Reach Out And Touch Someone: Andrea Swiedler
The Challenge this month is to reach out and touch someone that has been noticeably absent from ActiveRain for a while. I venture that the object is to bring them back to the fold, but for me at least, it offered an opportunity to visit with a friend that is attributable 100% to ActiveRain.
Andrea Sweidler, for many a year, was a fixture here on ActiveRain. But beyond her activities here, she was a person that would have remained an unknown to me even though we are only a few miles apart.
I can honestly say that for the longest time, I was the only member of ActiveRain that found my way to visit with Andrea in New Milford, and as happens so often when Rainers meet there may have been an awkward second and then it was chat and laughs like the old friends that ActiveRain allowed us to be. For anyone that remembers Andrea, she did have this thing with cows. I never did ask why, but most people would have smaller pets.
And, several years later it was more of the same. Andrea hasn't posted on the platform in 4 years and as I really didn't care why for this post. We discussed the blog platform and some of the issues that ownership has been working to update and fix. I did offer that I was calling as part of a Challenge to reconnect once active members to possibly discuss a return to blogging.
I did offer the Tuesday Zoom call as a potential way of easing back into the fold which is something that Andrea though was interesting and a possibility. Mostly it was a matter of catching up sharing a few laughs as well.
We talked about the manner of doing business over the past months and the challenges it has offered. It was ironic that she mentioned a current client that has wild expectations for the market and when I went to her blog roll there was a post she had written about overpricing a home.
Whether or not she comes back to see what the ActiveRain blog platform may do for her business, even an occasional blog from her will garnish attention just because of the way she writes.
This post is for the Option 1 post for the ActiveRain Challenge, Let The Bells Ring, but it is far better for me as it had me calling a friend, especially one that I have not talked with in over a few years.
Reach Out And Touch Someone: Andrea Sweidler