Category Archives: REBarCamp08

Those old blogger interviews

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– Blog Fiesta, 2007. That one time we ate tacos and talked about blogging.

A decade ago, (seriously) I decided to host a meet-up for a few real estate bloggers in Colorado. I booked it in a Mexican restaurant, so I called it, “Blog Fiesta.” I created a website to promote the event, and decided to interview some of the folks that were attending. This was a full year before the first RE BarCamp.

Blog Fiesta lived beyond the event itself and became a blog about real estate blogging. Unfortunately, I had to abandon the site in 2009.

I recently noticed that I had somehow saved all the old posts from Blog Fiesta. I had even migrated them to this site. I don’t remember doing this, but hooray, they are here. The only issue is that the pictures are missing. I will get around to deleting those image errors… someday.

2007 was the year real estate blogging blew up. Since then, many of the people interviewed have moved on to other things and some of the tools people were using are out of date. Yet, I enjoyed reading through these. You might too. Tools change, but the strategies still apply today.

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The unsung heroes of RE BarCamp.

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RE BarCamp SF, 2008

Eight years ago, my friend Andy Kaufman decided that it would be a good idea to bring BarCamp to real estate. BarCamp is an unconference, or a conference without speakers and agendas. I’ll tell you right now that I wasn’t sold on the idea of bringing this radical concept to real estate, but felt that, at worst, a couple dozen of us would get together one day before Inman Connect SF, drink some beer, and geek out about real estate. So I was in.

I helped Andy with the event by promoting it online. I created rebarcamp.com, and started drumming up attention for the event. Because I was a very public part of the original crew that helped organize the first RE BarCamp, many people give me more credit than I deserve for the event. Lots of people helped to make the first event a success and even more people helped to turn the event into a worldwide phenomenon Continue reading

RE Bar Camp – this is going to be fun

I split most of today between watching Playoff football, and building a new blog. Yes another blog. This one covers a really cool event that I’ve involved myself in. If you’re planning to attend Inman Connect this summer in San Fransisco, come a day early.

We’re working on a free event for bloggers! Details are here on the wiki, and here on the blog.