Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Maryland, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?

Maryland, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?

Maryland, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?  Get Recognized? 

This post is a result of two posts by my friend Richard Weisser down in Georgia.  The first post was "How do you expect to get drenched in the rain if you don't even want to get your feet wet?" dated 5/21/09 in which he offers 6 suggestions to those of us here in Active Rain.  In addition he also offers his personal guarantee "So, for those of you that want to succeed at blogging, I offer you this challenge. Before you throw in the towel, write at least one hundred quality posts before you make your value assessment. It takes that long to develop the correct skills and disciplines and also to create a body of content large enough to have a significant SEO impact on your business.  Now that is some guarantee wouldn't you say?  Richard then follows that post with another post titled "Achieving national celebrity status as a result of ActiveRain blogging becomes a reality! (of sorts)" where he talks about a recent interview with Realtor Magazine on line where he was interviewed about blogging for business.  So, IMHO, Richard is not only a celeb but one that knows where of he speaks.

With the numerous posts talking to newbie's here in Active Rain on how to be a success in their blogging venture to improve their visibility to the public I am setting out on a quest.  I am not going to suggest things to newbie's or those that are less active on AR; I am on a search for some of these folks for introduction to our AR family.  Here is my 2 step plan:

  1. Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
  2. Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
  3. The post must have been done since January of this year.

The end result will be, hopefully, an increase in activity with more members becoming visible.  Now there is a really BIG problem with this plan.  I will not be able, my rule, to suggest those that have not done a post or even posted their picture.  You see there won't be any secret agents, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. shown.  Sorry, if you want to be considered I need to see who you are, sorta like your picture on your business card.

Today I am looking at the state of Maryland, where Active Rain has a total of 3621 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Lenn Harley Lenn Harley #1 and Margaret Woda Margaret Woda #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to and, NO this is not Long and Foster* day:

Kelly HallKelly Hall with Coldwell Banker in Chestertown, MD.

Stephanie CorleyStephanie Corley with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Prince Frederick, MD.

Bonnie McArdleBonnie McArdle with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Deale, MD.

Margie HalemMargie Halem with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Rockville, MD.

Meredith FellmanMeredith Fellman with Peoples Home Equity Mortgage in Belair, MD.

Chris GopalanChris Gopalan with Empire Financial Services in Rockville, MD.

Rick ProctorRick Proctor with Long & Foster Realtors in Ellicott City, MD.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to  Maine; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Maine next week just email their name to me and I will acknowledge one person.

Please stop by and encourage these guys and gals and let's see if we can improve some of the participation.  Thanks for stopping in.

If you are looking for a very simple way to move up in your standings for the state that you live in, here are two small suggestions:

  • Make one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and
  • Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,
  • Click here and here and here for more help.

Thanks to Active Brad Andersohn Brad Andersohn and Jeremy Blanton Jeremy Blanton for their contributions.  BTW, don't let these guys scare you they are really docile.

* This is the way the names came up while looking for new writers.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 14 commentsDon Rogers • September 13 2009 09:08PM

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Don,

Thanks for sharing with us these great "commrades" that we may refer to!

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) about 9 years ago

Done...

Wow, you're already up to Maryland??? This is a great series that took a lot of commitment!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 9 years ago

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Don:

Hello to our friends in Maryland...

You are definitely moving across the country quickly!

Well done (as always)...

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 9 years ago

Good morning Shelia,

You are very welcome and I do hope that you will drop in on them and say hello too.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Good morning RW,

It is quite the undertaking and somewhat more than what I expected but with that being said a very enjoyable task.

Thank you my friend for stopping in.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Good morning Toula,

This makes 22 states so far.  So I still have a little ways to go before I am thru. 
Then I have Canada.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Thanks for digging up some great unknowns. Have a great week. Sell a bunch.

Posted by Terry Miller, Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator (Miller Homes Group) about 9 years ago

I'm pretty sure that I've heard of that Lenn Harely lady before, I'll have to check out the rest of these my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 9 years ago

Some of the top notch Rainers come from this state!  I have had the pleasue of readng blogs from a couple others here also.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

Good evening Terry,

I am starting to get really good at digging up stuff!!!  Thanks for stopping in.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

JL,

Is she the really prolific blogger on Active Rain?  The name does ring a bell.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

William,

You are right sir, this state has a good number of good writers.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Don,

Good morning.  What a great series of posts.  A great way to get to know the AR members. 

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida (DR Horton ) about 9 years ago

Good morning Julie,

It is a good way to get to meet new members and hopefully get them to become more active here.  Always good to hear from you and thanks for stopping in.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

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