Blog comments-What the deal?

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Real Estate Agent with Sun Real Estate, Inc

I'm new here and don't know the ropes as well as some others. When I read an interesting blog I don't always have something profound or in depth to say but I do like to let the author know that I enjoyed his/her blog and appreciate the time and thought it took to put the blog together. I would love to have comments letting me know that my blog is being read! It seems that a simple "great post" or "thanks for the info" is irratating to some of you. So now do I continue to let my fellow Activerainers know when I appreciate their work or simply keep it to myself.    

Comments (118)

Robert Wall
Sun Real Estate, Inc - Millbrook, AL

It goes like this: Robert was here and he really enjoyed this post. Unfortunately, Robert doesn't feel he can add anything further to the discussion" :)

Thanks...LTW! I'll be sure to use this one sometime!

 

Jun 24, 2009 07:53 AM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Robert, you are right on!

You are doing exactly what AR is designed for -- AND WE THANK YOU FOR IT!!!

Keep it up -- and WELCOME!!!

Jun 24, 2009 08:05 AM
Robert Wall
Sun Real Estate, Inc - Millbrook, AL

Yes Ma'am! LTW said I should so here goes.

Thanks to each and everyone of you who commented on my post. Can't believe my little rant earned me a feature..WOW! I seem to have touched a nerve. I would like to make it clear that I do NOT cut & paste for points but I can see how that might bother some people. I will try to be a little more "profound" in my comments from here on but don't be shocked to still see an occasional "great post" from me.

Sometimes I just takes understanding where someone else is coming from to know if you need to make a change or stick to your guns.

Again thanks to everyone! The advice, suggestions, critiques or simple 2 cents are always appreciated!

Jun 24, 2009 08:10 AM
Kathy Opatka
RE/MAX CROSSROADS - Ocean City, MD
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches

Robert,

Well said! Do what YOU want to do! We all know that we can't please everyone all the time.... I think Ricky Nelson even wrote a song about it!

Kathy Opatka

Jun 24, 2009 08:12 AM
Lisa Thompson
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT

I agree. I don't always write much because I don't know what to write but I always like to write something so people know that their blogs are being read.

Jun 24, 2009 10:22 AM
Harrison Painter
GoGladiator Media - Carmel, IN
New Media Consultant

My pet peeve is when people do not take the time to read the comments before/after they post.

Many comment streams become a great discussion forum filled with valuable content! Like this post, I come back often and see how the comments are flowing, and learn a lot about the topic, and people, because of it.

~Harrison Painter

Jun 24, 2009 10:34 AM
TIM MONCRIEF
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

This is a means to learn, to share, to gain contacts, and to gain search rankings.  Giving and getting replies back from the receiver will give you a nice pump for the day.  Giving is more rewarding....if the blog is worth a hoot.  If it is not or of bad taste, I ignore them, as making bad replies makes the replier look bad to all.

Jun 24, 2009 10:51 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Robert, Harrison above, put it VERY VERY well!!!  Nice job Harrison!  You got alot of comments from some really experienced people here on AR robert!  Stay with it brotha!!!

D

Jun 24, 2009 11:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Robert, saying "Thank you" and acknowledging someones work is always appreciated.  I am a lot like Harrison in a few comments above in that I try to read the others' comments and do come back to a blog after I comment.  I learn as much from the comments as I do the posts.

Jun 24, 2009 12:54 PM
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

Keep blogging and soon you will be discovered by those of like mind. It is easy to make buddies and fans here. Active Rain can sometimes be the highlight of the day in good times and bad.

Jun 24, 2009 02:36 PM
An Marshall
Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine - Saint Augustine, FL
Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant

I agree completely.  What bothers me is a blog that has little to contribute.

Jun 24, 2009 02:38 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

I don't really mind the "great post!" comments, as long as I can tell that the person actually read what I wrote.  :)

Jun 24, 2009 03:07 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Just say what is on your mind..but be nice and polite.

Jun 24, 2009 03:14 PM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

-smile - Still like me?

Like you, I tend to comment to at least show that I read and appreciate the time to post it if it is worthy of my comment.

But then, there are posts that just make me so tired reading all the bunched up words - those I really skip.

You'll enjoy your time on here. Welcome on board!

Jun 24, 2009 03:31 PM
David Taylor
Conroe, TX

Bob I would welcome the idea of a short comment instead of a three page rant.

Jun 24, 2009 04:38 PM
Anonymous
Michelle Lehman, Century 21 Noel David Realty in Fair Oaks, CA

Amazing!  Why would anyone bother to even comment negatively when you wrote a nice comment on their blog!  Unbelieveable!  I am new too and would never have even thought of cutting and pasting comments. How ridiculous!  Keep on sharing your comments Robert!

Jun 24, 2009 06:13 PM
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Robert Wall
Sun Real Estate, Inc - Millbrook, AL

Thanks again to everyone. For all the support and feedback!

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