Maryland Blogger: ActiveRain Challenge Idea: Follow Members Every Day

ActiveRain Challenge Idea: Follow Members Every Day

ActiveRain Challenge Idea: Follow Members Every Day


ActiveRain Ambassador Debe Maxwell is sponsoring the May Challenge for member bloggers. She is asking for suggestions for future monthly contests/challenges. This is my second suggestion.


Topic Idea: Following additional ActiveRain members every day.

Challenge: Follow an additional five members or more each day for 30 days.

Topic Summary: Some of us like easy challenges and especially those that will help us build our network of contacts and to pay it forward at the same time. This challenge does not require a sponsor and can be started at any time. Simply follow an additional five or more members each day for thirty days. You will earn 1,500 points for doing this and you will earn additional points when some of those members reciprocate by following you.

One of my daily habits is to visit the Membership Roster and to follow a number of the new members. If you leave a message as you follow them, more of them will follow you as well.

Learning Opportunity: Building your network should be a positive activity for you as you learn from other members and seek referrals from other parts of the country. Do not pay any attention to the members who recommend that you limit the number of members you follow. There are no limits.



Other Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You logged in today 100 1 per day
A member "Followed" you 50 5 per day
You "Followed another member 10 5 per day
You reported a confirmed spam question, answer, or comment   5 5 per day
You bookmarked another member's blog post 0 N/A
You "Liked" another member's blog post 0 N/A



Dahlia, Pam Howden, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3044 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dahlia, Pam Howden, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3044
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 25 commentsRoy Kelley • May 22 2018 03:00PM


Morning Roy.

I haven't particapeted in a challenge in a long time.  This is one where I would gladly throw my hat into the ring

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I'm not so sure that I want to follow people until I see their production.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley if this is done properly, it could be a very good challenge.... it would encourage members to read posts and follow those who write quality posts.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy. I seem to have a number of people I follow daily. Not sure I can keep adding and have time to read and comment! But like the concept and probably would participate. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

This may be an opportunity to get to know more members and to decide if you want to continue to follow them.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy. This would be an easy one for sure. Beautiful flower too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

Following another member is just a matter of clicking on 'Follow'. There is no continuing commitment. 

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

So easy; so good for relationshiop building. Hope people will be sincere in following and getting to know new members, not just for the point aspect. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 9 months ago

Hi Roy! Thank you so much for your entry! I love the idea of being a welcoming committee. I only wish that we didn't have so many spammers joining each day - it's become quite difficult to sift through them since a lot of them are using names. You click through and see that they are gamers or some other spammer! 

I don't remember it being this crazy in years past, do you?!

Happy Wednesday, Roy!

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

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

It is not difficult to identify more than 5 new members each day on the Membership Roster. I do it every day. Yes, you do need to skip over the escort services, etc.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

I am woefully behind in participating in any of the May contests.  I hope to do better next month.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Roy, this would be a great way to build new relationships. Excellent idea. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 9 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

There is only one May challenge and you still have time to participate by offering your suggestions for future contest/challenges.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Sounds like it would be a fun thing to do and I am up for it.  I tend to only follow those that follow me and comment on my posts.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 9 months ago

I wish I had a extra 10 hours in a day for this fun challenge.  Maybe I should do it.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 months ago

It would be a good practice to add new members daily. I'm trying. Ha. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 9 months ago

Hi Roy,
The interraction and networking within ActiveRain is what makes it so unique. I usually try to welcome and follow First Time bloggers.

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.) 9 months ago

Roy, I do like this month's active rain challenge. It has my thinking cap on! I hope you are having a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 9 months ago

Roy, I like your attitude. You are encouraging engagement with each other, and that is a good thing.

We will see how this goes.

I hope people will consider reciprocating.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 9 months ago

Hi Roy- it would be an excellent way of broadening who we read and follow here at ActiveRain. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 9 months ago

That would be easy to do and would rack up points. I am finding many don't care nearly as much about points like they used to.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 9 months ago

Hi Roy

I think there is tremendous value to not only add new followers, but to engage with them on a regular basis. What a potential referral opportunity this could be! And it broadens our perspective and learning!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Roy adding and weloming new members is always a good thing to do.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 9 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago