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Announcing #REBlogChat – A Weekly 1 Hour Conversation on Twitter about Real Estate Blogging

[Updated 4/7/2011: #reblogchat will actually be named #retechchat to give us more flexibility to cover topics beyond blogging]

I’ve been “attending” the weekly 1 hour #blogchat conversation on Twitter every Sunday evening (at 8 pm Central) the past month or so. It’s always a lively discussion that has a strong community behind it (it started in March of 2009). Each week, there is a different topic discussed – such as analytics, blog design, SEO, importance of personal branding, etc – for one hour (and often people stay on longer to continue talking). If you want to learn more about #blogchat, head over to Mack Collier’s blog.

I’m a big big fan of the concept. And with so many real estate agents and brokers wanting to learn more about real estate blogging these days, I thought we should bring the concept to real estate. #reblogchat is the result.

Details are as follows:

What: A weekly 1 hour conversation on Twitter discussing real estate blogging. #blogchat with a real estate lens.

When: The first #reblogchat will be this coming Monday at 7 PST/10 EST. We can tweak the time & day if needed, we just need it to be the same time every week so that everyone can plan accordingly. So, if Monday evenings suck for everyone, we can pick another day & time. And no, there was no real rhyme or reason for Mondays.

Rules: There are no rules other than staying on topic, and using the #reblogchat hashtag.

Feedback: If you’d like to propose a topic for week 1 or want to suggest another day and time for #reblogchat – please do so in the comments. I’ll post a followup post in the next few days with a topic for week 1 once I get some feedback.

There are tons of amazing conversations on Twitter, often at the most random hours of the day. Off hour conversations on Twitter is where I first started to get to know Chris Smith (@techsavvyagent) and Matthew Shadbolt (@corcoran_group) — among others. #blogchat and my off hour conversations got to thinking — if we could somehow gather the most passionate real estate people on Twitter at a single time to discuss a topic, something good would likely happen. I hope I’m right.

I got a few retweets when I mentioned the idea on Twitter a few weeks ago, so I know there is at least some interest for this. Plus, I suckered two of my favorite clients, Kris Berg & Lori Bee, to participate even though they didn’t really have any idea what #blogchat or #reblogchat was. I know they are both early birds, so it’s still to be determined whether they can stay awake long enough to finish the whole hour :).

Hope to see you on Twitter on Monday evening at 7 PM PST under the hashtag #reblogchat!!

Any help you can provide spreading the word to passionate bloggers or soon-to-be-bloggers in the real estate vertical would be greatly appreciated.

About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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