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Follow up with comments - don't lose track of the conversation

One of the core competencies and components of (real estate) blogging is commenting on other blogs – it’s a way to build community, credibility and reputation. I have used for a couple of years now and am tracking 910 conversations. While I haven’t commented on all of these blogs, I do depend on following the conversations in perpetuity. You never know when an insightful comment is going to come about, and it’s wildly useful to know what is being said on competing real estate blogs; not every blog offers a comments feed.

It’s easy.

1 – Sign up for an account.
2 – Subscribe to your comment feed.
3 – Drag the bookmarklet to your menubar.
4 – When you comment or see a conversation you want to follow, click the bookmarklet.
5 – Follow the conversation in your preferred RSS reader.


Thanks to mashable, these are five services that track comments.

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Dad, Husband, Charlottesville Realtor, real estate Blogger, occasional speaker - Inman Connects, NAR Conferences - based in Charlottesville, Virginia. A native Virginian, I graduated from VMI in 1998, am a third generation Realtor (since 2001) and have been "publishing" as a real estate blogger since January 2005. I've chosen to get involved in Realtor Associations on the local, state & national levels, having served on the NAR's RPR & MLS groups. Find me in Charlottesville, Crozet and Twitter.



  1. Daniel Rothamel

    March 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks to you mentioning this once before (I forget where) I found co.mments. It proved very valuable to me during the RSS Blackout. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Andy Kaufman

    March 17, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the reminder Jim & good to see that people are using co.mments. Through the SF tech scene, I know Assaf, the man who created co.mments and he’s a dynamite guy as well.

    Everybody use co.mments!!!

  3. Matthew Rathbun

    March 18, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I was wondering who owned that van in the parking lot at VAR!

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