Contest? What Contest?? How to Find Monthly Contests.

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Contest? What Contest?? How to Find Monthly Contests.

 

Contests/Challenges are fun and typically we have at least one each month at ActiveRain. Years ago, I can remember when there were 2 contests going on inquestion one month!

 

(Scroll down a bit if you want to cut to the chase and find out where to find them!)

 

There’s no rule that you have to enter or participate in a contest.

* Some members enter for points (btw...nothing wrong with that.)

*Some participate to support the person hosting the contest/challenge.

*Some participate because let’s face it...it’s not always easy to come up with a topic for a post. A contest provides one. 

*Some enter simply because it’s fun. 

And, even if you choose not to participate, the entry posts can be fun and educational to read. 

 

One more thing...There IS a difference between a contest and a challenge. Contests mean there will be a winner(s) chosen usually for extra points. In challenges, everyone is a “winner.”

 

Oops...One more thing… Some contests/challenges are meant to get us to do what would be beneficial for us to do for our business...for example, writing long-tail search posts or local events posts. 

Some get us to share a bit about us personally, which is good because it lets us learn more about each other. 

 

Ok...how the heck do you find out if there is a current challenge/contest going on???

 

  1. Look on the Feature page because they can be found there on the first day of the month. 

  2. If you see a thread in the post titles, you can almost count on there being a contest or challenge.

  3. And finally, go to the CONTESTS section of ActiveRain. 

    Scroll down to the bottom of any page...

 

contests

Click on it to go to the ActiveRain Contests page. 

 

Contest page

 

 

There you have it. And, by the way, there’s still time to enter this month’s challenge: December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction.

 

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George Souto
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Kathy the monthly contest/challenges are a great way to have some fun and pick up extra points.

Dec 06, 2019 10:51 AM #13
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Hi Kathy Streib 

It's always good to be reminded about the different categories available in AR

Dec 06, 2019 12:02 PM #14
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Hi Kathy Streib great primer for new folks on AR.  I just posted a post about the latest challenge I am co-hosting with Carol Williams .  Santa Says........!!

Dec 06, 2019 01:19 PM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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This is a great little post that informs members on how to locate ActiveRain contests, Kathy.  I usually go to the ActiveRain Contests group to find them.

https://www.activerain.com/groups/activeraincontests

Dec 06, 2019 01:52 PM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 06, 2019 01:53 PM #17
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Kathy Streib very good educational post for how to locate the monthly contest.

Dec 06, 2019 03:30 PM #18
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Nina Hollander it's easy to miss a new contest or challenge when you get busy and miss even the feature page. 

Michael Jacobs Oh yes, I've had those brain freeze moments many times. 

Donald Urschalitz let's hope so!!!

Dec 06, 2019 05:06 PM #19
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HI Barbara Todaro I love reading the posts from them as well. 

Brian England That's the best part of the challenges and contests...reading the posts. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I remember when I started here there were times many of us would not have known about a contest had it not been for a reblog. 

Dec 06, 2019 05:59 PM #20
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Wayne Martin so true. Maybe some newbies will participate. 

Exactly Roy Kelley And hopefully some will join in on the fun. 

Sharon Lee this month's challenge is a lot of fun to read. 

Dec 06, 2019 06:03 PM #21
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Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty and that's ok. Not everyone has to or wants to enter. When I do, I don't think about the points. 

Grant Schneider I agree!!!! They can produce some of the best posts and are so much fun to read. 

Dec 06, 2019 06:06 PM #22
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Happy to do so Carol Williams 

George Souto They can really be fun to read. 

Doug Dawes sometimes it's hard to remember where to find everything here. 

Dec 06, 2019 06:09 PM #23
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS this is really a fun and interesting challenge. 

Myrl Jeffcoat Hi and thank you for the feature in your group. 

John Pusa glad to see you here!!! If you haven't already, hope that you'll enter this month's challenge. 

 

Dec 06, 2019 06:12 PM #24
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Marte Cliff
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I do wonder why the link to contests has been relegtated to the small print at the bottom of the page. Not easy to find unless you know where to look. I have the same feeling about the leaderboard - I see it as having zero value now because visitors to Active Rain would never find it.

Dec 06, 2019 08:45 PM #25
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Well, this is a first for me.  Never knew where you could find them, now I know.  Thanks

Dec 07, 2019 01:25 AM #26
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Hi Kathy, NOW I KNOW!!  I had no idea there was a difference between contest and challenge, or where to find the link.  Of course, at the bottom of every page in full view... but in small type!  Thanks

Dec 07, 2019 04:06 AM #27
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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I love the challenges. Really good way to kind of stimulate me to write another post. 

Dec 07, 2019 05:33 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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It's been quite awhile since I participated in a challenge or contest. Hopefully I can get back to posting soon.

Dec 07, 2019 06:22 AM #29
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Lisa Friedman
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Hi Kathy! Thank you for pointing this out. Contests and Meet Up details have been difficult for me to find. Good to know. I’m hoping to become more active again in The Rain.

Dec 07, 2019 09:19 AM #30
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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This is very helpful!  I finally figured out how to find the monthly contests through the search bar. However, never really noticed there was a difference between contest and challenge. Thanks for the clarificaiton!

Dec 08, 2019 08:29 AM #31
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There it is!   At the bottom of every page.    Guess I haven't been reading the fine print - thank you!

Dec 10, 2019 11:14 AM #32
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