Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 3 to September 9, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 3 to September 9, 2023


Every day there is something to learn here at ActiveRain.  With this series, I try to highlight posts that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or other professions, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376September 4: Todd Picconi  Embracing Change and Family Memories: A Fall Realization

We’ve all been down that rabbit hole of looking at old family photos and treasures. Nicely written. 


MyrlSeptember 5: Myrl Jeffcoat Where There's Smoke

Thank goodness Myrl is ok.



CathyCathy Criado Quality Living in Today's Crazy World

Thank you Cathy Criado for introducing me to the excellent series on Netflix!


KaterinaKaterina Gasset Are You Working On or In Your Business?

Katerina Gasset's post is proof that a person makes the time to do what they need and want to do. If anyone has, she has!!!


RoyRoy Kelley Helping Older Adults Stay Safe During Emergencies

Roy's post is worth reading. There are many seniors who have special needs. Give this some thought.


GeorgieGeorgie Hunter Maui Hawai'i Fire Disaster Recovery-September Update

Thank you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 for the update and for encouraging all to visit Maui.




LeanneSeptember 6: Leanne Smith Wordless Wednesday-Paper is My Friend

I dislike dealing with paper but I'm like Leanne. I want several backups. What about you??


MikeMike McCann #1 in a Series- These College Students Indicate Our Future is Bright

If you want energy in your life, make sure you have young people in your life!


Pamela September 7: Pamela Reader Why the Loss of Lahaina Matters So Much

Excellent update as well as a historical perspective.


RobertRobert Siciliano Lessons Every Realtor Can Take From Realtor Safety Month know all of this. And yet, things still happen. Please read, review, and share. Thank you Robert Siciliano 


JoanSeptember 8: Joan Cox   REALTOR® Safety Month & Beverly Carter

And just in case you need another reminder...please read Joan's post. Be alert!


DebeDebe Maxwell The Economic Diversity of Charlotte: An Investment in Stability

Thorough and well done!!! Also very easy to read!!!



This month's challenge...September CHALLENGE-Let's Get Serious About Writing a Blog Series hosted by Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib




Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste into my post. 

September 12th - Delegate To Elevate: Outsourcing to Scale Your Business
Katerina Gassett

September 19th - Dominating Your Neighborhood
Dorie Dillard

September 26th - AI: How To Use It AND How Not To Use It!
Paddy Deighan








Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

11:00 a.m. Pacific (Remember Arizona is same as Pacific time now)

12:00 p.m. Mountain

  1:00 p.m. Central

  2:00 p.m. Eastern



Please don’t forget to check out these very informative posts as well:


Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday-Carol highlights posts that are often suggested by the other members here. 


Liz and Bill Spear and the weekly Ask An Ambassador posts!


Ed Silva’s weekly recap of our Tuesday Zoom Calls.  



Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 

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Comments (20)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy good choice of blogs as always, and Katerina's blog is a good intro to this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting.

Sep 10, 2023 05:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you George Souto and if I haven't said so lately, thank you for your weekly post to remind us of the Zoom call. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I had a big fat goose egg yesterday on Carol's Second Chance Saturday recommendations. Happy to report I'd read nine of your suggestions.

Sep 10, 2023 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'd say that's great considering how busy you are. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:36 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Started off as usual, very slow. Thought I was in for a wipeout once again. No, not true since I caught a few of the next ones the first time around. Was I on a roll? Never fear that will happen. Ended as I began with misses. A not unusual Sunday. Enjoy your day.

Sep 10, 2023 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin  I hope you're resting up today before Grandpa duty tomorrow!!!!!  We've been busy watching the Astros and football. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:39 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, thank you for including my safety post in your Feature post today!

Sep 10, 2023 06:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox you are very welcome. It one person rethinks what they do, then it's worth it. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Sunday post - I did miss a few but now I'm all caught up!

Sep 10, 2023 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti You had a busy week with birthday celebrations!

Sep 10, 2023 01:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti

That is true!

Sep 10, 2023 02:54 PM
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

Only read a few of these these this week Kathy. But, I 'm sure you will find some real good ones for next week too!

Sep 10, 2023 08:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I'll be on the hunt soon. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:43 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello my Football friend Kathy,   thanks for your list to share with us on this NFL Sunday,  Not sure who you will be for today.

Sep 10, 2023 08:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Focused on the Astros for now but I do see that the Broncos are on now!!!

Sep 10, 2023 01:44 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Thank you Kathy Streib For the mention! I appreciate it! I appreciate you! 

Sep 10, 2023 09:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Katerina Gasset you are very welcome!!!!

Sep 10, 2023 01:44 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and

here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite Football Team the Texans! Bill

Sep 10, 2023 10:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley but sadly the Texans continue to be The Texans. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations and special thanks for including one of my posts.

Sep 10, 2023 10:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley it was my pleasure to do so!!!! Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

What a great list you selected! I see I missed some so am off to read and comment!

Sep 10, 2023 11:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX have fun reading them!!!  Hope you had fun with HH and BB this weekend. I thought of you on our walk this morning. There must have been half a dozen soccer games going on with parents and grandparents watching. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:47 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  Your selection this week is outstanding! 

Sep 10, 2023 12:12 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Hannah Williams Good to see you!! And thank you. 

Sep 10, 2023 01:48 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you for sharing... I always find hidden gems here!  Kathy

Sep 10, 2023 03:18 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hey, Cathy, thanks for featuring me and your favorite blog blog. It is a very special concept!!

Sep 10, 2023 04:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "Posts Just For You" post, Kathy.  And, thank you for featuring me as part of it this week.

Sep 10, 2023 04:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 10, 2023 04:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I enjoyed some great reading last week but see a few more that I missed. Catch-up time this evening!

Thanks as always for sharing this every week.


Sep 10, 2023 04:45 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy, 

I am looking forward to reading the Maui fire update from Georgie.  I just found out one of our favorite breakfast restaurants also didn't make it.  It is not in Lahaina proper so I was hoping it was ok.  So sad...

Sep 10, 2023 06:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well as always I missed some this week, and others who are not in my circle...Endre

Sep 10, 2023 08:25 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Kathy! Lots of reading to do - including YOUR posts! Thank you so much for the inclusion this week. I'm headed to check comments since I'm behind on that too! LOL

See you tomorrow and thank you again.

Sep 10, 2023 08:54 PM