Blogging For the Sake of Points?

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing

I don't know why, but I feel as though there are a few in the Active Rain community that are blogging with nothing really to say, merely for the sake of getting points. Here is my opinion, the points will come, don't worry too much about that. But say something only when you feel that it contributes to the overall good of the community. That's just my point of view.

Scott

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Jim Lee
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
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"Some people just post for points,( the guy with 72,000 for example)"

Are you sure about that??

He (Jamie Maxwell) only has 13 blog posts and the last one was 08/11/2006 and he also has very few comments on blogs.

Most of his points come from people he invites to join here.

Some people are just naturally more prollific than others, some are more competative, and some just like to write. Of course there are some just in it for the points thing although I can't imagine why.

I tried to deposit some of my points at the credit union last week and they said they weren't worth anything there. ;-)

 

September 10, 2006 03:42 PM
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute

I agree. That's worth 25 points.

Pretty silly when you think about it 

 

September 11, 2006 02:31 AM
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty

People do post for points.  Interesting if there is an incentive to do something people will do what they are incented to do. I can't imagine any otner way to get real estate professional to blog. 

I do agree there is a lot of junk out here.  I think they should only give points for one post a day.  I already have a blog, have had for almost a year.  Who has time for an extra blog?

September 11, 2006 07:08 AM
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Dee Copeland
Principal Broker
Copeland Group Realty
I think some of us have a lot to say and like to share. I see some blogs that are almost like diaries, so am not sure why they have to post here. I realized that some people do like to write and it's fine if they don't have much to say. 
January 03, 2007 09:33 PM
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Terry Kraemer
Houston Realtor
Exceed Realty

When I was a teacher, I realized that it didn't matter how old the students were.  They liked to be rewarded for the work that they did.  I believe that even as an adult this still holds true.  The point system gives members a sense of achievement or accomplishment and lets them know where they stand.  My only concern is that you shouldn't change the point system in mid stream.  I understand that older members had some advantages that newer members do not have in regards to points.  If this is the case then this should somehow be corrected.  One should have a equal playing field to have the same opportunity as everyone else regardless of when they started.  Points are great; comments to a blog are better.

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