Points? What's the point?!

Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group SL0475285

I've been actively participating on this site for a few days.  I try to write intelligent, thought provoking material. I've also been sharing what has led me to the level of success that I've achieved.  Based on the replies, most readers welcome my postings and have replied favorably. What's unfortunate is that a great deal of what is posted is written to garner points, rather than put forward an intelligent thought.  The great thing about blogs and the internet (and the country we live in) is that one can share their thoughts with whomever chooses to read them. The rest can just choose to ignore it!

Last night I posted a subject that I had not seen discussed here. The purpose of the discussion was to provoke thought. It was also posted to share a part of my life that has provided me a level of success not directly related to my real estate success. (although indirectly related) An anonymous poster "Wong-fu" chose to criticize my posting by writing that I should stop wasting his/her/your time.  No offence Wong-fu, but I've read a lot worse material on this site and I just ignore it and move on. I'm sure it is important or interesting to someone.


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Erika Cannet
Optimar International Realty - Hollywood, FL


Don`t get upset. This person has no idea who you are! You didn`t even mention your achievements inside of  Re/Max International..


Aug 28, 2006 01:13 AM #1
David Eiglarsh
United Realty Group - Weston, FL
CRS, CDPE, Serving South Florida
Thanks Erika. That's all it took to make me feel better! One person out of 4050 members! I appreciate the validation. Regards & stay dry & safe!
Aug 28, 2006 01:22 AM #2
Mrs. Sheri Ann Johnson, GRI
Tropic Shores Realty - Spring Hill, FL

The fact that they had to think of a name like Wong Fu & go anonymous says a lot now doesn't it? Don't let the turkey get you down!  : )

Aug 28, 2006 01:27 AM #3
Shannon Moore
Green Lion Realty - North Port, FL
Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte

Just ignore Mr. Wong Fu!  I think your blogs are well written and by the looking at the comments other 'rainers" think so as well (except Mr. Fu).  I guess there's gotta be one in every crowd.

As far as the points, blog for yourself and to help other people and you'll be fine.

Wow! I got passion for my word, I suppose it does fit the blog :)

Aug 28, 2006 01:37 AM #4
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
Unfortunately people have different standpoints and it is a shame that we can't all be more tolerant of eachothers styles.  Mr. Wong Fu just needs a new set of reading glasses.
Aug 28, 2006 01:44 AM #5
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

1. This goes with my theory that points are a by-product of creativity when it comes to "raining".

2. Interesting and thought provoking are subjective terms. What interests me may not always you or others. That should never stop you from doing things you enjoy doing, which in your case is sharing knowledge.

3. "The Lovely Ladies" R and M are correct, life could get boring it there was "not one in every crowd" :)

Cheers-Chin Up

Kum La Ka Lakka-Ahhhhh I am a peach!

Aug 28, 2006 02:15 AM #6
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

David, stick around and you will soon see that we are a very nice group.  Lots of support to be found here. 

Wong fu isn't part of this network. Its best to ignore someone like that.  He will go away if he doesn't get any reaction.

Aug 28, 2006 02:20 AM #7
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn


Keep up your blogging. I've enjoyed your posts. The one last night was a good reminder that I should get back to the gym. I use real estate as an excuse since I don't have a 9-5 job. I certainly have time to squeze in a work-out. I have noticed that alot of REALTORs have put on weight. Stress can make you fat.

Aug 28, 2006 02:22 AM #8
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Hi David, When you get a comment from someone like  wung foo, hit the delete buttom. It will remove his comment from our post. Negativity is not needed. Delete it. Feels good to do that.
Aug 28, 2006 04:25 AM #9
Michael Thompson
CENTURY 21 Anderson Properties, Inc. - Anderson, SC

David, ignore people like Wong Fu. I am here to network in an effort to learn and to build up my business. I expect to have a few rocks (Wong Fu) in the way. I just throw them to the side and keep trucking.



Aug 28, 2006 04:36 AM #10
Christopher H
REAL ESTATE - Shelby Township, MI
Now and then you will get some comments you don't like but usually their positive.
Aug 28, 2006 05:58 AM #11
Terry Kraemer
Exceed Realty - Houston, TX
Houston Realtor

One of the Active Rain guidelines states clearly, "Do not personally attack another person".  Unfortunatley it seems that Wong-fu may have broken this rule.  I agree, if you don't like it you don't have to read it.  Simple as that.


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