Breaking the ActiveRain Egg

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Breaking the ActiveRain Egg

 

Recently I wrote about the first comment I’d ever received on a post and asked everyone to share theirs as well. 

I remember how excited I was to know that someone had commented on it. 

 


So what about the posts we see that have a big goose egg by them? No comments!

I’ve seen some very good members who make it a point to comment on posts from new members, first posts, or even posts with no comments. 


Why bother?

Well, for one thing, it’s a nice thing to do, but beyond that, for this community to grow we need to foster new members.

These new members will only make us better because (hopefully) they will share new ideas and thoughts with us. 

 

 

That said…

I understand that there are some posts that are C&P (Copy and paste) and quite frankly, I walk by those as well.

But if you’re of a mind, the next time you’re strolling through the blogroll and you see a post without any comments, maybe you’ll pop in and be their first comment. 

 

Comments (32)

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

Kathy,

There are many who do not respond to comments.  And I try to leave comments on newbies...We need to have conversations not a one way relationships.  A

Oct 19, 2021 09:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - connecting with new members on their first blog is a very nice thing to do.  I see others welcoming and encouraging new people.  I try to do the same.

Oct 19, 2021 10:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I try to comment on new memebers blogs to let them know they are part of a great group in the Rain.

 

Oct 19, 2021 10:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I remember those days of wondering if anyone would comment on my posts. It is frightening to post those first few.

I just took a few minutes to read and comment.  Thanks for the reminder, Kathy!

Oct 19, 2021 12:17 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Your post hits on all cylinders.  We can all relate to that first comment.  So it is nice to check out the First Blog posts.  I am headed there next.  Thank you for the reminder.

Oct 19, 2021 03:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I was fortunate enough to join ActiveRain when there was only about a little over 7,000 members, so my first blog got 12 comments.  With many more members today, it is very easy for blogs to be overlooked unless an effort is make to find them.

Oct 19, 2021 04:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley you have always been good about that!!!

Sham Reddy CRS Thank you!!!  New members help us grow. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I agree with you!  I go right past the posts that are strictly copied and paste posts.  I don't have time but I do try to read some posts without comments. 

Oct 19, 2021 04:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin as I search every week for posts to feature, I go right by the ones that are C&P posts. It's the only way I'm able to do this. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog we don't always have time but when we can, it doesn't hurt to try. 

Oct 19, 2021 04:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs exactly!!!!   

Norma J. Elkins Thank you and thank you for doing what you do!!!  It's not easy putting yourself out there with a post and wondering if someone will comment. 

Oct 19, 2021 05:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brian England oh yes...I've reached out to new members only to get absolutely nothing. 

HI Kat Palmiotti it doesn't have to be a member's first post either. Maybe someone who blogs here but doesn't get any comments.   But I too skip right past the posts that are copy and pasters or whose blog is a few words and a link to something else. 

Oct 19, 2021 05:19 PM
Brian England

I look through there every so often to see if there is someone new that might be worth following.  I looked through yesterday and it looks like a lot of spam accounts, so many that don't even have a profile picture.

Oct 20, 2021 04:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James Dray I remember that a member (I wish I could remember who it was) encouraged me in their comment to continue writing. It meant a lot. 

Oct 19, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I wish we could place some of the C&P bloggers  in a separate area. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty When Bob Stewart started the ActiveRain challenges his intent was to encourage us to write the types of posts that would be good for business...like the localism posts. 

Oct 19, 2021 05:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I understand that there are some who couldn't care less about any kind of interaction here. Their loss. 

Grant Schneider Thank you for doing that!!

Oct 19, 2021 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I have seen you do that!! Thank you!

Sharon Tara Thank you!!!  It's hard enough reading and commenting on the posts of members you follow so a post by someone you don't yet know has to offer something. 

Oct 19, 2021 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it's been a long time since I've gone to the First Posts section but I will try, if I have the time, to comment if I see a post without any comments. Thank you!

George Souto and you know what...we're all used to reading and commenting on member we follow and often there's very little time left. 


Oct 19, 2021 05:43 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Yes thanks for the reminder, as I try to do it from time to time, but it seems so pointless when they lose interest and don't continue with their blogging.

Oct 19, 2021 07:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I remember a few years ago there was an Active Rain Challenge to break the Goose Egg and comment on posts that had not one post... now I will have to go back and see if I have any posts that are in desperate need of breaking:) I will be back today or tomorrow with a link:)))Endre

Oct 19, 2021 11:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Haha I am back and this might explain why I seldom write Market Reports:)))https://activerain.com/droplet/jChg    this was my first market report in 2008:))Endre

Oct 19, 2021 11:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was sitting here thinking.  I don't believe I've ever had a post that didn't receive at least one comment!  

Oct 20, 2021 01:31 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great point Kathy! I have made it a point from time to time to help break the egg for a few

Oct 23, 2021 05:31 PM