puddle makers and AR staff I was crowned Ambassador, that was unexpected but I so appreciate the honor and work to continue fulfilling that role.  Part of making puddles (groups of friends in Active Rain) is reading their articles and commenting we certainly do our best and have left 18,096 of them..that’s a lot!  We love being shot masters as well with 255 to our credit.  Those elusive featured blogs are alway dangling that proverbial carrot but with only 21 out of 916 making the grade I’m thinking I may need to play in some other bigger puddles.

With our efforts, conviction and of course the help of our many puddle jumpers we have climbed what we thought to be the impossible ladder and managed to score second position for New Mexico, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque.  We reached our goals and look forward to the next year, reading some great blog post, meeting new RainMakers and getting to know each of you better.  Thanks to each of you for your kindness, encouragement and of course you're readership.  To my fellow Active Rain Puddle Jumpers, my umbrella is off to you!

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Active Rain Puddle Jumpers, John McCormack

ActiveRain Rain makers, John McCormack, Realtor, Albuquerque

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Disclaimer:  If your pretty "mug shot"  was overlooked in the puddles I promise it isn't personal,  I just got a nasty case of carpel tunnel! Cheers ;@)

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Edie Czerniak
RE/MAX Realty Team - Cape Coral, FL
My Only Purpose is to Deliver Successful Results

Crongratulations, I'm definately going to follow your posts to see how your doing it.

Jul 19, 2012 09:59 PM #78
Kimm Cloutier
Agawam, MA
Realtor - Agawam, MA

John, I can't believe you've only been around AR for a year!  You've accomplished so much in that one year.  Over 900 posts?!?  That's incredible!  Congratulations, my friend.  You're a true inspiration.  

Jul 19, 2012 11:14 PM #79
John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Don't let the RAIN DRAIN  your RE career. LOL!

Jul 20, 2012 12:28 AM #80
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846



I enjoy reading YOUR Blog entries and was honored that you read AND commented on one of MY attempts!!

Thank You, again!

Jul 20, 2012 12:29 AM #81
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Congratulations.  And - WOW!!  Nice to see you jumped into AR wholeheartedly, being something you enjoy makes it easier.

Jul 20, 2012 12:47 AM #82
Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, U.S Army-Veteran
Jobin Realty (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com - Woodbridge, VA
Real Estate in Northern Virginia

You know your loved!  Your untiring commitment and contributions are unlimited.  THAT takes a no quit attitude no matter what...we all know your actions are loud.  We know it takes time, you put the work in and its paying off. Congratulations dear friend.  I hope to meet you and Debbie one day...

Jul 20, 2012 01:15 AM #83
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello John.

I see how you are. Making all those members sit n the puddles of RAIN. LOL

It's been a long row to hoe that's for sure. I am lucky enough to have made a lot of new friends here in the Rain. You included. Next time I'm up that way I will call in advance to see if you are free to meet up.

And your right. The Active Rain friendships are greatly appreciated and cherished.

Have a good day in the Duke City.

Best, Clint McKie


Jul 20, 2012 01:44 AM #84
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For a man who has only been active here for a year, you make quite a splash in a lot of ar puddles, I am sure that everyone appreciates it when you stop by their blogs and offer advice. and I know that your blogs are enjoyed by all who read them.

Sorry you missed my pic, I included one off to the left of this comment.  Thanks, Bob


Jul 20, 2012 01:54 AM #85
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I can't believe that you have only been on ActiveRain for a year.  You have accomplished so much and have  written so many interesting, informative and enjoyable posts.  Congratulations.

Jul 20, 2012 02:44 AM #86
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hola my friends...

I have read and left comments up to this point.  Real estate duty calls so it’s time to close one and show some. I must discontinue my  returning comments on this post.  Thanks for dropping by.... you are very much appreciated.   Blog on :)


Jul 20, 2012 02:55 AM #87
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

John congratualions on your anniversary and milestone.  Seems like we have seen your face forever!  lol

Jul 20, 2012 06:13 AM #88
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

365 days?  Wow, you've accomplished quite the bit in a short amount of time.  Good for you, John!

And where's my damn mugshot? ;)

Jul 20, 2012 07:08 AM #89
Susan McCall, Everyone needs a home
Compass Realty Solutions, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA - Portland, OR
Quickly, professionally and with a little fun!

Only 365 days?  It seems like years at least.  Way to go!  Albuquerque is lucky to have such a great representative!  And someone who always spells it the right way. 

Jul 20, 2012 08:47 AM #90
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

John ~ The day you joined the Active Rain community was a lucky day for all of us!!  Your impact on the AR Puddle-jumpers has been huge -- especially for being here only one year!!  I consider it a huge honor to be included in your photo collage ... thank you!

We just adore you and Debbie and think you're the best Ambassadors yet ... your friendly support and willingness to share great info, and your enthusiasm and kind comments are such good examples not only for all Rainers, but for all the other Ambassadors as well :-)

Now, what will you do for an encore??  Have a great weekend!!

Jul 20, 2012 11:06 AM #91
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear John,

Did you make those puddle pictures in Photoshop? Pretty neat.

Jul 20, 2012 01:31 PM #92
Laura Murray
Weichert - Silver Spring, MD
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com
I have enjoyed your puddles, keep them coming. I am grateful for folks like you who everyday share your knowledge, experience and humor. It is a great way to start the day.
Jul 21, 2012 02:33 AM #93
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Congrats on your achievement, you're an asset to AR!  There is an awful lot to learn isn't there?

Jul 21, 2012 08:06 AM #94
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Wow Congrats for the feature, 365 days, all the blogs you have written and the number of comments is way over the top. I forgot to mention Congrats on the Ambassador but I do remember commenting  on your blog when that occurred. Yes I agree AR is a very special place with so many great individuals. I have said this several times in the past but I really believe I have much better virtual friends on AR than supposed real friends..

Jul 21, 2012 08:17 AM #95
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Congratulations John and Debbie! What a wonderfully wet year you two!! 

From a Delaware County puddle......

delaware county pa

Jul 24, 2012 12:47 PM #96
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

John, how did I miss this? Congratulations. It's hard to believe you've only been playing in puddles for a year. Wow, that is a lot of posts. I can't wait to see what the new year brings to you.

Jul 25, 2012 01:58 AM #97
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