January Blog Booster 2019 - Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself

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January Blog Booster 2019 -

Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself

 

 

 

January Blog Booster 2019 - pushing your Blogging Limits.

 

 UPDATES: 
1.  Yes - any posts written for Margaret Rome's Challenge count for "double-dipping" in the Blog Booster no matter what date the post was written in January.
2.  Yes - after doing the first two posts, Weltanschauung and Community Guidelines, partial credit will be available. All genuine efforts, as explained nicely by Anna "Banana" Kruchten in her post, (link here) will be respected.
 Remember, the Blog Booster Challenge Goal is YOUR LEARNING!!!
3. Yes - please leave a comment letting me know you are participating, at whatever level you can. Print out (or download) the Checklist to keep track and submit Checklist at end of month to register for your points.   1/9/19

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4.  Newbie Search -- probably should have given this before -- go to https://activerain.com/first_blog_posts to find a person who might interest you. Our AR George Souto carefully explains how to find a member's first Blog Post. AR Margaret Woda wrote a wonderful post about a Newbie deserving positive input that first time.   1/10/19

 

For the Blog Booster Challenge, start with learning about your ActiveRain Community by becoming familiar with the Founders' goals as stated in the Weltanschuung and the Community Guidelines

Then engage in the Community by reblogging another person's post. Next please profile a "newbie" member. Complete the first section of five by writing about a person you admire. You may use the same post in Margaret Rome's Kudos Challenge and get the points in both places! 

(Open the E-Z  Endre Barath Spreadsheet to keep track as you progess. Thanks, Endre Barath, Jr. )

In each post, add a visual element - remembering about Copyright issues. Pay Attention to Lenn Harley (VA), RESPECT COPYRIGHT AT ALL TIMES Did you know that Lenn received five-figure settlements by challenging people who used her materials and did not stop when they were asked to do so? Be sure you don't infringe on Getty Images - which can cost $5000. for a six-month license to use - Getty sues at the drop of the proverbial hat! 

 

The second part is a bit more demanding -- at least one Chart, Graph, Infographic, video or slideshow, not plain images for these topics -- links take you to topic examples. These five are Section Two:

 

Objective here is to push yourself so both content and appearance reflect what a great professional you are for your Clients needs. 

 

THEN --- the Bonus Section at the end. 

Just in case points interest you - LOL -

finish all three sections for 5000 points total!

 

  • Your Choice - info on your specialty- real estate, lawyer, stager, etc.
  • Your Choice - teach your Readers about your job and its benefits to Clients

Suggestions ONLY – Tailor the BONUS to YOUR own preference.

 

SUBMIT SPREADSHEET when you finish - link to comment here PLEASE.
It's a GOOGLE SHEETS Document - coded so you may DOWNLOAD it.

OR email checklist to lynn@odatrealty.com
Do not post entries in comments here one at a time - no points if you do.

 

Post - 200 word minimum - max one per day please.

Every Post MUST include a Visual of some kind.

Options for Basic Challenge Points: 

A = 2019 points    A+B = 4038 points    Plus Bonus = 5000 points
(All in addition to regular points.)
--- Thanks to Belinda Spillman for the post explaining REGULAR POINTS.

 

Starts:    Tuesday, January 8th at 12:01 am PST
Ends:  Thursday, January 31st at 11:59 pm PST

 

Your entry following guidelines will be awarded points by Valentine's Day. 

            

Suggestions for places to learn the Visuals:

    a.)  Videos - Here are links for video options - a set of YouTube tutorials from Eva, Part Two (2014) (over 3,323,000 views!) and Part One (2013)WISTIA,Vimeo (tutorial), VIMEO website, Smilebox, YouTube ,  a classic Steve Harris YouTube tutorial Part One and Part Two. New video option suggested byHannah Williams : Biteable

 

b.)  Slideshows - Use your own computer programs or one of these Windows Movie Maker,  Animoto,  PowerPoint,  Flickr or ??? 

 

 c.)  Graphs - Prepare a Graph using your own computer programs such as Excel, as explained here in a tutorial. Other graph-making programs include  Graph,  ChartGO,   Create A Graph, or  Graphs Made Easy.

 

d.)  Photos - Check your own computer’s Photo Editor software or try one of these Aviary oriPiccy or Wikimedia or  Photofunia.

 
e.)  Icons – Lots of sites offer free icons but be careful of their cookies.  You might try   IconFinder Wikimedia Commons Open Clip Art.

 

NOTE: Share sugestions of other options with us please.
--- In his post,  Praful Thakkar offers us a VISUAL OPTION called www.powtoon.com.

--- In his post, David Baker used an Infographic from PIKtoCHART.  

 

 

**    "Double-Dip with KUDOS Challenge - - Check It Out!

Thanks for participating!!!!    Improve your skills!!!

Any questions?    Email me - - lynn@odatrealty.com

SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!

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Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Is the spread sheet available as a pdf for me to print out. I do not want to sign into google docs. 

Jan 09, 2019 04:24 AM #22
Rainer
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Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I wish I could do a wire transfer from your brain to mine so I'd know how to do all that. I'll have to bookmark this and learn something new this month!

Jan 09, 2019 04:49 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

It's a little confusing to me but I may just need to slow down and read..

Jan 09, 2019 07:07 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Now this is a real challenge for anyone, especially a once in a while blogger like me. 

Jan 09, 2019 10:04 AM #25
Ambassador
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Hello Everyone --
PLEASE READ UPDATES at beginning of the Challenge above. I really appreciate your participation. Keep the questions coming – will answer in UPDATES.
Thanks, Lynn

Jan 09, 2019 12:26 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Lynn,

I am participating in the first challenge. I've already done two posts for you and one for Margaret. I will try to do both but will let you know if I can later.

Patricia Feager

Jan 10, 2019 05:35 AM #27
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I will be participating. First 2 posts completed. I am going to go for the BONUS! 

Jan 10, 2019 08:17 AM #28
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wow!  Will have to reread again and get started! 

Jan 10, 2019 11:41 AM #29
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That’s definitely my plan pretty much throughout my life to explain myself and grow and to explore new avenues. :)

Jan 11, 2019 09:03 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jan Green You really should give it a read again. It’s pretty inspiring and I’m all about the inspiration these days!

Jan 11, 2019 09:04 AM #31
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - this is a good way to get your blogging on while also reinforcing what we may already know. Lots to do - time to get started!

Jan 12, 2019 11:26 AM #32
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Until I see someone posts I am confused. We have in the past participating in some but not all ..... So I will come back checking on others progress.

All the bst,

Sam Shueh

Jan 13, 2019 07:16 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

Lynn B. Friedman I am going to go for it...

Jan 13, 2019 04:45 PM #34
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Jackie Hillen
Melson Realty - Porterville, CA
Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088

Ugh, I can't believe how long I've been away from Active Rain - But, I've decided to jump back in and do so regularly!  This looks like the perfect way to get motivated, and back on a blogging schedule.  Thank you for the challenge!

Jan 13, 2019 07:43 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

Lynn B. Friedman I had a chance to review the 2019 contest from you and it is rather interesting because I had been going back and forth to see whether I am going to participate - so now I am going to go for it..I gave myself a deadline on how to complete the entire Blog Booster 2019 Challenge...

Jan 14, 2019 07:47 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Not sure I am going to do the challenge for this year as I am working through some other things. But it is a well designed and challenging contest. 

Jan 14, 2019 09:35 AM #37
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
Jan 14, 2019 12:34 PM #38
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Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Do you have a bucket list in the works?

I am a little confused how many blog posts are required.  Still interested in this challenge, because it is challenging 

Jan 15, 2019 03:10 AM #39
Rainmaker
489,138
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

The checklist says "Member you Admire" and the Challenge reads " Complete the first section of five by writing about a person you admire."

Does this need to be a member? Because my Kudos post is a local vendor. I do not mind doing 2 separate posts. I just wanted to clarify. 

Jan 15, 2019 09:50 AM #40
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Lynn, I think you have outdone yourself creating this challenge! I'll try to participate but don't know how far I will get. Thanks for all the thought and effort you put into this!

Jan 15, 2019 10:02 PM #41
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