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Are YOU a SOCIAL BLOGGING BUTTERFLY?

I'm NOT. Not sure what I am and,  frankly, I don't want anyone telling me what they think I am. LOL

Anyway, there's been a lot said lately about Active Rain being nothing more than a social blogging platform.  There's a lot of griping and moaning (to put it nicely as I can)  as to its professionalism. Should we have POINTS for comments? DO we really need those dorking contests?  WHY are people blogging/posting about their dogs or rashes on their behinds or weekends sipping margaritas? 

I'll tell you why? BECAUSE they CAN!  And shouldn't they be able to? Who says you have to read a post? (I am a scanner).  Unless someone is holding a gun to my temple, I'm not reading or penning anything I don't want to read or write. PERIOD.   And if I read a post, I have the right to comment--within guidelines--as I wish: silly or serious, depending how I feel about the posts content. 

ACTIVE RAIN is a wealth of information; some we can use or some we just laugh at/with and enjoy and most we'll never know about. This place is HUGE!

Have's the smorgasbord at ACTIVE RAIN:

  • Bloggers that invite us into their lives..in and out of Real Estate
  • Bloggers who don't blog, instead sit on the sidelines, reading and learning
  • Blogger who write technical or helpful pieces regarding computers or websites or real estate
  • Bloggers who just need to get something off their chest
  • Bloggers that makes us grit our teeth
  • Bloggers that can DO IT ALL

Are you any of these?  Well, it doens't matter if you are or not. You don't have to be a SOCIAL BUTTERFLY or techie to be a member of Active Rain. You just need to be alive. 

 

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Comment balloon 37 commentsKat DeLong • July 14 2007 10:06AM

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AMEN Kat...I try to write useful informtion for my buyers/sellers/prospective buyers/ prospective sellers/Realtors/etc/etc/etc.  I also write some personal stuff....I write to write...it feels good.  I share information with others who may need it right now, or later.  I read AR to learn, to find Realtors for my relocating clients, to network.  I also, admittedly, write for the the points and contests (I'm competitive, what can I say).  If people don't like this they can find somewhere else to 'hang out'.  AR is an AWESOME community!  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AR!
Posted by Mary Warren over 11 years ago

Hey Kat......so, tell us: How do you really feel? It's good to see a post from you. I'm with Mary about just writing whatever strikes my fancy (as you know). It appears as though you did the same. :-)

I am soooo jealous of your 72 degree weather in Sonora........We're probably in the 90's somewhere!

 Flowers & Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly 2

See, I'm learning about our smileys thanks to you.

 Pepper http://www.GlitterMaker.com/ - Glitter Graphics





Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 11 years ago

Active Rain makes me smile.  What better reason to hang around.

  • Active Rain is fun.
  • Active Rain is helpful.
  • Active Rain is connected.
  • Active Rain is mine, mine, mine.
  • Take what you want from it. 
  • Leave what you don't. 
  • Read what you wish.
  • Leave the rest, it will appeal to someone. 
  • Ignore the critics.  They aren't any fun.

Active Rain is what every you wish it to be. 

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Mary: you write exactly what and how you should--and that is what you want. You keep it up!  Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it so much.

 

 

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Teri: My SMILEY pal, THANKS! Love the butterflies....you're a quick study. LOL    I always value your comments!

Hey--don't be jeaous, we're heating up to the high 90's.  Sweaty 





Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago
Lenn: LOVE it. You're right on, gal. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Honestly, isn't it so much nicer to come to one place and meet 20,000 other real estate professionals?  Who wans to go and try track down each of their individual blogs!

Lexa Montierth 

Posted by Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer (NextHome Complete Realty) over 11 years ago
Yes, Lexa, that is so true.  Tracking down anyone or anything is time comsuming. This way we can weed out "stuff" quickly. Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a super weekend.
Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Oh my ....does that poor guy need a glass of ice tea up there! 

I am with you on this one....and then again...some just rile everyone up so they can rack up points. Weird.  Just do what you do and write what you write....

Lexa...it's over 38,000 now!

 

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

WooHoo-thanks for dropping by!  OH yeah, as to the riling-up bunch (and I do get riled up by some). You know, I stopped looking at points a while back.  It wasn't serving me any use...so I just write when I want, just like you said.   

 

Yeah--that dude above really needs a drink!  Someone help him out.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

 Ice Cream Ice Water

How's this choice? Ice cream and a nice, tall, glass of water. Hey Kat, I LOVE these fun smileys!

 Pepper http://www.GlitterMaker.com/ - Glitter Graphics





Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 11 years ago

  Teri:  I know what you mean---loads of fun with the smileys and GOD knows we NEED fun in our life. And how cheap is this kind of fun???? 

 

Teri is our Smiley CHAMP
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Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago
Yes, very True & Timely Advise!  There's room in the World & Blogosphere for all of us! :)
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Wonderful post, Kat !  I read it while eating my Saturday night dinner of vegee turkey on wheat-free rye bread....an excellent way to spend a Saturday evening .

Yes, I am a  blogging butterfly, meaning I touch on a little of everything in my blogging. And I say,  ain't it grand ?!?  I have to go with the flow of inspiration as it comes my way.  As for being a social butterfly, I am not quite sure. I have my favourite blogs that I subscribe to (I just subscribed to yours ) and they are amongst the most positive and inspirational blogs that I am able to find here on AR. I don't believe I am a big social butterfly, no, however once I find a flower I like, I revisit regularly. (((-:

I hope you have a super good rest of the weekend,

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 11 years ago

LOLA:  Absolutely true!!!  Thanks fro commenting

Jo-ANNE:  Are you a vegetarian? Or vegan?  I am (the latter)...a newbie one.  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Okay, let's see if I can do something like that. That is such a hoot. It only took me three times.


 

thank you Kat
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Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 11 years ago
ah ha!   there you go.  LOL
Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Kat !   I am a vegetarian in that the only animal products that I have eaten in the past 16 years are salmon, eggs, scallops and shrimp. In the past 6 years I have stuck to mainly wild salmon and eggs. Other than that I eat only rice, vegetables, and other plant foods. I am highly allergic to wheat, dairy products, garlic, chocolate and msg so have to avoid those food products as well.

I feel exceptionally healthy as a vegetarian and I would recommend it to everyone. It also helps our planet immensely.  Why did you go the vegan route, Kat ? For 8 years I was strictly vegan however found I was not getting enough protein and was also becoming very anaemic . Important to eat a lot of beans and spinach and things like oatmeal for iron. Also, Vit Bs usually need supplementing if you are strictly vegan.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 11 years ago

Here is why I started the vegan lifestyle: UNHAPPY CALIFORNIA COWS      An awakening day for me.

I do think I need more protein, not sure how to handle that, yet. I do take the B vit's. I am still wrestling with the protein thing.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago
All those happy little guys are way cute!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
Kat, loved this!  Sally sent me here from her blog and I think it was a great recommendation.  I blog, therefore I am.
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago

Sarah: THANKS so much for stopping by! I appreciate it.  Hope your weekend was a good one....

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Kat,

You are sooo much fun to have here in the rain, I love reading your comments and seeing you around the rain! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Suzanne: That is so nice of you!!!! Thank you. I have a lot of fun here--blogging with a lot of SUPER peeps (oh yeah, that includes you!).  

There are times when I am miffed, also. But don't we all have miffed moments?  Gee, that's a good title for a post, don't you think?  LOL

How was your weekend?  

I'm off... heading to the HOTTEST LITTLE FAIR in CA.   Mother Lode Fair

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Kat...

Personally if everything on this site was real estate related I would have dropped out of the rain a year ago. Real Estate is a huge part of my life. I love being able to come into AR and get away from RE if that's the mood I'm in. Sometimes I am so bored with RE that I feel like holding a gun to someone's head :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Kat,

Awww... thanks! I had a great weekend with my family. Hope you enjoy yourself....:) LOL @ TLW but sooo true!

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Great blog!

 i am a blogging butterfly and proud of it girl!

Posted by MAUREEN STACCATO over 11 years ago

Hi, Kat! I think this is a great post. I've read a couple lately in which people complain about the blogging topics. And I think, if you don't like it, don't read it! Just move on and read something you do like!

That is one thing that I really enjoy about AR. You can find a little bit of everything and there's something for everyone.

One blogger was recently berated in an anonymous comment about posting to her blog about her weight loss...and she was posting it to the AR Fit Club, etc. - groups that specifically were created to talk about those topics! Sheesh!

I like my blog to have a healthy balance between serious, real estate related posts and the more lighthearted.

And you know why? Because I can! =)

~Maura Gebhardt

Posted by Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate (RE/MAX Around Atlanta) over 11 years ago

KAT, great post and one I've needed to see because I feel somewhat out of place in AR at times.

See... I got into this real estate business only a little over a year ago (after watching over my wife's shoulder for almost 15 years and not really paying too much attention.... DOH!). I'm pretty much learning as I go with the job. Luckily, my boss is great and has been a huge help in my learning process (and it just happens to be my wife. This also gave me another idea for a blog).  Because of this, most of my blogs tend to be towards the things are a little closer to my heart such as my family and my music or things that I have a little more knowledge about such as photography, web tech etc.

Points? Yeah, I'll admit it... they're fun to go after. However, I'm hoping that what I post is info that will interest someone or that I'm passing along info that someone else might not know. And, being the class clown I am (according to my wife) I'm hoping I can give someone that needed laugh along the way. If this puts me in a bad light with some of the more "hardcore" members of AR, so be it!

I'm sure once I'm more comfortable with what I'm doing I'll be able to contribute something a little more substantial. Until then, as the Joker once said...

"Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?"

Posted by Randy Young (Greenwood King Properties) over 11 years ago

TLW : I'm WITH YOU, girl! Thanks so much for stopping by.  I value your feedback.

Suzanne: The fair was awesome--watched the demolition derby (been 30 yrs since I've been to one of those) and the Mother Lode's version of American Idol AND had a delicious FRESH pretzel. Too much fun. 

Deborah: Right on! We're not ALL in the same space. OR, moment or mood. We ALL are all from a different mold....thankfully.  Thanks for commenting!

Maureen: And a GREAT Butterfly you are...I enjoy reading your posts!  Thank you for stopping.

Maura: I'm so Glad you like my topic. I KNOW the poster you're talking about (the weight issue), and that was so wrong how she was berated. The ANONYMOUS commenter didn't have a gun to his/her head making them read! Lotta people in the world (and AR) that eat nails for breakfast is all I can say.

Randy: What a super comment. Thank you. It's people like you that put smiles on our faces. I LOVE class clowns.  

THANK YOU ALL...Keep posting what you want...when you want...because you CAN

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Kat,

Good morning, nice to see you had a good time! That pretzel sounds good, did you save one for me...:)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago

It is nice that it's not just about real estate.  That's what work is for.  We've got to have fun and games and stress relief sometimes.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (RE/MAX Southern Shores) over 11 years ago

Suzanne:  SORRY, I ate them both. LOL    (just kidding, only had one).   Know how good I was? Nothing on it--plain, warm and yummy. 

 Pretzel 

David ad Kristin: So, so true about the fun and games helping to rid of us stress. And God knows, this business can be stressful, can't it?

 

 

 







Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Kat, the cow story was a very sad one. I can't imagine they treat animals that way; well, actually I can. I have been to the sales barn and I see how they poke and prod them and I know all about how 'veal' comes to be and the horrors that happen in slaughterhouses. 

I hope you find enough protein products to supplement your vegan lifestyle...beans are a good choice. Tofu dishes are fantastic too. I really like Pad Thai made with tofu.

Later alligator,

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 11 years ago

Hi Jo-Anne:  Thanks for the concern and encouragement. I actually do eat a lot of tofu (like it, in fact). But I am going to incorporate more beans into my diet (even though the results may NOT be pleasing to my loved ones) LOL. 

I have read and learned so much about the treatment of animals, that I cannot ignore what I now know.  My lovely daughter-in-law is also a big source of knowledge for me. She's been a vegan for 4 yrs (I think).

Thanks again.

Have a SUPER rest of the day.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

Kat-great post and I can't agree with you more.  Activerain and Real Estate the same, independent contractors, we decide we work a little or lots....  I can assure you I am here because of the wide variety of topics, styles and opinions!  I love it....  I think that is why it is so successful.....a very human real estate industry community.  

 

Posted by Midori Miller, Digital Marketing Director (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) over 11 years ago

Midori: Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate it!  AR is such an amazing place and there is something for everybody here.  Isn't that wonderful?

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 11 years ago

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