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We're Celebrating A Wonderful Anniversary

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

We're Celebrating A Wonderful Anniversary

Oh, what a ride! Today has a significance of being President's Day but for me that pales in comparison to the reality of being my anniversary on joining ActiveRain.

I got a call from a loan officer, no longer in the business and he was intrigued by the site he had found and believed it had a value for someone in the business.

His expertise, however, was in getting his company's mortgage business Internet exposure and he found that this site gave almost instantaneous response, at the time with the search engines.

On February 19, 2008, I signed up and then just lurked. It seemed so intimidating. I knew little about blogging and just read blogs and tried to find my way to post. With time, the writing started as well as signing up for all the instructional opportunities and challenges that Bob Stewart provided to those of us that were babes to blogging.  

It has been a most interesting ride, as not only did I get more comfortable in my blogging abilities, while still being awed by the expertise of some of the more established members, but the friendships developed along the way have given me warm feelings for the platform.

For those that have been here a while, we knew the platform at its infancy, and have seen strange developments along the way and for the present see a hope of return to prominence as we once knew.

For those new to blogging, it is not a silver bullet that will offer instant rewards.  The proof is in the online persona that you offer and the consistency that will get you a following and the cherished business.

 

 

I appreciate all the generous members that have tolerated my posts and even found the time to comment.  Without the platform, I would never have met so many great people and even formed friendships closer to home that I owe to ActiveRain.

 

  

We're Celebrating A Wonderful Anniversary

 

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Edward (Ed) Silva
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Comments (48)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   Yes, you are a senior to me in some regards, and you also have established yourself as an anchor person to the platform and one we all enjoy following and reading your daily posts.

Feb 27, 2024 09:57 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   Thank You.  yes, it is a big milestone in terms of years but as happens I had some time down and have regrets for that as well.

Feb 27, 2024 10:00 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   Thank you for the kind words. Longevity has some distinction but the nature of a person as they contribute means a lot as well, and your posts are always entertaining and informative.

Feb 27, 2024 10:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Myrl Jeffcoat   No time doesn't stand still, and the people here seem to just get kinder as we move along

Feb 27, 2024 10:22 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   A lot of those early challenges were good for helping us to learn the art of blogging. As well as the members that we could talk to and commiserate about our posts.

Feb 27, 2024 10:34 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian England   There are members her that will hit the 20-year mark in the not-too-distant future and they will be recognized and appreciated for their longevity.

Feb 27, 2024 10:36 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   Yes, you are one of the more experienced members of the platform

Feb 27, 2024 10:37 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kat Palmiotti   That it does. We get involved in life and do our thing and then we realize we have been so involved in the daily grind that we forgot how long we have been doing it.

Feb 27, 2024 10:38 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

John Juarez   Thank you for the kind words. Having been here a while, one appreciates what the platform did for my business and in some ways, I try to give back and maybe help someone along the way.

Feb 27, 2024 10:51 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jeff Dowler, CRS   You are one of the few people that I can say I've visited and eaten with on each other's home turf.

It has been a very interesting ride and hopefully will go further.

Feb 27, 2024 12:19 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jeff Dowler, CRS   I can say that on the same day we attended a Meet-up in CA and on the drive back to San Diego were virtual visitors with the Meet-up that Dagny held the same day.

Feb 27, 2024 12:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

I had forgotten about that - a virtual meetup on the CA freeway at 80 MPH from 3000 miles away. How many people can say that!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2024 12:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

And such a long distance, too, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754  Who knows when the next time might be!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2024 12:21 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Chuck Willman   Thank you and thanks for taking the time to r ad and comment.

Feb 27, 2024 12:20 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Laura Cerrano    It is a social media platform that is also a source of information and good will. There isn't another one out there that offers the same.

Feb 27, 2024 12:21 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Alan May   Both feet and at times I felt maybe I tripped over my fingers for the way I comment.

Feb 27, 2024 12:22 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400    Thank you. At the very least, I can say I have done more than some yet less than others and always try to be a positive as it is a reflection on the way one does business.

Feb 27, 2024 12:24 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Anna "Banana" Kruchten    The best memories are the attendance at RainCamps and meeting so many and sharing the woes of blogging, while trying to get the latest and greatest from Ben and Bob.

Feb 27, 2024 12:28 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ricki Eichler McCallum   On some days, it was a great way to stop the insanity by reading the casual posts of members and commenting.

Feb 27, 2024 12:29 PM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Equity Advisors

Congrats Ed! I miss the days when a longtail key phrase could move you to the top of Google. Doing single-property websites  for Realtors is how I got involved with AR 13 years ago.

Feb 27, 2024 12:34 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Congratulations on your ActiveRain anniversary!!!

Feb 28, 2024 05:54 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Matt Brady   I still use the long tail as the posts are specific to an area and that would still get results, Thanks for stopping to comment.

Feb 29, 2024 09:13 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Matthew Klinowski, PA   Thank you it has been an experience and also a lot of fun

Feb 29, 2024 09:13 AM