Fred Griffin: Do You Make All Your Posts Public?

Do You Make All Your Posts Public?


"Do you make all of your posts public?" is a great question that Scott Hayes addresses in this Blog.  Should you go "Members Only", or should you make your Blog Posts "Public"? 

   The Consensus seems to be, make all of your Blog Posts Public.  A rare exception might be a personal discussion between you and fellow ActiveRainers, or a private matter such as a prayer request for a Member.



 Scott Hayes, Austin Texas

Read Scott's Blog below, and be sure to scroll through the Comments.














Todays online Raincamp was very informative. Work obligations kept me from participating in much of it, but what I saw, I liked. Fortunately, I believe it will be recorded, and available soon. I was able to hear part of Katerina Gasset's presentation, which covered several subjects. One item that Katerina suggested, was making almost all of your blog posts public. In the past, I haven't done this, as I didn't realize the importance of doing so. 

How Much To Make Public

Katerina and others (yes, that's you Charita Cadenhead), make a good point about taking posts public. I was reluctant, because some of what I write, comes from anecdotes in my real estate life, and include client details, and those of my colleagues. But most of our Members Only posts could be of some interest, and can add to that Google juice if taken public. Katerina made other points about comments, AR centric posts and other things which can be found on the webinar.

A good task, may be to go through some old posts, and see which ones can be made public. I for one, will go through a month per day, and see which posts I can make public. 

So do you make most of your posts public?

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Comment balloon 10 commentsFred Griffin • September 13 2011 11:18PM


I had a discussion with another Ambassador today who is very knowledgeable, and he asked me why my last post was members only....I gave him the reason even after listening to Katerina say exactly the same thing that he said. 

I went back and made it public.  And,  I will likely edit most of my other Members Only posts, too. 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 6 years ago

No, sometimes I want opinions from my peers.  No reason to share questions I have as a REALTOR(r) w/ John Q. Public...Most of my featured posts are to the AR membership.

I don't care about their reasons, my reasons are mine...SEO sometimes is just too overrated...JMHO...

Posted by Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach) about 6 years ago

There is nothing worse than posting a question about a situation that occurred for members opinions than to have the situation noticed by the person(s) or situation you are discussing...

I'll bet if they read it. They'll tell 10 people, they'll tell 10 people and you've just lost a lot of referrals.

Some things need to be "member's only" and I will do that at my disgression.

Thanks for bring this up...I'm not changing any of mine.

Posted by Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach) about 6 years ago

Suzanne, thanks for your comment!


Karen, there was a "shootout" recently between some AR Heavy Hitters.  Something about SEO.  It was getting pretty ugly, with name-calling and accusations.    I can't recall if the Posts were "Members Only", but I certainly hope so.




Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Fred - most of mine are public but in wandering around the rain there certainly are a lot that should not be public or even posted for that matter.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 6 years ago

Kathy, I hear you!

   "Do Not Post" should be listed among the choices.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Most of mine are public except when I want to spout off and just want to get other agents to hear me vent!!!

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) about 6 years ago

I made all my posts public a long time ago because it's the only way to get things reblogged.  For a topic that's "Activerain Only" I make it public but don't publish it to my outside blog.  People can still find it but it doesn't become part of my primary blog.

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Thanks for the reblog Bryan. I assume this is public

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) about 6 years ago

Great re-post.  I believe that members must exercise discretion regarding whether or not to make a blog post public..  So it is situational on a case by case basis

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque about 6 years ago