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I prefer you did, but it doesn't matter if you do or you don't.  The conversation will still happen.

headtattoo As I was walking into a BBQ the other day, the thought "I wonder what we'll be talking about" zipped across my mind.  They all know I'm in the mortgage biz, we have an active foreclosure and a short sale in our neighborhood.  Naturally I figured the conversation might be centered around those two houses. 

My point is, you never know where the conversation is going to lead.  While you might expect it going one way, sometimes it turns and goes a completely unexpected direction.  This isn't wrong.  In fact, just having the conversation, any conversation, is a good thing.  Has that happened to you?  Sure it has.

Hey all you Mortgage Brokers, Mortgage Bankers, Loan Officer's out there!
I know you are seeing this.  I know you subscribe to my feed.

This is your official invitation to converse about any and all things mortgage related.

Embedding this video on your blog or website will take nothing away from you and your message.  Instead it'll invite others to your BBQ and liven up the conversations.  Embed or just comment.  Let's get the conversation rolling.


What conversation?

Any conversation!

What are the Rules? 

No Rules! 

  • Anyone can include this on their own site (really).
  • Anyone can comment.
  • Anyone can ask a question.
  • Anyone can answer a question.

"Can the Lender really do that?"

"How can I get this client approved?"

"What's up with my appraiser?"

"Will the Fed's lower rates?"

Mortgage Brokers, Mortgage Bankers, Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents and even the public are all encouraged to participate.

If you need technical help embedding this, or replying to this, just ask.  Mike912Mueller@gmail.com

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Comments (7)

Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

April 28th, 2008

Dustin Luther added the Seesmic Video Plugin to RainCity Guide, and Video Commenting has been on my radar ever since.  Here's the post:  Are you Videogenic?  Trulia did the same.  I think Mike Lefebvre did it on his outside blog.  Great stuff.  You can comment via text or leave a mini video as your comment.  The problem is that once you leave that page, the conversation stops.  It's hard to follow the conversation.

Embedded Video Comenting is different.  The keyword is embedded.  Anyone can take this video and place it anywhere.  No matter where it goes, the video(s) will be embedded. 

For instance:  John Smith can embed this video on his blog.  Mary Jones can view it there and comment there.  Meanwhile Stephanie might see the video on my blog and coment there.  No matter where you view it, you no matter where you comment on it, everyone can see everyone.  Different locations yet we're all having the same experience and the same conversation.

Active Mike

Jun 23, 2008 02:17 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Mike.... interesting, but for me, too much take in for now.... I am just trying to keep up with blogging... lol  But thanks for sharing this...

jeff belonger

Jun 23, 2008 03:42 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I'm a total geek, but I swear, I can't keep up with all these social networking sites. Embedding a video is easy. Chat rooms are easy. Heck, I even spent 3 hours on blogTV.com the other night. But every time I turn around, there's more! =/

Jun 23, 2008 04:35 PM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA
Jun 24, 2008 03:54 AM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer


This is another WOW moment for me. I have installed the embedded video and run a trial video.

It is on a hidden page of my site, until I learn how to use it better.

Thanks for pointing this out.

I will have many more questions, but will look over both of your blogs closer before asking.


Jun 24, 2008 05:06 PM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Rudy - Did you just say "Video commenting is hot."  That's funny because Sarah Cooper says I'm hot.  What a strange coincidence. 
Jeff - That was too funny!  Aren't you on vacation?
Richard - The Profile pic was the hardest for me too. Seesmic didn't make it very clear until I happened to see the "Gravatar" mention.  Go to http://en.gravatar.com/ upload you picture there.  Then, much like embedded video comments, that same picture will show in every site that uses gravatar.  Better than that, dive in.  Play the video, hit the reply button, add a video question, and anyone, or someone will answer.  Good for you!
 Active Mike

Jun 25, 2008 01:39 AM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

I saw that gravatar link, but did not pick up to use it. In fact I was almost afraid to select that option.

Now my question is how did you put html animation is a comment.

On the other blog post,  explaining embedded video, I asked some more questions, when you have time. http://www.activerain.com/blogsview/564228/Embedded-Video-Commenting-Explained

I will spend more time tonight. It was after midnight when I started this - and my test video, now public over all the world, looks like I was up after midnight.

This is exciting to me though. And I just today received my Vado.

Jun 25, 2008 09:09 AM