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

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

Rhode Island, 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.

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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 3 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 and posted their picture to their profile.  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 Rhode Island, where Active Rain has a total of 577 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Karen Hurst Karen Hurst #1 and Huiting Zhuang Huiting Zhuang #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

George DeVineGeorge DeVine with Landmark Mortgage in Newport, RI.

Peter SpinellaPeter Spinella with Spinnaker Group,Inc. in South Kingstown, RI.

Erica SousaErica Sousa with William Raveis Chapman Enstone in Newport, RI.

Howard L. WeldonHoward L Weldon with Winthrop Real Estate Solutions, LLC. In Warwick, RI.

Christopher RotondoChristopher Rotondo with Watermark Realty, LLC. In Warwick, RI.

Peter MicheliPeter Micheli with RE/MAX Central in Coventry, RI.

Suzanne CaldeiraSuzanne Caldeira with Shamrock Financial in East Providence, RI.

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

GoldMake one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and

GoldComplete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,

GoldClick 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 16 commentsDon Rogers • November 27 2009 07:54AM

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You are such a giver Mr. Don Rogers--i just love your style!!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Posted by Tami Vroma, Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate (West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Regular blogging...practice, practice....do more than "puppies and kitties" contribute real content...and guaranteed...much more than 15 mintues of fame !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 10 years ago

Hi Don.  Great series.

Richard is getting a lot of bonus publicity on your posts!

Have a great weekend,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Coldwell Banker Residential) about 10 years ago

Tami,

You are so kind ma'am.  I hope that you and your family also had a great day and that it will continue thru the weekend.  Happy Shopping!! ;-))

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Sally and David,

I am still practicing and hoe to one day be as good as some are here in the RAIN.  Have a GREAT weekend and prosper.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Always a pleasure Ken when you stop in for a visit.  I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I hope that all is going well with your coaching too.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Don:

Hello to our Active Rain friends in Rhode Island.

So nice to see a handful of members in each state.

As you know, I thoroughly enjoy this series of posts.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 10 years ago

VERY cool picture! I've never seen double rainbows so close or so vibrant! And good for you for helping out the noobs =) 

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 10 years ago

Good evening Toula,

I am glad that you are still enjoying these posts.  I am down to about 12 states and then Canada.  So it is drawing to a quick close.  It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Hello Lisa,

I try to get the "noobs" involved I just wish there was a way of measuring the results.  I may have to call Active Brad and see what he knows.

Thank you ma'am for stopping it is always a pleasure to hear from you.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Don, again you highlight some great newbies.  Thanks for the intro to these new people!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

Good morning William,

This party is quickly coming to an end, I am down to the last 12 states.  I am seeing some long time AR members greeting the newbies too.  It's like they started at the end of the states or maybe went to their state and said hello.  That's a nice thing.

Have fun in your deer stand today..... :-))

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

I gotta be honest - I don't think I've read anything by a Rhode Island blogger.  It isn't that I go searching by state...... You have given me some wonderful people to check out - thanks, as always, Don! 

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 10 years ago

Leesa,

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, don't tell anyone but I haven't either and my wife is from there.  OMG, am I in trouble or what????

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

You are definitely in trouble, Don. Rhode Island has some great bloggers, we just have to try harder to compete with all these big states!!!  And your wife is from here?.   This is the first time I saw these posts, or I would have advised you to put them in the Newbie Group!  Great encouragement for newcomers!

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) about 10 years ago

Good evening Karen,

I stay in trouble and yes my wife is from Woonsocket.  Rhode Island does have somereally good bloggers and I hope that I can encourage those less than active newbies to go after the gold too.

Thank you ma'am for stopping in.  Have a GREAT weekend.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

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