Please Don't Throw Me Any More Gold Stars

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

 

Oh no, not another gold star. Please, no more gold stars!

Brer RabbitYou know the story of Bre'r Rabbit don't you? If not go read it, I will wait for you.

 

In Active Rain, if you are NOT lucky, your post winds up featured.

 You get lots of comments, but then you have to take the time to answer each one. 

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I suppose I could answer them all like a true  Type E  and say to everyone, "Thanks for the comment." But I don't think people will like that; this is not how to make friends on AR. We need to be answered, and I really need plenty of time to answer each person's comment in depth.

 

 

But it's like being caught in a briar patch - the more you do, the more stuck you are. It's messing up my time management. So please, no more gold stars while my business is so brisk.

 

For now, I need to learn how to write a really good post to get the iThornsnformation out there, but one that is not featured. In fact, I don't know why Broker Bryant  and all the other really good bloggers havn't caught on to this yet!

 

He and a few others are  so unlucky that their posts get a gold star every single time. So sad because they have to answer hundreds of comments.

 So the trick is to write a post that you are sure will not get a gold star. Write it good enough, but not so good that it gets featured, and then you won't have to worry about taking so much of your valuable time responding.Four Leaf clover

Ah ha! I think I have this AR blogging figured out. Now I'll have an advantage over all the other really good agents. Let them keep writing featured posts. Let them take time to answer comments (and get no points for it), and I'll have time to go list and sell houses. Yes!

Please, no more gold stars!

www.homerome.com

Baltimore, MD 

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Bill Roberts It only took me almost two years to respond even though you gave me permission NOT to comment.

Sep 15, 2017 09:03 PM #190
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Wow! AR wasn't even a year old yet when you penned this blog post! The comment stream is like a "Who's Who?" for ActiveRain!...

Such incredibly treasured memories and lifelong friendships!

Hope you are doing well, my sweet Margaret!

Sep 15, 2017 10:14 PM #191
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Now Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You had to know we would take the bait on this challenge from you. Yup; we <Liked> it!

Sep 16, 2017 06:23 AM #192
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Rich Jacobson This was like a who's who in AR. Miss you and hope you will be blogging more in the future. You are a good writer!

Sep 16, 2017 12:55 PM #193
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Oh, yes, had to LIKE this post, Margaret!  Too funny but, reading the comments made me miss the good ole days - BB suggesting that TLW write your comments for you, responding to featured posts! Hilarious!

And, yes, as William James Walton Sr. mentioned, I wrote something similar just before you wrote this one as I had those same feelings...still do! My comments are FAR too long so, it can take me 2 months to get back to folks who commented on my featured posts! 

And, I would LOVE to see Rich Jacobson back here in the Rain, wouldn't you, Margaret?!!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Sep 16, 2017 07:32 PM #194
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The comment string here was great!

Sep 17, 2017 05:05 AM #195
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Lise Howe
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This made me chuckle as I read through the comments - and please have a great day 

Sep 17, 2017 05:17 AM #196
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Hi, Margaret --- I wasn't a member in 2007 but felt as if I was seeing a history lesson of this forum by reading the comments.  

Sep 17, 2017 07:08 AM #197
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Hi Margaret

Such fun to take this trip back in time! Features have always been a hot topic, at least a long as I have been a member. I enjoyed reading all the comments, especially from those we don't hear from any longer, and from Laurie Manny!

Jeff

Sep 17, 2017 08:27 AM #198
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

OMG..this was quite a trip! I started blogging in 2008 but many of these rainers I remember. I gave it alike too!! Thank you for the link!

Sep 17, 2017 09:04 AM #199
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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How did I never comment on this post before?  I had been here a year and still had not learned where to go for the most information!

Sep 18, 2017 08:35 AM #200
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An entertaining post and comments! Looks like you had things figured out from the beginning! 

Sep 18, 2017 01:03 PM #201
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Well  Margaret, you know I would not have been able to sleep properly if I did not add my two cents.... all I can say is it was a different world in many respects....Endre

Sep 18, 2017 06:35 PM #202
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Looks like I'm a bit behind in my comments!

Sep 22, 2018 01:38 PM #203
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I'm more than a bit behind on just about everything AR related!

 

Sep 22, 2018 06:06 PM #204
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Rich Jacobson So good to see you on such an old post!

Sep 22, 2018 07:22 PM #205
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Hi Margaret

I DO remember this post from so long ago. Such fun to read it again and think about the early days. And to read comments from so many we don't see around AR any more.

Jeff

Sep 23, 2018 08:23 AM #206
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Margaret, the stuff I write that I think won't go over... gets featured.  huh??

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Jeff Dowler, CRS Yes back from 2007

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John Henry There's no way to know..so just keep blogging and having fun.

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