Why Are You On Active Rain?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

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.

Reading comments

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.

Image by Walt Stoneburner via Flickr.com

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Cheryl Ritchie
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What tools did you use to create the photo for this post?
Jan 18, 2014 08:52 PM #71
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Brenda Mullen
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I didn't realize you were talking about copyright violations and plagarism.  I actually call them and tell them to remove my content if it's my own.  If I know it's someone elses I contact the person.  

Those things are clearly unacceptable and I will also report to the AR staff.  

I was talking about differences of opinion on something or if there was a clear difference in my market such as dual agency which isn't allowed in Texas.  

Jan 18, 2014 10:04 PM #72
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Jon, I usually scan through the comments. What I find interesting is when the blogger responds to a comment. It usually gives more insight into the original post.

Jan 18, 2014 10:39 PM #73
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Gabrielle - I am sure you read comments on your blog. If not, why write? :)

Jan 18, 2014 11:12 PM #74
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Andrew - very true, and you are very poetic in your writing.

Jan 18, 2014 11:13 PM #75
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Cheryl - exactly. And this is the point.

The photo is from Flickr.com. Used Photoshop to add the text. This one is very simple and takes a few minutes. My previous has two photos, and Google is superimposed on the peppers, and then a painstaikingly deleted everything but the text. That took a good hour.

Jan 18, 2014 11:16 PM #76
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Brenda - understood. And thanls for clarification.

Jan 18, 2014 11:17 PM #77
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Michael - this is a very good point. I often feel that there was something I should have said in the blog, which was prompted by comments.

Jan 18, 2014 11:18 PM #78
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There is gold in them hills ...the comment hills. Good post

Jan 18, 2014 11:26 PM #79
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Richie - but we have tosurf through the empty soil to get to gems :) thank you

Jan 18, 2014 11:48 PM #80
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Great post Jon and so many of your points are true ... if fact I run through so many posts that I will read about half the post and start running through the comments.

VB ;o)

Jan 18, 2014 11:54 PM #81
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Jon,

I'll take this as license to continue saying what I please!

Personalty, I pat people on the back to preserve my right to disagree!

I don't disagree like a gadfly, but rather to educate and entourage expanded though. Sincear phrase is the antidote to self administered hemlock.

Bill

Jan 19, 2014 05:19 AM #82
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Robert - I am guilty of the same :)

Jan 19, 2014 06:27 AM #83
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Bill - I could quote every line here, but then I would have ended up with your entire comment.

They are maxims

Jan 19, 2014 10:30 AM #84
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I admit that the main reason I blog nowadays is for the SEO.  It generates me leads pure and simple.  The networking is great too because I have met great people in other areas to refer leads to. Your posts are always appreciated.  You often have an interesting angle on how the world works. 

Jan 19, 2014 10:50 AM #85
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***Great Blog.*** Thanks for posting this about our Active Rain. I think that every Realtor needs to join Active Rain, to enrich their real estate knowledge and exchange valuable information with other agents, across the country. We should never stop trying to learn new things.

Sending Smiles To You,  Myrna :) :) :)  :(o_o):

Jan 19, 2014 12:43 PM #86
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Rob - I noticed it. I went to your blog several times, but they were SEO blogs and I did not comment.

Thanks for your kind words.

Jan 19, 2014 02:01 PM #87
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Myrna - and why then only Realtors? As far as I know, Realtors represent only about half of all real estate licensees

Jan 19, 2014 02:02 PM #88
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I sometimes find the comments more interesting than the original post - not that there was anything wrong with the original post, but the discussion and often, divergent opinions that follow are often quite enlightening.  

Jan 19, 2014 10:27 PM #89
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Susan - and this is a reason enough to follow the thread, thank you

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