They say milestones are important to note and mark down in the annals of history. Your achievements should be advertised and celebrated. You should never forget where you came from in order to focus on where you're going.
Today is a big day for ActiveRain. For the community, the staff, the architects, and the members.
The 200,000 mark has been reached.
ActiveRain has gone through quite a few changes since I first came aboard and even when they haven't been widely cheered, ActiveRain has always worked hard to do the best for their members. From the growing pains of new servers to the change in membership structure (introducing the paid membership), ActiveRain has taken a few lumps in their time, even from me.
With those lumps however, often came kudos and gratitude for many of the things they did that were widely seen as great ideas and innovations. ActiveRain has always been a place of change. It's a fluid forum for real estate industry professionals to congregate and work together to offer ideas, opinions, hugs, and cheers. It's created many great relationships, helped bring business to the table, been an educational center, and a sounding board for people from all walks of life that share one thing in common. Real estate. That insane profession that we all felt called us. Why it did varies as much as the 200,000 people on this site. Regardless, we followed real estate's beckoning and found ourselves here at ActiveRain.
I look forward to seeing where this new plateau takes the network. To see the new faces that come along and to hear the new ideas that are generated on these very pages. I've enjoyed it here and look forward to celebrating the 500K mark with you all someday.
Congratulations to the ActiveRain staff - past, present, and future. You've done a bang up job - keep it up.
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