Friday Fun…Who Would You Like to See?

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Friday Fun…Who Would You Like to See?


In the Q&A recently, Will Hamm asked about the number of members ActiveRain has. As we all know, some have joined but never did anything here.


Some joined and were very active members.  After the recession of 2008-2009, some left as work picked up.

                                 ActiveRain circa 2015

Server issues and the infamous Chihuahua caused some to leave. 

And sadly, we’ve lost some members of our ActiveRain family due to illness or their passing. 


Tell us in the comment section if there is an ActiveRain member who is no longer posting here who you miss and would love to see return.


You don’t have to stop with one either. And you can take it a step further by contacting them to see how they are. Invite them to our weekly Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays. 

Who would I love to see?

Dick Greenberg and his grab bag posts

Debb Janes and Bernie Stea and their multi-gen posts

Sally and David Hanson and their always creative and supportive posts.


Tell us…who would you love to see back on ActiveRain blogging??


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Comments (16)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It looks like the dog ate my first comment, so I will just say that I don't really miss anyone that hasn't stayed in touch, haha.

Jun 23, 2023 05:53 AM
Kathy Streib

You’re a hard man Brian England LOL

Jun 23, 2023 08:46 AM
Brian England

Gotta keep the circle tight, right Kathy Streib

Jun 23, 2023 05:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'd love to see Ron and Alexandra Seigel back in the Rain... I know health issues have kept them away, but I miss them, Kathy.

Jun 23, 2023 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker so do I- they made us all take a closer look at how we market and taught us to be in the moment.

Jun 23, 2023 08:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib Gene Mundt has also been absent in recent times.

Jun 23, 2023 09:24 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kathy, those are some great choices you have there. I do see some go and come back so fingers crossed.

Jun 23, 2023 06:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty there are many more who are missed.

Jun 23, 2023 08:48 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

Sometimes I wonder why those who have left still have a presence on other social media sites. Their answer has always been..."It took up too much of my time"...

Jun 23, 2023 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I understand. There are just so many hours in the day

Jun 23, 2023 08:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy ,

I always loved Dick Greenberg 's grab bag posts and definitely Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and also Debbie Gartner and her flooring posts!

Jun 23, 2023 07:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX absolutely miss Debbie Gartner’s post. She truly is busy in her other endeavors.

Jun 23, 2023 08:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I do not think we should delete anyone in the Rain, even if they do not blog anymore.  Please I wish were still blogging are: Patricia Kennedy, Barbara Todaro, Debbie Reynolds, Amanda Davidson, Debb Janes, John McCormack and of course Lou Ludwig, Grant Schneider   Miss them all.


Jun 23, 2023 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Oh I miss John McCormack, CRS but I do see him on Facebook 

Jun 23, 2023 08:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I miss many of the members who are no longer active. Will Hamm provided a good list of a few of them.

Jun 23, 2023 08:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley i agree!  We’ve had excellent bloggers here

Jun 23, 2023 08:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I really miss Debbie Reynolds and Amanda Davidson, they were such wonderful contributors.   I got to meet Debbie in person a few years ago.

Jun 23, 2023 10:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox Good ones!  It would be fun to catch up with them. 

Jun 23, 2023 05:26 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I would love to see all of them back Kathy Streib I did notice there was an influx for a while of some older bloggers when things slowed down. I agree with Joan Cox  loved Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties  

Jun 23, 2023 01:23 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib we do have a nice list of new bloggers that we need to embrace. Sometimes we need to look forward not backward 🥰

Jun 23, 2023 01:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Hannah Williams I agree, we have some excellent bloggers new to the community. It's fun to look back though. 

Jun 23, 2023 05:36 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are a lot of good suggestions already listed - I'd add Nicole Doty from Gilbert AZ. I'm sure there are a lot of others! I sometimes look at old posts for one reason or another and say, wow, where is that person?

Jun 23, 2023 03:17 PM
Kathy Streib

I say the same thing as well Kat Palmiotti And Yes, I remember Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert 

Jun 23, 2023 05:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy there are a number of ActiveRain member who were very active early on, some of them even held the #1 spot for a while, and then dissapeared.

Jun 23, 2023 03:58 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto we often forget that we all have lives outside of ActiveRain~

Jun 23, 2023 05:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  what an awesome post and really I thought you were here longer than that..... seriously there are many I miss mostly those who have crossed the bridge, Lou Ludwig,  Grant Shneider, and our friend from Chicago Noah Seidenberg.... and some I am glad they are not hear the arrogant jack.... would you like me to name them too:))??Endre

Jun 23, 2023 10:42 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I would like to see William Johnson return.  I also miss Ron and Alexandra Seigel. I hope  Alexandra's health is improving. 

Jun 24, 2023 02:21 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

And like others, I miss Lou Ludwig and Barbara Todaro.  Know they both left their hearts with us, however, it just isn't the same.

Jun 24, 2023 11:04 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm not here enough any more to realize that those people haven't been posting. I knew Dick Greenburg was inactive, but not the other two couples.

Sharon Lee contacted me recently and we are going to meet while she is in New Hampshire in a couple of weeks. I'm excited about that.

Sometimes I'll read an old post and check the comments and usually none of the people who commented are here any longer.

Jun 25, 2023 02:39 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I miss Barbara Todaro too - and of course Lou Ludwig and Grant Schneider .  I was talking with Nina Hollander a few weeks back and asked about someone (who I can't remember now) - but she assured me he was alive and well.  

Jun 26, 2023 06:21 AM