My Top Blog post Ever ever ever

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties 450.004175

     My top blog post ever ever ever. Several years ago the monthly challenge contest was called the AR Pay it Forward Challenge. This was my entry. 


     I like to enter the challenges every month if I can, and when I saw this one, I knew exactly what I would write about. I've been in Activerain for maybe 10 years now, and really try and read as many blogs as possible. I don't always comment on each and every one that I end up reading, and I'm sure I miss a whole bunch of them every week. But I do learn a lot about what makes agents tick, tech tips, motivational posts and real feel good stories. 

     My blog post story is one of the feel good story types. Since the 1970's the founders of the Project Re:Cycle program were totally fine with a small and simple 25-30 bikes at a time which was an easy number to handle for 2 retired friends. They could deliver 5-8 freshly repaired bikes in the back of a pickup truck and get on with the rest of their day. It was easy and fun and if they got a few too many to repair, they called for help from other friends, one of them being me and my son Nicholas.

     While I will never be one of the big name Active Rain points people, the blogging that I seem to get the most activity on are the ones with either a humorous story such as a dopey thing a homeowner has done that pops up on an inspection, or a feel good story like my heart attack near death experience. That life changing event is coming up on the 10 year anniversary on December 12, 2022. Hard to believe it's been that long. Harder to believe that I've been a vegetarian that long as well. Changing my diet and removing meat was just one way I could help reduce future hear issues. I recently bought an electric battery E-Bicycle so I can ride farther and in any weather or terrain. Heat and hills, no problem. 

     The Project Re:Cycle post from November 2017  won 3rd place in the challenge and some bonus points I think, but it was the really gracious comments the post got that made it so heartwarming when I read them.  

Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - a trip to our ActiveRain archived history can be a true treasure trove. Past memories can be found as well as present day inspiration that can lead to future posts.  

Oct 23, 2022 08:06 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Project Re:cycle, what a great cause and it is great that a great cause and wonderful story was your best post ever. 

It is also an inspiration to hear how well you have done by changing your lifestyle.  We went vegetarian for about 6 months last year and the benefits were measurable when we had our annual health check up.  We do need to get back to it.

The comments are always the best part of my posts.  😃

Oct 23, 2022 08:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Scott  and thank you for the great information in your blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Always good to see what others have to say about blogging.   Make it a great Sunday!

Oct 23, 2022 09:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kristin,  Packer will win today  and thank you for the great information in your blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great Sunday!


Oct 23, 2022 09:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott, I can see why this was your top blog post, and for very good reason! 

Oct 23, 2022 10:50 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp - Project Recycle was a very good idea. I enjoyed reading your post very much and wish you good health and continued success with happiness to you and your family. 

Oct 23, 2022 08:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Project Re:cycle was/is a great idea and I can see why that was your top blog post!

Oct 24, 2022 05:51 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Scott:

I remember your post about Project Re:Cycle - what a wonderful program that is!! And what fun to look back at the success you had with your post, as well as your blogging journey.


Oct 24, 2022 05:24 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Scott.

I enjoyed your post and learned about you. I am intrigued by your near-death experience, and happy that the experience changed your life for the better.

Thank you for sharing this post. It's a pleasure to meet you in the Rain.

Aura 😊

Oct 24, 2022 08:06 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Thanks for the nice comments. Always good to hear positive vibes.

Oct 25, 2022 11:59 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good morning Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp First I know exactly where Bourbonnais and have driven through Watseka many times from Indiana on the way to Champaign/Urbana, IL. Yes postings that touch the heart be it funny or inspirational are appreciated by many.  Thank you for entering this October 2022 challenge.

Oct 30, 2022 07:18 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

The relationships and connections matter more than the points...great share!

Nov 03, 2022 06:15 AM