Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I was pleasantly surprised to see that active rain tweeted one of my posts a couple of weeks ago.

Feb 01, 2018 03:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't know that I agree with that... then again, what is the definition of "best" when it comes to posts.

Feb 01, 2018 04:11 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've noticed my best and worst blogs seldom get read.

Feb 01, 2018 04:48 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do notice the same. But add in a crazy title. Make the reader want to read through to the end, and you can up views and comments. 

Feb 01, 2018 05:32 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

IMHO all of my blogs are feature worthy.  LOL . Anyway, wouldn't it be nice to get a 20-25% comment on all of them.  I average 10-15%.  

Feb 01, 2018 04:42 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sometimes there's a huge luck element.  I've had some I thought would attract more attention than they did.  Perhaps my title should have been different? Or maybe just bad timing, publishing when everyone was busy watching the SOTU address or the national championship bowl game :) 

Feb 01, 2018 04:42 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Yes Bob Crane but what you pick to write about, the timing, who else hit the same topic and saturation can kick in. I think the best blog posts are ones on FAQ. So besides the reception being better where it is a common question topic folks you deal with daily ask a lot, you can use the blog post link in your email educations or to add them one by one to your website as one more resource element. Rather than blog post lost in the recesses of the AR library.

Feb 01, 2018 03:38 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Sadly Bob, that's a reality. A lot to read.... every morning, I have my ritual of speed selective reading due to time constraints.... and often, I'm sorry to miss some great posts...

Feb 01, 2018 05:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Based on the content of comments, many of my posts are not completely read. That provides a good reason to post very short blogs.

Feb 01, 2018 08:14 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Carol Williams has the Second Chance Saturday series for "posts that should have been featured".  Tag her in the comments when you see a great post.

Feb 01, 2018 06:29 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's always been timing and luck, Bob! Will certainly check your posts out.

Feb 01, 2018 05:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

every post has a different number of comments.... some of my posts aren't worthy of many comments, but it's what I felt like writing at that moment!!! 

Feb 01, 2018 05:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes yes and sometimes no! The ones that I think are outstanding get the least amount of play. Go figure!

Feb 01, 2018 05:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Why yes I have!

Feb 01, 2018 05:11 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I will say that sometimes I feel I pour an awful lot into a post & then yes, it never gets read that much.  Cest la vie ...

I don't think it's correct blogging ettiquette to ask us to 'rate' your posts here. Your efforts will stand on their merit.

Feb 01, 2018 04:59 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes!

Feb 01, 2018 04:27 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Absolutely Bob Crane 

Feb 01, 2018 04:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes, I have noticed.  It's all good. We do the work and the results vary.

Feb 01, 2018 10:38 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

My featured posts certainly got a lot of attention, but I do know what you mean, Bob.

Feb 01, 2018 08:01 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm always accepting nominations for Second Chance Saturday. 

Feb 01, 2018 07:32 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks for the suggestion Bob.

Feb 01, 2018 07:20 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane It's kind of like getting a post featured. One you think is really good doesn't get featured and the one you put together quickly does. Go figure!

Feb 01, 2018 06:45 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes

Feb 01, 2018 05:58 AM
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Corinne Fitzgerald
FITZGERALD Real Estate - Greenfield, MA
Realtor/Broker/Owner, FITZGERALD Real Estate

I'm new to activerain.. or should I say back from a long sabbatical.  I am going to read your blogs... You have a lot to share and I have a lot to learn :)

 

Feb 01, 2018 05:55 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

...and I thought it was JUST ME!!!

Makes it more clear why many of us blog. Has little to do with winning acclaim, but acclaim is a wonderful icing on the cake.

Feb 01, 2018 05:13 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Feb 01, 2018 03:54 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I'm walking through the Q/A archives - and at least good questions get read...

Jan 17, 2019 09:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have noticed less and less activity on Activerain again.

Feb 03, 2018 08:07 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Yes I do! Have a good weekend!

Feb 02, 2018 01:49 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I can't answer this question.

Feb 02, 2018 06:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - I am sure Carol Williams will bring them back in the 2nd chance Saturdays.

Feb 01, 2018 08:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

When the contests are running I do check in to read them. They are some of the best during the month. I read some of yours too, Bob.

Feb 01, 2018 08:02 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Bob Crane I noticed that some of my blogs receive several comments, other blogs receive no comments.

Feb 01, 2018 06:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Nor do they get the gold star that it most times deserves

Feb 01, 2018 05:39 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Yes I have noticed this. Glad to see it’s not just me!

Feb 01, 2018 03:44 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Our posts usually get quite a bit of exposure and clicks - with limited acknowledgement or engagement (few likes and comments). So I kind of know what you mean... - Tim

Feb 01, 2018 11:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I notice they never have viewership anywheres close to what some other people's posts have, even when AR shares them out.

Feb 01, 2018 09:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

It is all about you appeal to the audience.  Does your audience at the moment resonate with your focus?  A

Feb 01, 2018 07:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the thought.

Feb 01, 2018 06:06 AM