Dear Visitor #65,431: What ‘Cha Up To??

It’s always nice to see healthy traffic on this blog; after two-plus years, “City Lakes Real Estate” now has a core group of regular readers, and gets several thousand page hits — from literally all the world — each month.

In particular, it’s always nice to log on early each day, Central Standard Time, and see overnight traffic from Asia.

And yet . . .

You Read it Here First. Really.

When I see a visitor camp out on this blog for an hour-plus and churn through 77(!) pages — as happened the other day — it makes me feel more nervous than flattered.

So, dear Readers, if you see any blog content out there that reminds you of something you read here first — please let me know about it.

And to anyone who’s tempted to fill up their real estate blog with “free” content, a few thoughts: 1) it’s not free — in fact, you’re violating my federal copyright; 2) I’m a former attorney, and take copyright infringement very seriously; and 3) you’re welcome to it with my blessing; all you have to do is link to it, or, if you’re going to excerpt it, cite me.


P.S.: Regular readers will also note the (resumption) of ads on the margins of this blog.

They do not reflect my political or personal tastes or beliefs; the ads are “served” by Google, apparently on the basis of key word sampling (“Detox Clinics,” after my Proposition 19 post a few minutes ago), or, based on whomever is paying the most for Twin Cities online ads at the moment (the Dayton campaign the day before the election).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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