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Click Chemistry Coincidences. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Click Chemistry Coincidences

And A Challenge Entry Is The Result. . .  


At any moment there are challenges that are a part of daily life. And evidence of that is abundantly clear in ActiveRainLand. 


The annual Nobel Prize honors for achievement in various fields were announced recently.    Stick with me, I will tie this together. Eventually.  😃


Anyway, the Nobel Prize for science was awarded this year for click chemistry. Through this discovery, we learn how molecules are linked.  Over the years, I have explored connection in my own way - admittedly not nearly as scientific as I might want to believe.


In any endeavor, achievements are marked as milestones in learning. Success is closely aligned with such feats. As a word and concept, success is defined (and then discussed, debated, dissected and then redefined) subjectively and typically at great length. 


But please don't even consider asking me about click chemistry as it relates to science. Talk about a difficult challenge. If you're interested in that subject, there are multiple ways to delve deeper.


Back to "this world", I have read many entries submitted for the October 2022 Challenge: Blogging Success Stories co-hosted by Aura Alex, Leanne Smith and Carol Williams.  As usual, I am impressed with the creativity of the membership to effectively tell their stories. 


My AR journey may not have brought bundles of monetary success directly through blogging though I am grateful for that which I have received. 


To me, blogging shows triumph in different ways. Perhaps, greater.  Thoughts have been formed.  And ideas sparked. Observations have been numerous. And then they are remembered with more than a few put into actionable plans that have been customized. Conversations have been overheard even while lurking.


Such experiences have made continuing education a part of this platform. I remember an open house event years ago when a visitor-unknown-to-me walks in and says "I know you. I have been reading your stories of our area for quite some time". It's been said before and it's true: you may not know who is reading or following what you share. Or even an exact source. That's a success in my opinion. And I think blogging helps make that happen. It helps hone our craft, enhance introductions and begin to make connections. Click - just like that.



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.  


Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You just never know who will be reading your posts - and isn't that the fun part when you find out Michael!  This is exactly what I have been meaning to write about for the Blogging Success Contest.  And in fact, now that you've inspired me I must be about that very soon. You always offer us 'pondertunity' and I love that!!

Oct 10, 2022 10:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - blogging is not only contagious (in the best sort of way) but inspiring (in many ways).  Banana Blog On - Quite Appealing - and so natural too. . .  

Oct 10, 2022 10:50 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ponderful, Michael, Ponderful. I love your entry and a well deserved feature!

Oct 10, 2022 07:53 PM
Michael Jacobs

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - thank you.  

Oct 11, 2022 04:17 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Apropos of nothing, but your "click" references brought me to pickleball.  Imagine that!  One day, my partner started putting here thumb together with one of her fingers and saying "click" at the same time.  I let it go on for a long time and then my curiosity got the best of me.  "Why all the clicks?' I asked.  She started laughing and told me she was counting all my unforced errors.  Later, when I hit a really bad shot, she said, "Click, click, click, click."  It cracks me up every time and gets my head back in the game.  It helps me disconnect from the bad shots.  I do not think she will get a Nobel Price for her "Click Theory," but it is a brilliant strategy.  It is really hard to keep me grounded.

I really enjoyed your article.  Your thoughts are always spot on and one of the reasons I am an enthusiastic fan. Thank you for all you do here at ActiveRain.


Oct 11, 2022 06:36 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ray Henson - she found the click that worked for her.  Continuing with that, she connected with you.  It makes sense to me.   I don't know much about pickleball except the little I have picked up from your posts.  Beyond that, it's mostly by osmosis.  🙃

Oct 11, 2022 06:46 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Michael, I have actually had a bunch of deals from AR (I calculated the commissions earned from AR in the six figures), but I do not really think that is what I have earned. I have made so many friends and it has been far more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. The dollars have been nice, but the chance to put my ideas and thoughts into this cool little site has been awesome.

Oct 11, 2022 09:00 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - that calculation of real estate transactions where AR is the source is impressive.  Congratulations on all aspects of what you have shared in your comment.  

Oct 12, 2022 04:41 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 
Yes, the was the goal of the Founders - success while building a member community by Blogging. So glad it worked for you! Lynn

Oct 18, 2022 07:35 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

And that is a success, that someone comes and meets you knowing who you are before they enter.

Oct 11, 2022 10:47 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - it was a nice surprise.  

Oct 12, 2022 04:41 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Michael Jacobs, brilliant post. The benefits of ActiveRain can not be measured with a dollar amount. For me, it is truly about relationships on this platform. 

Oct 11, 2022 11:17 AM
Michael Jacobs

Beth Atalay - thank you.  Dollars can't be discounted and neither can the other benefits.  

Oct 12, 2022 04:45 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Michael, I can truly say that blogging has its rewards and benefits, as they certainly give you that online exposure. I need to check-in on the October Challenge. Thanks for pointing that out. 

Oct 11, 2022 01:59 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jerry Newman - if you participate in this month's challenge, I will be sure to catch it.  I look forward to it.  

Oct 12, 2022 04:46 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Success is measured by a variety of metrics, consistency is one of those metrics.  Be smart about it, follow up and succeed.

Oct 11, 2022 04:33 PM
Michael Jacobs

Peter Mohylsky - consistency enhances connection.  Thank you for stopping by and your comment.  I appreciate it.  

Oct 12, 2022 04:49 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Totally not surprised how you wove your success story. Reading your posts always expands my thought processes.  Thank you for entering this Active Rain Challenge.

Oct 12, 2022 07:10 AM
Michael Jacobs

Leanne Smith - and thank you for co-hosting this month's AR Challenge.  

Oct 12, 2022 07:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 12, 2022 07:27 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I hope your Gaithersburg Maryland MidWeek meanderings are meaningful.  

Oct 12, 2022 07:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, was wondering if you had changed professions, and got into click chemistry.   Blogging has worked differently for all of us, and glad someone knew you for all those years.

Oct 12, 2022 07:36 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - it's often good to be noticed.  And it's better when it happens from someone who knows you from things they have read about their neighborhood or area where they live.   That time, it was a condo building where he lived.   

Oct 12, 2022 07:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Your wise words always strike me from different directions but always result in a new perspective Michael 🙂

Oct 12, 2022 11:22 AM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - perspective pondering plays a role.  

Oct 12, 2022 12:51 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Your posts always make me ponder and then try to look up the subject. 

As I read clock chemistry, I was at a loss and needed to go look it up so I could better appreciate the flow.

Well, here's what I found:

In chemical synthesis, "click" chemistry is a class of biocompatible small molecule reactions commonly used in bioconjugation, allowing the joining of substrates of choice with specific biomolecules. Click chemistry is not a single specific reaction, but describes a way of generating products that follow examples.

Well, that didn't help much so I just stopped pondering and read and appreciate that blogging brings its success to many differently

Oct 13, 2022 12:12 PM
Michael Jacobs

Ed Silva - it's definitely a subject that is above and beyond my understanding.  

Oct 13, 2022 03:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

As you always do, you have given us something special to ponder about success and blogging. I wasn't quite sure the direction your title, and post, might lead but I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.


Oct 13, 2022 12:59 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - thank you for adding to the conversation. 

Oct 13, 2022 03:58 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375

Yes, Jeff Dowler, CRS , he always does that for us! Lynn

Oct 18, 2022 07:33 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

May all our molecules be linked in the blogosphere . Love and light all the very best to come, I’m sure

Oct 13, 2022 10:17 PM
Michael Jacobs

Laura Cerrano - the Lego reference unblocks additional possibilities, right?   

Oct 14, 2022 04:29 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Please forgive my silly humor but I do like the idea of molecules joining together as a metaphor for community bonding. :

Oct 13, 2022 10:20 PM
Michael Jacobs

Laura Cerrano - wordplay as well as all sorts of fun with words help keep our minds aware and active.  Silly helps expand our world in many ways.  

Oct 14, 2022 04:34 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I am not familiar with the term click chemistry. I do like how you used it for this post though. Financial success didn't come from my blogging, but the connections and the resources I consider invaluable.

Oct 14, 2022 09:28 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - you're absolutely right.  It would be difficult, maybe impossible, to place a value on those connections.  

Oct 14, 2022 11:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I often find very good storytellers in the real estate industry Michael. I guess it’s because we have so many great experiences 🙂

Oct 14, 2022 08:34 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I believe that's quite true.  

Oct 15, 2022 05:16 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

So TRUE!!! 
"It's been said before and it's true: you may not know who is reading or following what you share. Or even an exact source. That's a success in my opinion."

Hi Michael, always a treat to read your posts. Couldn't think of what to write for this month's contest/challenge but your post inspired me. Thanks, Lynn

Oct 18, 2022 07:32 PM
Michael Jacobs

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 - I know it's true for me as well as many other members as the AR words I have read make their way from thought to post.  Thank you for the comment.  

Oct 19, 2022 03:32 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Michael! You never disappoint - I love how you took a pondertunity and morphed it into a challenge entry! I always look forward to reading your blogs.

Oct 23, 2022 10:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you.  I appreciate your comment.  

Oct 24, 2022 03:17 AM