Not a marathon but my own pace

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

On Jan 1 of this year I started my 8th year on Active Rain. It is hard to believe I have been part of this community a little over 7 years, I started commenting and posting a few months before Jan 1 2009 but signed up on Jan 1 2009. It has opened up a whole new world for me.  I never knew what blogging was and didn't think it was something I would want to do but boy was I wrong.

I have virtually met so many wonderful folks and have even traveled to visit with some of them in person. What an incredible experience that it has been. As time goes on I plan on meeting many more. This has been a incredible to learn, to grow and get to know so many special and talented folks with such passion for what they do and the integrity that is needed in this world.

Now many people have reached incredible blogging points milestones that I may reach one day but I am in a race with no one but myself. I feel honored and blessed to have some of the highest caliber people as followers of my blog but also ones I call friend and that is PRICELESS.  Worth much more than points ever could. 

Now while it isn't Jan 1 2016 it is still pretty close to the beginning of my 8th year and with this blog I cross the 800.000 mark which while not the million point club is still a decent number and fitting of close to beginning my 8th yr and I am good with that.

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (34)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathy Streib -Thank you I am in great company.

Feb 13, 2016 06:23 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ... great post my friend and we both joined AR around the same time! January 2008 was when I first joined, and your post has been featured to the group:

FRIENDS AT ACTIVERAIN

Feb 13, 2016 08:30 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz . Appreciate the feature

Feb 13, 2016 09:10 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Your welcome my friend!

Feb 13, 2016 10:04 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Super job on the 800,000 point threshold Sharon. I have been there through every point, and month and year, and I have seen amazing growth in you each step along the way, so you are absolutely correct in assessing your own journey. Some day we too will cross paths, it has just been the geographic separation thus far. Lots of people you have met no question that have enriched your life and you giving so much back to them as well. Points are a marker for the energy and effort you have put in here, and show you are a huge contributor.

Feb 14, 2016 12:34 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Gary Woltal -I do know you have been and I appreciate your unwavering support and friendship. One day you are right our paths will cross in person. When who knows.  I wouldn't have marked this point milestone if it hadn't coincided closely with the number of years.

Feb 14, 2016 12:55 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

It is amazing the bonds that we form with folks all over the country.  I think many of us would be able to stop in just about any state and visit a fellow Rainer.   800K is a mighty fine number and shows the time and effort you have put in to contributing to the Rain.

Feb 14, 2016 02:25 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Belinda Spillman -I totally agree and I will be planning on seeing as many as possible over time. It took me a while to reach that but I am in no hurry.

Feb 14, 2016 05:43 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Sharon - Very good post. You shouldn't feel pushed by any means to work at nothing but at your own pace.

Feb 14, 2016 02:17 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Troy Erickson Thank you and I don't. I just enjoy the journey.

Feb 14, 2016 06:41 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Monday morning Sharon Lee -

We have made some great connections here in the land of blogging.  Some have turned into true friends.  We love giving and getting those referrals as well.

Feb 14, 2016 10:44 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

OH WOW...you did it, girl. 800,000 points is an amazing milestone. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you. Keep doing what you're doing.

Feb 15, 2016 07:50 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Thank you and I am glad I have gotten to know you as well.

Feb 15, 2016 08:09 AM
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Congratulations Sharon Lee !   As I told Sybil Campbell just the other day, I just want to be on the same page of Virginia ActiveRainers as you are on.   I am on page two while you two are at the top of page one.

It is an honor to follow and be followed by both of you. 

Feb 19, 2016 05:39 AM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Sharon, 

Congrats on hitting the 800,000 point marker.  Honestly, I can not imagine what Active Rain would be like without you and your friendship.  

 

I look forward to your  next 800,000 points.  :)

p.s  I think your title is perfect.  That has been my philosophy also.   

Feb 19, 2016 07:06 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

 

Sondra Meyer: -Thank you that means a lot and I feel the same way about you. I have slowed down on posting of late so who knows how long it will back to reach the next 800,000. Have a super weekend.

Deanna Early -It took me a long time to reach the milestone. There aren't a lot of rainers active in our area. Thank you for your kind words and it is a great pleasure to have you as a follower and I have enjoyed your posts as well.

Feb 19, 2016 07:14 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Slow & steady wins the race; isn't that how the old story goes?

Being in competition with oneself is the only way to be.

You've been on many journeys lately, so I think your milestone & the miles you've been traveling have marked how wonderful your life is going to be!

 

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:44 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Peg Barcelo -So right you are. I am in competition with no one other than myself. I have been on some fun journeys but as I have been told by another friend the best is yet to come.  Thank you for commenting by. Appreciated.

Feb 23, 2016 09:18 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have to laugh at you. Not in a mean way. I'm in agreement with you. At first I never saw myself blogging. Now look at both of us. We are very experienced at blogging. 

Jul 28, 2016 08:01 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I know you don't have a mean bone in your body.  I have changed in so many ways since I started my blogging journey. I am so glad we connected and nexy yr if things go according to plan I will meet you in person.

Jul 28, 2016 10:01 AM