AgentGenius’ very own Ben Martin has launched what should be a very fun competition over at the Virginia Association of REALTORS blog, VARBuzz.com.
The competition is called “The Real Estate Blog Brawl.” It is basically a world-wide, head-to-head, single-elimination, no-holds-barred, winner-take-all blog tournament (I ran out of hyphenated descriptors). Go to “The Real Estate Blog Brawl” post and nominate your favorite real estate blog for participation in the Blog Brawl. Nominations are open to any real estate blog, so feel free to:
Nominate your own blog.
Nominate your favorite blogs.
any all of the AG crew.
On second thought, do ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Nominations close at midnight on Friday, so go vote now. There is no limit to the number of times you can vote. Vote early, and vote often!
AgentGenius has built one of the largest and most supportive communities on the Internet. Let’s show the RE.net how we roll!
The “(unofficial) Top 50 Tweeple” has a very familar name (or two). . .
I don’t know if you’ve ever read the blog, “Stuff White People Like,” but you should. I have the book, and it makes for great bathroom reading. I wish I had thought of it.
I have, however, thought of an entry for “Stuff White People Like.” I am going to call it “#347: Lists of the Top ‘x’ of something”
Man, “Top” lists are popular. It seems like every magazine has one (People’s is probably most famous). Sportscenter has one at the end of the show every day. Entire college alumni groups wait every week in anticipation of seeing their school in one (or two). “Top” lists are popular everywhere, and the Internet is no exception.
That’s why I wasn’t surprised to come across the “Unofficial 2008 Top 50 Tweeples to Follow.” This latest edition to the pantheon of “top” lists gives us the 50 people on Twitter who we should all be following. In scanning the list, I noticed that I already follow most of them, so I guess that’s good.
I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find a VERY familiar twit-wit on the list– our very own @LaniAR. I have always enjoyed following Lani on Twitter, and I know that my wife and mother-in-law do, too.
Ok, so now the list had my attention. If Lani’s on it, then the list must be totally valid. I took a closer look at the list, and recognized yet another familiar RE.net name, none other than @realestatechick. How cool is that? Real estate folks are very active in the Twitterverse, and it was good to see real estate so well represented.
Take a look at the list, and make sure you’re following the folks on there. And as always, don’t be afraid to leave your Twitter name in the comments, we wouldn’t to miss any of the fine folks who comment here at AG. Maybe I need to make a list of them. . .
Which reminds me, Stuff White People Like #348 should be: “Seeing their names on “Top ‘x’ lists”
A World Champion
He Made History
In the 112 years the Olympics have taken place, Michael Phelps was the first person to ever win 8 gold medals in a single Olympics. The crowd went wild when he won the 8th but nothing was more remarkable than his 7th win. He won that one by one one-hundredth of a second. To me, it looked like the other guy (he has a name but isn’t it interesting from a marketing perspective how it doesn’t just roll off the tongue?), Milorad Cavic actually won. 1/100th of a second difference took 1st place. That was the difference between Gold and Silver. The difference between 1st place and last place wasn’t even that great. Even the slowest guy is a world-class athlete. So, just a little bit can make a huge difference.
What I found most fascinating was Michael Phelps’ decision prior to the event to win 8 Gold Medals. He made no secret of the fact that he wanted to do exactly that. And that is exactly what he did. It would have been easy to mock him with, “That’s impossible!” prior to the event. To most people it would have seemed impossible too – just like the goals and dreams they have for themselves. Why that is just out of reach. A pipe dream. There is an aspect of what he did (his 7th Gold Medal) that to me beautifully illustrates the Power of a Decision.
When a person really decides on something, really decides and strips off all of the “maybe” – with just that clean simple, exact postulate to do “that”, it seems as though the physical universe shifts around as needed so as to be in alignment with that postulate.
In the mind, “maybe” is “yes” and “no” fused together. It is common for a person to have conflicts with regard to what they hope to accomplish. All of the counter-intention (thoughts that oppose your goals) that a person carries around causes dispersal: where the person will attempt to go in different directions at the same time. They “do want” and “don’t want” the same goal at the same time. Every single unresolved problem a person ever had or has – has a “maybe” (yes and no combined) sitting at the base of that problem. Get rid of the maybe and you just “solved” the problem.
What is it you secretly dream about doing? If you knew you would succeed what great thing would you attempt?
Did you notice?
Agent Genius is a PR-5 site!!!I wanted to write a quick post to Congratulate all of the Agent Genius Contributors for what you have achieved in such a short time.
For a blog that was only born 6 months ago, this is HUGE!!
So go ahead and Congratulate yourselves for all your hard work – I will be doing my famous Cabbage Patch, you are welcome to join in.
Thanks Benn and Lani for putting together such an amazing and well-rounded group of professionals!
(oh! and for those of you that went up in Page Rank with your own blogs with this last Google update, especially real estate sites, congrats!! not an easy thing to do)
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