Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: January Blog Booster 2019 - Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself

January Blog Booster 2019 - Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself

January Blog Booster 2019 -

Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself

 

 

 

January Blog Booster 2019 - pushing your Blogging Limits.

 

 UPDATES: 
1.  Yes - any posts written for Margaret Rome's Challenge count for "double-dipping" in the Blog Booster no matter what date the post was written in January.
2.  Yes - after doing the first two posts, Weltanschauung and Community Guidelines, partial credit will be available. All genuine efforts, as explained nicely by Anna "Banana" Kruchten in her post, (link here) will be respected.
 Remember, the Blog Booster Challenge Goal is YOUR LEARNING!!!
3. Yes - please leave a comment letting me know you are participating, at whatever level you can. Print out (or download) the Checklist to keep track and submit Checklist at end of month to register for your points.   1/9/19

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4.  Newbie Search -- probably should have given this before -- go to https://activerain.com/first_blog_posts to find a person who might interest you. Our AR George Souto carefully explains how to find a member's first Blog Post. AR Margaret Woda wrote a wonderful post about a Newbie deserving positive input that first time.   1/10/19

 

For the Blog Booster Challenge, start with learning about your ActiveRain Community by becoming familiar with the Founders' goals as stated in the Weltanschuung and the Community Guidelines

Then engage in the Community by reblogging another person's post. Next please profile a "newbie" member. Complete the first section of five by writing about a person you admire. You may use the same post in Margaret Rome's Kudos Challenge and get the points in both places! 

(Open the E-Z  Endre Barath Spreadsheet to keep track as you progess. Thanks, Endre Barath, Jr. )

In each post, add a visual element - remembering about Copyright issues. Pay Attention to Lenn Harley (VA), RESPECT COPYRIGHT AT ALL TIMES Did you know that Lenn received five-figure settlements by challenging people who used her materials and did not stop when they were asked to do so? Be sure you don't infringe on Getty Images - which can cost $5000. for a six-month license to use - Getty sues at the drop of the proverbial hat! 

 

The second part is a bit more demanding -- at least one Chart, Graph, Infographic, video or slideshow, not plain images for these topics -- links take you to topic examples. These five are Section Two:

 

Objective here is to push yourself so both content and appearance reflect what a great professional you are for your Clients needs. 

 

THEN --- the Bonus Section at the end. 

Just in case points interest you - LOL -

finish all three sections for 5000 points total!

 

  • Your Choice - info on your specialty- real estate, lawyer, stager, etc.
  • Your Choice - teach your Readers about your job and its benefits to Clients

Suggestions ONLY – Tailor the BONUS to YOUR own preference.

 

SUBMIT SPREADSHEET when you finish - link to comment here PLEASE.
It's a GOOGLE SHEETS Document - coded so you may DOWNLOAD it.

OR email checklist to lynn@odatrealty.com
Do not post entries in comments here one at a time - no points if you do.

 

Post - 200 word minimum - max one per day please.

Every Post MUST include a Visual of some kind.

Options for Basic Challenge Points: 

A = 2019 points    A+B = 4038 points    Plus Bonus = 5000 points
(All in addition to regular points.)
--- Thanks to Belinda Spillman for the post explaining REGULAR POINTS.

 

Starts:    Tuesday, January 8th at 12:01 am PST
Ends:  Thursday, January 31st at 11:59 pm PST

 

Your entry following guidelines will be awarded points by Valentine's Day. 

            

Suggestions for places to learn the Visuals:

    a.)  Videos - Here are links for video options - a set of YouTube tutorials from Eva, Part Two (2014) (over 3,323,000 views!) and Part One (2013)WISTIA,Vimeo (tutorial), VIMEO website, Smilebox, YouTube ,  a classic Steve Harris YouTube tutorial Part One and Part Two. New video option suggested byHannah Williams : Biteable

 

b.)  Slideshows - Use your own computer programs or one of these Windows Movie Maker,  Animoto,  PowerPoint,  Flickr or ??? 

 

 c.)  Graphs - Prepare a Graph using your own computer programs such as Excel, as explained here in a tutorial. Other graph-making programs include  Graph,  ChartGO,   Create A Graph, or  Graphs Made Easy.

 

d.)  Photos - Check your own computer’s Photo Editor software or try one of these Aviary oriPiccy or Wikimedia or  Photofunia.

 
e.)  Icons – Lots of sites offer free icons but be careful of their cookies.  You might try   IconFinder Wikimedia Commons Open Clip Art.

 

NOTE: Share sugestions of other options with us please.
--- In his post,  Praful Thakkar offers us a VISUAL OPTION called www.powtoon.com.

--- In his post, David Baker used an Infographic from PIKtoCHART.  

 

 

**    "Double-Dip with KUDOS Challenge - - Check It Out!

Thanks for participating!!!!    Improve your skills!!!

Any questions?    Email me - - lynn@odatrealty.com

SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!

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Comment balloon 41 commentsLynn B. Friedman • January 07 2019 05:52AM

Comments

Thank you Lynn for the honorable mentions and more importantly  for the spreadsheet:)))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Lynn you always do such a great job of jump starting members back into a good pattern or blogging!  Thanks for the mention!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 13 days ago

Looking forward to participating again this year!

Posted by Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction (E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC) 13 days ago

Lynn,

I am going to pass on this contest this year.  Wishing you all the best in 2019.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 13 days ago

Great read to start the year!

 

Blessings

 

Fergie

Posted by L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional (Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate) 13 days ago

I'm going to try, Lynn. I'll discuss with Bernie and see what we think is realistic. Appreciate your effort. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 13 days ago

Hi Lynn- I think you've outdone yourself this year!!!! I'm going to digest this to see what I can do!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 13 days ago

OMIGOSH.  I am stymied.

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 13 days ago

I'm going to have to digest this.  I'm leaving on winter holiday this weekend and not sure this will work for me.  Will see.  Thanks for putting this together, Lynn!

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 13 days ago

Time to get back into the swing of things - what a great month for this challenge, Lynn! Thank you so much for hosting this for us this month. I have saved my spreadsheet and will get to work on this tomorrow! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I always recommend giving yourself a challenge so that you can grow and diversify your skills and experiences. All that stuff is really valuable!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 13 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS I hope you had a great New Year’s celebration and get ready to get back into the swing of things full force! :) To great things ahead!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 13 days ago

Holy guacomole...some of this is not soooo different than our usual posts...we'll

see what we can manage this busy month

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 13 days ago

I did and I hope you did too, Laura Cerrano - this is going to be YOUR year! I'm so excited for you!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Wow this challenge is huge.... so many items to complete. I thinkg this one is a to much for me to even start. I will challenge myself to blog each week and use good words that will help buyers and sellers out with the information given. 

 

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life ) 13 days ago

Lynn, we'll see how I do this year; time is more limited at present. BUT--just reading all the info and links you share here will be a great learning experience. Hopefully I'll be participating at some level.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 13 days ago

Hi Lynn

I'll have to see what I can manage - it's a pretty intense month both personally and business-wise.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 13 days ago

Interesting challenge here, love the points.  I need to reread, print and check out al the links.

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List, Do you have a bucket list in the works? (Gulf Place @ 30A) 13 days ago

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman ,

Thank you so much for hosting this challenge for us this month! Its quite the challenge and I'll try my best to participate again this year.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 13 days ago

Some members wrote the kudos post before January 8. I was wondering if it isok to use the post for this challenge.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 13 days ago

Way to go Lynn B. Friedman  You have always been a community leader . Love your contest   .Thank you for hosting again this Year ... Your contests give the Best Google Juice ---I am In

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

Is the spread sheet available as a pdf for me to print out. I do not want to sign into google docs. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 12 days ago

I wish I could do a wire transfer from your brain to mine so I'd know how to do all that. I'll have to bookmark this and learn something new this month!

Posted by Anne Corbin, Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia (Long and Foster - Lake Anna) 12 days ago

It's a little confusing to me but I may just need to slow down and read..

Posted by Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group) 11 days ago

Now this is a real challenge for anyone, especially a once in a while blogger like me. 

Posted by Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart! (SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno) 11 days ago

Hello Everyone --
PLEASE READ UPDATES at beginning of the Challenge above. I really appreciate your participation. Keep the questions coming – will answer in UPDATES.
Thanks, Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) 11 days ago

Good Morning Lynn,

I am participating in the first challenge. I've already done two posts for you and one for Margaret. I will try to do both but will let you know if I can later.

Patricia Feager

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 11 days ago

I will be participating. First 2 posts completed. I am going to go for the BONUS! 

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) 10 days ago

Wow!  Will have to reread again and get started! 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 10 days ago

That’s definitely my plan pretty much throughout my life to explain myself and grow and to explore new avenues. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 9 days ago

Jan Green You really should give it a read again. It’s pretty inspiring and I’m all about the inspiration these days!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 9 days ago

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - this is a good way to get your blogging on while also reinforcing what we may already know. Lots to do - time to get started!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 days ago

Until I see someone posts I am confused. We have in the past participating in some but not all ..... So I will come back checking on others progress.

All the bst,

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 7 days ago

Lynn B. Friedman I am going to go for it...

Posted by Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group) 7 days ago

Ugh, I can't believe how long I've been away from Active Rain - But, I've decided to jump back in and do so regularly!  This looks like the perfect way to get motivated, and back on a blogging schedule.  Thank you for the challenge!

Posted by Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088 (Melson Realty) 7 days ago

Lynn B. Friedman I had a chance to review the 2019 contest from you and it is rather interesting because I had been going back and forth to see whether I am going to participate - so now I am going to go for it..I gave myself a deadline on how to complete the entire Blog Booster 2019 Challenge...

Posted by Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group) 6 days ago

Not sure I am going to do the challenge for this year as I am working through some other things. But it is a well designed and challenging contest. 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 6 days ago

2019 Blog Booster Challenge - Section One

 

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 6 days ago

I am a little confused how many blog posts are required.  Still interested in this challenge, because it is challenging 

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List, Do you have a bucket list in the works? (Gulf Place @ 30A) 6 days ago

The checklist says "Member you Admire" and the Challenge reads " Complete the first section of five by writing about a person you admire."

Does this need to be a member? Because my Kudos post is a local vendor. I do not mind doing 2 separate posts. I just wanted to clarify. 

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) 5 days ago

Lynn, I think you have outdone yourself creating this challenge! I'll try to participate but don't know how far I will get. Thanks for all the thought and effort you put into this!

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection! (Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp) 5 days ago

Participate