One year as an Active Rain member

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Realty Group

Late last night, as I was flipping through some blog posts, I decided to go and check out my blog posts from when I began on Active Rain.  I noticed my one year anniversary had come and gone.

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I started looking at Active Rain back in January of 2007 as simply a place to advertise myself.  I never really knew what a blog was, where the Active Rain reach was going to extend to, or how large the community was going to grow to.  I started posting information about my listings, the community I live in, and some basic information about me.  Sure, I was an active member, I was gaining points, but what did that all mean?

I soon began to realize that this blog forum I was participating in was a great platform to not only advertise myself and my listings, but a great way to learn, to educate others, and basically become better at what I do, sell real estate in New Hampshire.

Here are some things I feel I can thank Active Rain for:

  • I have learned to write better
  • I have learned more about my web presence
  • I have started to read more about my profession
  • I have made some great contacts through networking
  • My placement on search engines has gone from page 8 to page 1 and 2
  • I have helped educate others (I hope!)

These are just a few things I think I can thank Active Rain for, I'm sure there are others.  I have started writing more detailed posts lately, actively writing about the community that I live in and sell in.  I can only hope to continue on my Active Rain journey, to read and write, to educate and learn.

I would like to thank all that have read and commented on my posts.  I hope I have entertained you all.  I think as the days go on, they will continue to get better. 

Hope to see you again, please come back and comment.



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Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate
Bill, happy AR anniversary!!!
Feb 20, 2008 03:03 AM #1
John Karadsheh
KOR Properties - Mesa, AZ
ABR, CRS - REALTOR - Mesa, Arizona - Las Sendas
Bill - Happy 1 year anniversary!  Here's to a happy, healthy and prosporous 2008!
Feb 20, 2008 03:04 AM #2
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder, with thousands of floor plans and almost unlimited customization available! - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Bill - add, "I've learned to use VFlyer Widget" to your list - I like your side bar!

Feb 20, 2008 03:05 AM #3
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate
Congratulations Bill. When my actual first year rolls around in April, I really can't count it as I really didn't truly start using AR intil last month. What a ride it has been.  Hang in there... Lets see where we both are this time next year !
Feb 22, 2008 01:31 AM #4
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
Lyon Real Estate - Davis, CA
Ca Real Estate
Happy Anniversary.  I think participating in blogging communities gives more opportunity to learn from each other instead of reinventing everything from scratch.  Wishing you another successful year.
Feb 22, 2008 01:36 AM #5
Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
High Point, NC
Well, congratulations on one year on AR.  I have been here just shy of two months and I am seeing much of the same benefit.
Feb 22, 2008 02:14 AM #6
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Bill - Congratulations on your one year anniversary in Active Rain.
Feb 27, 2008 01:15 AM #7
Bill Somerset
Re/Max Realty Group - Dover, NH
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
Irina, John, Penny, Roland, Carolyn, Don, and Judy, thank you all for stopping in and reading my blog.  I have learned a lot over the past year and hope to continue with this great adventure!
Feb 27, 2008 03:14 AM #8
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