Mona Gersky wrote a blog about including your name so that it prints in your comments below your photo. I also wrote a blog about it 6 or 7 weeks ago. We should all use our names in that space and not a company name.
I will disable comments on my blog and encourage you to click the link to Mona's blog, and leave your comments there.
My mother made an interesting observation from a non ActiveRain member's viewpoint.
She's been enjoying the commentary to the blogs almost as much as the blogs themselves. All the online conversations and discussions really flesh out the real estate profession for her and probably other public readers.
Her observation? You know the area beneath each person's photo that allows for whatever identifying information we choose to put there? Well, she finds it frustrating when there is only a company name. I admit, I agree with her.
One of the most interesting things to me (and Mom) and other readers is to associate someone's name and location with their photo or avatar. When I see familiar photos after one or two times I know that Karen Anne in Texas, Tammy in Georgia, Sheila in South Carolina, Clint in New Mexico, J. Phillip in New York, Kristine in New Jersey, janeAnne in Asheville, NC or Cyndi in Murphy, NC are back to visit. (There are actually dozens more I could name here, but I think my point is made).
Is this a conscious decision to identify photos with companies or do people not realize they have some control over that information? People do change companies, but they usually keep their names. What would you rather your name be associated with? The company you presently work for? or who you are and where you are from?
Mothers do make the best observations sometimes (then there's also the whole eyes in the back of their heads thing - but that's another blog) and it usually takes someone with a little distance from a situation to have the best viewpoint.
Weigh in on this, I'm really curious...and thanks Mom for the blog fodder!