While reading posts this week by my fellow local bloggers Ken Montville and Patricia Kennedy about discovering a connection to Lenn Harley in the middle of transaction, I began to wonder how many connections could be made on Active Rain. With 90,000 plus members you have to suspect that there are more connections than we could imagine and possibly some lost relatives to be found.
As I was pondering my phone rang and it was my brother calling from Florida. A few weeks ago I had the good fortunate to attend my nieces wedding in St Petersburg. After I came back a random comment on a post by Sharon Simms unearthed that her office was only a few blocks away from the hotel where the wedding took place. Unfortunately due to my schedule I had missed a chance to have a cup of coffee with her.
While my brother and I were talking about his latest commercial real estate deal I mentioned Sharon's name. I should mention that my brother only "dabbles" in real estate, his full time job is a successful dentist. As soon as I said her name he said oh sure I know Sharon she has been a patient of mine for years. So faster than you can say Kevin Bacon I had a connection to another Active Rainer.
So how many connections have you made on Active Rain? I'm sure there have to be some great stories to share!