Active Rain's Rapid Scroll - - - Picking a post to read without missing the good stuff!!!!!

Mortgage and Lending with Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 NMLS ID# 158606

I'm voracious when it comes to learning.  SEO and social marketing, I'm a bit naive on, but I still love to learn and read.  I know my business, but want to be cutting edge for guidelines and regulations and the direction of the mortgage market. 


Every day I want to read a certain amount of posts off of the blog scroll.  What's the issue?  Well there's a few.

  1. With almost 200,000 members that scroll flies by in the blink of an eye.  I'll see two that I want to read and by the time I'm done with the first, the second preview is gone;
  2. I hate reading posts about listings.  I'm finally smart enough to know that those posts aren't directed at me, rather to SEO and Joe Q. Public, but there are times that when I look at the blog scroll, 100% of the posts are listings.  Gross for people like me who want to interact with others and learn;
  3. Trying to balance between people who I subscribe to and finding new people who enrapture me with knowledge, experience, values or even just humor is a difficult thing to do.

So the Question Really becomes how do you determine which posts are worthy.  I want new people mixed with people or writers or educators in our industry who are tried and true.  With so many new people and psost previews going past you in the blink of an eye,

the title of your post needs to be either catchy or informativeMake it worth the while if I'm gonna bite!

and the content better be

worth the bait that I just bit on when I clicked on your link.

So many posts, so little time.....what's a guy to do?

These posts scroll by so fast.  If you're going to get noticed, give me something to sink my teeth into!!!!



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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Great post Larry!  I don't enjoy all the posts about listings either, but am guilty of writing a few of those myself. 

Aug 26, 2010 02:28 AM #1
Jennifer Pirkle
Harvest Realty 678-617-0715 - Dawsonville, GA
Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, GA

I totally agree!  These post move like flashes.  I understand the post about listings, but I definitely scroll through these.  I enjoy post like this, which are engaging and fun to read.

Aug 26, 2010 02:33 AM #2
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Larry, seems to be a problem common to us all.  I tend to have an easier time finding posts of interest thru group associations rather than on the blog roll.  Try it.

Aug 26, 2010 02:34 AM #3
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Hi Larry, I am fortunate to have had you comment on some of my posts, so I must be doing something right, LOL!  I think it is necessary too, for realtors, to post our listings and market updates, but we also need to put just as much, if not more, of the other stuff out there too!

Aug 26, 2010 03:06 AM #4
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I know how it goes.  The same thing happens to me.  I go to one of my subscribed list, and out of the corner of my eye, I see something that piques my interest.  When I'm done reading and commenting, it is long gone.  Tiresome. 

Aug 26, 2010 11:54 AM #5
Toronto, ON

Larry - Very true.  There is so much activity at certain parts of the day it is hard to keep up.

Aug 26, 2010 08:28 PM #6
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