The Minnesota Blogging Crown Has Passed to Another

Real Estate Agent with Tangletown Realty

Blogging Queen CrownIt happened very quietly, almost surreptitiously, but I noticed that the Minnesota blogging crown has now passed to a new owner.  The Minnesota Blog Queen has been displaced by a new face, one who very much deserves the honor.  Teri Eckholm of Anoka, Minnesota, Halloween Capital of the World and NOT St. Paul (we'll forgive her for all of that!) has come from behind with a slow and steady tortoise like pace to earn the first place position in Minnesota on Active Rain.  Out of 1075 Active Rain bloggers in Minnesota, Teri is number 1!


Congratulations, Teri!  Don't think we old "has-beens" didn't notice!


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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL

Teri - congratulations!

Bonnie - thanks for pointing this out.

Teresa - don't start ignoring AR posts to only post on your Other Blog.

In the past so many #1s have gradually faded away on AR. Yes, I know it takes a huge amount of time that none of us have. Just don't go all the way away - do post occasionally. 

Feb 17, 2008 08:32 AM #1
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Teri, Congratulations.  

I live in the past when this place was small and there were only a handful of Minnesota bloggers with T and Bonnie holding court at the top of the list and the lovely Lisa Dunn just behind. 

Feb 17, 2008 08:36 AM #2
Miriam Bernstein, CRS
New Orleans Property Lady, LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans and Surrounding Suburbs Real Estate

I am not sure that I see the benefit of being #1.  Does it mean you get more calls from clients? I am #1 in my area.  Not sure what it is doing for me.  Does anyone have any thoughts about this other than being #1 is better than not being #1,

Feb 17, 2008 08:38 AM #3
Bonnie Erickson
Tangletown Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Maureen, We "has beens" sure had fun, though.  I checked Lisa's scores out today and she's way down there under 50,000.  She is posting on her other blog, though.

Miriam,  The benefit to being number 1 depends on why you are here.  I never took AR too seriously as a marketing tool.  For me, it was a social network and a place to learn from others.  As AR got bigger, it became harder to maneuver and many concentrated their efforts elsewhere.  Being number 1 was important to Teresa Boardman and I because we had a fun competition going.  She threw potato chip dregs from the top of Mt. Bloggious at me, if I got to close to her numbers.  There were crowns exchanged in person, etc.  That has pretty much ceased now and taken some of the fun with it.  IF you are using AR as a marketing tool, I would think it would be very important to be the first person a consumer would see when searching a state on AR.

Feb 17, 2008 08:54 AM #4
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Yes, those were good days. Every once in a while, I see glimpses of those days, Teresa, I relinquished my Top Spot when I joined AR. Such is the price to pay... We're brainstorming some fun ways to keep the more veterans members engaged and rewarded. Shoud be some fun stuff!

Congrats, Teri!

Feb 17, 2008 09:18 AM #5
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
Congratulations, Teri!  And Bonnie, congratulations on your 200th AR post!
Feb 17, 2008 10:12 AM #6
Bonnie Erickson
Tangletown Realty - Saint Paul, MN

You sneak, Carole.  How did I miss 200!  I don't even keep track of my own stats.  I just keep moving along.

Rich, those were the good ol' days.  Keeping us veterans engaged . . . I wasn't bored.  It just got a bit muddy.  Well, it really got a bit more than muddy! 

Feb 17, 2008 10:31 AM #7
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Hey Bonnie and others....Ok many of you may not believe this but I tried very hard not to pass Teresa. I actually liked being number two....Strange though it may be. This is a wonderful group and it is an honor to be included with the likes of Teresa, Bonnie and Lisa...All of who are so much ahead of me outside of the rain. Funny how the points add up even if you don't watch them. I don't know if being #1 will make any difference in getting business. I had gotten business from what I have written on my localism posts but don't attribute to my rank in the state.

Thanks to all for the kudos...I have been here almost a year and it is quite the amazing community.

Still not quite sure I get the potato chip and weenie blog thing but oh well...It sounds like fun anyway. :)

Feb 17, 2008 02:36 PM #8
Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV
Bonnie - thanks for bringing this to our attention and Teri - congratulations!  You Rock!  And to everyone else - in a couple years today will be talked about as 'the good ol' days of AR'  Mark my words!
Feb 17, 2008 04:01 PM #9
Bonnie Erickson
Tangletown Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Teri,  You'd have to go back and read all of T and my posts and some from others to really get the chips thing.  We did have quite the competition going for awhile.  It was entirely too distracting!

Yes, Mary, you are right  Fame is fickle and in a couple years, no one else will think it's any big deal! 

Feb 17, 2008 04:49 PM #10
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate


Congrats to Teri.  

.... the good old days....  

Feb 18, 2008 09:40 PM #11
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

wow I need to get caught up on my reading

Oct 27, 2008 09:23 AM #12
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