Would You Rather Have Someone Respond to Your Comment on Their Blog or Your Blog?

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Real Estate Agent with Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

I love each and every comment I get on my posts...I feel honoured and blessed...And I've always wanted to answer them all individually....But I've also wanted to reciprocate and go to the commenters' Posts and make a comment there!  Life and time being what it is....sometimes you get so busy you just can't do it all..So the question to the Readers is......What would YOU prefer?

Of course I believe in reciprocity! This is how our relationships on A/R are created and nurtured!  AND we want to read our Subscribers' AND our Associates AND keep up and encourage Newbies AND read the Dashboard AND read the Features!

Do you ever feel squeezed from all ends? :-)

 

                      

So just curious......how many of you go back to the Post you Commented on to see if the Writer responded to your comment? How often do you go  and comment again and keep the thread going? If you had a choice where would you prefer the Blogger to respond to your comments.....on their post or on one of yours?

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to make all the comments and visits you'd like to.......so where do you go to both stay in relationship and build new ones?

 

 

  

                                             

 

If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.     

Copyright © 2009 By Liz Moras, All Rights Reserved. All photos by Liz Moras ( except the one's I'm in!). All information provided by this author is only an opinion, it is not guaranteed, may be based on information collected from several sources, and may be time sensitive.  It is not necessarily representative of the opinions of Landmark Realty Chwk. Ltd..   

                               

 

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Jeanean and David Gendron
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Liz, I can't believe this is not featured. Sooooo....what's going on with me. I've been developing outside blogs....trying to keep up my SOI and some prospecting......not enough hours in the day.....have to say you watch over me closely and have the intuitive inside track on me......that's triple ok by me....nice to have a friend watching out for me. Hope you are well.

Feb 08, 2009 08:33 PM #48
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Rita - you're great at responding and connecting!:-)

Gary - yep I vote for 4 more hours....or maybe less sleep?  And I do understand now! ;-) You're one of the most consistent commenters I know - always a kind word or acknowledgement!

Sharon - I thought it might be a questions others might have - so it hit a cord - and i'm glad - i love the dialogue too!

Feb 08, 2009 09:17 PM #49
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Deb - I love a discussion/debate....dialogue.....I genuinely like the interaction...otherwise I'd just be writing in my journal....sometimes you don't get comments back right away - so you're not there when they come - but I try to go back and respond to all of them........unfortunately it cuts back on some of my involvement in 'groups'....and featured posts.......but I love it all!

Terry - You're right it takes a while for it all to sink in - the comments can be more important then the blog for connecting!  Thanks for coming and commenting..:-)

Jane - you're such a good friend and loyal.........and I think thats it ...sometimes we can't be there or respond right away - but when you know you have a relationship people want to come back even if you don't do everything perfectly!  Thank you :-)  

Feb 08, 2009 09:29 PM #50
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Debbie - well I'm glad you came back! :-)

Bryant I can understand your dilemna...we develop relationships here so we feel a need and desire to to connect and respond...Thats how friendships grow.......and new friends are made.......Just posting takes that dimension away.........but sometimes life just happens and then the 'real ' world just as to prevail.........and we hope our friends will still be there when we come back! :-) Hi to Billy! Hope she's doing better!

Tere - as time permits right?  Its the next level........one at a time :-)

Feb 08, 2009 09:35 PM #51
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Richard:  Thats the thing - if you feel connected to something in the post you keep investing in it..:-)

Jeanean :  I'm thankful that I have so many loyal readers despite the fact that I don't get featured.......:-)  As for you my dear - you'll always be one of my favorites...you're one of the smartest people I know on here.......and I do keep my eye on you - even if I don't visit enough..:-)

Feb 08, 2009 09:44 PM #52
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Liz, Like your "squeezed" photo.

 Ideally, I  go to the other person's post first, then come back and comment on my own. I have a great deal of trouble NOT responding when someone comments on my post. It is a bit like not returning a phone call. There are times when it gets overwhelming. But...when opportunity knocks, I don't complain about the noise. Will I regret checking the comment box? No! The sign of a good post is 53 comments without it being featured!

 

Feb 08, 2009 10:05 PM #53
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Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Margaret - :-) squeezing in is a fact of life these days isn't it? :-) I'm so with you on that......I don't think I've missed a comment.........yet.......I'm catching up tonight....but Its hard to get to all the other fabulous posts!.....

Feb 09, 2009 12:07 AM #54
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Margaret - :-) squeezing in is a fact of life these days isn't it? :-) I'm so with you on that......I don't think I've missed a comment.........yet.......I'm catching up tonight....but Its hard to get to all the other fabulous posts!.....

Feb 09, 2009 12:07 AM #55
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Liz:  I think that responding to each person's comment... if you can... in the comment box of that post... is a great way of both acknowledging that comment, and of fostering continued discussion of the subject of the post.

As far as reciprocating... I do what I can when I find that someone either makes it very obvious that they put much thought in commenting on my post... or that they are consistent in their comments on many of my posts.  It is very hard to keep up when you post and comment a lot... but I do what I can.

Feb 09, 2009 12:38 AM #56
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Liz Moras
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Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Karen Anne - thats just it - the best that we can do with the time we have.....but if we have time to Post then we have time to comment...........Sort of like tipping........if you can afford to eat out then you should be able to afford to tip! :-)

Feb 09, 2009 01:34 AM #57
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Sheldon Neal
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I try SO hard to reciprocate, and usually get to everyone at some point, but at the very least I respond to everyone on my thread.

... it's starting to get VERY TOUGH though with the increased activity :o)

But that's my commitment !

Feb 09, 2009 07:41 AM #58
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Jason Crouch
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Liz - I only check back on a thread if I had a specific question or if I am debating with someone.  Just my two cents -

Feb 11, 2009 12:31 AM #59
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Liz Moras
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Jason - I knew that!  And I almost quoted you on that..:-)

So true Sheldon........my sentiments exactly just can get hard to do!

Feb 11, 2009 12:42 AM #60
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Gary McNinch
Better Properties Real Estate - Renton, WA
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Liz - I read a lot, but if I don't have anything substantial to contribute that hasn't been said, I won't leave a comment.  When folks take the time to comment on my post, I answer each one.  Although the post about my wife's huge fight with cancer had 80+ folks to answer, but each one was sincere and deserved my appreciation for their time and continue prayers.  I have 3 blogs... and half hour a day of blogging is in my Lead Generation time block.  Have to limit to get other work done.

List and Sell (give appreciation to others comments)   Gary @ RentonHomeFinder   

Feb 11, 2009 01:04 AM #61
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Gary:  Wow Gary I'm sorry to hear about your wife.........I'll have to go check out that post....

How do you manage 3 blogs in 1/2 hr and still read a lot - you speed reader you!  Sorry I missed your call the other day!

Feb 11, 2009 10:04 PM #62
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Bob Dunn
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Abbotsford, BC

Hi Liz - What i like to do is to check the ``notify me box`and screen the email. I do like to get responses to my posts. I also will check my old comments to see if the dialog has any further interest.

Feb 14, 2009 10:57 PM #63
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Bob - yep thats a good double check system! :-)

Feb 15, 2009 10:18 AM #64
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Chris Penner
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Answers in your blog to blog questions. Comments in other peoples blogs for comments on there blogs. Clear as mud, good.

Cheers!

Mar 02, 2009 12:31 PM #65
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Karen Anne Stone
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Liz:  It appears that both comment # 66 and comment # 67 are SPAM.  I would suggest that you DELETE them.

As to your question... yes, there have been many times when I have read someone's post... and made what Ifelt was a very well thought-out comment... that reall added to the conversation.  Then, I'd come back to see what the writer of the post had to say about my comment.  IF they did not answer my comment... it just felt to me that what I had to say was not important enough to them... to even answer it.  After enough of that happening... sooner or later I would just quit commenting on any more of that person's posts.  After a while... that's just how I would begin to feel.

Oct 26, 2009 02:11 AM #66
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Liz Moras
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Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

 Iunderstand Karen - hey i don't know where 66 and 67 went because they're gone!  Sometimes I don't always get back to respond but I try -however i wondered if people rather that you came and made a comment on 'their post' rather in your own - since more often then not you don't have time to do both! 

Oct 26, 2009 12:09 PM #67
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