Here are a couple of comments that have been posted recently to Seattle Bubble.
Hey Tim, I’m a fairly new reader, and enjoying your blog, but I have 2 comments:
1. It’s going to sound lame, but I’m sometimes a bit thrown off by your use of sarcasm. If you can make it a bit more clear or tone it down a bit I think it’d be easier to read, and probably more professional.
2. I don’t know if you can do anything about it, but Google Reader doesn’t handle your quotes properly, so you can’t tell what’s a quote.
I’ve only been reading Seattle Bubble for a few days but I’ve quickly come to the conclusion that most of the people here suffer frame the same problem that they accuse the media of having. Just as they seem to be cheerleading the real estate market, you people seem to be [censored] on it. All news is good news for them; all news is bad news for you.
Furthermore, the “analysis” you present cracks me up. It is called a cycle. Real estate prices tend to rise and fall in cycles. Just because you can over lay price data to show the cycles in several markets, doesn’t mean you’ve provided any insight into a possible “bubble.” Time to stop reading Seattle Bubble.
Maybe I’ll check back next year… or the year after…. or the year after. Eventually you may be right. Don’t worry; I’ll just adjust the horizontal axis to demonstrate you were right all along.
To be perfectly honest, I actually quite enjoyed both of these comments, although each for different reasons. Constructive criticism such as Brian’s comment is a useful way for me to find out ways I can improve the blog, while name-calling rants like VictoryHeights’ are a simply an entertaining source of amusement.
Therefore, for the enrichment and amusement of both the readers and writers of Seattle Bubble, I offer this post as a clearinghouse for your complaints. What would you like to see improved? Exactly what kind of idiot am I for even running this blog? Just let it all out.
Before we get started, I’d like to comment briefly on some previous complaints. First off, I think I have figured out the Google Reader problem Brian refers to above, and it should be fixed in new posts made from here on out (plus I went back and fixed yesterday’s post as well). Let me know if it still gives you problems. Secondly, I haven’t forgotten about our discussion regarding open threads, I just haven’t made the time to come up with a good compromise yet.
If you have nothing but love for Seattle Bubble, I’d like to request that you sit this post out. No ragging on the drive-by commenters, or ripping apart other people’s criticisms. If you want to say something nice about Seattle Bubble, how about making a small donation instead? This thread is for complaints and constructive criticisms only.
Thanks, and have at it!