We're Celebrating An Anniversary

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

We're Celebrating An Anniversary

On February 19, 2008 I signed up as a member of ActiveRain.  I did so at the requested invitation of a loan officer I knew who has since left the business.  His expertise, however, was in getting his company's mortgage business Internet exposure and he found that this site gave almost instantaneous response, at the time with the search engines.

At the time, I knew little about blogging and just read blogs and tried to find my way to post. With time, the writing started as well as signing up for all the instructional opportunities and challenges that Bob Stewart provided to those of us that were babes to blogging.  

 

It has been a most interesting ride, as not only did I get more comfortable in my blogging abilities, while still being awed by the expertise of some of the more established members, but the friendships developed along the way have given me warm feelings for the platform.

For those that have been here a while, we knew the platform at its infancy, and have seen strange developments along the way and for the present see a hope of return to prominence as we once knew.

For those new to blogging, it is not a silver bullet that will offer instant rewards.  The proof is in the online persona that you offer and the consistency that will get you a following and the cherished business.

 

I appreciate all the generous members that have tolerated my posts and even found the time to comment.  Without the platform, I would never have met so many great people and even formed friendships closer to home that I owe to ActiveRain.

 

 

 

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Ed Silva
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Steffy Hristova   The progression of the blogs from when we first started to how we post today is interesting when we look back.

Lyn Sims   Thank you  It has been a wild ride

Feb 21, 2021 04:37 AM #33
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Jeff Dowler, CRS   You have been a special friend here as well.  Taking me to a Meet-up in CA and then participating in a virtual Meet-up with Dagny.

I'm sorry I missed the 3rd trip when all gathered in Boston

Feb 21, 2021 04:38 AM #34
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker    Thank you.  For any that have been here a while the library of memories gets larger

Feb 21, 2021 04:40 AM #35
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Happy Anniversary Ed! 13 years is a big deal!  So many great people, so many things learned and shared.  Lots more to come! Here's to another great year in 2021!

Feb 21, 2021 09:34 AM #36
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker  Once I get my shots, I'll feel a little safer

Feb 21, 2021 10:29 AM #37
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Ed Silva i believe I am celebrating with you  Happy Anniversary Darling 

Feb 21, 2021 02:25 PM #38
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Hannah Williams    I remember you from forever but couldn't say as to when you joined.  Anyway, Happy Anniversary

Feb 21, 2021 03:12 PM #39
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Happy anniversary Ed!  Looking forward to your blog for people looking to find their beginning

Feb 22, 2021 06:39 PM #40
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Dear Ed,

Congratulations! I have definitely learned a lot over the years. Great to know you do not have to test every hare-brained idea yourself and can learn from others' successes and failures. This is a tough business, so good to have some friends along for the ride.

Feb 22, 2021 08:59 PM #41
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Happy Anniversary!! I have enjoyed many of your posts over the years!  

Congratulations for a path well traveled! 

Feb 23, 2021 12:43 AM #42
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Vickie Teel   I'm laboring to get it done quickly.  Thanks for stopping.

Dorte Engel, It's impossible to highlight your name due to the accent mark over your name   The people here re very generous with their information and if you have a 'hair-brained thought, do a search for it and you'll find an answer for it, I'm sure

Feb 23, 2021 05:30 AM #43
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Debra Leisek   At times it's been a difficult journey but it has been productive for the friendships and the business

Feb 23, 2021 05:45 AM #44
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Hi Ed Silva - I have been off of AR for over a week so I missed this.  Happy Anniversary.  Coincidently, My birthday is February 19th!  I turned 13 also... (haha)!! 

Feb 24, 2021 11:49 AM #45
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Well then,  Happy Birthday, to you.  What a coincidence

Feb 24, 2021 01:29 PM #46
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Hey Ed. I have been following you for a long time. AR has been a great place to land indeed!

Feb 26, 2021 08:35 AM #47
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Happy Anniversary! It has been a pleasure sharing the experience with you!

Feb 27, 2021 12:02 PM #48
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Hi Ed Silva - missing you and AR for the last 3 years!

I am sure lots of things have changed since!

Congratulations on lucky 13 years of association with AR, my friend.

Feb 27, 2021 05:07 PM #49
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Paula McDonald, Ph.D.   And now the circle is complete  thanks for taking the time to visit

Feb 27, 2021 05:56 PM #50
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Sharon Tara   Things may not be what they used to be but the Classics go on forever.

Praful Thakkar   I haven't been gone that long more like 14 months

Feb 27, 2021 05:57 PM #51
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Congratulations! You are two years ahead of me - 2010 when I joined and hung around until 2011 when I wrote my first post! Lynn

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