A Blogging Interview with Michael McClure

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010 something interesting happened which essentially changed the rest of my week and has taken on a life of its own. I was tweeting with Michael McClure (@ProfessionalOne) and we both mentioned how we were looking at search terms that have driven traffic to our blogs.

Next thing you know… #P1blogerview was in full swing! Since then I have done 3 more of these blogerviews and I have one scheduled for Monday now. It’s funny how interacting with Michael McClure generally results in something amazing happening!

Well, here’s the recap of #P1blogerview – I hope you enjoy it:

First and foremost you can check out Michael’s blog at P1Fran.com

When did you first start blogging?

About 12 months ago.

How many blog posts have you written?

I honestly don’t know. I write on 5 different blogs, so it’s hard to keep track. Ballpark, 100 this year.

What’s the craziest search term you’ve ever had bring someone to your blog?

Nirvana and Pearl Jam. I was SO proud of that! 🙂

Which blog post has had the most traffic for you?

Interview with @TechSavvyAgent

Which one was the most fun for you to write?

“Smells Like Tech Spirit” post.

Being the great blogger that you are today… what would you go back and tell the rookie blogger you were?

Nothing, really. It’s played out almost exactly as I thought it would. It’s all about the consistency and the marathon mentality. That’s a huge part of the process.

What is your favorite blog to read besides your own?

1000WattTechSavvyAgentJay Thompson

What’s the best blogging tip or trick you’ve ever received (not given)?

Several from @PhxREguyTop Ten Thompson Takeaways

What’s the biggest mistake you see bloggers making?

THAT ONE IS EASY: NOT having someone proof for OBVIOUS typos & grammatical errors. Nothing ruins a blog quicker.

What direction or innovation do you see coming this next year to the blogosphere?


What would you say to someone who is sitting on the sidelines and waiting to get into the blogoshpere?

Don’t do it unless you are in it for the LONG HAUL. As @PhxREguy said, it takes YEARS to build the traffic. YEARS. Yes, YEARS.

What is the most popular category and tag for your blog?

Branding, raise the bar, social media.

Where do you usually find the inspiration for your blogs?

My real inspiration for blogging traces back to @1000wattmarc. And it was THIS post of his: Real Estate Liposuction

Is there anything you avoid like the plague when blogging?

I don’t find it. It finds me. I just write about the things about which I have real passion. Improving real estate, namely. #RTB

How long does your typical blog take you to write?

Longer than I’d like 🙂

Alright… last question – what haven’t you blogged about yet, that you are dying to blog about?

I have 101 posts in draft mode. One of those, I am sure! 🙂  Thanks, Chris! That was very kind of you to ask me those questions. Now write a blog post about it! 🙂


About utahREpro

Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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