2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge-Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success

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2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge-
Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success

 

  • Welcome to the 5th Annual Blog JUMPSTART Challenge
    for Newbies - Middle-bies - Long-Timers

 

Earn up to 2016 BONUS POINTS added over regular points.
Learn new skills and explore ActiveRain's Philosophical Foundation.

LINKS go to ActiveRain University & more -- LOTS TO LEARN!!!

 

 

Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success!
Leave comment "I'M JOINING UP" here when you start.

Leave comment "I FINISHED" here when you're done with Challenge.

 

 


1 -
START - 12:01 am PST - Monday, January 4th

    END on Sunday, January 31st at 11:59 pm PST

11 assigned topics & 3 topics for you to choose = 14 Posts Total

 

 

2 - POSTS - 200 word minimum - one a day - for any 14 of the 28 days.

3 - ALL POSTS MUST include at least one visual element. See list at end of this post.
Use a drawing, a graph, an icon, a photo, a slide show or a video. Try something you haven't tried before - treat YOURSELF to a new skill.

 Listen to Lenn Harley  from Virginia.
REMEMBER - If you want to use an image/icon or photo from someone else - verify it is OK.

Avoid Copyright Infringement.  Know what a SNIPPIT is and isn't.  Avoid Getty images.
                                                                       

4 - TOPICS - Each included for YOUR Blogging skills & AR Community Building.     Chart here.

#          Topic      Suggested Options
  1        Weltanschauung

Which concepts speak to your own enjoyment of the ActiveRain environment?

  1      Community Guidelines

Choose one or two that you think contribute to the success of the ActiveRain community.

  1         Practice a Re-Blog

Prepare a short bio about the original writer as the intro to the post you appreciated.

  1      Profile An AR Member

Contact an ActiveRain Member you never interacted with personally before.

    Follow the rules for the January 2016 Ringing and Singing Contest  - and then "double-dip" on points!
  1   Local Event Feature an upcoming special opportunity in your marketing area.
  2           Permanent Attractions

 Botanical Garden? Aquarium? University? Zoo? Sports Arena? Museum? Any in your Market area?

  2

Market Trends
OR
Market Reports

 Market Reports for RE members or an option for Market Trends for members in Mortgage, Inspection, Staging or other categories.  Try to use a graph (See list of graph sources below.) or try using information from  Anita Clark for an INFOGRAPHIC

  2

  Choose specific towns or neighborhoods in your Market area. Different career? Substitute ... think about your Client base.

        SUBDIVISIONS     or     CONDOS
     
 3  Open TOPICS  For your convenience,
    You Choose What Will be provide the  LINKS go to ActiveRain University
   MOST Benefit for YOUR BUSINESS  or to Blogs by other Members.
          
                     
 14  Total number of posts.            THANKS for your participation!!!
   

 

 5 - Comment IN THIS POST when you finish the Challenge.
No one checking up? No - this Challenge is all about PERSONAL BEST. People who claim points without doing the Challenge only cheat themsleves - right?

 

  UPDATE #1   


FRA -
(frequently requested answers)

* Points awarded during February 2016 or sooner if possible.
* Yes, you may enter all three posts from Ringing and Singing Contest here as well.

*  From Regina P. Brown -try out Pre-Paid Graphics.
Instagram Tips for your Business success.
*  Want to try using a Blog Listing Template?
Special Features in a Listing Blog.

 

Special circumstances? Questions? Email Challenge Moderator.

More to read before you start? Try these posts from 

Bob Stewart  Bob Crane     Patricia Kennedy 
Rich Jacobson  Alan May      Lenn Harley
Fred Griffin Belinda Spillman          OTHERS ...

   

2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge
Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success

 

VISUALS Check out the info or tutorial links below.

    a.)  Videos - Here are links for video options - a set of YouTube tutorials from Eva, Part Two (2014) (over 3,323,000 views!) and Part One (2013), WISTIA, Vimeo (tutorial), VIMEO website, Smilebox, YouTube ,  a classic Steve Harris YouTube tutorial Part One and Part Two. New video option suggested by Hannah Williams : Biteable

 

   b.)  Slideshows - Use your own computer programs or one of these Windows Movie Maker,  Animoto,  PowerPoint,  Flickr or  Picasa.

 c.)  Graphs - Prepare a Graph using your own computer programs such as Excel, as explained here in a tutorial. Other graph-making programs include  Graph,  ChartGO,   Create A Graph, or  Graphs Made Easy.

d.)  Photos - Check your own computer’s Photo Editor software or try one of these Aviary or iPiccy or Wikimedia or  Photofunia.

 
e.)  Icons – Lots of sites offer free icons but be careful of their cookies.     You
You might try IconFinder Wikimedia Commons Open Clip Art.

NOTE:
--- In his post,  Praful Thakkar offers us a VISUAL OPTION called www.powtoon.com.

--- Thanks to Belinda Spillman for the REGULAR POINTS explanation post.

--- In his post, David Baker used an Infographic from PIKtoCHART.  


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Thanks to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for proofreading!
Any errors are NOT Margaret's --- of course! Glad you are participating - Lynn

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I finished a few a couple of days ago and almost forgot to let you know. Thanks for your hard work on this challenge.

Jan 31, 2016 01:36 PM #177
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lynn B. Friedman made some last minute changes in my original Community Guidelines - and wrote a brand new one (so it's not the best for sure.)

With that, completed all 14 posts (and many more!)

Now I can proudly say....

"I FINISHED"

(The participation may double if points are doubled, I guess....)

Jan 31, 2016 03:21 PM #178
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Lynn, you are the best!  Thanks for doing this again. I'm finished.

Jan 31, 2016 03:37 PM #179
Rainmaker
529,000
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Lynn B. Friedman It is close to the deadline but I am now finished.

Thanks for the contest.  It was a good one.

Jan 31, 2016 03:43 PM #180
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I actually made it. I still have a few members to post about, since I talked to so many:) But I'll post about them next month.....

"I FINISHED"!

Jan 31, 2016 03:47 PM #181
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

TO ALL THE GREAT PARTICIPANTS ---

february 1, 2016 If you have finished all 14 posts - please say so in these comments --- if not - switch to the MINI Challenge and get partial credit -- if you participated - you deserve the points!

partial credit for bonus ---
Here's how: 

1.  Go to in the Mini-Challenge post.  
2.  Comment that you "partially finished" on that post. 
3.  
Download the 
CHART or CHECKLIST for the Challenge.
4.  Enter on the chart what you have finished.
5.  Send Chart/Checklist via email to Challenge Moderator. 6.  You will be on the BONUS POINTS list for the MINI
all the best ---- Lynn

Jan 31, 2016 04:21 PM #182
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn

I finished my last post, the reblog on Kathleen Daniels on January 30! Woo hoo, time to spare

Jeff

Feb 01, 2016 02:48 AM #183
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MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

SO sorry I missed this one, it looked great!  Congrats to all who participated.

 

Feb 01, 2016 04:18 AM #184
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Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

I am looking forward to seeing the February Challenge.  So sorry that I missed the January challenge.  I am keeping a closer eye out now for updates.

Thanks for everything all of you do - This exercise will certainly make us better bloggers!  

Feb 01, 2016 05:43 AM #185
Rainmaker
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

I'm not Finished!  After getting a very late start I still managed to get about 75% of the goal done, but it did get me 100% jumpstarted for the year and back to logging in daily.  I plan to continue on the path and to get more active!  Thanks for the inspiration.

Feb 01, 2016 02:20 PM #186
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

I came up a little short for the contest,  missed the local attractions.  But I am  now on track for February.  So in that respect I feel like I have won BIG!  Thank you for the contest.  Really liked the chart for tracking.

Feb 01, 2016 10:38 PM #187
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Lynn B. Friedman  Thanks for this contest. I really enjoyed it and learned much. I completed the full contest with over 40 post. I feel that all who participated came out winners! Have a wonderful day and week.

Feb 02, 2016 06:39 PM #188
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Rain Silverhawk
Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

Just a little side note.  One of the entries I did for the jump start was on Condo Del Sol in Sandpoint Idaho.  Because of that entry I had a gal contact me about listing a condo out there.  Always nice to see the clear cut benefits. 

Feb 02, 2016 09:00 PM #189
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear AR Members -
Please read Comment #189 - a direct business result from participating in the 2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge. YEAH Rain!!! All the best - Lynn

Feb 02, 2016 09:05 PM #190
Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Lynn B. Friedman  thank you so much for the contest.. I didnt get it finished once I realized at least 4 of my blogs were not 200 words I knew it was a lost cause for me... BUT  I did get a lot done and a big jumpstart and learned a lot and got over 300,000 point mark for all the effort So THANK YOU!

Feb 03, 2016 01:20 PM #191
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Lynn B. Friedman WOW you ran a fantastic contest! So many that completed the challenge - awesome!  Thanks so much for doing this for all of us!  You Rock the Rain!

Feb 05, 2016 03:14 AM #192
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Looks like you had a great response and some good results. Looking forward to more contests like this, keeps us moving forward. 

Feb 05, 2016 03:14 AM #193
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

partial credit for bonus ---
Here's how: 

1.  Go to in the Mini-Challenge post.  
2.  Comment that you "partially finished" on that post. 
3.  
Download the 
CHART or CHECKLIST for the Challenge.
4.  Enter on the chart what you have finished.
5.  Send Chart/Checklist via email to Challenge Moderator. 6.  You will be on the BONUS POINTS list for the MINI
all the best ---- Lynn

Feb 05, 2016 06:59 AM #194
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Lynn B. Friedman 

The contest points came in a New Year bonus.  May the year of Monkey bring us prosperity and smart furtune....

 

Kung Hee Fat Choy does not mean to get FAT please keep eating Bok Choy it will lower your cholestrol....

Sam Shueh

 

 

Feb 08, 2016 03:44 AM #195
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Sam Shueh 
Glad you joined us this year -- All the best to you in the year of the
 Lynn

Feb 08, 2016 09:09 PM #196
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