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Getting out of my comfort zone Part 2 ~ ActiveRain Meet-up with Maryland AR Rockstars!

For any Newbies, or seasoned bloggers who haven't stepped out of their comfort zone and attended an ActiveRain meetup or reached out to connect with those at the top of the "leader board" in your area....Diane gives a great account of her initial hesitation and what she found out...ActiveRainers don't bite...well, I can't speak for all ActiveRainers, but everyone was very well behaved at the G&M!

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Getting out of my comfort zone Part 2 ~ ActiveRain Meet-up with Maryland AR Rockstars!

Getting out of my comfort zone ~ ActiveRain Meet-upI was invited to an ActiveRain meet up by a dear AR friend Bridget McGee. If you haven’t met Bridget, especially if you are in Central Maryland, you really should make it a point to met her. She’s kind, outgoing and a fantastic mortgage resource. Bridget mentioned a few of the rainers who would be there, I felt a little intimidated. Margaret Rome, was actually hosting it Martha Brown, Rich Iarossi, Margaret Woda were among the people expected to attend. These are people I admire on AR, they are wonderful bloggers and real estate agents.

“AR Rockstars!”The phenomena was mentioned at raincamp I attended. I laughed at myself quietly from my seat in the audience as Bob Stewart tried to encourage us to talk to those we admire and learn from them & share with them. I saw some really interesting bloggers who I couldn’t bring myself to strike up a conversation with. I don’t recall how many activerainers attended the raincamps (Philly & Atlantic City) suffice it to say there were a lot!
Getting out of my comfort zone ~ ActiveRain Meet-up
At a meet-up there was no sitting quietly in the audience taking it all in. There were about 15 of us at G & M’s in Linthicum Heights, Maryland talking, sharing ideas, eating and of course taking pictures, lots of pictures. Bridget did the introductions and I had an opportunity to speak with Margaret Rome, Martha Brown, Rich Iarossi, Margaret Woda and a few others. It was a wonderful experience I am so glad I went. Everyone I spoke with was warm, welcoming and offering to help and share in anyway I may need. The only thing better than talking with rainers on AR is having lunch together face to face!

Getting out of my comfort zone ~ ActiveRain Meet-upThanks Bridget for the invitation and thanks Margaret Rome for being an amazing hostess and new friend. It was a true pleasure meeting some of my “AR Rockstars Thanks for making me feel right at home!

Getting out of my comfort zone ~ ActiveRain Meet-up

Getting out of my comfort zone Part 2 ~ ActiveRain Meet-up with Maryland  AR Rockstars!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • May 01 2012 06:56AM


I hosted one of the first meet-ups a few years ago. I even flew Brad Andersohn in from California.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 8 years ago

Forget the get together....I'm there just b/c of the food!  Awesome!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) about 8 years ago