Thankful For The ActiveRain Archives

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Being happy (or not) is always a choice.

As I was thinking about my third entry into the Gratitude Challenge being co-hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, I remembered the 100 Happy Days series I wrote on ActiveRain in 2016.  I went back and read a few of them and am so thankful they were still there in the archives of ActiveRain. They brought back a lot of nice memories and are just another testament to how easy it is to find things to be happy about and grateful for.

Although I joined AR back in 2006, I ended up taking a several year hiatus during my husband's illness and after his passing.  I came back in earnest in 2016 when I published 395 posts. Many of the people who I followed (and followed me) in the early years were gone.

So, when I came back I didn't have much of a following and didn't get many comments but I enjoyed writing them anyway.  Over time, I've been able to engage and enjoy a fun group of those I enjoy following and who follow me.  I am very thankful for that. 

It's been fun going through some of my old posts, which always bring a smile to my face.  I've made a few changes to my posts since then like adding a quote that applies to each post.  I also try to frame most of my photos now which I hope adds a little visual appeal to each post. 

Since I didn't have much of a Following back then, maybe I'll reshare a few of my 100 Happy Days posts over the next few weeks.  Consider yourself warned! 
:-)   

Have you checked your Archives lately? You may enjoy doing so.

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
Always fun to take a trip down Memory Lane via the Archives. 

Nov 22, 2019 08:23 AM #41
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Carol, I have gone back and checked my archive for posts, especially about the ones I wrote on my family. I did enjoy reading them again and printed them out to keep in a folder.

Nov 22, 2019 07:33 PM #42
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I've only checked the archives once or twice - usually when I can't think of anything to blog about. But I've always found a gem or two that makes me smile. 

Nov 23, 2019 05:55 AM #43
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Carol - Me Again.  I was once again reminded of your thoughts expressed here as I read some ActiveRain posts.  Those "archives" are so important in chronicling our lives and it's rather amazing the memories that can be "stirred up".  

Nov 23, 2019 08:18 AM #44
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 
That's so great. I'm glad you did that!  Have a great weekend. 

Nov 23, 2019 08:35 AM #45
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 
We all have gems if we just take the time to take a look back. I enjoy doing it from time to time.   

Nov 23, 2019 08:38 AM #46
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Michael Jacobs, Michael, Michael ... I thought of a new word! Going through the archives is a wonderful:
      Pondertunity! 

Or have you already coined that one? 

Nov 23, 2019 08:41 AM #47
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Michael Jacobs 

Nov 23, 2019 08:51 AM #48
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Carol:

I haven't specifically looked through the archives but have looked back at old posts and in some cases have updated them or used the for inspiration.

I look forward to you sharing your 100 Happy Day posts!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Nov 23, 2019 11:30 AM #49
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I always find some really cool stuff in the back catalog of everyone at AR. They are really great!

Nov 23, 2019 11:23 PM #50
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I totally recommend looking through some stuff! Well worth the time travel and fun for sure! Jeff Dowler, CRS

Nov 23, 2019 11:24 PM #51
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I don't always like going back in time to my older posts as I'll want to start updating them, which would be an endless task.  But sometimes I'll touch on one or two as needed.

Nov 29, 2019 04:55 PM #52
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Good morning Carol. Please post some of your old posts. I always enjoy your posts, and I am sure I can learn from them

Dec 30, 2019 06:39 AM #53
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Carol

Indeed thank goodness for the archives. My brokerage updated and completely changed our website. This resulted in a new IDX meaning that every link I had in every post I'd ever written was broken.

I had to go back in time and update most of them - took me several months. But without working links, what good were the posts?

Dec 30, 2019 03:26 PM #54
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I run into so many Agents who claim they lack vision when it comes to Blogging. And at best they would be sporadic. I keep pointing them to the Reblog Tab hoping this will change their “Limiting Belief” about their ability to be consistent !!!

Dec 31, 2019 04:44 AM #55
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 
It is kind of a never-ending task if you start updating, isn't it?  It can be fodder for a new, updated, posts too!

Dec 31, 2019 05:54 AM #56
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Thank you, Tom Bailey . I appreciate you following my ramblings. I'm sure I'll be reposting a few throughout the year.

Dec 31, 2019 05:56 AM #57
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh My, Margaret Goss . That must have been a bit overwhelming in the beginning! Glad you stuck with it and the archives were there to help in the process. 

Dec 31, 2019 05:57 AM #58
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Michael J. Perry 
I think the more people blog, the easier it is for them to "see" topics to blog about.  I do like having the reblog button. Why spend your time figuring out how to say something when it's already been said so well?

Dec 31, 2019 06:02 AM #59
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Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I will look forward to whatever you post, new or old.  I know it will be interesting.

Dec 31, 2019 11:27 AM #60
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