I believe that it is common on AR that we read the post, but do not read the comments. And whether you believe me or not, reading comments can be very rewarding.
Not once, not twice I have seen the situation, where one of the comments comes from the authority, be it an attorney, or a tax person, or someone familiar with the issue, and this comment not only clarifies something important, but often shows where the danger is.
And then the very next comment is again: “Great post and very informative”, and other comments follow as if there was no clarification, or a serious warning.
We learn from the blogs, and then we can learn the wrong thing, get incomplete information, which we will be sharing it with our customers BECAUSE WE READ IT ON AR AND TOOK IT SERIOUSLY…
Yes, on AR we rarely are critical in comments, it is AR culture, with nicety over professionalism, however, there are sometimes comments, which are worth their weight in gold.
Comments are not only to pat the author on the back. They are sometimes to show different angle, bring a valid point, and even contradict the post. Blogging is not lecturing. it is a discussion, and not reading comments is like not listening to the discussion, not participating in it. Then you take what’s in the post for its face value, and it is not always the case.
Read comments, my friends. Not only it may help avoiding mistakes, but this is why we are on AR.
P.S. When I am not writing comments, I am helping Buyers find a condo in paradise for heavenly good prices. Follow the link for information about condos in Daytona Beach Area.
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