How I made 100K in Active Rain
You heard it correctly, I made 100K in Active Rain! 100K in points that is and it's time to celebrate! Now that I got your attention I want to take a moment to reflect and share on this milestone event. Keep in mind I started on my Active Rain journey in July of this year, I lurked around a little while scratching my brain wondering how I was going to delve into this new adventure. Like most I suppose I was a bit reluctant at first and felt I just didn't' have much to share.
On July 20, 2011 at 4:06pm I hit the submit button of my very first blog Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque and wasn’t it just a peach :>) Hey, I got six comments and from some heavy hitters like Yates, D. James and some lady called Banana! So now 122 days later, 238 Posts, 4 Features and a few late nights I made my 100K in Active Rain! As a bonus I now sit in 3rd place for Albuquerque and #7 for the State of NM. Whew!
The best part of the journey is that I didn't do it by myself, I had the support and encouragement from a really awesome community of fellow Active Rain Bloggers (YOU)! None of this would have happened without the kudos, congrats, kind words and comments. I have learned an awful lot about blogging, marketing, SEO and all that jazz but the best part and unexpected part are the friends and associates I have made along the way!
My biggest advocate and supporter is my beautiful bride Debbie aka Claudia, I so appreciate her understanding and long hours as we work together to accomplish life's many goals. Her inspiration and contribution to real estate has and continues to be an amazing blessing.
Here are just a few of many individuals that have been with me from my first days in Active Rain. I wish to acknowledge and express my gratitude to. I would love to mention each of you but that will be a very long blog. You are all awesome in my book. Blog on!
Joni Staples. A classy Texan who is always fun, upbeat and positive. I always know she is smiling! What a pleasure! Love her Blogs!
Dick Greenberg. Mr & Mrs.Ft Collins! This guy can hammer out some market reports and rants like none other. Always in good taste! I’m working on those reports Dick..promise!
Debrah James. Washington State. What an inspiration DJ is, always willing to help others learn the tricks. I’ve been listening! DJ hit my first blog and I think each since.
David Shamansky, Colorado. Dave is just a good guy with the right attitude! Always good stuff coming from his camp. Very supportive and real! I appreciate his walk down the narrow!
Judy Boad. Best darn Realtor and real estate blogger in Seattle. Thanks Judy for supporting and encouraging me!
Roy Kelley, Always there with a supporting comment and a beautiful flower shot to share. I hope retirement is good to you and Delores.
Ron and Alexandra Seigel. A special couple from Carpinteria CA. Thanks for your kind comments and daily encouragement.
Belinda Spillman, Really fun lady with great ideas and insight. She hates open houses nearly as much as I do! Thanks Belinda!
Craig Raleigh. Always a hoot with his insanity and blog content. This guy knows how to have some fun. A great Realtor too!
Joan Cox. One of Denvers Best! Constant and committed Joan is Rock Solid and always with a smile.
Sheila Anderson. Thanks for all your support Sheila, your honesty and integrity are noted and appreciated. A true animal activist!
Larry Bettag. Larry is truly a family man and top mortgage lender always up to date with his lending insights. Larry has his priorities in order. Thanks for sharing Larry!
Marco Giancola. Ft. Lauderdales finest. Thanks Marco for always dropping by and sharing. I’m a tad envious of all that beach living and high end properties.
Jenean Gendron. Always supportive, understanding and quick to help. Thanks Jenean for your constant encouragement.
Toni Weadman. Her Florida localism blogs are a great read and her supporting comments always appreciated. An advocate for animal rights, Spay and Neuter!
Anna Banana Krutchen. A great inspiration for me to continue blogging. Anna voted me into my first Banana Tude feature. A fun and talented lady! If in Phoenix call Anna!
Patricia Feager. Patricia is always so pleasant, insightful and supportive. I always look forward to her blog and comments. Best of luck with your writing adventures!
My friends if you didn get a mention here I promise its not personal, my fingers and brain are tired and I have to get some other work completed. I really do appreciate each of you for all you are and all you do!
Best regards to each of you from the Q
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