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

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

Michigan, 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.

Gold

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:

  • Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
  • Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
  • A NEW qualification, the post must be 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 Michigan, where Active Rain has a total of 3669 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Gary White Gary White #1 and Missy Caulk Missy Caulk #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Andy BoryszczukAndy Boryszczuk with Superior Properties of Michigan in Detroit, MI.

Jim EvansJim Evans with Ski to Shore Properties in Boyne City, MI.

Bill BouscherBill Bouscher with Prudential Great Lakes Realty in Clawson, MI.

Stephanie ShannonStephanie Shannon with Stepeze, Inc. in Auburn Hills, MI.

John MacLeodJohn MacLeod with Partners Real Estate Professionals P.C. in Brighton, MI.

Ann HuizenAnn Huizen with Keller Williams Realty in Grand Rapids, MI.

Joy MontgomeryJoy Montgomery with Real Estate One in Livonia, MI.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to  Minnesota; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Minnesota 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:

  1. 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
  2. Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,
  3. 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.

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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 18 commentsDon Rogers • September 24 2009 06:44PM

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Go Michigan bloggers. Missy is one of my favorite. I was just in Michigan earlier this week visiting my family one of my favorite states even in the economy is in the toliet

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) about 9 years ago

Good evening Heather,

Thanks for stopping in this evening and commenting.  Missy is one very good writer.  When I started the work on this post the top two were reversed.

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

Hi Don.  Hey what a nice idea.

I subscribe to the first two in Michigan (I am such a sheep!:).

Great to give some exposure to the others.

Thanks for writing,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 9 years ago

Ken,

Thanks for stopping in and for the encouragement my friend.  I hope that all is going well for you and that you are having a great year.

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

Don Rogers you are such an awesome Cheerleader for newbies!!  I might suggest taking one of Katerina's SEO to the top classes!  It is an awesome way to break it down into pieces for the whole SEO thing.  I would love to tell anyone about my experience!!

Posted by Tami Vroma, Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate (West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate) about 9 years ago

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Hi Don:

Hello to our AR friends in Michigan.

Noticing some familiar faces too...

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

Don - Michigan has ALWAYS had some pretty active bloggers - they better watch out cause it would appear that there are some rising stars in their midst!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 9 years ago

Good morning Ms. Tami,

That is a great suggestion and I just may be calling you soon.  Thanks for stopping in for a visit.

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

Hi Toula,

There are a couple of familiar faces in this group and they did a flip-flop on their #1 & #2 positions.  Thank you for stopping by this morning.

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

Hey there Leesa,

The next state also has some pretty active bloggers too.  I am starting to see more and more familiar faces tho as I go through the different states.

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

Don,

You are a great cheerleader! I am impressed with your efforts and I commend you. It seems to be having an effect judging by the comments. Keep up the great work. See you next week at the Lake!

Posted by Thomas Hernandez (STL Buy & Sell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

It's amazing how many Rainers have been able to parlay their blogging efforts into other media, with great success. And you offer great advice when insisting that new bloggers put forth their best efforts, and not stop until they have a lot of experience, before they decide it's not for them.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 9 years ago

Good morning Tom,

I am looking forward to the upcoming meetings at the lake there will be a lot to talk about and learn.

Thank you sir for stopping in and checking out the newbies my friend.

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

Lisa,

I am beginning to think that there are those that will sign up just because they were asked and then stop at that point.  I have had just a few return a comment to my comment to acknowledge that they have even seen or read it.

We do need to be consistant in putting forth our best effort in blogging whether it be here or any other place.

Thank you ma'am for stopping by and I hope that there are those taking what is being offered.

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

Don, one of the most fun parts of blogging is meeting new people here.  I like your state by state approach!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Good afternoon Pat,

The meeting of new people and learning new things are two of the top pluses here in the Rain.  Thank you so much ma'am for dropping by.

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

Don,

Welcome Michigan!  I love Michigan.  One of my favorite places in the country.  I would like to own a piece of it...

Ann

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) about 9 years ago

Good morning Ms. Ann,

Thanks for stopping in and saying hello.  I hope that I will be seeing you at the lake later this week it promises to be packed with information.

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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