Blog Tour USA rolled into sunny Phoenix about 5:00pm yesterday. I walked up to the "Blog Bus", pounded on the door and walked in. Right there in the flesh, in living color were the Sellsius Boys. Joe was at the laptop, and Rudy was filming someone (the video camera rarely leaves Rudy's side.)
It was like meeting old friends. Joe and Rudy are a couple of great, friendly, down to earth guys. They're wicked smart too…
We were soon joined by a couple of others, and then Damon Price with Incredible Agent stopped by. Incredible Agent is one of the corporate sponsors of the Blog Tour, and they hosted the evenings festivities at Tempe's Depot Cantina. Incredible Agent is rolling out a new free website product, be sure to check it out. I promised Damon and some of his staff I'd give it a whirl and an evaluation. It's on the ever expanding to-do list…
There were a WHOLE bunch of folks there that I don't know. But some of the icons of Phoenix real estate blogging were present. Jonathan Dalton and Christoph Schweiger were there, and have accounts already up on their blogs. The data master John Wake graced us with his presence. Steven Groves was there, complete with that goofy Bluetooth thing stuck in his ear. Dave Smith even drove up from Tucson — where apparently there is a shortage of food and alcohol. Alas, once again, The House Chick shunned our little party 🙂 . We'll cut her some slack, as she's probably still recovering from a recent move…. Even the Arizona Republic joined in, sort of.
I chatted with many folks about blogging. Some furiously scribbled notes, some seemed very interested, and a few appeared to be there just for the food, beer and margaritas. People filtered in and out, but the party finally broke up about 10:00. Less than 30 seconds after their departure, a nice little Phoenix monsoon dust storm blew up, complete with a little mud rain… Joe and Rudy had planned to drive a couple hours toward San Diego, but they hunkered down in a strip mall as the winds buffeted the RV.
All in all, it was a grand time, with good networking and opportunities to meet new, and old friends.
Sorry, I'm terrible with names, and the Dos XX's and 'ritas don't really help with that. If you see any photos you'd like, leave a comment or contact me and I'll send them to you.
And damn it, where is my Trulia t-shirt?
[tags]Blog Tour USA, Incredible Agent, Phoenix real estate blogging[/tags]