Should I? Should I Not? Reciprocate! OR comment?

Reblogger Aida Pinto
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Independent Real Estate Broker DRE#00972295

I have to admit that I didn’t used to reciprocate comments, but I do now.  Do you reciprocate?  My post rarely get more than 5 or 6 comments and that’s easy to do?  But what about those that get 100.  How could you reciprocate?

 

For almost two years now, I've been posting on Active Rain - almost without exception acknowledging any comments made on one of my blog posts personally, and then going to a post written by that commenter and throwing in my two cents - or reciprocating. So, that would mean - in case this is unclear - I would make two responses to each comment made on my post.  See where I'm going with this?question

Two years later, we have well over 125,000 people on Active Rain, and many of them are blogging, commenting and reciprocating. I am still trying to acknowledge those people who stop by to comment, and knowing me, I probably will continue to do so; HOWEVER, I've kinda sorta decided that on any post I have featured, that I may do one or the other. OR I may make a selective group comment - unless someone asks me a question. How does that sound? Otherwise, I end up with 3-4 pages of comments, and there's no way I can get through them and even think about writing another post.

So??? I'd like to hear what some of you think, feel, do. And, for the record, one benefit to me as a reciprocater, is  this: as I drop by someone's post who commented on mine, I find many great people and posts that I wouldn't find otherwise.

Reciprocation is HUGE in the Active Rain community, and many articles have been written on the subject. What do you think? Now that Active Rain is so HUGE, maybe we spend too much time on just commenting and not writing for business or friends?question

1.  Do we do one or the other?

2.  Are we off the hook when we have over, say, 20 comments?

3. Do we comment AND reciprocate?

4. ??????

That's where my head is.....for now! ;-)

Pepper

Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.216-3334 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit one of my websites: HomesAzRE.com, MoveToMesaAz.com or MoveToSunnyAz.com. Or stop by my blogs at: Active Rain; or Phoenix Valley Real Estate Blog


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Rainmaker
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Laura Gray
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Aida

 

Always remember the "Golden Rule" ........ I think it goes something like do unto others as you would want to be treated. I think if someone takes the time to stop by and comment I will respond to them and find a post of their's worthy of a comment. I can't keep track of multiple comments these days

May 31, 2011 11:21 AM #1
Rainer
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James Loftis
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Aida,

 

  I also try to respond to any comments made on my blog.

May 31, 2011 11:28 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Thanks Laura and James....I'm trying to be a better blogger and trying to reciprocate comments....I'll be visiting your blog soon!

May 31, 2011 01:25 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Joshua Zargari
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Hi Aida.

Just enjoy AR...Do it for fun and over time you'll see that you learn a thing or two.

Good luck.

May 31, 2011 01:31 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I try my best to reciprocate, although I cannot always do it in a timely fashion.  Sometimes I will go to a blogger's posts and make multiple comments on several of their posts at the same time so I can make up for not always being able to get there when I would like.

I would love to do "one for one" all the time, but sometimes it just does not work out that way...when I have a block of free time - hah! - I do try to sit and make as many comments as I can.

 

May 31, 2011 02:41 PM #5
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Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
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Joshua and Susan....thanks for your comments....

May 31, 2011 05:16 PM #6
Rainmaker
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AzLadyInRed

Aida, thanks for the reblog.....I still reciprocate even though it's been years and years. ;-)

May 31, 2011 06:36 PM #7
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Aida Pinto
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Hi Teri....You're welcome....good writing never goes out of style....I'm trying to perfect my own style too!

Jun 01, 2011 03:31 AM #8
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