Everyone is an Active Rain Star...

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050
Like the "Big Apple", Active Rain is a community that seems to never sleep. Something is going on 24/7/365. And, this is a community that is ever growing and changing as evidenced by all the recent changes here lately. One of the things that most folks have noticed by now, are the points buttons underneath your picture when you post a comment. As I peruse through the blog roll, I see many folks, and rightfully so, write a post about achieving a milestone here in the rain when they reach or surpass a points or post milestone: 10K, 20K, 50K... I know I did. And what a feeling of accomplishment that is/was and you deserve to pat your self on the back. You have accomplished something that many did not have the desire or fortitude to do.

Many of you may or may not know that there are groups associated with most of these milestones. When you pass 50,000 points, you can join the Bronze Star Hall of Fame.
100,000 points earns you the right to join the Silver Star Hall of Fame.
At 200,000 points, you qualify for the Gold Star Hall of Fame. And, at 300,000 points, you have the privilege of entering the Platinum Star Hall of Fame.

I say this to encourage my fellow "Rainers" onward and upward, to grasp that inner strength, to press on and pursue the platinum star hall of fame. It can be done. To date, there are 51 members that have reached this milestone in their Active Rain careers and there are a few on the verge of acheiving this milestone. Below are are the states they represent, and links to all of their profiles. These folks should be commended for their dedication and persistence for being the active leaders in this community; if only by setting an example as to what one can accomplish if you plod steadily forward. I encourage all my fellow "Drips and Drops" to stop by their blog and commend them on their acheivements. But no matter what points level you are at, everyone here in Active Rain is a star.


Wishing all my fellow drips and tweeps a G-r-r-r-reat day... 8-)

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Michael, good post. I had forgotten about these Halls of Fame for points. Now that I know, I have joined all but the top one. ;-) That day will certainly happen. ;-)


Mar 12, 2009 05:30 PM #35
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

Michael, thanks for the tips on the STARS.  I didn't know all that!  I'm aiming for 100k pts. soon.  Sometimes it's difficult to spend 1-3 hours on AR after a long 10-hour workday.  The focus on points keeps me plugging along when I should be sleeping instead!

Mar 12, 2009 09:11 PM #36
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Tony, You're welcome...

Ellen, We all need some encouragement. Glad I could help...

Bill, you are. I'm eyeballing that pink dangly thingy...

Jason, you are welcome...

Vicky... Good for you... Congrats on your achievement...

Richard, To the best of my knowledge, we are both from the "Clan" of Thornton's that migrated this way from the Carolinas...

Pat, Yes, the secret society of the stars... ;-)

Carl, I will be looking forward towards reading your post...

Terrie, Yes, it is a way to get positive feed back for a job well done...

Jim, I agree, looking ahead of to those who have already blazed a path is inspiration to us all...

Curt, you are so right... Congrats in advance to you milestone...

Roland, I will be there to congratulate you when you reach your milestone...

Wendy, Thank you...

Frank & Sharon, I know some of these folks too. It was fun to put this together as I did not know all the people...

Rita, You are right! Lenn Rocks!!!

Teri, I forgot about them too, as I failed to join some of the other groups along the way...

Angel, Looking forward towards seeing you at the top...

Regina, I know what you mean. You will get there...

your building consultant in the Brentwood, TN area ~ Michael

Mar 12, 2009 09:58 PM #37
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Michael, Now that I know how long posts like these take, yours is a work of art! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

Mar 12, 2009 11:45 PM #38
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Digital Marketing Director

Hi Michael-I'm so excited..I'll be joining the ranks finally! :0  300,00 But it will probably happen on Monday..I have to take a blogging break!   It a great thing to see those that have continually committed..to contributing.  You are right..everyone on this network is a Rock Star including you! 

Mar 13, 2009 12:28 AM #39
Lisa Udy
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT
Logan Utah Realtor

Hi Michael,

I didn't know about the different clubs. It defiantly gives me something to strive for :) 300,000 maybe someday.....


Mar 13, 2009 12:35 AM #40
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate


Thanks because I haven't had much time to keep an eye on those groups but you forgot one last group...the DEM DARE ALOT OF POINTS GROUP which is basically anything 400K or higher...there are only a few in that group.

Mar 13, 2009 01:27 AM #41
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great post. I didn't know about the hall of fame groups.  I will be at the 50K milestone this month. And, plan to be at 100K milestone by the end of the year.

Mar 13, 2009 03:53 AM #43
Zilkia Olmeda-Martins
RE/MAX North - San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
GRI, Realtor, San Antonio Texas Luxury Homes

Hi Michael, thanks for the encouragement.  I'm working towards 20K points.

Mar 13, 2009 04:07 AM #44
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Such a good post Michael! Each and every one of these folks you mentioned deserves a round of applause for their dedication and their persistence in helping to make ActiveRain the place it is today.

Congratulations one and all!

Mar 13, 2009 04:13 AM #45
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Working hard and learning!  Thanks for the encouragement!

Mar 13, 2009 05:36 AM #46
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


You got a great post here, lots of folks checking in on it for sure.

Mar 13, 2009 09:52 AM #47
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

OK Michael ... I am going for the next level ... I did not realize what I was missing out on!

Mar 13, 2009 10:12 AM #48
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022


This is very interesting to see in such an nice  visual way!  I'm lucky to be in such good company!


Mar 13, 2009 10:17 AM #49
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Michael, Very nice post.  I'm happy that I squeaked in here last week.  I have to admit happier that our son is out of Iraq but the points are nice also.

Mar 13, 2009 03:07 PM #50
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I had no idea that 300k was the Platinum club level. when I clicked on the post I had no idea what it was about and was surprised to see my name. Thank you.

Mar 15, 2009 11:30 PM #51
Victoria Murphy
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM


thank you and any ideas on how to continue to achieve high points.  I am now in a very friendly competition with a fellow friend broker who has just moved back to Santa Fe and told me his goal is to "out rank" me in points.  So the push is on for some very friendly competition - of course my other goal is to surpass him in sales this year.


Victoria Murphy

Mar 17, 2009 05:33 AM #52
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Michael, thanks for the info.  As a new guy, I'm beginning to appreciate that those large numbers represent not only a lot of time-consuming, hard work, but an obvious commitment to putting quality, well thought out content into their blogs.

Those "star" levels are certainly something to strive for.

Mar 19, 2009 01:35 AM #53
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Michael, Great post, now we know where to head next.

Mar 19, 2009 04:24 AM #54
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


A great post as always. Did not not know about these goals. Damn, not I have to work harder.

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