Thankful for the Phone Call That Put Me Onto ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Thankful for the Phone Call That Put Me onto ActiveRain

My ride on Active Rain has been a journey of 15 years and may well go for some time yet. It was a phone call from a loan officer that had just found the platform and was impressed with the response he got when he did a blog and ping.

I signed on and spent time appreciating how active some members were with their daily blog posts. I did not know how to blog and did not want to post something that would demonstrate my ineptness for posterity.

Thankful for the Phone Call That Put Me onto ActiveRain

It did change, however, as there were blog challenges, those mega events called RainCamps, tutorials on ActiveRain U, and the reality that blogging will get better with time.

There were technology posts that came on with some frequency that offered insights to trends that were coming as well as changes to phones, computers, etc. Many of these info-blogs were insightful and far ahead of what we might learn from our own brands

The phenonium that is ActiveRain, however, were the friends and contacts that eventually developed and nurtured over the years.

Thankful for the Phone Call That Put Me onto ActiveRainThe Community of ActiveRain are a kind and generous group of people. Even after all these years, there are members that offer their knowledge and assistance on keeping up with SEO trends in order to make our work easier.

The weekly interaction on the Zoom calls carries much similarity to the RainCamps for the social interaction of the attendees, as well as the topics offered by the presenters.

Active as a platform is in another state of evolution, especially if it is going to make a return on the investment made by its current ownership. The change will not be made overnight but it is getting there and at some point, in the not-too-distant future it will return to some of its grand glory for the exposure of its members.

I am happy I listened to that person that made the call to make me aware of the platform and all it has done for me over the years.

This is a post for 4 for the November Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell.

Thankful for the Phone Call That Put Me onto ActiveRain

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Comments (26)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

A lender turned me onto ActiveRain as well, Ed! I'm so thankful that you found your way here. It's been such a treat getting to know you...and a lovely treat, getting to MEET you in person!!

Thank you for sharing this for our November Challenge, Ed! See you on Tuesday!

Nov 30, 2022 05:51 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another agent in northern Utah suggested this platform and I joined almost 14 years ago, was reluctant to post and then finally jumped in with both feet! Thankful you are here too, Ed!

Nov 30, 2022 06:16 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I no longer remember what brought me here, but I'm glad it did!

I haven't exactly been active for the past many months, because I got to a point where I felt I didn't have anything new or interesting to say. Now I'm thinking I should get back to it!

Nov 30, 2022 07:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

What fun to read about how you got started here and all that's happened since. Even better has been getting to know you from your posts all these years, and having met you now twice!!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2022 07:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You have given a great deal to the platform and it sounds like the Rain has also been beneficial for you as well.

Dec 01, 2022 04:38 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lise Howe  Er all took different paths to get here and once all were established, the platform took on a personality unique to any others.

George Souto   It was Don Polletta , who is now in the private sector doing marketing. He's a fringe relative but in looking at his points total, has done all right with the referral

Dec 01, 2022 04:46 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Michael Jacobs   Even after all these years, I still look at some of the top bloggers in awe,

Aura Alex  You are very kind. You are a star that will do well here once all has been cleaned up

Dec 01, 2022 04:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... I did not have a specific person introduce me to the Rain... so in that regard no one to thank. I admit I miss some of the good old days of the Rain... when we had lots of webinars where we learned great things about blogging, social media, etc.

Dec 01, 2022 04:51 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   Thank you. Those teaching moments left lasting impressions and the tech blogs by Brad were well beyond anything else at the time.

Carol Williams   So true and if not for the platform our paths would never have crossed, nor would your little jaunts carry so many memories

Dec 01, 2022 04:51 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Ed Silva 
It was incredible meeting you and all the other Rainers. Thanks for making the Connecticut connection happen! ❤️

Dec 01, 2022 07:44 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debe Maxwell, CRS   My wife wonders why we take so many detours when on vacation and when I explain it's to meet with someone on ActiveRain, she just nods.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!   Hopefully you will feel the same one day when I call to invite you to coffee

Dec 01, 2022 04:53 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Marte Cliff   Sometimes it's just the interaction that matters. In your case, you may have forgotten more than many of us will ever learn so not the worst thing you can do is to jog a few memories with your knowledge.

Jeff Dowler, CRS   on both coasts, and you were my driver to attend a meet-up in CA

Dec 01, 2022 04:57 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian England   Thank you I have gotten business from the Rain and also have used it for referrals. I would not have known people in my own state if not for the exposure here.

Nina Hollander, Broker   However you got here it has been a boon to all. Those early teaching sessions were invaluable and many of the traits are carried forward on the Zoom calls where the members are doing the teaching

Dec 01, 2022 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sometimes something very small (listening to someone's input) can turn into something very big. Great post!

Dec 01, 2022 05:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, good thing you got that call, you are a valued member here in the Rain.

Dec 01, 2022 06:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for sharing some of your personal experience as a member of ActiveRain.

Have an outstanding December.

Dec 01, 2022 07:12 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice to read how you found this platform Ed, and you've continued to be an important  part of this "Community". Things have certainly changed here, but the involvement of others helping others still remains!

Dec 01, 2022 08:00 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Ed love this post!  That one call made a huge difference if your 'online' life and experience.  Same goes for me....one lunch meeting and I was hooked. AR is an amazing community full of more than 'giving' people!  Lots to be grateful for within our community!

Dec 01, 2022 10:00 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

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Dec 01, 2022 10:01 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed - I must say that I have similar experiences as your with Active Rain training.  I love the Tuesdays and really regret that I missed yesterday and the week before.

Dec 01, 2022 01:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - Amazing things happen when you listen and learn! You have been on AR longer than me and your intro to blogging was similar for me, except I didn't know anyone on AR except one person. I asked. I begged. I pleaded to know how to join but that person did not share. I found a way and was hooked. I am so glad you're still around. You are one of many I look up to and appreciate very much. 

Dec 03, 2022 08:05 AM