Wow! And Thank You...

I just read an article in one of my trade journals on blogging. It got me thinking about some of the unbelievably great posts I have read here on ActiveRain. Blogging is/has become much more than just a way to increase your SEO, it has become a legitimate tool for writers to share their ideas and opinions.  I have been blown away by some of the posts I have read. More than once I have thought, 'How did I not think of that?' or 'I never looked at it that way.'

To all of you who create the fantastic blogs that I see every day on ActiveRain, THANK YOU!  You are my inspiration and provide me with hours of entertainment, education and motivation.  Each of us identifies ourselves with our industry--Mortgage Banker, Realtor, Home Inspector, etc.-- but I would contend that most of the folks who are regular contributors to ActiveRain are legitimate authors, as well.

Keep up the good work! See you in the RAIN...


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Comment balloon 8 commentsHolly Weatherwax • August 15 2008 12:52PM


Holly, we are truly blessed with some excellent writers in the 'Rain. The diverse content has helped me grow professionally.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Holly, your blog was so great and so true I'm like you I have really picked up some good pointers on this site and I've only been with active rain three weeks.

Posted by Antoinette Galindo, CRS,GRI,SRES,e-PRO (Alain Pinel Realtors ) over 10 years ago

Holly, I am always trying to actually being a contributor now instead of just blogging for points.  The points help motivated you in the beginning and then your realize there are some wonderful ideas and exchange of information.  This is a wonderful tool!

Posted by George Wilson, Raleigh Cary Realty 919 439 0965 (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 10 years ago

Holly, the SEO is great for our business but the ideas of the posts are good for our minds and souls. I really enjoy my time in the Rain. Thank you for pointing that out to everyone!

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago

I dont think its just something to be taken lightly anymore. I just met with the editor of our local paper a few weeks ago to discuss doing a weekly article. They normally just pull stories off the AP wire and call it a day. Well I brought to his attention that we have local writers and people who want to contribute aka ME. I saw these articles to back me up..

Blogging is the here and now... something else is the future.

Gave me an idea for a blog entry as well...

Great post btw!

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Shane, I looked at the links you inlcuded and they were really interesting.  Technology just continues to change the way of the world--and the way we do business!


Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 10 years ago

Holly:  There is a lot more to blogging than I thought I would find when I got started.  You get to find your own creativity and learn about others in our business.  It's a great forum.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Holly I love Activerain for exactly that.  Great informative blogs.  People trying to help others.  its GREAT!

Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) over 10 years ago

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