Active Rain WHO KNEW? - Share the LIKES!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Continuing on our Active Rain "Who Knew" series, I wanted to focus on what LIKES accomplish in this community. For those of you who are new to this platform, you may just be learning about the wonderful point system. If you need to know more, click on the link below that says "Points" to learn more about this system here in the Rain.


When you Like a post or Like a comment, you are actually giving away points to that person who posted the blog or comment. This is like a little gift that you give away each time you recognize a great post or a comment that resonates with you. Additionally, you are now engaging personally with other Active Rain members and they will become like family to you.


So, take a moment to drop a Like or two to your fellow Rainers! Share the Likes!


For other posts from "Active Rain ~ Who Knew", click on the links below.


Your Following

Why AR Points

What Is An Ambassador

AR's New Look


Membership Roster

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®, 

        Granbury, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling Hood County and surrounding areas! 



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Copyright 2021 Paula McDonald

Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - I look at ActiveRain "likes" a bit differently.  For me, it's a signal "I was here".    I read your post.   Maybe I didn't leave a comment but I certainly appreciate the effort put forth.  I may have nothing to add to the discussion...

It works in similar ways in the Q&A section on this platform as well.  I may not agree with the response given but I "try" to acknowledge the response.   Emphasis on the "try" aspect.  

With AR, we each navigate the platform in ways that work for us.  

Apr 14, 2021 03:12 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

100% agree with you, Michael.

Apr 15, 2021 08:09 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Great idea to point out things a newbie on AR might not know!    I like Michael's comment too.  Lots of reasons to like a post!

Apr 14, 2021 03:43 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A few years back,when they started the points for likes Roy Kelley was very active in trying to get Rainers to appreciate their fellow members post that way.  Some do, and some don't

Apr 14, 2021 05:05 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

Rarely do I not hit the like button when I make a comment on a post.  

Apr 15, 2021 01:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paula... I'm of the Michael Jacobs school of thought when it comes to hitting the like button. But those points are a nice little bonus... I just don't hit the like button for the sake of passing on some points... for me that's a meaningless gesture.

Apr 15, 2021 04:00 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hitting the like button at least gives the writer acknowledgment that you visited their blog and when we write something it makes us happy when people actually take time to read it and then also comment.

Apr 15, 2021 05:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I agree with other comments here ... a "like" is a form of acknowledgment ... yet I generally do not click the like button for the sake of dishing points. 

Apr 15, 2021 08:11 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You make good points, Paula.  I do a lot of hitting of the "Like" button here on ActiveRain.  One thing I've noticed however, since the upgrade, I can't click on my posts to see who has "liked" me.  I guess I'll just have to call those little numbers next to the heart, "Mystery Lovers."

Apr 15, 2021 06:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Paula, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 15, 2021 06:52 PM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you all for your comments. There are many little nuggets to learn about here in the Rain.

Apr 18, 2021 07:55 PM