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It only took 870 days to reach my 300th Blog post!


It only took 870 days to reach my 300th Blog post!

It's hard for me to believe that just over 2 years ago I was a struggling blogger. Searching for titles and ideas. Wondering why I had to learn about Social Media. Adding friends on Facebook and followers on TwitteEmily Lower.

It all started with Emily. Emily Lowe that is. I hired her to teach me about the Internet. In one day she had me join Active Rain, Facebook, My Space and Linked In. The next week she had us participating in the Makeover2Takeover challenge. That's where I met Missy Caulk and Kim Wood.

I looked back over my points summary and saw that I averaged about 3 comments a day the first few weeks. I posted a few listings and just struggled in general with what to do here. I wasn't putting a lot of effort in. I kept asking WHY? and she kept saying "Just do it"! I did. She was right.

Then it happened. I was reading Margaret Rome's post about technology and thinking how far behind I was. When I went to comment I discovered that she had written it 2 year before. Less than 30 minutes after leaving my comment, she phoned me. It's a friendship that I have truly treasured these past two years. From that conversation came what I consider my first REAL blog post.

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I tell everyone that I came into the social media age kicking and screaming. Now it's just a part of me. I could give you 300 reasons to continue blogging but the most important ones are that:

1. I've gotten both Buyers and Sellers from blogging.

2. I've gotten referrals from other AR members.

3. I've made an incredible number of friends here. People I look forward to seeing when I head to BarCamp or some other social media gathering.

4. I've learned a ton of things about online marketing, technology, social networking and Google.

Thank you Emily.

Thank you Active Rain and ALL of my Active Rain friends!




Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsConnie Harvey • September 28 2010 03:57PM


Hey Connie!  Are you going to Atlanta for BarCamp Friday?  I've signed up to go and hope I actually make it!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 7 years ago

Connie, what a nice tribute to someone who helped you start on your new media path!  I'm sure Emily is very proud of what you've accomplished...

Wish I could join everyone in for REBCATL ~ I know it will be a huge success and LOTS of fun!!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 7 years ago

Ann - I'm going to have to miss this one too. Too much going on here! I think it'll be great. Hate to miss it.

Pam - It's amazing the change in just 2 years. I'll miss everyone in Atlanta too.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago

Well, its good to see that you are getting referrals and business from your activities here in the rain...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 7 years ago

I am still kicking and struggling with this technology era but intend to keep with it.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lois Davies, Cape Coral & SW Florida (Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Michael - I consider AR as part of my workday, so getting some return on the time should be expected!

Lois - Keep at it. Ask for help. It gets a little easier as you go along!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago

Connie, that is A LOT of blogs!    Congratulations to such dedication!      I have subscribed, and will watch from now on!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 7 years ago

Congrats, Connie.  I share your sentiments about AR.  The best decision I ever made.

Posted by Tammie White, or (615) 495-0752 (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 7 years ago

Joan - Thanks for subscribing. I hope that I can keep you amused!

Tammie - Last January 1st I committed, in writing to post 3 times a week. I've been pretty good about it. I have missed a couple weeks or more but for the most part have been consistant. I love it here.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago

Connie, Do you realize that was my very first post on AR four years ago. And I am laughing about how a wonderful friendship starts with a digital handshake.

Thank you, my friend.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 7 years ago

Margaret - You have inspired me so much to think differently. I have learned and grown more than I can say in the past 2+ years.

Thank you! As I've said before, You're the Best!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago

Connie  How log it took to reach 300K is unimportant - you hung in there is important - congratulationa

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Karen - I feel like I started late, but yes I hung on. Now it's in my blood! You many great friendships. I can't wait to get up your way and meet you, the two Baltimore Margarets, Lenn, and who knows who else!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago