While looking around ActiveRain today I clicked on the Q&A button. One of the questions that was recently asked by one of our fellow Rainers was how long he had been on AR. He didn't know how to find this out. ActiveRain member support answered his question. Someone else pointed out that you could look at your first post to determine how long you have been around. Still another pointed out that you could hunt around on the Membership Roster to maybe find that out.
This got me to thinking. I know I have been blogging in the Rain for a long time. But just how long? I did manage to find my first blog ever from 11-20-2007. But I knew that I had been a member for a while before that. So I went to the membership roster to see if I could find out.
The very first members joined on May 25, 2006 according to the roster. As you can see you can click on each month during the year. It turns out I joined on June 22, 2006, less than a month after the first members.
When you click on a date on the Membership roster you see the members that joined that day. So I started clicking on those members. It turns out none of those first joiners are still active. (Except the Official ActiveRain Blog). So I started going day by day and clicking member links. No one that joined in May of 2006 was still active. None of the members that joined from June 1 to June 21 of 2006 were still active.
So then on June 22, 2006 I joined AR along with a few others. I am still active and one other member from that date appears to still be active, although they have not posted since May 31, 2021. (to be completely transparent I did take a break from AR from Oct 2016 - July 2019) I guess it's me and Real Estate Tomato tied for the longest bloggers here in the rain. (If someone has other information I'm open to hear it) I know I am far from the most prolific poster here but I guess I have a little piece of AR history.
I have enjoyed all these years here on ActiveRain. I have buyers and sellers that I can positively credit ActiveRain as the source. And just this past Monday I closed a referral from another AR member. Thanks Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. I have also learned a lot here in the Rain and plan to continue playing in the Rain.