Many AR members write interesting, helpful, thoughtful, knowledgeable blogs. Those same blogs deserve interesting, helpful, thoughtful, knowledgeable responses, but writing those responses takes time. That same time could be used to write a blog.
What's an Active Rainmaker to do?
When you read a post that stimulates you to respond with a comment that could stand on its own as a post - maybe with just a little added introduction - right click and 'copy' your comment before you send it on its way.
Then, go to your home page and 'paste' in what you have already written so you can use the comment you have already spent time writing as the basis for a post of your own.
You'll have accomplished several things:
1. You will have made more than just the normal 'I agree with you' or "This happens in our market, too', type of comment that is so very typical of the blog comments.
2. You will be able to use the work you have already done to make your very own blog post.
3. Obviously, you are exposing the original blog idea to a wider audience by extending the scope of the your different viewpoint, ideas or comments about the original post.