Do You Really Want A Feature Post?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291


This is the post to read...especially the comments.

Don't throw me any more gold stars. 




My recent post was featured but that is not always a good thing. If you are busy with life and real estate, it takes time to respond to all the wonderful comments from the kind members who stop by to give you support and say really nice things.

Don't get me is an honor to be featured, to see that little gold star, to get the instant satisfaction, a pat on the back and

to get this email. 

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Reminds me of a post I wrote ten years ago, April 2007. It was featured and received  190 comments and zero likes. Back then, there was no 'like' button.

Want to reminisce, want to go back in time, want to see some old Rainers, want to see what happened with a high jacked post, want to waste some time and/or have a bit of fun?


Check this one out

  Don't throw me any more gold stars.

Who remembers ActiveRain ten years ago?

Margaret Rome



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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I'll go back and read yours. Debe Maxwell, CRS No likes way back when!

Sep 16, 2017 08:19 PM #18
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh yes, it can be a love hate relationship.  It's fun for a moment and then responding to all the comments is daunting.  And, it always seem to happen when I'm super busy.  I have been more focused lately on traffic and backlinks to my own site.

Sep 17, 2017 04:46 AM #19
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

The comments on the original post were funny! We need to get some more of those comment strings!

Sep 17, 2017 05:04 AM #20
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose to pick your post for her wrap up this week!

Sep 17, 2017 05:47 AM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Margaret

Leave it to you to always share a thought-provoking post. I bet many who covet that gold star haven't thought about this perspective. Off to read some history. What fun that will be!


Sep 17, 2017 08:21 AM #22
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week..not sure how I missed it! I followed the link and had to chuckle at all the comments. Laurie Manny was hysterical bumping your point total up!! I've been meaning to tell you..I like your new photo!

Sep 17, 2017 09:08 AM #23
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hey Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland of course I had to come up and say - how fun! I totally get this one! It is a lot of work to comment on features and I take that seriously as I appreciate folks stopping by.  I recently saw a really old featured on from years ago - and so many folks are no longer in the rain.

Sep 17, 2017 02:50 PM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How funny that I'm actually sitting here now, overwhelmed, trying to reply to the comments on my featured post. Replying is just the beginning. I also like to reciprocate by commenting on their posts. AGGHHHHH! 

I wasn't here a couple of days and come back to over 100 notifications. 

I did take the time to go to that old post of yours and was surprised to see that I commented on it a couple of years ago! 

Getting featured is's also exhausting. LOL

Sep 17, 2017 04:50 PM #25
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Love you  Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  and Yes Featured Posts  so many more points back then too ..... I forget  how many do you remember ??? It is still an honor I enjoy .

Sep 17, 2017 06:26 PM #26
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Hannah Williams I have no idea but it is still fun and I love all of our connections! We get to know each other through these fun featured posts. For sure, if I had a client moving to would be you I'd contact!

Sep 17, 2017 07:37 PM #27
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Ten years ago it was merely Active Mist.

Sep 18, 2017 06:44 AM #28
Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

Sep 18, 2017 06:44 AM #29
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Ten years ago.... a lot has come (like weight) and gone (like my dark brown hair) but you are still a gold star earning blogger!

Sep 18, 2017 08:36 AM #30
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Another great comment!!

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC 

Sep 18, 2017 09:08 AM #31
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Your old post and your new one were both entertaining! But it is so true. Blogging is hard work and requires a lot of upkeep. Thank you for sharing! 

Sep 18, 2017 01:05 PM #32
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Oh wow ... some very familiar faces from time past, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ... still remembered and still missed, I may add in many cases.  How things have changed over the years!  

Still chuckling over the hijacking too ... oh for the good old days?????



Sep 18, 2017 01:14 PM #33
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Can't fall into the AR wormhole today, but I know what you mean!  Responding to each and every comment is a lot of fun, important, but semi-daunting!

Sep 18, 2017 01:19 PM #34
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

John Meussner Agreed. You can also tell a lot about a person's integrity, character and personality by reading their comments.

Sep 18, 2017 05:40 PM #35
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for the memories. I do not have to worry about featured posts. That is a rare occasion for me.

The like button should be revisited and eliminated.

Sep 19, 2017 03:32 AM #36
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Just happen to be passing through this morning Margaret, love the memories.


Sep 19, 2017 05:00 AM #37
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