A Wonderful Comment From a Featured Artist | Who Reads Our Posts?

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For many bloggers on ActiveRain we wonder "who is reading our posts?"  Sometimes we know because we receive comments on them.

But what about the general population?  Rarely do we get comments from the general public. 

I have a WordPress blog as well.  Many posts are written in both ActiveRain and BuyersAgentPortland.com

In August this year I published two posts

In my posts I wrote:

"If you notice, Fortuna does not have any arms. I would love to ask the artist what inspired him in this manner? Perhaps, even Fortuna relies on fate and luck in her fortune and does not make it for herself?"

And lo and behold, Simon Toparovsky answered me!! I received the following comment the other day.  I rarely get comments from consumers, the general public . . . let alone artists that I feature in my localism posts!

Made my day!  I love "FORTUNA"

 

You can see more of Simon Toparovsky's work here:  The Art of Simon Toparovsky Installations

In reality, I could never commission a work of art like this.   BUT . . . I can still be a patron of the arts through my posts!!

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Rainmaker
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Dick and Dixie Sells
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Carla- Sure that gave you a big smile! You just never know who is out there reading your posts, do you? Congrats on the feature as well!

August 20, 2012 05:08 AM #43
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
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That is amazing that he found your blog posts. You just NEVER know!

August 20, 2012 05:21 AM #44
Rainer
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Peter Michelbach
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Carla -- Congrats!! You are a true warrior and passionate advocate of the 'good common cause'! Blessings from 'down under'

August 20, 2012 05:22 AM #45
Rainer
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Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
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Oh yes that would make your day.  That is so cool!

August 20, 2012 05:52 AM #46
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Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
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Wow!!!  How cool is that???  That's a great story Carla, thanks for sharing it with all of us.                                                   

August 20, 2012 06:24 AM #47
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Fantastic, Carla! We know buyers and sellers read our blogs because AR gets such great position on Google, but to have a response like this must have been quite an exciting surprise! 

August 20, 2012 06:34 AM #48
Rainmaker
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Samantha Smith
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Sam I Am, d+b Real Estate, Lake Ray Hubbard Realto

WOWziers ... that is sooo awesome!

August 20, 2012 06:35 AM #49
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Mike Cooper
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Carla, that is way too cool. You never know who is reading your posts is so right. Glad to see who is reading yours.
August 20, 2012 06:37 AM #50
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Gay E. Rosen
Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont, NY
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Carla - how wonderful... just proves how so many people read the blogs. Congratulations on the feature.

August 20, 2012 07:23 AM #51
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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That is absolutely terrific.  I bet it made your day big time.  Nice to know we're just not typing because we like to type.

August 20, 2012 08:09 AM #52
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It always amazes me who reads our posts. I have been interviewed by Businessweek and other trade publications because of my blogs. keep blogging

August 20, 2012 08:53 AM #53
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Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties - Jackson Hole, WY
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Nicely done! But if you hadn't asked such an insightful question, you likely would not have gotten that response, so good for you!

August 20, 2012 09:09 AM #54
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Margaret Goss
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Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I agree with #55 - you did a little more than just write about the art.  You asked a question which meant that the art touched you in some way and the artist responded to it.  Congrats!

August 20, 2012 09:47 AM #55
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Paula McDonald
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Way to go Carla. That is really a cool thing and very complimentary.
August 20, 2012 10:10 AM #56
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Gene Mundt
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Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages

Now THAT is cool, Carla!  And definitely a lesson learned too.  You just never know how far-reaching or how broad of an audience you will command through your blogging and online presence ...

Congratulations!

Gene

August 20, 2012 10:42 AM #57
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Tni LeBlanc
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How cool Carla. 

There is something about blogging that is just fun, right?

Tni

August 20, 2012 07:13 PM #58
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Wandanna Melliphant
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Hi,

Congrats on the feature.

Wow, that's really amazing.

Keep up the good work!

August 20, 2012 10:15 PM #59
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
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WOW Carla that is fantastic... congratulations on the feature and receiving a comment from the artist.

August 21, 2012 04:56 PM #60
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Normally, I never comment on posts with over 25 comments, Carla.  But, I, too, happen to be a big fan of Fortuna and Toparovsky.  My parents lived between Salem and Portland, and when I would visit them, we always made at least one stop to see this. 

Thanks for sharing your incredible  conversation with a master!

August 21, 2012 06:06 PM #61
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Carla- all I can say is "WOW"!  you just never knoiw who's reading your post, do you?!

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