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Todd, how do you come up with so many blog ideas?

Well everyone, I'm giving away my secret to how I get some many blog ideas! The secret is open your eyes, look around, listen, and write down or record everything.                        

You see when ever I am talking to someone who has a question...Guess what? That is a blog post! If one person wants the answer, then others do also. I see something funny to me...Guess what? That is a blog post! I'm angry about something...Guess what? That is a blog post! I have a question...Guess what? Wrong! I search for other posts about that!

But, you get my point. There are great blog ideas all around us, you just need to recognize them as such. Life is full of things we can blog about, but you need to learn how to harness them and put them into words for the world to see.

You are an expert at something and people ask you questions everyday. If you can answer them in words, then transfer those words to your blog and start posting! I'm not really anyone special to come up with new blogs everyday, I have just learned to observe the world in a slightly different way, and you can too.


Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8738

Creative Financing

Update: Two days after I wrote this blog, another post was written and they were doing a show about blog ideas and I thought it could be such good information, that I'm putting a link on my page to that post The Answer To "How Do I Get a Great Blog?????" !!!!!!

Todd Clark (Broker/Owner)
The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro, Oregon LLC
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)746-9573





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Comment balloon 17 commentsThe Friendly Home Team • September 28 2007 04:30PM


A blog post about what to post in a blog.  :)  I like it.
Posted by Jason Romrell (Business Attorney and Success Advisor) over 10 years ago

Jason - Had I not gotten four e-mails this week asking me how I come up with ideas, i wouldn't have written this one! I really don't mind, but I figure I would send my answer out to the masses.

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
hmmm.....very creative! You are right! BLOG BLOG BLOG EVERYTHING!
Posted by Aurelia Ayon, Simi Valley Real Estate, Homes (American Homes Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Todd, One is never idea poor, what's difficult is getting the time and the focus to get out what's in our head... and our ever growing post-do list. Right now, it's about two weeks long... and it has been for some time now.

Am exhausted just thinking about it.


Posted by Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information (McCall Realty) over 10 years ago
Todd, you are so on the mark!  As usual!  I had an amazing settlement today.  I'm celebrating.  As soon as I sober up, I'm going to write a blog about it.  Right now, the Breathalyzer on my computer won't let me.  Seriously, though, ideas are everywhere!  Thanks for the post.
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Todd, I'm with you man. I was just telling TLW that today. All I have to do is wake up and have my first business conversation and I have blog fodder!!! I never run out of stuff to write about.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Howdy Todd

Very very good post. Your very right, ideas are everywhere you are.

Have a good one

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago
I find myself jotting down notes and blog ideas whenever I think of something that would make a good blog!
Posted by Rick Grand (nowhere) over 10 years ago
thanks for sharing this simple yet overlooked step Todd
Posted by Mehmet Met Dilsiz (FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago
Todd, what exactly is a blog??? O.K. once again, I'm just kidding. BUT a lot of people don't knowor grasp the idea, so I could see why they just don't know what to write about. But you're completely right that we should blog about everything. And hey, if you can do it (with the help of your wife, of course) then anybody can! I love Patricia's comment. I need a breathalyzer on my computer because the little voice in my head that tells me not to say certain things surely is off when I've had a little wine (or margaritas). I have two pages of blog ideas written down. I'm just trying to find the time to write them!
Posted by . . (no thanks) over 10 years ago
Great suggestion, Todd. It definitely keeps posts relevant.
Posted by Ilyce N. Powell, CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (Financial Revitalize) over 10 years ago
Todd....hey do you have your wife help you :) :)  Bridget's comment above.....that's funny.
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 10 years ago
Kathy - Yes it is true, she proof reads everyone of my blogs I write before it goes on line!
Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
Todd- well she didn't have to work to hard on your latest one....the mimes house :) :)  you're outdoing yourself lately, funny.
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 10 years ago


Todd, i just started to blog, thanks for sharing how easy is to have blog ideas. regards. lupe from burbank

Posted by Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto Realtor & Feng Shui San Fernando Valley (ICALREALTY) over 10 years ago
Very true, you can turn pretty much any conversation into a blog...or so it appears from some I have read.
Posted by The Moore Team (Keller Williams Integrity First Realty) over 10 years ago

Aurelia - Hmmmm, that gives me a blog idea - lol


Gary - Buy a voice recorder that comes with voice recognition software for your computer. You say the post into the voice recorder and the software transcribes it for you. Then all you have to do is some minor edits and post away. Saves a lot of time!


Patricia - I'm worried that you haven't sobered up yet. I haven't seen that blog about your settlement - lol


Bryant - I was surprised by your wife even a couple months ago when she said she had writers block. I didn't think it was possible with Alligators in the back yard! That should be good for at least 4 or 5 posts.


Dale - We just have to open our eyes are realize it!


Rick - I would stop writing about the ducks at this point. Sad loss it was!


Mehmet - Hope it helps you in your blogs in the future!


Bridget - If you come up with an idea while driving and don't have a voice recorder. CALL YOURSELF and leave a message. When my wife is in the car, I've had her write down and idea or two for me, so I can drive. I'm lucky I don't drink despite what the content of my blogs says.


Ilyce - I look at this way, if one person is asking so our others. One more client could be waiting for the answer before deciding who to hire.


Kathy - Yes, my wife proof reads every blog of mine! She doesn't proof read my comments, but she should sometimes. Thanks for the mime one; she wasn't so sure on that one herself. That is one of the ones she was shaking her head on when she got done with it.


Lupe - Hope it gets you many more blogs in the future. Just listen and look, they are truly everywhere.


Tony - I think a blog is just an extension of our selves and if we can pass on our knowledge to others through our blogs, then it also saves us time. A client isn't on the phone. You can tell 25 clients a day the answer to the same question and not get a thing done, but if 25 people read your blog. You have spent 20 minutes telling 25 people the same thing.

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago

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