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

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

Montana, 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. 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 Montana, where Active Rain has a total of 412 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Kevin & Monica Ray Kevin & Monica Ray #1 and Clint Miller Clint Miller #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Russell SquireRussell Squire with Spires at Red Lodge in Billings, MT.

Kristi BruyerKristi Bruyer with Chuck Olson Real Estate in Kalispell, MT.

Sherry GillamSherry Gillam with Downstream Investments in Kalispell, MT.

Lauren PeckLauren Peck with Hample & Peck Financial Planning and Investments in Bozeman, MT.

Allen ReamAllen Ream with Montana Heritage Home Builders, Inc. in Columbia Falls, MT.

Debra CernickDebra Cernick with Montana Country Real Estate in Libby, MT.

Craig SiphersCraig Siphers with Exit Realty Bitterroot Valley, Inc. in Stevensville, MT.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to  North Carolina; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in North Carolina 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 Andershon 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 6 commentsDon Rogers • October 11 2009 09:01PM


Don...I have seen a couple of these names popping up already.  good to see new blood!

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

Good morning William,

These guys and gals were all new to me except for the #2 (Clint Miller).  Thanks for stopping in my friend.

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

Thanks for bringing us some new faces to look at. Have a great day and sell a bunch my friend.

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


Hi Don:

A few familiar faces I see...

Hello to our AR friends in Montana!!!

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

I've seen Clint before and maybe the couple at #1, but the rest are new to me. Montana is a beautiful state, and I hope these guys stick with us here at AR.

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

Hi Don!  You are doing SUCH a wonderful job with this series--I love learning about new members and those who I've not seen before.  Love Monica & Kevin and Clint too!  Best of luck to the other up and coming members too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 9 years ago

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