Debbie Reynolds Ringing & Singing In The Rain Challenge is winding down as is Praful Thakkar's Get Out Your Crystal Balls Challenge and the annual Official Blog JUMPSTART Challenge authored by Lynn B. Friedman.
The effort, energy and patience needed to author and/or moderate one of these challenges is out of my league and I'm so thankful that we have Activerain members who are willing and able to do so.
Last night, with the help of my husband, I attempted to upload my Jumpstart Checklist and since neither of us is very skilled with Google documents the results were less than stellar.
Lynn lives in Atlanta and became a licensed agent in 1988 and opened her own brokerage, ODAT Realty Services Inc., in 1993.
Lynn has five children and when she has a spare moment or two she can be found crocheting or reading.
I was very pleased to hear that her daughter has taken up quilting, a craft that is near and dear to my heart.
Lynn was kind enough to walk me through the Google document steps necessary for my checklist to be visible to her and that took a while. I made notes and will be sharing what I learned from Lynn with my husband.
I ask Lynn why she does the Official Blog JUMPSTART Challenge year after year? 2017 will be its sixth year, she said, "Our lives are so busy that I thought an incentive to learn new technical things would be helpful."
"Active Rain is a place where I can grow professionally with people who treat others respectfully, and the emphasis is on cooperation", Lynn went on to say, "I like AR because it's a place where I can interact with other professionals who share their knowledge."
After talking with Lynn I looked at the checklist again and I better understood what she was trying to do with this challenge. The first two posts challenge members to think about the community that we share. Re-blogging is vital to the sharing of other members viewpoints.
Profiling a member causes us to interact with that member even if only through online research. We learn about the things we have in common and things we don't and often we are inspired by a members life story.
Occasional local events, permanent local attractions, market reports, market trends, neighborhood and subdivision posts are all separate pieces and parts of becoming a local expert.
And in my opinion, becoming a local expert is the one title that will help agents and brokers continue to earn a living from this wonderful profession.
Lynn is passionate about her business and her involvment in Activerain and we are so much better because she is.
I haven't visited Atlanta in a long time but now that I know someone who can help me find all the great quilt shops, well........