2008 Year In Review - The Archives

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I enjoy doing a Year In Review post to reflect on all that has happened the past year.  The 2007 Year In Review was my very first one, and I've decided to do it again this year. This one is going to be a bit different than last years though.

Here's something I discovered while initially trying to create this post, and I recommend trying this for  yourself.  This just might help to inspire and motivate some folks to look at their goals, plans, and life  differently in 2009.  Take a look and see what this type of "Yearly Review" might do for you.

  In 2008

 

This is a recap from the ActiveBrad "Archives", BUT it's not about me. 

If you check out "YOUR Archives", using the monthly links on your sidebar, it's really very interesting.  It's kinda cool to look at your own Blog and go back through the year and "YOUR" life.  What does your 2008 Blog on ActiveRain reveal to you, or about you? 

Have you ever looked back at the year through your Blogs viewpoint?  What will YOU discover?  Sorting your posts out by each month, lets you really see exactly where you've been, what you've done, and possibly where you're going or where you might want to be in the future?!?

Looking back at my year in review, I discovered many things about myself, my life, my goals and aspirations.  I reviewed my Blog from a 3rd party perspective, like reading a book, and it shed a whole new light on ME.  Who I am, what I like, what I don't, and what I want to change?   Your Own Blog may be the best goal setting and motivational resource you have.  It's your most accurate account for YOUR "Year In Review".

It's been one of the most wonderful, exciting, and yet different years I have ever lived through.  I have grown and learned so much from all of you, and now I'm even learning from myself, and about me too.  LOL~

January

Has The Market Bottomed Out? - The Crystal Ball Says... - 01/26/08 11:57 AM
FLOCK - The New Social Web Browser - 01/26/08 11:22 AM
A Life Lesson - Don't Give Up - 01/12/08 02:36 PM
Overcoming Adversity, Change and Life's Challenges - 01/05/08 11:06 PM

February

40 People Who Want More $$$$ for Your Listing Than Your Seller Does.. - 02/27/08 02:59 AM
NEW MEMBERS - Start Here - 02/26/08 12:26 PM
Active Rain Interview - Live on TBWS - Video Killed The Newsletter - 02/23/08 01:05 PM
Your Blog - Is it Unwritten? - 02/17/08 01:53 PM
Active Rain Dinner - Ends In Marriage Proposal - 02/14/08 09:28 AM
10,000 Blog Comments - 02/05/08 08:26 AM
Active Rain Inspires Member's New Book - 02/02/08 10:23 PM

March

Flip Video - Taking It To The Streets - 03/31/08 11:08 AM
Real Estate Technology - The RE.Net Update - 03/28/08 05:22 PM
An ActiveRain Video Invitation - 03/27/08 03:59 AM
How to Add a Power Point Presentation to Your Blog - 03/21/08 11:29 PM
Passion, It's More Than Just A Word - 03/20/08 11:22 AM
Active Rain Instructions - How To Post Your Listings - 03/19/08 03:48 AM
Active Rain March 2008 Birthdays - 03/16/08 10:22 PM
Making A Point - The Power Point Way! - 03/13/08 10:50 AM
FHA Mortgage Limits - A Tool For You - 03/12/08 05:35 PM
Real Estate 2.0 - Does Blogging Really Work - Letter To The Skeptics - 03/09/08 07:17 PM
I thought I'd Seen It All... - 03/07/08 11:35 PM
5 Ways To Subscribe To Blogs - 03/07/08 09:52 AM
How To Set-Up Your Active Rain Profile - 03/03/08 11:07 AM
How To Complete Your Active Rain Profile - Part II - 03/03/08 10:19 AM
ActiveRain Reunites Lost Brothers After 41 Years - Unbelievable!! - 03/02/08 02:43 PM

April

The Blog and The Spouse - In Our House! - 04/29/08 02:07 AM
Mama Says NO BLOGGING! - 04/26/08 09:27 PM
How To Use Mixpo Video Online Tools - 04/24/08 07:54 PM
Viddler Video Commenting - Is This Vlogging? - 04/22/08 10:34 AM
Once Lost Brothers, Now Friends! - 04/21/08 11:29 AM
How To Get Started with ActiveRain Video - 04/20/08 04:08 PM
How To Customize and Personalize Your ActiveRain Blog - 04/15/08 09:51 AM
The Real Estate Market - Is Now The Best Time To Buy? - 04/12/08 02:01 PM
A Night Out With My Dad - 04/11/08 03:39 AM
ActiveRain LIVE on Late Night with TBWS - 04/10/08 07:53 PM
10 Tips For Creating Better Quality Videos - 04/09/08 05:02 PM
How to Use The Flip Video Camera with Your Computer - 04/08/08 09:32 AM
ActiveRain &;; Mixpo - 04/03/08 12:54 AM

May

Mr. Scribble on VIDEO - It's Not For Everyone - 05/30/08 01:25 AM
Mobile Real Estate Technology - Is It Necessary? - 05/27/08 06:58 PM
Real Estate Video Hosting - Dare To Compare - 05/23/08 03:52 PM
How To Join ActiveRain - A Video Tutorial - 05/22/08 01:28 PM
FLIP Video - On the FLOP Side - 05/22/08 10:30 AM
Email Signatures - How Good/Bad Are They? - 05/20/08 01:54 AM
ActiveRain Navigation - For New Members - 05/16/08 10:16 PM  
7 Unique ActiveRain Video Tools - 05/12/08 11:39 AM
ActiveRain Drops in Tennessee - 05/10/08 11:46 AM
ActiveRain at Real Estate Connect 2008 - 05/02/08 05:14 PM

June

The Birth of a Beautiful Princess Gets Celebrated - 06/30/08 04:18 AM
The Evolution of the ActiveRain Blog - 06/30/08 04:12 AM
ActiveRain Launches Outside Blogs - How Do You Get Yours? - 06/26/08 11:31 PM
10 Top Excuses to Be On ActiveRain - 06/20/08 01:50 AM
3 Ways to Use the Join ActiveRain Referral Link - 06/17/08 09:35 AM
The ActiveRain Video Blog - Video In Review and Challenge - 06/14/08 12:24 AM
The Super 8 Meme - The Viral Tag in the Rain - 06/09/08 05:27 PM
ActiveRain Voices - The New Q&;;A - 06/06/08 10:34 AM
Ask A Real Estate Professional - Who Will Answer? - 06/04/08 11:02 AM
 

July

The ActiveRain Gang - Follow Us Live @ RE Connect - 07/23/08 01:46 PM
The ActiveRain Starter Kit - 07/21/08 12:08 PM
The Official ActiveRain Gathering at RE Connect - San Francisco - 07/19/08 01:45 PM
Get a WiKi - With Just One Clicky - 07/15/08 11:26 PM
SEO Tools - You Should Know, about SEO - 07/12/08 03:11 AM
Real Estate Radio USA - ActiveRain Interview - Bob Stewart - 07/11/08 03:32 AM
Groups On ActiveRain - 07/08/08 03:50 AM


August

Pictures and Video DO Help Sell Real Estate - 08/29/08 12:49 PM
The iPhone and Real Estate - 08/26/08 08:47 PM
Karen George - Goodbye to an Angel - 08/25/08 01:29 PM
An Ambulance, A Firetruck and Localism - What Do They Have In Common? - 08/23/08 12:39 PM
So What Can You Do with ActiveRain Video? - 08/19/08 04:19 PM
When NOT to use a Tripod for VIDEO - 08/18/08 06:01 PM
ActiveRain Launches NEW Video Interface - 08/16/08 03:29 AM
Getting to #1 on Google - 08/15/08 08:24 AM
Social Media Marketing - A Webinar Series for Members - 08/13/08 09:50 AM
Video Tutorial #2: The Basics of Shooting - 08/10/08 10:52 AM
Video Tutorial #1: What is Flip Video? - 08/10/08 10:40 AM
Localism - The Next Steps - 08/09/08 03:08 PM
Blog Blog and Now ReBlog? - 08/09/08 04:27 AM
A Symphony of Annoying Computer Sounds - 08/07/08 04:19 PM
Subscribed - When Thank You Just Isn't Enough - 08/06/08 04:51 AM
Localism - How to Add Photos and Why Quality is Essential - 08/04/08 11:05 AM
3 Ways To Bookmark and Manage Your Favorite Posts - 08/01/08 11:50 AM

September

The NEW ActiveRain Blog Customizer - Version 2.0 - 09/30/08 12:47 PM
ActiveRain and Your NEW Twitter Settings - 09/29/08 12:02 PM
Enjoying The Journey of Lifetime! - 09/29/08 02:16 AM
New Members - Video Explanations - Social Media, Blogging and MORE! - 09/27/08 01:00 AM
Is This Really 1929 - 2.0? - 09/25/08 11:09 AM
The Petrified Forest Whispers Happy Birthday Today - 09/24/08 01:48 PM
RETaggr - Can It Really Do All That? - 09/22/08 05:24 PM
Disabled Comments or The Disabled Post - 09/20/08 04:22 PM
Video Audio Indexing - Converting Your Voice and Audio To Text - 09/20/08 01:37 PM
Reel Dwellings TV meets RAIN Radio - 09/18/08 09:40 AM
3 Ways To Reach Your Audience - Blogging Just Isn't Enough - 09/17/08 10:42 PM
Adding Forms To Your Blog Post - 09/13/08 10:53 PM
The ActiveRain Suggestion Box - 09/11/08 04:11 PM
How To Use ActiveRain Channels - 09/09/08 01:54 PM
Getting To Know ActiveRain - I Want To Know... - 09/08/08 11:52 AM
Are You Sick and Tired of Scams and Spams? - 09/05/08 09:53 PM
WEB 2.0 - Top 100 Applications and Sites 2008 - 09/04/08 11:00 AM
ActiveRain Live Talk Show on BlogTalkRadio - 09/02/08 03:14 AM

October

Your Social Media User Name - Is It Too Late? - 10/31/08 04:00 PM
Who Is ActiveRain's Jeff Corbett - The XBroker? - 10/31/08 02:40 AM
Listing Router - How To Set Up Your Own Click Campaign - 10/29/08 12:56 AM
Listing Router - How To Setup and Save Your Own Traffic - 10/29/08 12:56 AM
Listing Router - How To Opt Out - 10/28/08 11:52 PM
There's No Place Like Home... - 10/26/08 02:57 PM
☂ ActiveRain at REBarCamp - LIVE Updates and Real-Time Feeds ☚ - 10/20/08 12:20 PM
ActiveRain @ REBarCamp - Knocking on the Doors of Opportunity - 10/17/08 02:38 PM
We Built This City... - 10/15/08 02:29 AM
ActiveRain Approved Widgets and Script Codes - 10/13/08 02:18 PM
Be On The Lookout ... SPAMMERS are Sneaking Into The Rain - 10/11/08 07:01 PM
ActiveBrad's TOP FREE Picks - 2008 - 10/08/08 03:29 AM
URGENT - Help Me Get This PreSCRIPTion Filled - 10/04/08 02:16 PM
The Extinction of Money - or -  Tips For Buyers - 10/02/08 06:52 PM

November

There's Blog Power in Your Mouse - It's The Right Click - 11/30/08 01:28 PM
The Power of Giving - The Gift of Thanks - 11/27/08 11:31 AM
The Turkey Ran Wild - ɹǝʌɹǝs ǝɥʇ uı ʇɥƃnɐɔ ʇoƃ - It's Only Temporary... - 11/23/08 03:39 PM
Twitter Gone Wild! - Rated T - 11/20/08 07:15 PM
Social Media Networking - Welcome To The Matrix - 11/17/08 04:27 PM
Convert Your Blog To Audio in 60 Seconds - 11/16/08 08:58 AM
Copyright Laws and You - Here's All You'll EVER Need To Know - 11/13/08 03:46 PM
300 - Where Will You Be for #300 on ActiveRain? - 11/09/08 05:34 PM
LinkedIn Becomes More than A Profile -or- The On-Line Resume' - 11/04/08 03:56 PM
Copyright - Is It Clear? Are We Safe? - 11/02/08 11:00 PM

December

ActiveRain Gathering 2008 - Our Final Social Networking Party - 12/18/08 02:42 AM
Generating Leads Using IDX Tools - 12/15/08 10:38 PM
1000 Posts In One - It's A FeedFuze - 12/13/08 11:48 AM
The On-Line Book To Show Face and Make Friends - 12/10/08 05:37 PM
ActiveRain Widgets and The New and Approved HTML List - 12/05/08 07:07 PM
How To Remove Antivirus Pro 2009 VIRUS from your Computer - 12/02/08 10:08 AM

It's really different when you see all that you've done in a year, your life all on a single page.  It's like a big recording of events that you might have forgotten about, or lost if it weren't for your Blog.  So what does your Blog's "Year In Review" say about you, or to you?  I know in 2009, I'm making some changes, and without a doubt, "I'm starting with the man in the mirror."

It was a GREAT 2008, I'm looking forward to a DIVINE 2009!!   :-)

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Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Brad - wishing you the very best of holidays!  Take some time off will ya!?

Dec 22, 2008 01:49 PM #85
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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I had fun going through my posts on "green real estate" subjects and putting together a retrospective of my own, Brad.  Of course your archive is much more impressive...

Dec 22, 2008 03:45 PM #86
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Brad this is awesome! Thanks for the great tips. I am new to this so don't have that many months to go back but think you have a great idea. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 22, 2008 11:41 PM #87
Rainmaker
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Tom Larsen
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Thanks, Brad, great post! I gotta go check mine out now.

Dec 23, 2008 01:33 AM #88
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James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

just wanted to stop by and say happy holidays and all the best for a healthy new years and a better 2009 - thanks for all your help

Dec 23, 2008 02:09 AM #89
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Brad Andersohn
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Marian - my email inbox tells me you weren't kidding! lol~  I see comments coming from you all over my Blog.  Are you commenting on every post?  I feel like I'm chasing you around my Blog! hahaha~  I'll just meet you back here when you're done, you're wearing me out!! 

Seriously, thanks and I wish only the best to you and your family during the Holidays.  :-)

Dec 23, 2008 05:59 AM #90
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DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
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Great job BRAD, I will bookmark this and go back and read the links I have not seen when I have time.  Congrats on a year worth of great blogging and great networking.  Have a great Holiday!

Dec 23, 2008 06:52 AM #91
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
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Brad... YOUR blog says you are the tech king of ActiveRain. haha.  Thanks for all the great information you've posted in the past year.  I'm still working on much of it, but I do appreciate it!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2008 06:59 PM #92
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Ray Cox
ERA Brokers Consolidated - Saint George, UT

I enjoy your blogs and contributions to AR.  Best of luck next year.  Hopefully in the next year or two, our blogs will be full of talk of recovery and stability.

Dec 24, 2008 07:25 AM #93
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Sharon Simms
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Brad - very interesting approach. When I was looking back at my archives I noticed that only two years of posts are there - the original ones have gone to Archive Heaven (or perhaps to Purgatory). It says a lot that Active Rain has grown in members and posts to where it has to limit the archives. Thanks for being you, Brad, and for staying involved with us.

Dec 24, 2008 09:43 PM #94
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Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

This was inspriational Brad. Some great contributions. Hope you have a a very prosperous 2009 and are enjoying this time of peace with family and friends - not blogging too hard.

Dec 24, 2008 11:39 PM #96
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Marianne Snygg
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Monument, CO
ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR

Brad: Regarding the Christmas Carol story line...I let too much time go by. Sorry, I was in prep for the holiday, and it just slipped my mind. I'll make a note and do it next year. However, when I get my business plan finished, I'll post about my future in 2009. Thanks.

Dec 25, 2008 04:23 AM #97
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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

Nice way to follow up on what you have done for the year.

Dec 25, 2008 02:11 PM #98
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Brad Andersohn
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2009 has many great things in store for us all.  It's exciting and fun to prepare and set goals for what promises to be an even better year in the market, the industry, and here on ActiveRain.

Thanks for all the great comments, I wish each of you a safe, fun, and Happy New Year all through-out 2009.

Dec 27, 2008 01:57 AM #99
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Tracy Santrock
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Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge

I've been very pleased with my results on AR and in the biz this year.  Our market has finally slowed so 2009 will provide me with more time to focus on revamping a lot of my business practices.  Thanks again for your help this year!

Dec 27, 2008 03:14 AM #100
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Brad- How did you get the links to list like that without your photo on every single one of them?

Dec 29, 2008 05:25 PM #101
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Katerina - I cut and paste them from the post archives link on the Blog sidebar.  Then just remove the text, comment count, and photos. I was really pretty quick and easy.  :-)

Dec 31, 2008 09:35 AM #102
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Bruce Brockmeier
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Hey Brad,

That's a very impressive year to review.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  The best is yet to come.  :)

Dec 31, 2008 10:43 AM #103
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Ron Withers ----Retired Mortgage Professional
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Brad,

I just used your feedback button to pose a question.  I think this feature is awesome!

Jan 25, 2009 06:36 AM #104
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Ron - I just responded to your feedback, thanks, I do appreciate it.  :-)

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