Give "Value" When Writing A Comment!

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Real Estate Agent with Comey & Shepherd Realtors

I love how the ActiveRain format allows us to communicate with each other.

But there is a simple concept can greatly increase the value of  what ActiveRain members and readers can learn from this network.

When you read a post that inspires you to take time out of your day or night and write a comment, why not add your opinion about it or share a different way that something may work or tell a story that's goes along with the post. 

I believe that a comment that only says "Good job" or "Way to go" and you get some points is a waste of your time and everyone's time. 

I scan comments of the posts that I want to learn more from, because some people do share their expertise, their way of doing something and it's fascinating and educational.

It can cut your learning curve way down!

If we all give 'tidbits of knowledge' when writing our comments, together our minds will expand exponentially.

Y.O.L.O.  - You Only Live Once. 

Let's make the most of our time here!

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Dan Weis
Real Estate Consultant since 1985
Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Cell/Text: 513.615.1890
dan@danweis.com
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Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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great post!
Apr 02, 2007 05:18 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

I was halfway kidding!  You make a very valid point.  Sometimes I've learned more from the comments than the post itself.  Comments are a great opportunity to keep the learning and sharing going. 

Apr 02, 2007 05:18 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty
You're right Dan, we can learn from each other's comments too!
Apr 02, 2007 05:24 PM #3
Rainer
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Betsy Talbot
Married with Luggage - Seattle, WA
I have found most of my "subscribed" list by reading their comments on other blogs and liking what they had to say.  So commenting well helps your fellow bloggers as well as yourself.  Givers gain.  It's a good way to live.  Except when it comes to dessert, of course.
Apr 02, 2007 05:51 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
On the other hand, maybe what you've written just makes people want to say "way to go" and it doesn't necessarily inspire great creative writing. I never think of "good job" as a waste of effort.
I'll take a nice word any day of the week :)
Apr 02, 2007 05:57 PM #5
Rainer
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Dan Allred
Allred Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
DRE#01761967
Sometimes the blog was to encourage others to keep going and then there are those that we need to encourage the one that wrote it.
Apr 02, 2007 06:27 PM #6
Rainer
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Aziz Abdur-Raoof
RE/MAX Rewards - Columbia, MD
Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
Dan
Now that is a stance -- I tend to add more commentary to certain blogs than others.  New Century filing for protection --I wish it was that easy for me not to pay my creditors.  Just my $.01 cents worth

Apr 03, 2007 12:08 AM #7
Rainer
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Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Dan-

Take a deep breath!

If a Comment has less than 25 words, no points are given.

While Comments such as the ones you mentioned may seem like a waste of time to you, they may mean a lot to the person who wrote the post!

If you see one of these Comments, just scroll past it.

If someone really only did it for the points, thay're not going to get any anyway!

Apr 04, 2007 01:50 AM #8
Ambassador
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
I'd like to think that I put lots of thought in my comments, but now I know I must be brilliant in twenty five words. ;~)
Apr 05, 2007 03:58 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Melissa Sall
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate - Saint Clairsville, OH
Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio
I like to comment on issues that are important to me and that catch my interest. Sometimes, all you can say is good job or way to go, but I agree that if you have something to add to the post, it does help others reading through to learn more. I read the blog and all of the posts because I love to hear both sides and here on AR, there's lots of that.
Apr 06, 2007 01:48 AM #10
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