Let he that has no sin, cast the first stone!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 50Cabins.com
Not even 24 hours since my first blog and I thought William Johnson was a real book author, (I found out that was just his blog handle) and then I emailed to explain, and then felt like a stalker, then I got excited about the agent in the same area as my Realtor daughter and accidently mentioned her website address when I posted a comment, and realized I may have offended others from the Newbie Guidelines by using the blog as a platform to promote her business...Oops! Sorry! H-E-L-P!

Comments (9)

Ava Anderson
A-Z Atlanta Realty - Snellville, GA
Selling Atlanta from A-Z!

I Like the title of your post!  I thought William Johnson was a real book author also.  Don't worry about making errors you'll be fine.  Check out Sarah Cooper's post she writes great newbie posts among others.

Sep 05, 2007 04:35 AM
Linda M. Cataldo
Dock Street Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC
Beach Destinations Realty Myrtle Beach

Welcome to Active Rain. 

I've only been a member for a month, so I know how you feel about following the rules.  I didn't know that you could not post a website for fear of retribution...

P.S.  You can get so much valuable info from this site and our fellow bloggers.  One tip I received is to always include a P.S. since they are read more often than the body.

Sep 05, 2007 04:36 AM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Carol - It's HUGE learning curve here on ActiveRain. We all learn as we go along. Don't be too hard on yourself. You'll find people very encouraging here for the most part. You need to network with the Bolen Brothers. They are in your market and would be great mentors....
Sep 05, 2007 04:47 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I assumed William Johnson was a book author too. Thanks for that info.  Welcome to ActiveRain.

P.S. You can post a link to a comment to continue a conversation.  The prohibition is not to promote your  business in the comments on someone elses blog, it is up to the blogs owner whether the link continues the conversation or whether it is comment spam.  Posting a link to your daughter could have been hey let me introduce you to my daughter or it could have been promoting your daughters business.  The golden rule helps, if it was your entry done on your blog for your business does a link in a comment contribute or detract. 

Sep 05, 2007 04:47 AM
Michael Delp
Mortgage Pro - Telford, PA

Don't sweat the small stuff. You sound very conscientious so I don't think you have to worry about stepping on anyone's toes. Welcome to Active Rain. I'm sure you will get the hang of it. I sure hope no-one is carrying stones.  :-)

Sep 05, 2007 05:11 AM
Carol Butler
50Cabins.com - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Ava - I read Sarah's cute dog story and loved it, I'm beginning to "get it!" Thanks:)

 Linda - P.S. Thanks very much! 

Rich - I know! I almost had a deal with one of the Bolen's a couple of years ago.  I think I'll give them a call! Thanks!

Maureen - Thank you for that perspective! I'm clear:)

Michael - i know the title of that Blog was a little over the top and I embarassed myself!  Thank you!

Sep 05, 2007 05:44 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Carol, everyone here goes through a learning curve..don't beat yourself up about this.

Enjoyed your "50cabins" site! 

Sep 05, 2007 05:49 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Carol -  There is just so much to learn and the learning curve is great.  You will find that people are very helpful and forgiving
Sep 06, 2007 12:15 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Funny....to this day I thought William wrote a book :)   My first interactions here were so sad.....I emailed the admin to say this site was too hard to navigate as I couldn't even find my way back to my homepage :) :)  Boy, that seem s o long ago, but it really wasn't.......just keep reading, commenting, etc.  you'll do fine.....and if you get one of the cranky people on here ignore them......and find the positive ones......

don't give up, it's worth it to keep trying.

Oct 24, 2007 04:39 PM