Weltanschauung- It's US!

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Weltanschauung- It’s Us!


Lynn Friedman hosts a Blog JUMPSTART challenge at the first of the year and as part of it, we’re asked to blog about 2 key parts of the ActiveRain culture- the Community Guidelines and the ActiveRain Weltanschauung.

 ( What the heck kind of a word is that you ask?  I’m not exactly sure but it carries with it a certain amount of gravitas, don’t you think!)


It’s a good thing that we revisit the bricks and mortar on which this community was built.


Number 1...We understand that the value of the ActiveRain community rests entirely with its members...is the essence of the ActiveRain community for me, and is the first item mentioned in the discussion of Weltanschauung.


If you’ve spent any time at all in social media and other blogging platforms then you already know how unique the ActiveRain community is.

There are virtual friendships to be sure, but even more, members have taken the time to reach out and meet members in person when possible.


the activerain community


Through ActiveRain MeetUps that are held throughout the year to calling a member for a cup of coffee when you are planning a trip to their city, the members here aren’t just cyberfriends.

And this is why ActiveRain has been viable for as long as it has.

For years, one fortunate member a day has received a call from Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland just to say hello.

When one member needed help with a big box financial institution, the members here began a social media campaign and the institution heard us.


Through personal losses, births, dilemmas, celebrations, platform changes, you name it….ActiveRain members are here to support and help each other.


The best part is that Ben Kinney and Bob Stewart recognize this.  They not only recognize it, they encourage it.


So remember when you’re thinking about ActiveRain and this blogging community, it’s more than the words on the page or the possibility of SEO and Page One ranking.





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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It has been stimulating to be active again here and even though it may not involve more business directly, it works on your attitude that does bring in more business.

Jan 09, 2017 07:40 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your last paragraph said it perfectly.  I hope that people take time to read your post as in my opinion this is one of the best.  A

Jan 09, 2017 08:00 AM #9
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wonderful summary of what AR is all about. So good talking with you and thans for the mention.

Jan 09, 2017 08:12 AM #10
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

fun... found myself in your heart photo!  yes ar is the best place to start and end each year!

Jan 09, 2017 08:29 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James Dray I'm still not quite sure of the exact meaning. 

You know what, Dorie Dillard it is a family. 

Hi Brian England you can use Ribbet to make a collage like that!  I am down with a cold so grabbed an old photo I'd made!

Jan 09, 2017 11:37 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

If you have time for it, it's a big one Scott Godzyk 

Wasn't it Michael Jacobs it's the icing on the cake!

Me too Gita Bantwal 

Jan 09, 2017 11:38 AM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Kathy Streib - If a member does not understand "W" than it is probably the lack of participation on that member's part.  I have had a few different blogging experiences and there is no better experience than AR.

Jan 09, 2017 11:38 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905  it's a unique community and I will never forget that situation.  It took a village and it taken care of. 

You make an excellent point Joe Pryor It does influence our attitude and gives us the confidence to meet the world. 

Jan 09, 2017 11:42 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel I know that many have benefited from your support and sharing of your knowledge of branding. 

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland it is always an honor and pleasure to speak with you!!!

Jan 09, 2017 11:43 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mark Loewenberg it is such a special community. 

Absolutely Sheri Sperry - MCNE® New members need to begin interacting here. 

Jan 09, 2017 11:44 AM #17
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, excellent post on Weltanschauung. It's funny since we don't use the W word much doing the year I forget how to spell it. But, every January I learn it all over again :)

Jan 09, 2017 12:15 PM #18
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Think Michael Jacobs took the words right out of my mouth.  I did not expect the community aspect of ActiveRain.  Looking forward to spending more time with this community.  Love your post Kathy Streib.  You made that long "W" word a lot less intimidating (:

Jan 09, 2017 12:48 PM #19
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy many new folks don't understand the breath and depth of the friendships that many of us have created here in the rain.  To me it's been the most valuable aspect of being a part of AR community!  I've met hundreds of members in person over the years and many I talk/email/text on a regular basis. Priceless indeed!

Jan 09, 2017 01:23 PM #20
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Yep - This little corner of the internet is a community, and its members have created a very special and unique environment that they care deeply about. I don't think there's anyplace else like it, and certainly not for real estate stuff.

Jan 09, 2017 02:00 PM #21
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Kathy Streib, ActiveRain is a place we all come almost on a daily basis, this community has become part of our lives but we owe that to the leaders as well as the great members. One can search through all the platforms and can not find a place like ActiveRain.

Jan 09, 2017 02:13 PM #22
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Some of my real estate BFFs were found here on AR.  This platform is so unique because of the community that keeps it going.

Jan 09, 2017 05:38 PM #23
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've said it before and I'll say it again, ActiveRain is a wellspring of collective knowledge and camaraderie!

Jan 09, 2017 06:01 PM #24
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy well said indeed and loved the picture especially of  some  that are gone but we are still friends with, Endre

Jan 09, 2017 09:32 PM #25
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

One of these days I'm going to have to try to pronounce Weltanschauung.  (Even the AR Spell checker doesn't recongize it!  

Jan 10, 2017 04:31 PM #26
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've been seeing the "W" posts and the "guidelines" posts and figured there must be a challenge going on.  You represent one of the greatest benefits of our Rain community!

Jan 11, 2017 11:20 AM #27
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