Throwback Thursday: A Spring Cleaning Discovery

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Q: Why does cleaning up my blog posts take so long?

A: Because I keep getting distracted by the cool stuff I find.

In an effort to clean and reorganize a closet or drawer or storage area, have you ever found something that you had totally forgotten about and you're happy to have found
it?  Well, that's what happened to me when I started reviewing some old blog posts, prompted by Debe Maxwell, CRS  Spring Cleaning Challenge. 

What happened is I was reviewing a post I wrote in October 2006, called To Buy Or Not To Buy. That Is The Question.  During my review, I perused the comments and rediscovered that it had won in the opinion section of one of the early contests here on ActiveRain. Yes, I was on ActiveRain in 2006 with the pioneers.  Here is the post where Colleen Kulikowski announced my post as the winner.  Congratulations - Carol Williams    

Further perusal led me to find it had also been mentioned with a link on Jay Thompson's The Phoenix Real Estate Guys Blog.  Jay has since switched to the tech side of the real estate industry now and I notice hasn't posted in The Rain since 2015.

It was a fun find but I still need to actually do the Spring cleaning, which involves changing links to reflect my current status and also to update graphics.  

It was a fun flashback.

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Carol.

I was looking for some paperwork last night, when I found something I knew was lost forever.  Great find, I wonder what I'll find today

Jun 07, 2018 02:48 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Carol. Spring cleaning would make me realize how little trivia I really know. Enjoy your day!

Jun 07, 2018 04:52 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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HI Carol... all I know is that I'm appalled by how much spring cleaning I have to do... and that's despite the fact that I "touch up" my posts throughout the year!

Jun 07, 2018 04:56 AM #3
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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That's so cool!  Thanks for the reminder I need to be doing this...it just seems to overwhelming to even start.  

At least with spring cleaning my house I can hire that out!  This, though...

Jun 07, 2018 05:23 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Carol,

I am trying  to set time aside for that.  I will do it eventually.  A

Jun 07, 2018 07:17 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Imagine for a moment  you have been an ActiveRain member for over 10 years.  Calculate the number of blogs that likely represents, and then contemplate the hours that will be spent to clean up past blogs.  Add in that ActiveRain made several formatting updates that shrunk you photos, etc., and the time element becomes overwhelming.

Jun 07, 2018 08:32 AM #6
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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You are absolutely right Carol, there always seems to be something to take your mind off the business at hand...

Jun 07, 2018 10:11 PM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi James Dray ,
Don't you just love it when that happens?

Jun 08, 2018 06:02 AM #8
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Carol Williams
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
You're way ahead of the rest of us in the game of interesting facts.  Keep 'em coming. 

Jun 08, 2018 06:03 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander ,
I hear ya.  It's actually kind of a daunting task.  But, you know what they say about how to eat an elephant. 

Jun 08, 2018 06:03 AM #10
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Carol Williams
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Hi Susan Haughton ,
I know what you mean.  I hire out a good deep cleaning about twice a year but this is a job I must do myself!  I'm trying to think about it one at a time and not get overwhelmed by the big picture. 

Jun 08, 2018 06:05 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Alexandra,
It'll definitely still be there whenever you get the time.  

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jun 08, 2018 06:06 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Oh, believe me, I know!  I try not to think of that.  It's all about eating the elephant... one bite at a time.  

Jun 08, 2018 06:07 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 
Isn't that the truth.  Distractions are my nemesis!

Jun 08, 2018 06:08 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Carol - going back all of those years can certainly be a trip down memory lane.

Jun 08, 2018 08:25 AM #15
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Carol- isn't that always the case when doing any kind of spring cleaning! I hope to get to mine this weekend. 

Jun 08, 2018 10:33 AM #16
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