Commenting On Another's Post?Write It To The Blogger's Future Client!!

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It’s not a secret. I’m a great fan of ActiveRain and have been a Rainmaker from day 1 on Sept. 30, 2009.  That’s 10 years of being present every single day.

 

Very early in my membership here, I learned a very important fact.  Commenting is as important as the blog post on which the comment is posted.

 

Commenting is not only read by members on ActiveRain, but most importantly, comments are read by anyone who clicks on the title that Google indexes. If the post receives SEO, you can be assured every comment will be read and digested, just as the facts of the post.  If a reader has interest, that reader always wants to read other opinions!

 

Imagine if one or more of the comments were negative or sarcastic or insulting to the blogger!  Comments are most important.

 

There are subliminal and direct messages that are absorbed by readers. Readers make decisions based on what they read. Every comment that’s posted should be a positive one. It’s to the blogger’s advantage to be praised for their thoughts and actions that are described in the post. 

 

Be a supporter of fellow agents. Kicking someone’s ass within a comment is very counterproductive for that blogger. It’s not worth posting well written post and allowing comments when that continues to occur! If no one allows comments, where is the “social” aspect of blogging?

 

Not everyone agrees with every opinion. That’s the purpose of writing your own blog post.  That’s called being inspired to challenge an opinion.  It’s classless to sabotage a fellow agent’s blog post because you do not agree with that person. “Shout it out on your own blog. Don’t pollute the blog of another.”

 

This is very important information for every blogger to understand.  Challenges are wonderful, if stated in a professional manner.

 

The one thought to always remember when writing a comment is: “write your comment as if you were writing to the blogger’s potential clients.”

 

If you can remember to encourage others who are in the blogger’s marketplace to do business with that blogger, you’re giving that blogger a great testimonial.

 

Be a promoter. Encourage readers by giving praise to the work performed by that blogger.  The bottom line for those who are in a negative frame of mind is to take a day off. You’ll be doing yourself and others a great favor.

 

Just another thought for the moment…..

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Barbara Todaro

Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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Franklin, MA 02038

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Rainmaker
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
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Hi Barbara, thank you for your thoughtfulness and advocacy of agents who professionals in the industry.

Sep 23, 2019 07:49 PM #55
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Marte Cliff
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You make a very valid point - we should be helping each other here, especially since its so easy to do! I also think the comments we make reflect back on us - who would want to do business with someone snarky!

I admire your dedication to blogging every day and wish I'd get back in the groove. I do manage to leave a comment  or three every day, but have been remiss in writing posts.

Sep 23, 2019 07:56 PM #56
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Well, I couldn't have said it better than Sheri Sperry - MCNE®! I do see the one-upmanship on the comments too - so unwarranted, unsupportive and so rude in my humble opinion!

You have certainly set the bar high, high, high on this approach, Barbara and believe me, it doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you for always being so kind, helpful and supportive here in the Rain. You are more appreciated than you will ever know!

Sep 23, 2019 09:34 PM #57
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Debe Maxwell, CRS thank you for all of YOUR kind words to me.... and there are so many here who are very supportive.... I think others will fall into place if enough people show them how positive it is to be supportive of other bloggers....to support others is uplifting for all.... you're the best, Debe....

Sep 24, 2019 03:12 AM #58
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Marte Cliff you're a bundle of knowledge that everyone could use here.... and what a great contributor.... please keep that going.... I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET and always benefit from the information you so generously share....

Sep 24, 2019 03:15 AM #59
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Matthew Klinowski, PA and you're a prime example of the ideal real estate professional.... you're a champion ....keep on competing.

Sep 24, 2019 03:16 AM #60
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Ian Flannigan I'm glad some of it is helpful.... if a reader can take away one new point, it was worth the read....IMHO

Sep 24, 2019 03:17 AM #61
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS those new AR bloggers will blend in very well if they're aware of what blogging etiquette entails....most of it is common sense and easy enough to make it a habit.

Sep 24, 2019 03:20 AM #62
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 it IS very basic etiquette... and most DO blend in well.... for those who don't, the support group of AR usually jump in!!

Sep 24, 2019 03:22 AM #63
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Lynn B. Friedman Oh, yes.... comments are often indexed by Google....I wrote a post years ago about that...I mentioned a past homeowners name and the agent who had his listing at the time, and that comment was picked up by google.... when one searched that agent's name, MY COMMENT SHOWED UP AND MY POST....ON A SEARCH FOR ANOTHER AGENT'S NAME....IMAGINE???? that agent is a very close friend of mine and when I showed her, she immediately joined AR!!!!!  I still laugh about that incident....  

the point HERE is to clearly understand that all comments have the potential of being carved in stone online!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! forever..... 

 

Sep 24, 2019 03:28 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Scott Godzyk and that's the reason to promote others when you, collectively, comment.... it's soooo important.

Kat Palmiotti it's NOT difficult to do.....it takes mindfulness to create the HABIT of doing it..... 

Sep 24, 2019 03:32 AM #65
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Tom Bailey I think Karen Climer said it wonderfully....

John Henry your opinion is ALWAYS valued here, and for you to stay silent is robbing everyone of your valued thoughts.... speak up, kid...speak up.... you have a mighty force backing you up!!!

Sep 24, 2019 03:35 AM #66
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Excellent reminder Barbara Todaro , especially the suggestion to spin off your own post if so inspired with a differing opinion. 

Sep 24, 2019 08:02 AM #67
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Applause applause good professional manners apply rain or shine

Sep 24, 2019 08:57 AM #68
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Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
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Fantastic post Barbara Todaro with advice for everyone whether new to AR or for those of us that have been around awhile.  Have a great day and thank you for the pearls of wisdom.

Sep 24, 2019 09:32 AM #69
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Diana Dahlberg
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I was brought up on the "if you have nothing nice to say ... say nothing"  ... Barbara Todaro your blog says it all!  Thank you for always bringing helpful tips to newbys and oldies!  Congrats on the FEATURE -- so well deserved!

Sep 24, 2019 01:01 PM #70
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop a healthy opinion can turn negative very fast.... be mindful of where you're responding.... use your own blog...

Sally K. & David L. Hanson yes, rain or shine..... maintain it...

Keith McMullin it applies to everyone and we all need to be mindful of this....

Sep 24, 2019 02:15 PM #71
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Diana Dahlberg good reminder: "if you have nothing nice to say ... say nothing" 

Sep 24, 2019 02:17 PM #72
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

As always you are spot on Barbara. I think you can write a comment that makes a counter point without being negative or rude. As in everything we do or say, it's not what you say but how you say it

Sep 26, 2019 07:16 AM #73
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Barbara Todaro
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Tom Bailey and there are many in our business who can say almost anything and say it right....no matter how off the scale...

Sep 26, 2019 10:01 AM #74
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