No pain, no gain on Actice Rain :-)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


Well actually, I am not referring to real physical pain, but you might get your feelings hurt at worst :-) Read instructions before posting blogs, steer away from any negative comments and always remember... there is no such thing as a stupid question :-)

I am fairly new to AR and I must admit that I am still learning the system myself. Coming from an athletic background, I have always lived by the "no pain no gain" mentality. No matter what you do in life, you must not be afraid of pain or failure. Unchartered territory... no problem! New system to learn... piece of cake! I have found that the best way to conquer any challenge is to jump in with two feet regardless if you are comfortable or not.

I have always been aware of blogging, but never got involved. Not that there was anything to be afraid of, but I simply did not know how fun and addicting it was becasue I never tried. I have recently read a few AR blogs where new members sound a little intimidated by seasoned members and that is too bad. I was personally not intimidated by the seasoned members, I was impressed with them! Their knowledge, their experience, even their humor was greatly appreciated and I am now officially addicted to Active Rain! I have a long way to go, but I look forward to the day that I hit 100,000 points!


Comments (13)

Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

The points start picking up faster as you go.  The more members you connect with the more knowledge you share.

Jul 26, 2008 06:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Great insight on the world of blogging and what to do and what not to do. Most of us learn as we go and hopefully we create a positive foot print.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig     

Jul 26, 2008 06:54 AM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI PETER!  Nice background!  It doesn't take long at all before you become an addict!  P.S. There's no cure :o) 

Enjoy your weekend!

Jul 26, 2008 06:55 AM
Evelyn Panning
Property Connections Realty Inc. - Alturas, CA

I've only been on the system 3 weeks now and look forward to suiting up and showing up to read posts and hopefully post something useful in return.

Jul 26, 2008 07:02 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Randy: Aloha! Thank you for your response to my post. You seem to be well established amongst the AR community and I look forward to networking with you more int he future! BTW, how on earth did you develop so many points?!?

 Lou: Thank you as well for your kind words. We definitely learn as we go and that is exactly what I am experiencing :-) Hopefully I will be off and running in no time!

Yvette: I also love my Seahawks background :-) Gotta rep your city! I just wanted to say that I support you, your husband and every other man and woman who has served (or is still serving) in the armed forces. To be honest, I do not support our governments decisions in regards to war, but I DEFINITELY support the troops who risk their lives everyday so that we can enjoy our way of life in this wonderful country we call America :-) My hat's off to you!

Evelyn: I also thank you for your response to my post. Hopefully you received MY response to YOUR post this morning :-) Like I said, that story was sent to me a few months ago and it definitely made me laugh! I look forward to reading more. Good luck to you as well as you embark on your journey through the AR community!


Jul 26, 2008 07:29 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Peter, GMTA we may be brothers...LOL. You hit the nail on the head with your post, WTG!

Jul 26, 2008 07:54 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Peter, I could not have said it better myself. You put into words exactly what needs to take place to make this place mutually beneficial to all.

Jul 26, 2008 08:11 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

DUANE: Yes, great minds definitely do think alike :-) Thank you for your reponse to my posting. I really do appreaciate it!

DANNY: I would also like to thank you for your kind words in response to my post. I look forward to networking with you and every other member as much as possible!

Jul 28, 2008 03:30 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Peter, you are welcome, have a great day in the Rain. Did you get my e-mail about the title?

Jul 28, 2008 06:19 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


I also sense the intimidation that some of the new members feel when they start out but they need to crawl and that will soon take them in a direction they're comfortable with.


Jul 28, 2008 08:43 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Duane: I am not sure if I did or not.

Steve: Thank you for your response :-)

Jul 28, 2008 11:47 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Peter  --  Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you, and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Aug 04, 2008 04:43 PM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank you Neal :-)

Aug 06, 2008 03:33 AM