5,390 Blogs Later, We're #1 and #2 in Indiana

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

5,390 Blogs Later, We're #1 and #2 in Indiana.  

I remember in 2009, when I passed my State Real Estate exam, my wife Evelyn insisted I join Active Rain. She had already been a member for 1-1/2 years.  Up until then, I was focused on my other profession and only heard the name Active Rain mentioned occasionally.  I took her advice and joined Active Rain in Mid July, 2009.

For the first couple of years, I blogged about subdivisions in the area, in St Joseph County, Indiana, since Evelyn was focused on Elkhart County.  Then I started commenting on other members blogs and "suggesting" them if I thought they should be a "Featured" blog. Since then the "Suggested" has been changed to "Like", but it started to become addictive, as I started to blog more, comment more and even stated to participate in the Contests.

Evelyn, in the meantime had become #1 in the State of Indiana on the Active Rain Leaderboard. The more I blogged the higher I went in the rankings, until this month, when I reached #2.  I don't expect to be #1 in Indiana, since that position belongs to Evelyn.

It was fun, as I have met a lot of Active Rain members, either through the blogs, telephone calls and even in person. Between the two of us, we have posted 5,390 Blogs. It sure doesn't seem like I have written 1,652 of those, but as a "Rainmaker", the exposure has been tremendous and I have received a wealth of information along the way.  I'm glad Evelyn introduced me to Active Rain!


How did you find Active Rain? 


I need to pay it forward, how about you?

(This is not my "Pay it forward" Blog, but it's a good idea anyway)


If you know anyone that wants to buy or sell their home in the Elkhart County,

or surrounding area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577,

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com  


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Ross Schueller
Jenison, MI
Property Pedaler and Realtor in Grand Rapids, MI

Congrats on your success!

Dec 26, 2015 05:33 AM #31
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Congratulations.  I remember when I got to #2 in GA.  I was very happy to be sitting next to my friend Richard.  How lucky are you to sitting next to your partner in life and business.  

Dec 26, 2015 07:05 AM #32
Toronto, ON

Larry - Success breeds success.  Congratulations.

Dec 26, 2015 10:05 AM #33
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congratulations Larry!

Merry Christmas!


Dec 26, 2015 11:07 AM #34
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Congratulations, Larry Johnstonon a job very well done!  You and Evelyn have probably accomplished something unique in ActiveRain history. 

Dec 26, 2015 11:22 AM #35
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


If points were the only way to judge souls, I think I would need to be very thoughtful. No matter, congrats, BTY

Happy Boxing Day, from Wikipedia:

Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their masters, employers or customers,[1] in the United Kingdom, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies. Today, Boxing Day is a public holiday falling on 26 December.

cheers cvc

Dec 26, 2015 01:43 PM #36
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

ps Pay It Forward was one of my favorite movies. Where do I send my 2 cents? cheers dears

Dec 26, 2015 01:45 PM #37
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Larry Johnston way to go! 

(I understand why you settle with #2 - I'd do the same perhaps....lol!)

Dec 26, 2015 02:09 PM #38
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Congratulations Larry and Evelyn... very impressive statistics to be sure. Fortunately, I can be at #2 in my city and county and #3 in my state with only just over 1,000 measly posts! Can't imagine getting to 5,000!

Dec 26, 2015 07:38 PM #39
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the milestone. Have a great 2016. Happy New Year.

Dec 26, 2015 07:58 PM #40
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

That certainly is a LOT of blogging!! Have a great new year full of more blogging 

Dec 26, 2015 10:04 PM #41
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

You guys are blogging machines!  Congrats on your accomplishment.  

Dec 26, 2015 11:14 PM #42
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Congratulations on your achievements. Not an easy task to get ranked that high.

Dec 26, 2015 11:40 PM #43
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment

Dec 26, 2015 11:51 PM #44
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Larry - It is great to be number 2.  That is a great achievement for sure.

Dec 27, 2015 02:51 AM #45
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Tom and I are #1 and 2 in Franklin but we'll never be that in our county or state. I've learned to accept that.

Dec 27, 2015 03:13 AM #46
LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

So cool Larry Johnston congratulations!

Dec 27, 2015 03:41 AM #47
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Congratulations on being the top two spots in your state!  That is a huge achievement!  Smart move, not trying to unseat the wife's #1 spot!

Dec 27, 2015 05:46 AM #48
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

Congratulations Larry Johnston Your milestone and success in Active Rain are well deserved and well earned.  Continued success to you and Evelyn.

Dec 27, 2015 08:15 AM #49
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Congratulations on another feature Larry, glad I could help you earn it...

Dec 27, 2015 08:24 AM #50
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