The Importance of Commenting—"We Read to Know That We Are Not Alone”

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Napa Consultants DRE00893924

“We read to know that we are not alone” is a line from Shadowlands, a play by British writer William Nicholson, which was also made into a film. We would add that “we write to know that we are not alone.

 

Why read a blog post you like, if you are not going to comment? When you comment, you leave an impression for all to see which includes the writer, those who subscribe to the blog, and the public at large. Commenting is a way to engage in conversation with the author. It is letting them know that they are not alone!

 

That conversation can lead to a discussion. Discussions can often generate a new understanding for both the author and the commenter. It can lead to a friendship. The ones who read the comments also benefit from additional information that may in turn spark a desire to join the conversation. Good conversations and discussions lead to intellectual satisfaction. A post may inspire someone to write a related post.

 

Commenting is also a way to acknowledge and appreciate the writer’s time and effort in writing a post. The writer of the post has just given you a gift. It resonated with you. Just liking it is not enough. It leaves the author wondering, what did you like? The least you can do say is “thank you.” Thank you, for that book recommendation, thank you for the information on this subject, thank you for the beautiful picture that made me smile. Here is a picture that may make you smile. Or you may have a suggestion, here is a book I liked and would recommend you read, etc.

 

Commenting is a feedback to the author, on the post and on the commenter. The author may choose to comment back if a question is asked. The author may be sparked by the comment into a further discussion. And as the blog post catches the public’s eye, they learn so much about the author and the commenters.

 

Do not forget, we read to know that we are not alone, and we write to know that we are not alone. We are all in this together!

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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hannah Williams thank you.  I am glad also as you know, I feel like you and I have a friendship and we do appreciate each other's existence.  I have also enjoyed speaking with you on the phone.  A

Jan 18, 2019 02:25 PM #72
Rainer
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Sorry, Ron and Alexandra Seigel (Alexandra), but as others have said I ,too, don't usually comment when I feel my comments would be redundant. I'll try to be more considerate of writers going forward.
Bruce

 

Jan 18, 2019 07:30 PM #73
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the featured post. I hope others will read it too. I always reciprocate comments . I have made many friends on active rain by commenting on posts.

Jan 19, 2019 03:35 AM #75
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I love this sentiment, Alexandra.  I only wish more folks felt the same way and did this.

Jan 19, 2019 05:44 AM #76
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bruce Kunz  I use it as an opportunity to make another friend, by saying, I agree with so and so's comment, and I tag that person.  A

Jan 19, 2019 07:54 AM #77
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hannah Williams we really appreciate you re-blogging our post.  Wishing you a splendid day!  A

Jan 19, 2019 07:56 AM #78
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gabe Sanders yes, we do too, and we find the gems out there.  They are always gems in our midst.  A

Jan 19, 2019 07:57 AM #79
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lauren Williams, CPO so what is the time frame you propose?  It has been 6 months on the individual I am talking about... A

Jan 19, 2019 07:59 AM #80
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I often leave comments on blog posts that I read, and I appreciate the thoughtful comments that are left for us when we publish a blog post.

Jan 19, 2019 09:55 AM #81
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gita Bantwal thank you.

Jan 19, 2019 12:43 PM #82
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gabe Sanders me too, which spurred my writing this post.  A

Jan 19, 2019 12:44 PM #83
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Whether it is congratulations on a listing or a sale...or a good job on a report...agreeing with a point of view...it is all appreciated.

Jan 31, 2019 02:35 AM #84
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel -  I love the join in the conversation and be supportive of what is being written.  Sometimes I feel like I am in an online mastermind group.  It's all good.

Mar 16, 2019 03:52 AM #85
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider we agree.

Mar 18, 2019 11:58 AM #87
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Alex Ross
Huyana - Talco, TX

Good morning sir..As a part time blogger i know the importance of feedbacks,that we get from our users/audience/readers.Definitely somea are negative ones,but atleast we knaow what are we doing right and what is wrong with our work.So i always recommend to my readers to leave atleast a feedback,so that my improvement never stops mykfcexperience

Apr 05, 2019 05:03 AM #88
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alex Ross Thank you for your comment.  Oh so true, improvement never stops.  A

Apr 05, 2019 06:01 AM #89
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Essie Gomez  thank you for taking your time to comment.  Sometimes, I believe that the conversation needs encouragement for the author!  A

May 09, 2019 12:28 PM #92
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I agree with this man who posted about the greatness of comments.

Jul 21, 2019 02:54 AM #94
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.As a part time blogger i know the importance of feedbacks,that we get from our users/audience/readers.Definitely somea are negative ones!!surveyforcustomers

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