So close to the 400k point mark

Real Estate Agent with KW North Sound 103527


I've been apart of ActiveRain since July 2006 as was around the 1,200th member. Back in those days I was far more active, no pun intended, blogging on the platform yet that changed when blogsites became a real estate agent standard.

It is funny to look back at the old posts and reflect at what may have been my mindset and goal in writing each blog post. Was it just to achieve points and rank high within Washington State or was it generate a back link to primary landing page, was it hiring agents for our office (we're a team and no longer a independent brokerage since 2010), or was it just for fun?

Whatever the reason, the last 16 years on the platform has gone by to fast. Friends I made in the Advanced Access forums are no longer in real estate, have retired, and shit ... even passed away.

Time will tell how the network evolves, grows, or changes around its users in the future and hope to be hear to watch. Even if participation is minimal when compared to far more active members.

Hope all is well and you all have a great Holiday Season!





Comments (7)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Toby, and if you stay active in the next few weeks, you will have a FREE account!   

Nov 29, 2022 12:03 PM
Joan Cox

Michael Jacobs when I joined in 2006, it was free all along.

Nov 29, 2022 01:29 PM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - I always thought that AR was free-for-all for members who joined in the early years.  By the time, I joined in 2010, the 500K milestone number was magical and payments eventually stopped.  

Nov 29, 2022 01:22 PM
Toby Barnett

Hi Joan Cox, I have a like a "founders" account since joining so early, July 2006, and all posts have been public since then.

Hi Michael Jacobs accounts are free yet posts can't be public for all members unless they're subscribers. I could be wrong but that is my understanding.

Nov 30, 2022 11:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Toby - marking milestones is important in many parts of life.  And that is still true in ActiveRainLand for multiple reasons.  

Nov 29, 2022 01:24 PM
Toby Barnett

Thanks Michael. One day I will reach that milestone with a little help from my friends. :)

Nov 30, 2022 12:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Toby Barnett ActiveRain was born in June of 2006 so you were one of the very early members.  I joined not long after you in September of 2006.  Hopefully this comment gets you a little closer to the 400,000 point milestone.

Nov 29, 2022 01:32 PM
Toby Barnett

Thanks George. You were early adopter as well and it was many moons ago. I was at the first AR meet up and it was a good time over beers and food in Seattle.

Nov 30, 2022 12:01 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Toby. Time does march on. So many of those I originally followed or had the opportunity to meet personally, have moved on or passed away. Enjoy your day.

Nov 30, 2022 04:52 AM
Toby Barnett

Morning Wayne. Time in the inevitable constant in life. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the week!

Nov 30, 2022 12:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Here are a few more points to get you closer to 400K. You are almost there!

Nov 30, 2022 05:36 AM
Toby Barnett

Thank you Kat. Every bit helps and appreciate you stopping in.

Nov 30, 2022 12:02 PM
Mickie Barnett
KW Northwest - Marysville, WA
Over 30 years of local expertise to share.

Great Work, Tob! We've been on AR a very long time.

Nov 30, 2022 12:42 PM
Toby Barnett

Thank you Mom! :)

Dec 01, 2022 12:38 PM
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Made the 400k point milestone with this morning's blog post. Feeling accomplished already today. On to more lead generation.

Jan 25, 2023 08:45 AM