Reaching the World One Blog at a Time

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

As I have witnessed the world of blogging in its infancy many years back, it is now a main source of information for so many people. Here on Active Rain, this platform reaches the world of real estate and beyond. Mainly, however, this blog site provides endless topics, useful tips, and a community of professionals that help one another on a daily basis.


I wrote a blog post recently and was honored that it was featured on site for Christian Parenting. As grandparents who are raising a grandchild, this situation has become more prevalent recently. We have met many other grandparents in our same situation.


Thank you to this platform for helping me to find my blogging voice and to be brave enough to venture out. We all have lives outside of the real estate and we have life experiences that others may glean some insight from. Take a chance and submit your work, your thoughts, and advice to other platforms. You never know who you might reach who needs to hear your message.


Here is a direct LINK to the article that was recently featured on the Christian Parenting site.


Happy blogging!

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®, 

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Comments (9)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Paula,  Oh yes. ActiveRain is where I found blogging and the courage to let my voice be heard (read) on the Internet.  AR continued to be wonderful for networking, learning,  and making friends ... and oh yes, business! 

We do have lives outside of real estate ... and many of us face life challenges all the while business must carry on. 

May 06, 2021 08:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paula - I really enjoy all of your perspectives.  I am not an agent and yet I have been able to share and also learn from others here.  Most people here had other careers and other interests so that we have a great diverse platform.

May 06, 2021 08:56 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Quite an honor, Paula. And kind of you to give AR credit. 

May 06, 2021 01:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I was a reluctant blogger back in 2008, when my broker suggested this platform.  I decided to humor him by participating, only to become immediately addicted.  I don't know what that says about me!🙃

May 06, 2021 10:27 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

If it wasn't for AR, you and many more, would not know that I was alive, much less in this business.

May 07, 2021 03:38 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Paula- I too have ActiveRain for helping me find my voice. Writing was something I wanted to do but could not find a way to organize my thoughts. Blogging has helped me organize the words swimming around in my head and if for no other reason, that's a good thing. 

May 07, 2021 11:06 AM
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

H Paula,
I am so glad I discovered blogging, long before most people even knew what it was. I've enjoyed sharing my experiences, learning from others, and connecting with the amazing people I've met through blogging. 

May 11, 2021 10:41 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A happy ending to a stressful story.  We almost had to do similar some time back but Mom stepped up and knew we were there to support her every step of the way.

May 13, 2021 04:30 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Paula, I am not against a grandparent raising a child but it is now prevelant in our society. So many parents have personal issues so the grandparent has to step up.

May 26, 2021 08:42 AM