April Challenge...Time to Get Out and Show Off Your Area

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April Challenge...Time to Get Out and Show Off Your Area


It’s Spring and in many areas, warmer temperatures are a signal that it’s time to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. 


We’ve all been cooped up for too long because of the weather or local restrictions and I’ll bet residents in your area are feeling the same way. So April’s Challenge is to share local posts about your area. 


Hannah Williams and I are co-hosting the April Challenge-Time to Get Out and Show Off Your Area. 


While all states have different levels of restrictions, there are still outdoor activities and events and outdoor dining that can be enjoyed. 


Here are some places and events to consider when you’re trying to decide what to write about...

~Local parks

~Nature walks

~Spring planting classes

~Short day trips in your area

~Art shows

~Local Farmer’s Markets

~Best areas for a picnic

~Local fishing areas

~Best places to see spring flowers

~Best outdoor dining

~Local lakes

~Activities for children




All you have to do is write a post telling us about a place or event in your area, be sure to include at least one photo. Add tips from your own personal experiences and it makes your local post stand out!


You can write one, two, or up to three local posts. 


Contest Rules:

-You can enter up to 3 local posts

-Deadline is April 30, 2021, 11:59 PST

-Each post must contain at least one photo or clip art (Be sure to observe copyright laws)

- Each post must contain at least 300 words. 

- Leave a link to your post(s) in the comment section of this post.

**Make sure that you leave all of your entries in one comment below.*** (it makes it easier for us to tally points!)

-Add your April Challenge post in the ActiveRain Challenges Group!

This way, we'll all know where to go to read your posts!!!



Each post will receive 1,000 points for a maximum of 3,000 points. 


BONUS Point:

Includes video in any post and receive an extra 500 points for a maximum of 500 points. 


Total April Challenge Points: 3500


Now let’s get out and have some fun!!!

Comments (56)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Looking forward to reading all these wonderful local posts 

Apr 03, 2021 09:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathy! I can't believe it's taken me 5 days to get to this post to THANK YOU for being our hostess this month! This is a wonderful way to get some great SEO built up on your ActiveRain blog - and to show the locals AND those moving here that YOU know your area. 


Thank you again! This is going to be a wonderful month in the Rain!

Apr 05, 2021 07:30 AM
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Someone please tell support at AR to figure out how I can post a blog. All I kept getting were error messages and automated answers about how someone would get back to me which never happened. I would love to show off my new fair city of Spokane!

Apr 05, 2021 03:11 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

It's been so long since many of us have been out and about, this is a great way to promote our great localities. 

Apr 09, 2021 07:21 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!
Apr 09, 2021 08:24 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate
Apr 09, 2021 11:19 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
Apr 10, 2021 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Craig- will definitely check it out!!! Thank you for participating. 

Apr 10, 2021 01:35 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - ok almost half through the month.  Hope I get out there are get some pictures.

Apr 11, 2021 05:18 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have been blogging about Central Oregon hikes since last year.  I am glad someone put me onto the contest!


Apr 12, 2021 09:41 AM
Lynnea Miller

Next blog:



Apr 19, 2021 01:28 PM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO
Apr 12, 2021 01:28 PM
Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Here's mine about just one of many community activities I enjoy doing!

Fishing on Lake Serena

Apr 13, 2021 02:10 PM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Kathy here is my 1st 2nd and 3rd entry.




Apr 13, 2021 03:39 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I was going to add my entries as sub-comments to my original comment above, but for whatever reason, sub-comments don't seem to be operational for me, haha.

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Apr 16, 2021 05:07 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
federalfinanciallawgroup.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

this seems like a fun challenge and since I am in the Giant Litter Box of Las Vegas it will be easy to do!!

Apr 16, 2021 10:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathy,

Here are my three entries.....this was fun! Thank you for hosting this challenge:

John Lockhart Annual Golf Tournament

Juliet's Italian Kitchen

Reale's Italian Cafe

Apr 17, 2021 02:30 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Hi Hannah & Kathy


Tanks for hosting this challange. Here are a couple of my entries.

Anthem Arizona Veterans Memorial, an Arizona Hidden Treasure


The Desert Botanical Garden, keeping the desert alive.


Apr 18, 2021 11:40 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Here is one more to add.

Arizona is a land of contrasts

Apr 21, 2021 06:51 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, thanks for hosting this challenge, and since we are still getting too  much snow, outdoor dining and no spring flower yet, had to come up with some other ideas.

Things to Do - Ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Things to do in Aurora CO - Aurora Reservoir

Things to Do in Denver - Go for a Hike in Castlewood Canyon

Apr 20, 2021 11:30 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Buckhead - Midtown - Westside ... Love our City - Love our Clients! - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Easy to understand instruction! Thanks Kathy and Hannah! All the best - Lynn

Apr 20, 2021 06:55 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Kathy. This is a great choice and thank you for hosting. Here are my 3 entries with video. Jeff 😎

1. Hidden Phoenix Places...A Waterfall? Yes! Arizona Falls

2. Hidden Phoenix Places- Revolving Restaurant 24th Floor

3. Live in Phoenix? GET OUT OF TOWN! ...See Arizona

Apr 21, 2021 08:43 AM

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