In honor of Thank Your First Customer Day, I’d like to thank Darren R. Sussman, who was the first commenter on Consumerism Commentary (out of 1,127 comments), and he commented on the entry entitled, Owning a Home, Owing Money. Here is what he wrote:
Well, of course. Buying a house is an investment, and a lot of people don’t look at it that way. But unless you plan on living in a house for the rest of your life, you have to consider your house the same way you’d consider any other investment. You have to think about whether or not the value of it will increase, and what you can do to help that value increase. And sometimes, like in any other investment, you lose.
Consumerism Commentary wasn’t my first weblog — I’ve been doing this crap in some form since before it was called blogging — and unfortunately I’ve lost the oldest comments that went along with my other websites. I’m willing to bet that Darren was the first commenter on the others, as well.