My very good friend Tammie Langford... uh, no that's not right, ... Tammy Langford... still not right, oh yeah... Tammy Lankford... yes, that's right... my very good personal friend Tammy Lankford reminded me on her recent post that yesterday, was my Aluminum anniversary, here on Active Rain.
For those of you who haven't kept up on Anniversary traditions, Aluminum is the 10th anniversary. (just my public service).
So, ten years ago, which is 18.5 years in Realtor years, I posted my very first post on Active Rain. It weren't much... (I promise you, it really weren't), but that truly began my blogging adventure.
Back in the day, there were feature fairies... and verbal battles over who gets to be touched by a fairie. Nobody was a millionaire, yet and very few had figured out how to add photos to their blogs, and many didn't know how to create paragraphs, so we had blogs with the infamous grey wall of words. It was heaven.
At some point... some how, and for some bizarre reason, someone decided to 'follow' me... I was elated... I had a subscriber!! (clearly someone with major psychological insecurities).
It took over a year for my blogging efforts to actually generate a call that turned into money. That's right... a year of daily blogging, talking about stuff and nonsense, occassionally mixed in with a little real estate.
It's been a wild ride... I've met many rainers, staff, and made what I feel will be lifelong friendships. I've sent and received referrals to and from fellow rainers... and made tens-of-thousands of dollars from this activity called blogging.
It's been a good ten years. Come on in, the water's fine.