Fight Distraction, fight Writers Block!

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Education & Training with SeaSocial

Technology is our friend. Technology is our friend. Technology is our friend. It seems as though no matter how many times we say it, people still find it difficult to assimilate comfortably with technology and to be more accurate, blogging.


I can’t blame people, everyone has their own reason to obstain from blogging but in the end theres always one reason to participate. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on valuable relationships and business. Blogging can be arduous if you make it. Though, your environment may be the big culprit. Text editors can be bloated with settings and features we'll never need or use. If distraction is the reason you don’t blog or blog infrequently, we’ve discovered just the solution. OmmWriter is a great tool for bloggers who need to weed out distractions that might prevent them from getting to work. Microsoft Word 2010 or 2011 are equally effective tools to focus on the task at hand, blogging!

 

 

Comments (15)

Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Will - looks very interesting ommwriter - their FAQ said they are working on a windows version but would not commit to release date. For windows users, I highly recommend google docs to write content for blog posts. It transfers very nicely into AR (unlike MS Word that is everything but easy in the transfer of formatting). Good job on your new vlog giving us tech info! appreciated

Feb 14, 2011 05:34 AM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Will

Great vlog, like the sound effects, what is Mac? ;o) I am not changing to a Mac, too old for that big of a change......

As with Craig's comment, I always thought ms word, did not export or paste well in the AR editor, so if there is a way to use ms word, I would prefer it, and keep all my docs in one place, and convert reports and other stuff we have already created into some blog posts...\

by the way, how do you create picture in picture as you did with this vlog, very cool.

this may be stuff for a new post..

thanks for the tips, we appreciate it, keep on vlogging

Feb 14, 2011 05:41 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

 

VBloggers!

 

 

Whoa Will!  I'm so glad you've come and joined in VBloggers!  Love the video and the info!  Now I'm going to re-echo the question, how do you create the video tutorial with your image embedded!?!

Happy Valentines day to you!!!

 

Feb 14, 2011 07:16 AM
Will Curry
SeaSocial - Seattle, WA
Seattle Social Media Management

Hey guys, I use iMovie on a Mac to create all my videos. A bit more of a learning curve than using Windows Movie Maker, I have a litte more flexability on how I present my videos. A benefit of that is the ability to drop a watermark on my video. The other program I used to make that watermark is called Adobe Photoshop. 

Maybe I will create a vdeo on how to do this if it seems more people would like to do the same?

Feb 14, 2011 07:27 AM
Maya Swamy
Funds Available - Long Beach, CA
Ph.D. Long Beach, CA - fundsavailable.com

Great video. Looking forward to the Vlog about Vlogging.

Feb 14, 2011 09:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great ideas here

Thanks Will

HelpfulHannah

Feb 14, 2011 01:18 PM
Nona Swann
Swann & Associates Real Estate - Indialantic, FL
Serving the needs of the Sellers in Brevard County

Thanks Will.

I love my macs and I use iMovie also. Hadn't thought about vlog. Please do a video on that for us!

Off to check out Ommwriter. I am easily distracted :-)

Feb 14, 2011 01:24 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Hey Will - Thanks for the great info.  I'm also a "Mac-ie" - I've only used iMovie once, so would love a little tutorial on all it has to offer.  That's very cool the way your video is on the bottom right hand corner of the page.  Ommwriter sounds great.  Will definitely check it out. 

Feb 14, 2011 02:06 PM
Virginia Gardner
Roy Wheeler Realty Co. - Charlottesville, VA
Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia

Thanks for this, good infrmation, I look forward to following your blog...

Feb 14, 2011 02:32 PM
Janet McCarthy
San Diego Homes Guide - San Diego, CA
Broker Associate

I gotta try that.  It looks so cool and professional. 

Feb 16, 2011 05:21 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Will,

We all suffer from that dreaded disease of writers block more often that we care to admit.  Thanks for the hint.

Feb 18, 2011 09:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will- I love your vBlogs and really appreciate your taking the time to help us.  I've never used a MAC!  I sometimes use ScribFire to write my posts, or to had some color or different fonts.  I may try using Google Docs, like Craig mentioned.

Feb 18, 2011 01:08 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Will,

Thanks for the continuing education!

One of my favorite parts of AR is the constant availability of new things to learn.

Have a happy day -
Lynn

Feb 26, 2011 03:27 PM
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Thank you, keep vlogging!  Kristine :)

Mar 05, 2011 04:15 PM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I guess there is always adhd medication for those who do not have access to those programs, right? Great overview.

Mar 07, 2011 04:09 PM