I was just visiting Jeff Dowler's blog (one of my favorite bloggers) and found this post. I HAD to re-blog it! And so there's NO misunderstanding, I even took the liberty of using my own mental thesaurus to let it be known, EXACTLY how I feel!
Here is the comment I left on Jeff's post... Great title. Especially considering that even without ever asking, you just KNOW some people will always pee in the pool! We need the red dye that's shown in the new Adam Sandler movie for when the ADULTS pee in the pool, and the kids are telling them not to do it!
And..."Being rude, sexist, ridiculing, telling lies, name calling Stealing"... *SIGH!!!* I know of some people who are actually proud of being this way! So let me RE-name them a bit... "Obnoxious, Ignorant, Insecure, Untrustworthy and Unethical, Thieves". Did I cover them all? If I could stoop to their level, I'd go post this on their blogs. But I have more class than that. However, I do believe a re-blog is in order!
Jeff's post is below...
Please don’t pee in the pool!!
You were probably told that in one way or another as a kid. However it happened, in some way you learned it was not a cool thing to do. So too, with social media.
Don’t pee in the pool.
I can’t take credit for this title – the inspiration comes from a talk I heard at Sellabration in Las Vegas by Brian Copeland. But I thought this quote was worth repeating, with some cautions about what not to do in the social media pool.
The difference, I suppose, is that you could get away with it as a kid – who would know unless you fessed up? And if you did, well, other kids can be pretty cruel. And the parents would not be pleased either. And it’s just crass.
But in the on-line world, everybody will know. You’re putting it right out there.
Folks don't like it and may tell others. And they might ridicule or ignore you. Not cool.
It sorta defeats the purpose of being there if you pee doesn’t it? And it ruins the water, so to speak.
So what goes on the peeing list?
Spam commenting and spamming others
Selling yourself (OK there is some of that allowed I suppose)
Blabbing about YOUR listings, YOUR open houses, WHY folks should call you, yada yada yada ad nauseum
Being rude, sexist, ridiculing, telling lies, name calling Stealing – you know, articles, photos, videos, and so on
You get the idea. And perhaps you have other thoughts – why not help us make a list?
You learned not to pee in the pool. That ought to ccarry over to the pool of folks we call the social media network.
If I can provide more information about Carlsbad real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JDowler@remax.net.
Serving Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego