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

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Always good to leave a comment and acknowledge the writer that there are people reading:


Original content by Ron and Alexandra Seigel 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!

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-




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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Gabe.

I look at the heading before I read the post.  If it's not something that grabs my attention, I don't read the post, I just move on.  

Jan 31, 2019 01:26 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - 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
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too and learn 

Jan 31, 2019 03:18 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes we wonder if we are the last ones here and then a few comments come and we are not lonely anymore

Jan 31, 2019 03:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This was a great post to reblog, Gabe. One reasons many of us are here in the Rain is to not feel alone. This is a profession that can leave you feeling quite isolated even though  we are always talking with people, especially as more of us work from home and not in an office.

Jan 31, 2019 04:55 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I really enjoyed this post from Ron and Alexandra Seigel , so it is a very nice one to reblog!  I enjoy all of their posts, such nice people they are and I was fortunate to meet them!

Jan 31, 2019 06:30 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I love to read a good blog post and then I love to comment.  I think commenting as stated does help build relationships.  You can always tell when a comment is a "canned" or generic comment.  I would much rather know the person acutally read or watch my blog/vlogs than for them to just comment to be polite or try to gain "more points."  Great blog thanks for sharing because I sure missed the first one.

Jan 31, 2019 07:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you for the reblog, and I love what Nina Hollander .  We used to say that in commercial real estate, you are as good as your last deal, and in some ways each sale is an ending, and you have to begin again with the next.  We work from our home office too.  A

Jan 31, 2019 08:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jan 31, 2019 01:59 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

This business sees to it that we are never alone, Gabe! LOL 

Seriously, I went for about 3 years, only reading when I was on a sabbatical from AR. There are plenty of times that, even now, I read and don't comment - especially when I am waiting on a client and want to get some reading time in before they arrive. Now, as for comments, I leave at least 30 each day - it's just often after everyone else has gone to bed! Ha!

Happy Friday!

Feb 01, 2019 08:26 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Feb 09, 2019 08:30 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated!

Feb 09, 2019 08:30 AM