Blog info Bonanza

Nick Bastian - Realty Executives
The success of the Arizona Real Estate Blogging Network has been fun to watch. But just because we have taken this month off from our regularly scheduled meetings, doesn’t mean that you don’t have an opportunity to learn a TON about blogging in July. In fact, that is FAR from the truth. Next week, in San Francisco, there are two events that promise to be “information overload” for many of us.
Inman’s Real Estate Connect is July 23rd – 25th and is preceded by RE Bar Camp on the 22nd.
I have decided to make the trip as have a few of our AZREBN contributors. So far, I know that Christoph Schweiger and Jay Thompson will be there.
Day one of Inman Connect has a nearly six hour workshop titled “Blogger’s Connect.” Of course, our “local celebrity” blogger, Jay, is moderating a panel. The panel is titled “How Four Bloggers Are Closing Sales” and it promises to be worth the the trip by itself! I believe he is also assisting in moderating a Q&A with the likes of Kris Berg, Joseph Ferrara and “Jeff Turner.” Yep, “THE Jeff Turner!” (kind of an inside joke. If you come to San Fran, ask Jeff about “the Jeff Turner). Jeff is a master of social media and does a pretty good impromptu interview.
The entire week will be filled with a “who’s who” from the RE.Net community with some seriously cool bloggers and people that really know their stuff! I am really looking forward to meeting a lot of these guys and gals.
RE Bar Camp runs from 10am to 6pm the day before Inman Connect and will be kind of a “free for all” of ideas. Basically, you put a bunch of brainy geeks in a room, start throwing ideas and topics around and break out into groups to talk about whatever floats your boat. There will be all kinds of live feeds coming from twitter, flickr, blog sites and more social media apps than you can shake a stick at. Make sure to tune into next Tuesday as there will be a feed that many of the participants will be contributing to.
Of course, it isn’t going to be all work and no play… Several gatherings and parties are planned for the week. Tuesday evening, we will “have” to attend the “Beer With Bloggers” sponsored by my new buddy David Gibbons and Zillow followed the next night by our friend Rudy Bachraty and Trulia throwing the “Day After House Party.” I was fortunate to meet both of these guys a few months ago in Phoenix and they are a lot of fun. These two events (parties) are gonna be great opportunities to network and to have some fun with some really great bloggers!
It isn’t too late for you to make plans to join us. If you are coming, please let me know. I would love to see you there. If not, what is your excuse? 🙂
Nick Bastian
Nick Bastian
Nick Bastian is a 31 year veteran of the real estate industry and enjoys his career very much. Nick is always available to "talk shop" with anyone that may have real estate related questions. "Just Call Nick" at 602-803-NICK (6425) - he's glad to help. Nick can also be found over on Instagram and Twitter ( @NickbastianAZ ) or out and about in the community making friends and having some fun.

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