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

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

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

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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 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 Texas, where Active Rain has a total of 10,307 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Jason Crouch Jason Crouch #1 and Donna Harris Donna Harris #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Keith WhittedKeith Whitted with Keller Williams Realty Clear Lake/NASA in League City, TX.

Greg BennettGreg Bennett with Keller Williams Realty Southwest in Sugarland, TX.

Pat WilliamsPat Williams with Weichert Realty with Watson & Associates in Farmers Branch, TX.

Carlos CanalesCarlos Canales with Remax North San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.

Rosemarie FurnariRosemarie Furnari with Keller Williams Pearland in Pearland, TX..

Liz HensleyLiz Hensley with Texas Home Group, Realtors in Spring, TX.

Cara CollierCara Collier with Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc, in Austin TX.

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

More Gold

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 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 • December 13 2009 12:54PM

Comments

Don, you are almost out of states.......are you thinking about what your next series will be yet?

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 10 years ago

Don...

Everything is bigger in Texas, and so is the list of AR members! Good job, my friend.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago

Good evening Ann,

I am running outta states and having to put some thought to what the next series will be.  Do you have any ideas?

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

Good afternoon Richard,

Things are bigger in Texas and you should see the number of points folks have on their first page......WHEW!

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

Excuse me, are you speaking to me?  I should get to work!

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) about 10 years ago

My, My, My,

Is that Ms. Mel?  How are you doin ma'am?  I want you to know that you are missed very much around here!!  What have you been up to?

Thanks for stopping in..  And yes I am speaking to you.  LOL

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

The Big State of Texas has some big hitters and some great people sharing their knowledge!

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

Yes, it does look as if there is a lot of competition in TX. It is interesting how many AR members there are for this state...

Helping you live your American dream...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Texas has some FANTASTIC bloggers - you picked some awesome ones on your quest.  Like others, I still want to know........what's next after the states are done?

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

Don:

 

Great Picture!  I see you are still on the march.  Good luck as you travel across the USA.

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque almost 10 years ago

William,

You are sure right about Texas,  Loads of people with a lot of knowledge.

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

Michael,

That front page for Texas is loaded with a lot of big names and high totals.

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

Leesa, Leesa, Leesa,

You will have to stay tuned for the next series and also for an announcement in early January.

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

Good morning C Lloyd,

Thank you sir for stopping in and yes I am still on my march but just about done.

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

Don - I really love this idea and applaud you for taking it on.  What a great way to be introduced to the world.

Michael

Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 10 years ago

Michael,

I think that there are times when we need to encourage the newer members of AR to continue their journey and this is just one of the ways.

Thank you sir for stopping in.

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

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