Contest: What We Have in Common, Getting to Know Each Other Better

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What We Have in Common, Getting to Know Each Other Better-Contest

An August Challenge in ActiveRain

Hot air balloonI wrote a post a few months ago just for fun about some things that people probably did not know about me. It opened up so much discussion and interaction that several people suggested it would make a good contest. So Kerrie has blessed the idea and we now have a new Contest/Challenge to help us get to know more about each other and see what we may have in common.

Write a Blog Post about the Past sharing 10 things that your ActiveRain family probably doesn't know about you. Write  telling us about these ten things from the past, things you have done, adventures, what were you like back then, famous people you may have met, you get the idea. You can even give a little explanation if you would like about the circumstances because that will make it more interesting and fun. 

Make the post a minimum of 200 words. Be sure to put in your post that these are things about you From the Past. You may also add a photo or graphic if you would like. Put a link in your post to this contest post so others can see what this is all about and join in the fun.

Some examples of things from the Past would be:

  1. You hitchhiked across Europe after college.
  2. You worked at a chicken farm plucking chickens.
  3. You took cooking lessons but still can't boil an egg.
  4. You rode in an hot air balloon or ziplined across Royal Gorge.
  5. You gave a speech in front of 500 people and passed out.
  6. You married your childhood sweetheart that you met in grammar school and are still married.
  7. You were a hula hoop champion.
  8. You went skinny dipping in a public pool, loved it and now are a closet nudist.
  9. You graduated top of your class and were supposed to be a doctor.
  10. You were born as an identical triplet.

Get the idea, dig deep and remember some of those things that made you what you are today. It doesn't have to be sensational, just a tidbit of information that you don't mind sharing. Remember limit it to only 10 things in the contest post.

From the Present (in a separate post), share 10 things we may not know about you now. Make this post also a minimum of 200 words and elaborate if you would like. Be sure to put in your post that these are things about you From the Present. You may also add a photo or graphic if you would like. Put a link in your post to this contest post so others can see what this is all about and play too.

Some examples of things from the present:

  1. You have been married ten times.
  2. You would like to go on an African Safari.
  3. You never eat anything green or you only eat green things.
  4. You like to bungee jump, still.
  5. You have 25 grandchildren.
  6. You are a gourmet chef and are ready to launch your world tour.
  7. You would like to publish a book or just published one.
  8. You love going to a mountain cabin and roughing it.
  9. You live on 4 hours of sleep a night and like it that way.
  10. You are a Harley Babe.

Understand? Again, you can tell us something that is a simple fact like I would love to be a redhead, people tell me I have beautiful eyes, etc.

Now if you write both contest posts that meet the criteria you will get a total of 1000 points. Or you can write only One from the Past and/or one from the Present. You can do one or both. Got it? You will be rewarded 500 points for each post as long as it meets the criteria. If you don't clearly state From the Past or From the Present in your entry posts they will not be counted. I will not be notifying anyone that their post is lacking any ingredient to receive the contest points. This is to be easy and fun and that means on me too. Post your post links in one comment on this post.

Contest starts August 1st and runs through August 17th 11:59pm PDT.

Have fun and don't be afraid to share. This will help us learn more about one another and find out if we have things in common that will help establish new relationships.

When you are done, in one comment only on this contest post, put the links to your entry or entries. Only one comment with the links per entrant (not entry) please. So if you do two posts, then include them in one comment only.

Any questions, please just email or call me. Now go have some fun remembering the old days when you were a wild child and the new modern you of today with all your hang-ups and want-to-dos. Let your hair down and share a little.


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Jack Wickham
Clarksville, TN
Building with Integrity
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
Aug 17, 2013 04:15 PM #327
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

My entries are done & were posted on time, just pasted & forgot to hit submit...

10 Things from the Present You May Not Know Michelle Carr Crowe


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Aug 17, 2013 06:10 PM #329
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you all for the entries. It was a tremendous participation. I will be reading all of the entries and Kerrie will be posting points over the next week or so.

Aug 17, 2013 10:23 PM #330
Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA

Debbie, this has been great fun!  I keep going back and picking new stories to read.  This could keep me busy for days!  Thanks for putting this together!

Aug 18, 2013 12:19 AM #331
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
Aug 18, 2013 04:26 AM #332
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Late to the party. This is the past.

Aug 18, 2013 12:39 PM #333
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Darn looks like I missed the deadline for my link.  To much time in ER's to remember.

Aug 21, 2013 09:43 PM #335
Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas - Frisco, TX
Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX

Debbie, this has been great. I found out about another agent in my area that have seen and following each other in ActiveRain, that both, in our previous life (before becoming real estat agent) have worked and got degrees in the same field.

Aug 23, 2013 05:04 AM #336
Morgan Mason
The Outer Banks Real Estate Company LLC - Southern Shores, NC
Outer Banks Beach Houses for Sale

Thank you again for the fun contest, Debbie.  And thanks for the 1000 points!!

Aug 24, 2013 05:04 AM #337
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I picked up several people to follow from reading their contest posts. They had things in common with me so I could relate.

The points are coming everyone.

Aug 24, 2013 05:13 AM #338
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Okay, major bummer. I missed out on participating in this. Since the "real me" is often silent on AR, it would have been fun to participate. Maybe I will unleash myself soon ;-)

Aug 28, 2013 11:33 AM #339
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
Darn I missed this contest... No problem.. I am reading some interesting things about my fellow rainers..
Sep 14, 2013 09:20 AM #340
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

What a great contest idea. It's been fun reading about people's past before RE or AR

Oct 16, 2013 12:52 AM #342
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

Congratulation Debbie! I’ve found out your post is one of the top commented posts of 2013  

Dec 30, 2013 10:22 AM #344
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Debbie. You really deserved to be #1. I loved reading all the responses to your post. Good Job! Can not wait for your next inspiration.

Dec 30, 2013 11:32 AM #345
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Eric and Jane, Thanks for stopping by. It was a really fun contest and everyone was a winner.

Dec 30, 2013 11:59 AM #346
Rod Pierson
Results Real Estate Inc - Redding, CA
Northern California

Congratulations on being number one.....As you can see I guess everyone of your AR referred to me as a Newbie all though been a realtor for many years...... just trying to get my feet wet all over again after being out of the industry for three years.... any suggestions for a Newbie is always appreciated.  


Have a great year in 2014...... 

Dec 31, 2013 05:30 AM #347
John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Debbie, this is one I missed and would have loved toparticipate in. Let me know the next time you do something like this.

Jul 21, 2014 06:43 AM #348
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