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.



Sorry for delay! Lynn


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

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

UPDATE  ---  1/29/19
Contact Lynn with any questions - lynn at odatreaty.com  Heading into the last stretch of January now!


FEBRUARY 1, 2019


1.  Send in your results - on the offered Checklist or on your own.
2.  Point request for participants to be submitted on 2/6/19. 
3.  Points awarded (hopefully) before Valentine's Day.

All the best - Lynn


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:

Check out Fred Griffin's post as well!!!    Thanks Fred!!!


 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 suggestions 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 at odatrealty.com

SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!

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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This is a very ambitious challenge and I hope you get some good results.

Jan 25, 2019 01:04 AM #52
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Okay, you should have my spreadsheet in your inbox, Lynn! Thank you again! As I mentioned in the accompanying email, putting those two new videos together was all of the challenge I needed this month! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend...

Jan 26, 2019 04:59 AM #53
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, you're so kind, Lynn! Hey, you know I'm all about pushing myself and not taking 'no' for an answer! LOL 

Seriously, it was good experience - very time-consuming though but, well worth it in the end.

Happy Saturday!

Jan 26, 2019 03:05 PM #54
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Hi Lynn B. Friedman on Sunday 1/28. Actually, it is already Monday morning and I am reporting that I have finished your challenging challenge! Thanks for all the time, effort, planning and work that is going into your  Blog Booster 2019.

When, may I ask, do you have time to sell real estate?

Jan 27, 2019 09:44 PM #55
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I was wondering why there was suddenly new comments (in 3s) on several Facebook Fridays posts. Thanks Lynn B. Friedman

Jan 28, 2019 03:04 AM #56
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

With everything going on here I will not be able to join in but have been reading posts.

Jan 28, 2019 08:54 AM #57
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn, I will need to get my act together and do things like I do, fast and in the last minute:)Endre

Jan 28, 2019 11:40 PM #58
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman - I have read many inspiring post written by Active Rainers participating in this contest.

Jan 30, 2019 06:52 AM #59
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - Here is my full entry - I completed all tasks and challenges. The last post on the Sedona Marathon is scheduled for 1/31/19 but I already have the link for it!  I use Mac computers and software and do not use Google Docs - I did change the form to excell and then changed the form to the Mac version which is a Numbers worksheet.  I will email it to you BUT not sure if you can open it so this will probably work better. Have a great end of the month!  


January 2019 - Blog Booster Challenge


Post 1 - “W” - How ActiveRain Mirrors My World View - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h55 

Post 2 - C. Guidelines - Do We Take Spam For Granted? - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h54 

Post 3 - Reblog - Your Neighbor has a "For Sale" Sign on the Lawn - What Should You Do? - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h52 

Post 4 - Profile a Member - Giving Kudos - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h5l 

Challenge 5 - Comment on 5/6 posts - I follow Wayne Martin closely -Completed


Post 6 - Perm Loc. Attrct - Introducing Castle Rock in the Village Of Oak Creek - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h5f 

Post 7 - !4th Annual Sedona Marathon on Groundhog Day! 2/2/19 - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h5r 

Challenge 8,9,10 - Read/Comment  3 different posts - Kathy Strieb, Anita Clark, Bill & Liz Spear - Completed


Post 11 - My Specialty - Homes For-Sale - Sedona AZ 86336 - Real Time Market Report - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h5d 

Post 12 - Teach Readers - Can You Change A Seasonal Look Without A Reshoot? See For Yourself! - https://activerain.com/droplet/5h5c 

Jan 30, 2019 09:36 AM #60
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate


I just emailed you the completed checklist for level section 2.


Jan 30, 2019 10:49 AM #61
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lynn, I did participate and believe I have all the different categories complete, and will fill out my form tomorrow.

Jan 30, 2019 03:36 PM #62
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Thanks again for hosting the Blog Booster 2019 Challenge. My entry was emailed to you today.  Enjoy your evening.

Jan 31, 2019 04:12 PM #63
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Lynn B. Friedman, I just finished with my last post today and emailed you the completed spreadsheet. Thank you for this challenging contest and the energy to put it all together! Jeff 

Jan 31, 2019 06:03 PM #64
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn well you know here we are there are about 2 hours left to your challenge, in spite of Internet drama, Email challenges and migrating email from one platform to another I believe all I need to do is two more blog posts to meet your challenge or at least get partial credit... have not had time to focus, so will do that next and send spreadsheet privately... Your, Endre

Jan 31, 2019 10:17 PM #65
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hey Lynn, just sent the spread sheet hope you will get it. Just like in College down to the wire submitting term papers:))Endre

Jan 31, 2019 11:42 PM #66
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Lynn, I will email spreadsheet later...sorry to be late getting it to you.

Feb 01, 2019 11:10 AM #67
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Lynn - I really enjoyed reading the entries. Thanks for the contest. 

Feb 12, 2019 12:34 PM #68
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn hope all is well, I sent you a private email that bounced back....Endre

Mar 12, 2019 11:20 PM #70
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Lynn, thanks for the recent comment on our post. Always appreciated.  Guess you are busy selling real estate. Hope so. D 

May 07, 2019 02:42 PM #71
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lynn B. Friedman - I was really excited about this Challenge and did my best to complete the first part and turned it in. Of course, I didn't get any points but always enjoy the challenge and what you have to offer. 

I wish you well always. 

May 08, 2019 07:56 AM #72
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