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Home Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

Playing in the rain results in the celebration of many different milestones.

For many it is the financial freedom that comes with $500,000 points.

Another would be that coveted number one position in your city, county or state.  Some of these are getting harder and harder to come by.

Counting the number of subscribers to your blog might be another one.

Or counting the number of posts you have been lucky enough to have featured is another.

With this post, I reached a different milestone---one that many may not even be aware of.

While I have no clue what it actually means, it does mean a heck of a lot of people have found my blog above and beyond the few people actually part of ActiveRain.

At the top of the “Stats” page there is an orange bar that tells how many blog posts you have written followed with the number of times your blog has been “viewed.”

That seems like a heck of a number to me, but I think it is all part of the picture of why AR has such good google juice---both for AR and ourselves.  

We ARE ActiveRain

Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

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Mary Weiss
Zillow Group Mortgages - Seattle, WA
Trainer & Content Manager

Congratulations! That number is very impressive. I looked at mine - kind of surprised of how many views I had on my posts albeit most of my stuff being Members Only, but it is dismal compared to yours. It's a sign that I just don't blog enough.  Your hard work over the years definitely pays off in so many ways.  


Jul 07, 2016 06:22 AM #42
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Holy smokes! I never noticed the orange bar before, but mine looks rather paltry cmpared to yours! Congratulations on an incredible milestone!

Jul 07, 2016 06:30 AM #43
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

Even though I go on my stats page, I never noticed the orange bar! Thanks for pointing it out!

Jul 07, 2016 06:37 AM #44
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Charles you are rocking the rain and then some! Impressive!

Jul 07, 2016 10:53 AM #45
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Congratulations on your milestoneS!

Jul 07, 2016 12:57 PM #46
Steve Snyder
Private-Money-Loan.com - Los Angeles, CA
310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money

Nice work. How long have you been a member of the comunity? Do you blog everyday? Congrats! It surely is a milestone.

Jul 07, 2016 11:57 PM #47
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Congrats Charlie... Charles Buell !! 7 million views and counting is a major milestone! You've got about a year on me. I started back in November of 2008. Pretty amazing journey and it's been a great education reading your posts over the years. You bring so much to the community on AR and at large. Again, Congrats! And speaking of which, we should celebrate soon with a breakfast at the 14 Carrot. I'll be in touch.

Jul 08, 2016 02:57 AM #48
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

(206) 478-7371 Charles BuellHome Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc. in Bothell, WA.

Jul 08, 2016 05:18 AM #49
Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Charles: Yes we are! I love it! Hope to see you soon. Are you hosting a meetup soon?

Jul 08, 2016 09:00 AM #50
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert - McKenna & Vane - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate


Like others have said, I too just noticed my view count tonight.  It made me think of the impact of this site.

Jul 08, 2016 01:48 PM #51
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

glad you were pondering #Active Rain and moved so many more to check their stats! Charles Buell 

Jul 08, 2016 10:12 PM #52
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the milestone. Thank you for the information.

Jul 08, 2016 10:28 PM #53
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations on such a big milestone!  I'll have to view mine!

Jul 09, 2016 04:12 AM #54
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Congrats on your milestone. I've enjoyed reading you all these years.

Jul 09, 2016 04:29 AM #55
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wow! Wow! Wow! That's a BIG number!  9 Years in the rain did that?  No you did that, congratulations to all that hard work.  It paid off.  I'm impressed and now I know how to look up those stats.  Again, Thanks!

Jul 09, 2016 06:42 AM #56
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is not easy to collect points ( time investment wise), but you are not here probably for points but for business:) 

Jul 09, 2016 07:53 AM #57
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Congratulations Charles! That is a very impressive statistic. I never noticed the orange bar. Mine says 425,000.

Jul 09, 2016 12:44 PM #58
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Congratulations! I have not noticed that number on my page.  Now I know!

Jul 11, 2016 12:52 PM #59
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That's a little inclusive, isn't it?  "We are ActiveRain..."?  We are?  All of us?

I am your first Internet date - now THAT'S a true statement.  And I can really say that!

But to say we are AR, well, I don't know.  That's pretty broad.  M

And maybe you're on to something.  Maybe it's time we all got more broad anyway.  Let's think.

How about something, um, something like -

Red, White and Blue Lives Matter. 

Works for me!

See?  Your thinking is catching!


Jul 14, 2016 08:52 PM #60
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Hi Charles Buell !

Congrats on the new milestone - will be heading off to our stats page to check out our numbers! 

We clicked the “Follow” button on your profile so that we will be alerted to your future blog posts and can read and comment on them, and we invite you to "follow us" - should you be interested - by clicking the “Follow” button you see underneath our photo to the left. There is no requirement or obligation for you to do so, but we would be honored if you choose to do so!

Jul 23, 2016 03:49 AM #61
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