Category Archives: Blogging
Bear with me … some changes are afoot. I’ll update when all is well. Continue reading
I don’t know what caused it, but RealCentralVA.com was mostly inaccessible today from about 0500-1400. It was either an attack on this site or my host or a mistake by by host, but either way it was extraordinarily frustrating. I think it’s all over, but I’m in the midst of sorting a few things out to make the site faster and more efficient. … Continue reading…
Maybe I have gotten a bit astray, maybe I haven’t but re-focusing can’t be a bad thing.
(transcript after the break)
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Not only is writing/posting at Posterous dead simple – you can post … Continue reading…
“Disclosure” in the context of online advertising means (i) advertising that contains the firm’s licensed name, the city and state in which the firm’s main office is located and the jurisdiction in which the firm holds a license or (ii) advertising that contains the licensee name, the name of the firm with which the licensee is active, the city and state in which the licensee’s office is located and the jurisdiction in which the licensee holds a license.
…In the age of the long-tail and the insatiable urge and demand for more information, we’re limiting the description of the properties we are marketing to 500 characters of text – no links, just text. (text is boring and so 1999 ) For now, the best we can do is try to educate the public to do their due diligence … tell them to Google the address … and do our very best to ensure that one of our pages comes up … in this case, the number one result is Trulia (get that, MLS committees? Continue reading
Bloggers deserve protected free speech too, and it looks like Waldo Jaquith , with the help of the VA ACLU , Thomas Jefferson Center for Protection of Free Expression , and Public Citizen , is set to prove that fact (again). The time will come I suspect when a real estate blogger is going to be placed in a similar situation, whether it’s a freedom of speech issue or a journalism -vs- advertising suit. Continue reading
I can see the IP addresses of visitors and can track who’s saying what, but the readers can’t. (but there’s a plugin for that ) ( see Waldo’s history with anonymous comments – particularly the cited cartoon , which gratefully, I’ve never had a problem with). So … rather than say “no anonymous comments,” here is my compromise request – Please pick a handle and stick with it – I don’t care what it is, just please be consistent. Continue reading
Waldo Jaquith of Cvillenews has been subpoenaed for names, email addresses, IP addresses, etc . … I debated putting this on the sideblog , but feel that this sort of thing deserves front page coverage, if only to express empathetic irritation on Waldo’s behalf as well as the fact that he has to spend valuable time and money on this. Continue reading
Every email, instant message, phone call, text … basically any conversation that comes about because of this blog is considered by me – the owner and operator – to be confidential. The range of questions that I receive is broad and varied, ranging from home inspection process questions to questions about specific neighborhoods to “how much should I offer …” to questions about agency – and dual agency. Continue reading