A ReBlog From A Dozen Years Ago

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

I've decided to reblog one of my older posts...how old? It is from 2010, when I was using a Palm device. Yes, many of us have been blogging for a long time. Below is a post that might help others. Keep your post in draft until you are ready to publish, and don't forget to take it out of the draft mode.

From 2010

I must Have Done Something Wrong! Not One Comment!

My Posts are Always Written in Draft mode, and I remind newer bloggers to do the same.

While in the DRAFT mode, I can work on them in between listings, sales, appointments, phone calls, settlements, and other trivial things! That's what a Broker's life is all about.

                                             Draft

 

 My usual time for making these posts live is after midnight. Then I have the next day to respond.

Recently one of my posts went from draft mode to public mode from my cell phone. The next morning, I check emails on my Palm Pre, plugged in at my bedside. This gives me extra time before actually getting up for the day. 

Unusual, but there were no comments on the new post. Being on ActiveRain from the beginning (#845, that's me), I have some followers. There is one someone from the 191,000 + members that make at least one comment! But on this particular morning, ZERO! I Must Have Done Something Wrong! Not One Comment! Nada!

Did I say something offensive? Did I hurt someone's feelings? Did I commit a faux pas? Oh, I hope not! Guess it was just too early, and no one was up yet. I started reading blogs and commenting on others that I found of interest. Hours went by. I waited, and I waited some more. Still no comments. OK, so what's up? Have I lost touch?

Rechecking this early morning post...I discovered it was still in DRAFT! All of you seasoned bloggers already figured that one out, right? Well, duh... no wonder there were no comments! Quickly hit the Public mode button, and within four minutes, there were two comments. Nine minutes later, another three trickled in throughout the day.

No more worry

I must have Done Something Wrong! Not One Comment!

                               DRAFT

Always write your posts in DRAFT! Always remember to take them OUT of DRAFT!

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
Broker/Owner/Realtor®

Baltimore, Maryland


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Comments (18)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Margaret, as with your old re-blog there is nothing like a BLAST FROM THE PAST. Some things even get better with age as with Re-Re-Remeber by Sha Na Na. Jeff

Nov 14, 2022 07:09 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI ,

Thanks! Now I have that song in my head for the day! 🙃

Nov 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Margaret, that is a funny story.  I haven't done that on ActiveRain.  However, I have written emails, and texts, and neglected to hit the send button.

Nov 14, 2022 07:21 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

That's why I write 'DRAFT' in the title in hopes that won't happen again.

Nov 15, 2022 10:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 14, 2022 07:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- I think I've done that once. I've also accidentally published something that I was not yet ready to publish and had to quickly unpublish it!!!

Nov 14, 2022 07:43 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kathy Streib I'm shocked that could also happen to you! 🙃

Nov 15, 2022 10:02 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

To funny Margaret!  I think many of us remember 'those' days......was that another life time?  It must have been!  LOL

Nov 14, 2022 08:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

For sure, another life time Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Good thing we have the older posts to remember this stuff. 🙃

Nov 15, 2022 10:04 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 in a few occasions, I accidentally published post then delete the posts. It can happen to anyone.

Nov 14, 2022 08:19 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

John Pusa It happens to the best of us. Good to see you.

Nov 15, 2022 10:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Margaret those days.... now with that said I also find when little or no interaction is on a post it is because I have not commented on other AR members post so it is a bit of a Tit for Tat... you support me I support you... just my two cents, Endre

Nov 14, 2022 10:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Endre Barath, Jr. Your two cents make more sense!

Nov 15, 2022 10:06 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Margaret - right.  I have been there and done that too.  I thought I published it.

Nov 15, 2022 03:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Grant Schneider Just like the rest of us.

Nov 15, 2022 10:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for the re-blog (and giggle), Margaret... for me this was a "new" post. Personally, I've never forgotten to hit the publish button, but I have had posts not publish when they were set to automatically do so.

Nov 15, 2022 04:26 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Nina Hollander, Broker Glad you got a giggle.

Nov 15, 2022 10:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. I remember once wondering why I had no comments on a post that I had worked in in the draft mode. Instead of posting it, I deleted it by accident. Lesson learned and not so funny. Enjoy your day.

Nov 15, 2022 04:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Wayne Martin OUCH! 

Nov 15, 2022 10:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Well the "draft" mode certainly would result in no comments! Good reminder for us to double check that we've actually published a post!

Nov 15, 2022 04:47 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti Maybe this post will save one someone the trouble.

Nov 15, 2022 10:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - in my early days of blogging here in the rain I had that similar feeling ... but it was not because the post was in draft mode 🤣

 

Nov 15, 2022 08:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

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That Might Have Left You

With a 💩💩💩 Feeling!

False Alarm

💩💩

💩

 

Nov 15, 2022 08:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Can you hear me smiling? KathleenKathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Thanks for the feature!

Nov 15, 2022 10:24 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

at least you didn't commit an accidental faux pas! lol better to just be in draft mode 

Nov 15, 2022 01:58 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Lise Howe Are you speaking from experience?

 

Nov 15, 2022 02:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret I have not had that brain cramp yet.  BUT I have on MORE than one occasion participated in an ActiveRain Contest/Challenge and FORGOTTEN to submit the link to the blog in a comment of the blog announcing the Contest/Challenge.  Then sitting there the beginning of the following month wondering why I did not get my points for participating in the Contest/Challenge.  In fact one of those times was last months Challenge ..... LOL

Good thing I have lots of points!!!

Nov 15, 2022 02:04 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - many AR discoveries might be made while searching the draft section.  

Nov 15, 2022 02:11 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Michael Jacobs, I have quite a few forgotten posts in my drafts.

Nov 15, 2022 02:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto

Just a bit disappointing, but glad you have plenty of points already.

Nov 15, 2022 02:13 PM