Like many things in Life, ActiveRain is what you make it.
You can use it as a dumping station for marketing reports and never comment or engage with anyone.
If blogging isn't for you, you can still come here, read, comment and get to know people.
Or you can be a regular blogger, connecting with potential buyers and sellers and agents from coast to coast (and beyond).
Over time, you'll figure out who a lot about people and their passions, how well they know their market, their business philosophy and a whole lot more.
Some you may get to meet in person and every time I have, it's never felt like I was meeting a stranger.
And people come and go from the Rain, and some come and go and come and go and come and go.....the Rain continues on regardless.
Many folks I know haven't blogged here in years and probably never will again. The contact shifted from the Rain to Facebook so we're still in touch.
The cool thing about maintaining those relationships is the ability to help each other out. One Rainer is very active in her garden club and has used several of my flower pictures for garden club newsletters and other garden club business. I'm happy to provide.
Another Rainer who hasn't blogged here in 6 years reached out this week to ask to use some of my bee pictures to decorate here bee/she-shed :) I've got plenty, so a Dropbox upload and link later and she's set!
I'm not a believer in the "you can't have a REAL friend unless you've met in REAL life" saying. There are many people here that I've never met in real life, most likely never will, but count amongst my friends. Phone calls, emails, Facebook chats, texts, the communication lines are there and open.
I'll readily admit, I don't participate in the social aspect of the Rain nearly as much as I used to. My only mandatory is blogging daily. I may or may not read another post, or leave comments, or visit the Q&A section. It all depends on my time availability. But even with that "neglect", I know the connections are out there if they need me, or I need them.
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!
Bill & Liz aka BLiz