This blog was born because I thought it would be a unique and cheap way to promote a social gathering of real estate bloggers here in Denver during the BlogTour USA. I held the event at Garcia’s of Denver, as they have pretty good food and a nice big private room for a crowd. The event was a huge success, the biggest of the tour, with over 40 people showing up with just a few weeks of preperation.
Because the event was at a Mexican restaurant, I called it Blog Fiesta. I’ve never really liked the name. But people seemed to like the sombrero icon so I stuck with it.
Before the event even took place, I saw the opportunity to spin this blog into a way to meet real estate bloggers nationwide. That has been the sole pourpose of BlogFiesta, and it worked fantasticly. I’ve interviewed over 60 real estate and mortgage professionals. Using every one of these interviews as an opportunity for me to meet these foward thing real estate profesionals, and learn what makes them tick.
About a dozen of REBlogWorld’s speakers have been interviewed on Blog Fiesta. In most cases, it was the first meaningful interaction I had with them. The most sugnigicant example would be Teresa Boardman, who I knew almost nothing more than that she was “big on Active Rain” when I approached her about an interview. Today, she is one of my best friends, inside or outside of our industry.
I knew that in planning both REBarCamp and REBlogWorld, and in managing Denver Modern and Lenderama, that I wasn’t going to have time for this blog this summer. But that’s about to change.
On September 19th, at REBlogWorld in Las Vegas, the sombrero dies. I want to break free of the sombrero. I want to break free of this blog’s exclusivity to RE.net. Real estate agents have been at the forefront of freelance marketers on the web, but I see some other emerging industries that are quite exciting and want to explore them.
Stay tuned! This space is in for one hell of a facelift.