I have been reading more lately on Active Rain. I have been amazed at how much banter there is about points, gold stars, signing petitions. I ran across a post by Bob Mitchell about getting featured on Ative Rain.
Many of you know I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have opinions, they are mine. Active Rain is a place that allows opinions. In fact, it was built on that premise.
So, Bob Mitchell has his opinion, I have mine. Sue me. Sue us both. But, I did go read a lot more of Bob Mitchells other posts, and this is a smart guy. Then, I got an email from someone here on Active Rain, did I go to far?.....So, my concience is starting to tug at me, making me think I should revisit the post.. Here is my reply
Bob...I got an email stating that maybe my reply to your post was a bit harsh..Looking back at it, I guess someone who doesn't know me could get that impression.
After making the comment, I took it a step further to not only read many of your prievious posts, but to subscribe as well. There is no doubt that manyof the same people get featured, but I have gotten past caring. There was a brief time when I had the time to think about writing posts that would get featured, I reviewed and rewrote, thought about where to place the posts,...didn't work
I have been featured a hand full of times....I don't think I have an hour between all my featured posts. One I know took less than 10 minutes,including graphics, about when I bought my GPS. That one got like 80 comments and was featured ..I was floored...Ditto for my other features..I profess to not have a clue as to what will work. I even tried witing a post with Jason Crouch in the title...nope...got me nothing but yawns.
But, a few of the posts I did put out got me direct phone calls, turned into deals, and led to the position I have now. I get links to my website, and got listings from here that turned into deals. I have an appointment next week for a listing that I will share with an associate, because I don't really take residential any more. Unless its the whole subdivision.
So, if my comments were a bit harsh, then I am sorry to have offended the sensitive few here that may have recoiled in horror. after reading your personal and business profile, I doubt I made a chink in your armour. Good job.. Cya