Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Labor of Love in the Rain~My Celebration!

Labor of Love in the Rain~My Celebration!

I never thought I would be celebrating a milestone on Active Rain such as this one! I've never posted a milestone post before but this got to me! I noticed that I'm bordering (and should be there by morning)...


I can remember back when I was at about 10,000 points. I could't believe how I could ever make it grow.

At first it was a simply a goal for the points...

Then I started finding my blogs in Google.

I began to study the greats...

Jason Crouch

Rich Jacobson

Nestor and Katerina

marti Garaughty

Lenn Harley

TLW and Broker Bryant

Neal the real deal Bloom

Sally Cheesman

Brad Andersohn

Melissa Grantcelebrate.gif Celebrate, Celebrate, Dance To The Music! picture by dabydoll

Jeff Dowler

Jeff Turner

Jason Sardi

Lola Audu

Margaret Woda

Midori Miller

Brian Block

Missy Caulk

Bill Gassett

Kristal Kraft

                                                          I opened up my eyes and saw the sign!

And, so many more. All these Top Notch blogger/writers kept me coming back! The more I read the more friends I made. I love it here and want to say thank you to all my pals that have become so important to me!

Here's to you my friends!







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Comment balloon 27 commentsDeb Brooks • January 13 2009 08:07AM


Very nice post, I love the variety of media... I still only 2 1/2 months and my blogs are still very basic.. i need to learn more to present better. Thanks for sharing...
Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hi Deb I am honered to be in such great company. I am glad you enjoy reading my articles! You are going to have to remind me where that dancing picture is from. I know I have seen it a bunch of times and it always cracks me up.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 11 years ago

Hey Deb,  Congratulations!!

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP ( about 11 years ago

almost there Deb... just need a little push... congratulations!

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) about 11 years ago
Congratulations Deb. I thought that 100,000 was unattainable. Good to have you around!
Posted by Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate (The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E) about 11 years ago

  Deb, Congratulations on your milestone here on A/R. I may not always comment on your post, but I always read them. You are one of my fans of many here.

                                                                           ~ Life is Good




Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) about 11 years ago
Congratulations Deb!!! Keep up the great work -- I just checked and your points are at 200,014!!!! You did it!!!! :) Love the Slide Show! JuJu
Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) about 11 years ago

Congratulations Deb! It's funny isn't it how we get to that first milestone and then seem to forget about it for a while until a big one is looming ahead. It's tough to write quality, consistently but you do it so well!

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) about 11 years ago
Deb, Congratulations! I really enjoyed your celebration! Thanks for the invite! Nice party! I just recently hit the 10,000 and can relate...since then I am hooked...not so much for the points...but so much to learn and so much fun to play in the rain!!! Now if I could just begin to follow some of these greats too! I think that includes you! Lori Cofer, Beasley Realty
Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 11 years ago
Deb, Congratulations!!!! What a milestone. Keep it up! Your post was fabulous, darling.
Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 11 years ago
aw, deb - that was a beautiful tribute! congrats on the milestone - certainly deserved.
Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 11 years ago
Wow! Congrats, Deb. I'm still under 100,000 (way under) and I've been on AR 2 years.
Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) about 11 years ago

Hi Deb, Congratulations on your Activerain Milestone. Lots of work, lots of posts and lots of rewards. Thanks for the mention and it has been my pleasure to get to know you here in the rain, and from MakeOver2TakeOver.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago
Congrats, Deb! You are a wonderful contribution to AR and for those who haven't had an opportunity to meet you yet, I encourage them to make it happen in 2009! In fact, it's been too long and we need to get together again soon. Take care!
Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 11 years ago

There you go!

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) about 11 years ago
200K??? Whew. That's a whole lot of bloggin'! Congrats to you, Deb. Gives me a good goal to shoot for. At my current pace, I should hit that number somewhere around the year 2014! :)
Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) about 11 years ago
Hi Ho Hon- Way to go in the Rain! Congratulations on the BIG 200K milestone. I always knew that you would enjoy writing on the blogging platform. Very cool media. You'll have to show me how you did that. On to the Next!! -S
Posted by Debra and Scott Brooks, Lake Conroe Real Estate and Luxury Home Specialists! (Brooks Prime Properties, Lake Conroe) about 11 years ago

That is fantastic, is hard work compiling a blog, and often like you do is extrodinary.  Congratulations on both winning the recent contest and achieving your points goal.

Hugs...and I feel the same way about your blogs...they are great reading; I'm so glad you added me as a friend...Shawn

Posted by Shawn Davis, Homes For Sale, Genesee County, Michigan (Home Crossings, P.C.) about 11 years ago
Caron, It takes a while to catch on. Take it step by step and you'll do great! Bill, As well you deserve to be there! Thank you! Stephanie, You're a close runner up my friend. Alan, One little push helped! Gayle, I did too. Roy, You've been a great support and I appreciate it! Thanks everyone! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 11 years ago
Congrats on your milestone!! WOW ! Very nice pics, dancing, music !! Nice party !! :-)
Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 11 years ago
Hi Deb, great slide show!! How did I end up in there? I especially liked the background music, I Saw the Sign. Cool. You're the best. Have I told you that lately? I have now. Party on! Congrats on the 200K points my friend!!
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago
Deb, A HUGE congratulations to you--I try not to miss your posts, I find them all wonderful. Your slide is fantastic and I thank you for including me in your friendships....I consider you a very good friend as well. Activerain is a wonderful place, I feel the same way you do.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 11 years ago

Deb my dear, you're too kind, too sweet and you forgot to add yourself to that list, you've influenced me as well {{{thx 4 all u do}}}

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( about 11 years ago
Congrats! I just saw that you passed 200,000!!!!!!!
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 11 years ago
Congrats on this milestone. You deserve it and have worked very hard to get there. I know you will be at the top one day.
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) about 11 years ago
Congrats Deb that is a fabulous milestone - and something you should be proud of ......but as far as the 'greats?' hmmm I think I'd put YOU at the top of that list...:-) Happy belated Birthday - and hope you're feeling better!
Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor about 11 years ago
Congrats Deb, That is an awesome slide.
Posted by Lisa Glowacki, Real Estate Broker - RI & MA (Lisa Glowacki - Rhode Island & Massachusetts) about 11 years ago