NBC picked up my blog... How do I EVEN BEGIN to thank Active Rain?!!!!

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Today has been a day I will ALWAYS remember... and I have to thank ACTIVE RAIN for so very much of it.

Yesterday morning I discovered that NBC-5 TV in Dallas had picked up one of my recent posts from my "Pretty Blog" (which is my AR blog slightly re-constituted) and posted it on the station's website. I was flabbergasted. I was floored. I was thrilled. And I really wanted to thank Active Rain... However, my "thank you" was going to have to wait as I really wanted to also post my 3 Year Anniversary Post.

When I finally DID get  to post my thanks to Active Rain I was going to say that I could NEVER write what I do without having the audience they created for my words. You see if I was JUST posting my words out into that GREAT BIG WWW, I would never been able to write what I do. Active Rain brought this amazing COMMUNITY together where VOICES could share ideas, thoughts, interests and challenges.

BUT THEN... this story gets BETTER.

Tonight I was poking around and I discovered THAT ALL NBC sites in the NATION had my blog posted.

BUT THEN... this story gets BETTER.

MORE poking and I discover that TONIGHT'S NEW POST was also featured nation wide (List of NBC NEWS Stations Here).

THAT is 2 posts in 2 days!!!  

HOLY MOLY how crazy is that? I don't know what to think. All I can say is THANK you to my fellow Rainers... to all you who share so much of yourselves and "listen" to what I have to share. You make it so easy for me to share my words.

And again to the Active Rain Gods... THANK YOU. If ANYONE EVER wonders WHAT the power of blogging is or what it can do... send them my way.

Here are 2 links to 2 different NBC stations (Dallas and New York City) "featuring" 2 of my posts. I have NO idea how long they will be taking my feed.

 DALLAS: Click image directly to the left to go to NBC DALLAS Site, where I first found my  "Ugly 'R' Word" post.




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 NEW YORK CITY: Click image directly on the left to go to NBC NY City Site, where tonite I found my  "3 Years Ago TODAY..." post.









Rain It Forward...


PS: To TOP this day off... TODAY is my 18 year Anniversary of being with the love of my life!

POST SCRIPT: My thanks to all those who have shared kind words in their comments can be found HERE.



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Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience



i get calls and emails 'out the wazoo' now.... pretty amazing


Mar 20, 2007 04:29 PM #99
Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead
Craig, it's awesome to see so many of our own being recognized for the amazing gifts they have and share with each of us every day! Congratulations, not only on being blasted all over the web, but on your anniversary! Both are huge achievements that you much deserve. You bring great insight and clear writing to our community and it's greatly appreciated!
Mar 20, 2007 04:38 PM #100
Veronica Harbert
Select Home Staging - Denver, CO
Select Home Staging

Hi Craig,

I am working on a consulting contract in Australia and have been away from Active Rain for a few weeks. I can't tell you how overjoyed I was to see your post in Stage It Forward and to hear of your good fortune. It makes me very happy to see GOOD THINGS come to GOOD PEOPLE. 

As they say here in Australia..."Good on you, mate!"

Congratulations on the relationship milestone because above all else that matters most.


Select Home Staging

Denver, Colorado


Mar 20, 2007 11:29 PM #101
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land


Gratitude is such a cool feeling - and always better when expressed.  Congratulations!

Mar 21, 2007 01:29 AM #102
Michael Hutchins - Consumer Advocate, Chicago
Michael Hutchins Ent. - Chicago, IL
Craig congratulations on being picked up by NBC.  I wish you the best of luck and will be rooting for you.
Mar 21, 2007 03:29 AM #103
David Gaffney
Gaffney Real Estate Group LLC. Member of Skyline Properties - Bothell, WA
Great Job!
Mar 21, 2007 06:59 AM #104
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Craig - Congratulations! You really deserve the exposure. You've been so sharing and caring to all of us, it's wonderful that you're now able to share it with THE WORLD. Just don't forget us.
Mar 21, 2007 12:19 PM #105
Kate Hart
Hart & Associates Staging and Design - Radnor, PA
That is so awesome! Congrata Craig you deserve it Love kh
Mar 21, 2007 12:20 PM #106
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
Congratulations!  That is wonderful. You just never know who's going to be reading what you post.
Mar 21, 2007 12:48 PM #107
Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL
Congratulations!  All that notoriety couldn't happen to a more deserving guy!  You will probably need to hire additional staff to handle all the calls, e-mails, and staging jobs that result from this wonderful publicity!
Mar 21, 2007 02:13 PM #108
Link Moser - NH Lakes Region
NH Link Realty LLC - Gilford, NH
When it RAINS it pours!!!
Mar 22, 2007 02:33 PM #109
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge

Congratulations Craig!! You've come a long way in a short time!!

Mar 22, 2007 03:56 PM #110
1 2
3 - Chicago, IL

It is no wonder.  I have always enjoyed your blog.  Keep up the AWESOME work!

Mar 23, 2007 06:16 AM #111
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

All I can say is...WHAT A DAY!!!!

How incredibly fun for you...and happy anniversary! Di you happen to buy a lottery ticket that day too - or get a knock from Joan Steffand about a Dream Home? 

Seriously, so glad to see it coming right back to you Craig. You deserve each and every bit of good thing that comes your way.


Mar 24, 2007 02:51 PM #112
Erica Howard
Take 2 Home Staging - Centerville, OH

Congrats!  I am new to AR, but definately dig through the blogs to find yours.  I have learned so much from you!

Awesome on the 18 years!!!!!!!!!!


Mar 24, 2007 03:30 PM #113
Jessica Hughes
Ambiance Staging - Boulder, CO

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Remember us poor pinions (oops I meant minions) when you're rubbing elbows with Oprah will you?


Seriously though I'm so incredibly excited for you and us stagers as a whole!!  I wish you the very best

Apr 04, 2007 04:35 AM #114
Jim Gramata
The Gramata Realty Group @properties - Chicago, IL
GREEN sales brokerage and construction guru
Congratulations, Craig. Way to work the networking system provided by AR et al
Apr 04, 2007 06:58 AM #115
Ann Krewson
A.L.I. Designs, Inc. - Houston, TX
A.L.I. Designs; Staging Houston Homes; Allied Member of A.S.I.D.
Congrats Craig! Your blogs are always informative and funny. The two ingredients to keep people coming back.
Sep 21, 2007 11:42 AM #117
Rebecca Savitski
BSR Real Estate Group - Cary, NC
NC Real Estate Listings
Woo Hoo This is amazing news good for you and for the entire AR community.
Nov 12, 2007 01:44 AM #118
Gary DiGrazia, Sr.
EXP Realty - Castro Valley, CA
Probate Real Estate Expert Training

I'm a new member to Active Rain and love it.  Congrats on your blog placement on NBC.  I love  to write short and to the point probate info for my fellow real estate agents who can learn something new and improved their lives.  Smile, pass it on as it's all about giving. GaryD/Probate Agent

Sep 11, 2009 06:33 PM #119
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