I don't set a lot of "goals", I'm just not motivated that way (in general) BUT Active Rain has excited me in many goal setting ways over the 12 years I've been here.
Active Rain has encouraged me to be a consistent writer, something I had envisioned all the way back to my High School years.
Active Rain has encouraged me to strengthen my knowledge outside of my local market.
Active Rain has encouraged me to develop many skills related to marketing... especially on line marketing.
In the very beginning of my involvement with Active Rain, April 24 2008 at 8:51 PM, my goal was to be the number one blogger in the State of North Dakota. I will confess that being the number 1 blogger in the State of North Dakota is less of a challenge than many of you have just to be the number 1 blogger in your city BUT it seemed like an almost impossible task for me at the time.
The benefits of 12+ years of blogging have been huge in my personal life and darn good (rewarding) in my professional life.
Please don't take this as bragging, I just want to share my JOY of meeting another goal I never would have thought of as being obtainable a year or two ago. Today I made page 3 of the Active Rain Leader board! Thank you Active Rain for enhancing my life with this platform allowing me to express myself and THANK YOU fellow Active Rain participants for sharing so much wisdom, humor, and love with me and everyone else who consider Active Rain their social media home.