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Bloggers Connect

Only 4 days left before prices go up! Sign up this week and your Bloggers Connect admission is only $99 ($129 after June 15th).

If you’re interested in real estate blogging, Bloggers Connect in San Francisco will help you learn from some of the best and brightest in the biz. This is also your chance to put faces to many of the names you’ve been exposed to from the Carnival of Real Estate; Dustin Luther, Ardell DellaLoggia, Drew Meyers, Brian Brady and Teresa Boardman are just some of the bloggers who will be there. This is a great chance to meet face to face and network with some of the top real estate bloggers out there today.

Also, stay tuned to the Connect SF 2007 Blog for the announcement of Bloggers Connect keynote speaker next week - a controversial figure who will surely have lots to say about real estate blogging. By Joel Burslem, Future of Real Estate Marketing

OK you can tell I didn't write this but I will be at this event, and at the Inman Connect conference that follows.  I will be on a panel at each conference.  It has been an interesting experience, because of the Minnesota thing.    The conference like Active Rain and much of the internet is dominated by all of you fine folks who live in the West and on the West Coast. I get some publicity and people don't get how that happens to someone from St. Paul. Maybe the world wide web really is global, who knows.  We get a bad rap here in fly over land.  Honest we do use technology. I even have an electric tooth brush.  I have to charge it in Minneapolis until we get electricity here in St. Paul. . . . just kidding.

I think what I am the most excited about is meeting so many of the people that I frequently come into contact with but have never had the privilege of meeting in person.  Jeff Turner has promised me a big hug and I plan to collect, but only if he loses the 20 pounds and gets back to his fighting weight.  

The gents from Sellsius will be there with their magic bus.  I will meet Jim Cronin of the Real Estate Tomato in person for the first time and of course the folks here with Active Rain Inc.  Larry Cragun from the Undressed network will also attend.  He has written guest posts on the St. Paul Real Estate Blog, I just hope he leaves the spider at home.

 There are so  many others that I would like to meet, but I won't unless they buy tickets.  Inman news made me, and I do mean made me submit a recent photo.  It took them two months to get it from me. I post it here in the hope that we will all recognize each other at the conference.  My other option would be to attend with half of my face covered and I am still considering it but I don't think they will give me my picture back.

Some of you have questioned the value of a real estate blog. I can say mine has enriched my life in many ways, most importantly it has introduced me to some amazing people, like you.  Blogs are social right?  You sit on the fence trying to decide if you should start one. The beauty of the blog is that anyone can do it. I am not a writer or a photographer, or an SEO expert but a real estate professional just like you.  Please give it a try. 


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Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

Thanks for sharing this, Teresa. I like the the new pic even though you submitted it under duress. I have been told by multiple folks I need to get a new one (I HATE having my pic taken), and when people meet me they tell me I look so much younger...now THERE is a compliment...but can it really be true? Personally I hope you cover half your face - it would be a novel way to gain PR! :) Or maybe just hold up a piece of paper all day.

Hope to be there but not sure yet, even if I have to pay more.

Jeff

June 11, 2007 10:15 AM
Rainer
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Leanne Paynter • Broward County Real Estate
United Realty Group, Inc.
I'd love to meet you in person, T... and the event sounds very worthwhile, but I won't be able to attend this one.  Maybe someday they'll hold it the week before/after the NAR convention.  I think they'd get more attendees then.
June 11, 2007 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Craig Schiller
Baird & Warner

Oh.... I gots to decide. Hmmmm what to do? WHAT to do?

Thanks for the update.

Me

June 11, 2007 10:25 AM
Rainer
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty
Me - you should go.
June 11, 2007 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Linda Davis
RE/MAX Realty Group
The rest of your face is quite lovely.  Thanks for the sneak peek.  Wonder if Kristal has another half too?
June 11, 2007 10:59 AM
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Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager
Sounds like a great event to be able to attend.  I'd still take that hug from Jeff regardless of whether or not he loses the 20 pounds.  See if he loses 20 pounds, I might find it and I surely do not need to do that!  (lol)  Hummm, I'd love to go, just don't know if I can swing that at this time.
June 11, 2007 11:20 AM
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Jason Romrell
Business Attorney and Success Advisor
Great sense of humor Teresa!  My company has a presence in MN and I actually enjoy traveling there...when it's not 40 below, that is!  ;-)
June 11, 2007 03:09 PM
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty

Jason - it is almost 90 right now.  head on over.

Cynthia - I am not sure I would turn down a turner hug either but I have to hold his feet to the fire.  he wants to lose 20 pounds.   

June 11, 2007 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Thanks for the reminder Teresa.

I might just go. I'd love to meet everyone and I love SF in Aug.  

June 11, 2007 08:05 PM
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Carol Williams
Wenatchee Real Estate
Nationwide: Self-employed Real Estate Copywriter, Blogger, Photographer and Real Estate Mentor

Oh... how I would love to go!

June 11, 2007 09:08 PM
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Christy Powers
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners
Everyone's gonna be a big family here soon. LOL. Oh wait, we already are.
June 11, 2007 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International
Teresa - I look forward to meeting you in San Francisco!
June 11, 2007 10:20 PM
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Bonnie Erickson
The Realty Matrix
I knew that first bit wasn't your original content.  It just wasn't your style!  Too bad it wasn't the post that puts you over 100,000 points, huh?  Hope you have fun holding that paper up all day!
June 11, 2007 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Kaye Thomas
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA
Real Estate West
Teresa- I like the new picture but the old one is my fav.. it's original.. I'm still on the fence about SF.. I want to but have so much going on I doubt I can make it..
June 12, 2007 01:29 AM
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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate

I am trying to talk Kaye into going to San Francisco.  It won't be the same without you there beach gurl!  

Nice to see your face Teresa, see you in San Francisco.

 

June 12, 2007 02:20 AM
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Jennifer Klaussen
GRI, Realtor, Arlington Virginia Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty

LOVE seeing all of you! <g>  Wish I could go - perhaps Family Reunion next year?? :)  Bring me some bread :P

June 12, 2007 08:06 AM
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jf.sellsius
And I had patched the other side of your face together to make a composite.  This works much better.  Rudy & I will see you in St. Paul before we all connect again in SF.
June 12, 2007 09:46 AM
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Joyce Heffner-Williams
Owner/Broker/EcoBroker - Monument Real Estate
Keller Williams Client's Choice Realty - Colorado

Is the $99 just for that event?  We just had an AR event in Long Beach that I wasn't able to attend, but I believe that was free.  Is Bloggers Connect seperate from AR or a segment of AR?

Just curious how it is different?

June 12, 2007 10:08 AM
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Bonnie Erickson
The Realty Matrix
Joseph and Rudy are coming to St. Paul!!!!  Yea, hooray, someone is not going to fly over or drive by!  Sellsius is coming to St. Paul! . . . But when?  Pray,do tell!
June 12, 2007 02:59 PM
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
Sound Realty
I think everyone knows our faces, it's our full bod shots that surprise them.  Kevin just saw mine on my Summer Solstice Parade post, and said it was NOT what he expected, at all.
June 20, 2007 12:00 AM
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