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Miss Bad Manners Guide to Commenting Philosophies!
Miss Bad Manners, although largely absent lately, has however continued her daily monitoring of Active Rain. She has detected that some of her graduates have managed to take their performance to a level beyond even HER standards, so she offers the following thoughts on commenting philosophies. To which of the following do you belong? The Serializers: You leave "Great post! Thanks for sharing this about Home Inspections!" no matter the subject. Repeat 10 times and log off for the day. You appear daily for your 250 points. Requires about 5 minutes depending on your computer connection speed. You'll be despised by every thinking blogger who worked hard for the post, but hey, you're done and on to your next item! You're the epitome of efficiency!
The Titleists: You assume that the Title told you everything you need to know. BIG MISTAKE, especially when dealing with a Greg Nino post! Failing to read and gather the intent will subject you to ridicule when your comment bears no relevance to the actual post. BEWARE this faux pas!!
The Firsters: You only read the first paragraph of the post before commenting! Those bloggers, how dare they write anything beyond a short paragraph or two! I don't have TIME to read all this stuff! But skip the rest and you run the risk of your comment being totally off base because of a transition or detail further in the post.
The Keyworders, (a relative of The Serializers): You have certain keywords and stock responses that automatically trigger once you see the keyword in the post. Insert standard comment about how you love or hate: Open Houses, Feedback, Staging, SEO, and a host of other topics.
The Interpreters: Despite intent and what is clearly written, you derive a different and entirely different meaning for the post! Words that never appeared in the post get thrown into your comments in the most accusatory fashion. Bloggers dread you because energy is lost defending themselves against something that was never said. The Brawlers: You're itching for a fight! How DARE anyone suppose that THEY are an expert. You'll defend your position to the death, logic & consequences be damned! E.g. See such renowned Classics as SEO vs. SEO, or The Stager who Hated REALTORS(R)! Also available in the popular flavors of "Listing vs. Buyer's Agents" AND "Full Service vs. Discount"!!
The Toppers: No matter what the post, you've done it better and more often. And what the poster said was just WRONG! 'Nuf Said.
The Marketeers: You operate under the assumption that real estate is NOT local and that everything that happens in your market MUST be the same way throughout the rest of the known universe. Their way is the RIGHT way. ALL other practices are those of EEEDIOTS!
The Incendiaries: No seeking to understand for you, no siree!! Your standard approach is full on carpet bombing with assorted name calling and mass casualties. You have no consideration for the wreckage you leave behind.
The TLCs: You read Thoroughly, react Logically, and comment Civilly. You may vehemently disagree with the post, but you'll rationally debate. You're even subject to changing your mind with the right argument. You may even build agent to agent relationships that lead to friendships and who knows....perhaps a referral or two or more!! Bloggers look forward to your visits. It's time consuming to be this interactive, but SOOOOO worth it!
So which group do you belong to? It's not too late to change groups! Don't make me send SMAK and Fluffy over for a personal administration of discipline until you reform!
Class dismissed, Miss Bad Manners
For other Miss Bad Manners Posts, click MISS BAD MANNERS for the full archive! P.S. Got ideas for future Miss Bad Manners posts? She's always receptive to worthy ideas. Just leave a comment or drop Liz and Bill an email. They'll forward!
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And if you're asking where is Warren County Ohio? We fill the space between Cincinnati and Dayton. Perfect for enjoying the bigger cities without living in them. Places like Mason, Lebanon, Springboro, Waynesville, Franklin and more. Plus lots of rural properties available too. We work with both residential homes buyers and sellers.
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