Pleading the 5th on activerain? NO COMMENT!

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When you have doubts that no one is looking or that people don't see what you write it's time to get out into the traffic and take a closer look. Yes, there are books written about proper blogging etiquette. Readers may even send you private messages advising that you're supposed to do this or do that when comments are received on your posts. There will always be those that need conformity and structure to disseminate the world around them in an orderly and meaningful way. When you disrupt the status quo  there's always the possibility of becoming an outsider.  

Apprentice PaparazziThere are just about the same number of AR members as there are writing styles here and that's what makes this platform interesting. We all know the "cut & paste" commentators and posters and would be hard pressed to click through the fodder let alone view it.

Could you imagine writing 3,000 posts and never getting a comment?  It could happen. Some "writers" are getting close to that goal. When you're here write about what you enjoy in a fashion that satisfies YOU. It's YOUR blog to approach from any angle you wish. If it doesn't feed your senses then it likely won't suppress the appetite of others either. Nonetheless, it remains YOURS. 

More important than comments in my perspective are the views, clicks and short URLs you generate. Comments aside, on posts where none have been received, I find interest.  While watching the "Traffic (Stats)" on my zero comment posts they have exceeded 4,000+ views, 500+ clicks and 20+ short URL creations.  These numbers aren't dramatic to many of the other fabulous BLOGGERS here but know that your message is being seen, felt and communicated to others whether commented on or not.  

You never know where your PAPARAZZO may lurk, however, all you need is one to complete your sale!             

     

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Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kevin,  Thank you for the post.  I am just trying to get a feel for the comments VS clicks.  Noticeable difference most of the time.  I am very grate  when I do receive a comment.  Good to know someone has taken the time to read.  Best for your weekend ahead.  Mark 

Sep 05, 2014 06:10 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Mark, some persons maintain that it's a veritable wasteland and much of it is although even with that being said the individual results are calculable.

Sep 06, 2014 02:00 AM #16
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Roy's comments sums it up for me.  I write localism posts nearly weekly, and they generate great traffic.

Sep 07, 2014 09:15 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Suzanne, my goal was just to let newcomers know that they're being read and it may take time to gather a foothold.  Localism is the right path for doing so.

Sep 07, 2014 11:31 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

I am so glad some of those cut & paste ARers are not on my blog anymore...yes, i love to discover some of the great writing out there Kevin...i wish i had more time!

Sep 08, 2014 04:05 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I'm always hopeful that I'll have just enough Ginny!

Sep 08, 2014 04:54 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

It seems the blog posts that commandeer the most comments are usually topics not aimed at consumers; as fun as many of those posts are, they are generally not the ones that make the phone ring. 

Sep 08, 2014 12:36 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Susan, it takes time but a regular report about specific neighborhoods can get a couple callers asking the right questions.  The simpler it is, the better the response.  

Sep 08, 2014 12:54 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

There are so many resources available here in the Ar community one would be hard pressed not to improve blog posting over time.  Some folks are skimmers and some folks are readers which prompt them to respond or not.  The skimmers are on the run and the readers usually take a few minutes to add there insights to the information being provided at the time.  The value is in the relationships and connections one makes as a result of the writing efforts.  Look, I just discovered you Kevin!

 

Sep 08, 2014 10:48 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Eileen, I can see that you're not a "skimmer" by any means.  Being noticed by one who gives value to our efforts is priceless.  Thank You!

Sep 09, 2014 11:08 AM #24
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I don't care where the calls come from or how they find me as long as they find me and call. Good post

Sep 09, 2014 12:42 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

A point to consider would be your marketing budget?  We track all touches to acknowledge what is working and what isn't.  Funneling resources for the most effective return on investment is critical today. Call Ed Silva now!

Sep 09, 2014 10:56 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

You are so right.  I've been remiss in commenting on my favorite posts, but I do read them.   I've noticed I get fewer comments as well.  I'll have to take a look at the clicks.  Thanks for stopping by my post this morning.  :-)

Sep 10, 2014 12:55 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

You are correct that the stats are what matter and it doesn't matter if someone comments or not. Interesting that I wrote about generic comments today and then headed over here to find this post you wrote days ago. I still think it is better not to comment if you don't have anything relevant to say but as you said, to each his own!

Sep 10, 2014 12:56 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Susan, a chance meeting but one that was memorable. It's possible to spend an entire day here but there are more pressing issues. It was my pleasure! 

Shannon, so glad you stopped by, this is why your post was so attractive to my thoughts. Without quality content where's the benefit?  I find it neither in the comment or for the reader, zero plus zero still equals zero as far as I know.

Sep 10, 2014 02:06 AM #29
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Kevin

Looking forward to seeing more of your posts on Active Rain.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 10, 2014 01:23 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Thank you Lou!  The time keeps going by quicker than I would like but we're all in that boat together. I'll have one together by this weekend for sure. Gearing up for our season right now.  

Sep 11, 2014 01:20 AM #31
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     You summed it nicely, Kevin.  I've also had blogs with only one or two comments, but I was emailed or called by a potential client.  Other blogs with thousands of hits often bring NO traffic!

Sep 11, 2014 11:24 PM #32
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have seen this too Kevin. There are people who publish listing reports, market data and do not comment or participate in the family aspect at all. It's their loss.

I feel such a closeness with so many fellow members who comment on my posts and I get them back, and the other way around. Support you brothers and sisters.

Sep 11, 2014 11:32 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Fred, just knowing that a connection was made is all I need to see.  If it makes the phone ring or some other communication happen, all the better.

Noah, it seems best to present a well rounded blog with many types of posts to bring out a personality of sorts. We all move better with the weight on our backs rather than on the feet.   

Sep 12, 2014 02:30 PM #34
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