A Member of the Public's Observation of ActiveRain

Reblogger Donna Malone
Real Estate Agent with Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals

Mona Gersky wrote a blog about including your name so that it prints in your comments below your photo. I also wrote a blog about it 6 or 7 weeks ago. We should all use our names in that space and not a company name.

I will disable comments on my blog and encourage you to click the link to Mona's blog, and leave your comments there.


Original content by Mona Gersky NC# 218097

My mother made an interesting observation from a non ActiveRain member's viewpoint.


She's been enjoying the commentary to the blogs almost as much as the blogs themselves.  All the online conversations and discussions really flesh out the real estate profession for her and probably other public readers.


Her observation?  You know the area beneath each person's photo that allows for whatever identifying information we choose to put there?  Well, she finds it frustrating when there is only a company name.  I admit, I agree with her.


One of the most interesting things to me (and Mom) and other readers is to associate someone's name and location with their photo or avatar.  When I see familiar photos after one or two times I know that Karen Anne in Texas, Tammy in Georgia, Sheila in South Carolina, Clint in New Mexico, J. Phillip in New York, Kristine in New Jersey, janeAnne in Asheville, NC or Cyndi in Murphy, NC are back to visit.  (There are actually dozens more I could name here, but I think my point is made).


Is this a conscious decision to identify photos with companies or do people not realize they have some control over that information?  People do change companies, but they usually keep their names.  What would you rather your name be associated with?  The company you presently work for? or who you are and where you are from?


Mothers do make the best observations sometimes (then there's also the whole eyes in the back of their heads thing - but that's another blog) and it usually takes someone with a little distance from a situation to have the best viewpoint.


Weigh in on this, I'm really curious...and thanks Mom for the blog fodder! 





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Bruce Parker
RE/MAX Best - Highland Park, NJ

I do not get it? What? Anyway nice sail boat. I had a Laguna Windrose 24. Is that what yours is?

Aug 02, 2011 02:21 PM #1
J. A. Michail
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

That is a very interesting opinion that I am sure 50% of people agree with . . .

Aug 02, 2011 02:52 PM #2
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Now I agree with you and your Mom. You can actually do both. So, I'd have a hard time responding to Mr. RE/MAX and Mr. SaraMana Properties above. I could take the time to click thru and see what their names are, but no, too much trouble. I'm moving on.

Aug 02, 2011 03:22 PM #3
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Sorry, I forgot to disable comments. I will do so now so people can just click through to leave comments for Mona.

Re/Max Best, The problem is that I can't address you by name because your name is not on your comment.

SaraMana Properties, I think you will find a big percentage of "rainers", as well as the public, agree with this opinion and have their names below their pictures on their comments.

John, I don't think these people realize that they are missing out because they make it complicated for people to know them by name.

Aug 03, 2011 02:39 AM #4
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