Last Week's Favorite Newbie "First Post"

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Last Week's Favorite Newbie "First Post"

Favorite First PostsAs I was browsing through the post of new members, I thought about how hard it was for many of us to jump in the blogging pool and how as a new AR member how how difficult it was to find our rhythm in the Rain. And let's not even talk about struggling to get noticed and fit in.  Additionally I thought about how we needed the encouragement to keep going, but didn't quite know how to ask for it.  As a result, I thought I'd shine a spotlight on some of the Newbie First Posts that caught my attention.  I hope you'll stop and do what you do best:  acknowledge their post, welcome them, offer words of encouragement and of course offer to make yourself available if they need you.

February 24 - March 2, 2013

February 24:
Passion is Contagious - Infect Somebody! by Robin Kraft
Although this was a reblog of one of Mike Cooper's post, Robin really did a good job of leading in with what it means to have passion and be passionate about something. She further went on to note how she hopes that her passion comes reigning through via the service she provides to her clients.  I certain felt the passion in the post. 

We are Not Salespeople - Well at Lease Some of us Aren't - Are you? by Sammer Mudawar
I started reading this post and then stopped because at first I didn't like the direction that it was taking and because I thought it might in some way be a bit controversial and I didn't want his first post to be hammered.  As a result, I came back to the post a few times and then I read it all the way through and I'm glad that I did.  Sammer's overarching point begs the simple questions: Are you a professional and do you carry yourself in a professional manner.

The Website of My Dreams by Lebett Calar
What really caught my eye about Lebett is that her first post was about her idea website as part of the Websitebox contest.   It wasn't so much the post that she had written, but rather the fact that she joined the day before the contest was over and jumped right in with both feet to participate.


February 25
Why Facebook Should be a Very Important Part of Your Business by Sarah Cole
Well this one might be personal.  All of a sudden Facebook "marketing" is really appealing to me and the pieces continue to come together.



February 26
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Outside... Is It a Sign? by Megan Kornmeier

When I read this post on Thursday, Feb 28, I was surprised that it wasn't featured since it was literally a cry for AR members to suggest ways in which she could success on AR. At least I don't think it was featured.  Although I didn't see a "suggest" link, I also didn't see a featured gold star.  Hopefully by now, the post has been featured or at the very least, I'm hoping that as a result of the Best of the First post, the AR member will rally to her post and offer the best suggestions that have worked for you in the past.

February 27
Multiple Offers in the Texas Real Estate Market, What Do You Do? by Dan Lyons 

I'm featuring Dan for two reasons:  1) He wrote such a good post that it got features and (2) the featured post is about a situation that many owners and agents are fortunate enough to be facing:  Multiple Offers.  Dan talks about the right way and the wrong way to handle multiple offers in the Texas real estate market.

February 28
The trouble with lease-options by Ron Denhaan
Well I'll tell you one thing, Ron doesn't particularly care for lease options and to be honest with you, I have never witnessed a lease purchase that was worked out for the buyer either.  Ron is passionately against lease options and I understand the reason why.

My first blog, Yaaaaay! by Christine Laidley
What else can you say about a Newbie jumping right in and introducing herself.  As of March 1st, Christine's Newbie inaugural post had not been featured, but I hope this shines a magnificent light on her and that everyone converges on her post to give her an old fashion AR welcome. 

March 1, 2013

My First AR Blog by Christopher Dominas 
Christopher's title begs our attention.  How many times have we said if you want to get noticed, then let us know you are here and he did just that.  The other thing that I love about Christopher's first post is the he tells us exactly who he is, what he does and how he got where he is to day. 

March 2, 2013
31 Reason to to Move to the Stevens Point School Sytems by Sally Crane
I featured this post because I believe that Sally is going to get a lot of traction out of that title.  Readers like list and although Sally doesn't present a list people will flow to it anyway simply because it highlights the benefits of a school system. 

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Ok, I made a decision to see all these posts today. .as always Charita we appreciateyour time to post this for all of us

Mar 02, 2013 11:45 PM #19
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Charita- this is a very generous and thoughtful idea you have.  Heading to them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 03, 2013 12:02 AM #20
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Andrew their prime for the pickings.  They are indeed fresh from very fresh perspectives and I hope these grab your attention as well.

Thanks Brien.  Please be sure to give them a shout out  on their post.

Thanks Richie.  For some that "rhythm" comes sooner than others, but it sure is a sweet tune when you find it.

Thanks Jerry and I know you will visit them all as you are one of the AR Newbie champions for the cause.

Thanks Christine.  It was kind of an epiphany and seemed like a good one to me so I just went with it.  I know the toil all too well.

Thank you Joy and thank you for the heads up as well.  Done.

Thanks Fernando. I know we are sometimes short on time, so even if you don't get to them all, getting to some will be appreciated as well.

Thanks Kathy (you and Pat are the queens of AR generosity).

 

 

Mar 03, 2013 12:21 AM #21
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Wow Charita thanks!  This is a great post.   How kind of you write this, it is a great post. Thanks

Mar 03, 2013 01:36 AM #22
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I went over to comment on a couple of these newbies and to welcome them.  I haven't had much time to be on AR to help the newbies out so this list definitely helps make it easier.  Thanks!

Mar 03, 2013 02:00 AM #23
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Charita, this is the best way to welcome and encourage newcomers. In fact, I did read some of them - and liked it, too.

Mar 03, 2013 02:09 AM #24
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Thank you Nicholas for reading my post and hopefully some of the Newbie posts.

Mar 03, 2013 04:50 AM #25
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Thansk for doing that Bryan.  I know that you already provide a lot of great post that they can use and benefit from.

Thanks Praful.  You and I don't seem to cross paths much these days on AR.  I'll have to do something about that.

Mar 03, 2013 04:52 AM #26
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So nice of you to do this.  This being: reading the posts from new members, and writing this post about the great posts you've read.  Thanks for sharing this with us, and I'll look forward to your reviews each week!

Mar 03, 2013 05:01 AM #27
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Hi Carla.  Thanks.  I know you'll be sharing many helpful hints to Newbies as you always do (even with us oldbies).

Mar 03, 2013 05:04 AM #28
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Robert Hicks
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Great Post--Like the way you laid it out, thanks for sharing..

Mar 03, 2013 05:25 AM #29
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Thanks Robert.

Mar 03, 2013 06:08 AM #30
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Charita, yes, we will cross our paths more often as I re-blog your post.

(Were you at KWFR in Dallas? If so, missed you....)

Mar 03, 2013 08:43 AM #31
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This is a fantastic idea Charita!!  I am going to have to check some of these out for sure!  

Mar 03, 2013 09:45 AM #32
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Thanks for taking the time to highlight these posts.  I would have missed out on some great information and members in the rain.

Mar 03, 2013 10:25 AM #33
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Charita, I love what you are doing with your blog. You are introducing new Active Rain folks to us all, and we may not have know about them except through your blog. Thanks for doing this.

Mar 03, 2013 10:27 AM #34
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Jane & Garry Smith
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Charita, I just read through your blog comments on newbies in Active Rain. It inspires me to want to become more active with blogging. After nearly two years I still don't seem to do much more than share listings! I wish all these newbies much luck and hope they learn lots from all the great AR hints, tools and practices! Make it a great day!
Mar 03, 2013 07:49 PM #35
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Good deal Praful.  I did not make KWFR this year, as I had just joined a KW a little less than a month before the family reunion.  If all goes well, I'll be in Arizona next year. Thanks for the re-blog.

Thanks Brenda. I'll be counting on you to welcome and encourage these newbies.

Thank you Joan for reading and welcoming these Newbies.

Mar 03, 2013 11:26 PM #36
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Thank you Ginger and I hope you enjoy their post.

Jane and Gary I hope to see much more of you too.  If you are having trouble coming up with topic to write about, just let me know and I can certainly give your or direct you to a boatload of topics.

Mar 03, 2013 11:28 PM #37
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Thanks Charita, great list!

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