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Still Traveling (Yes, Really) - 03/30/10 12:11 AM
This is my fifth or sixth post about our 11-day family road trip. If you want to catch up, I would just recommend reading the past few posts to see what happened before this one. I am too lazy tonight at the hotel to upload pictures. Sorry. :)
I have to admit that I am enjoying being away for awhile, although I bet I will sleep better at home than I have while traveling. That being said, our road trip has been a successful one to this point, even if we hit some bumps on the road (both figurative and (22 comments)
Still on the Road (Birmingham and Atlanta) - 03/26/10 11:13 PM
This is my fourth post in a series about my 11-day family road trip. At the moment, I am sitting in the Marietta, Georgia home of Ken Cook, my BlogTalkRadio co-host on Social Media Edge, listening to him play guitar for all of us. I just completed two days at RE Tech South, which I'll write about in another post sometime soon, perhaps after returning to Austin. So, to pick up where I left off before, we spent most of Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama. My wife Pam and I fell in love with the Inverness/Hoover area, where we stayed. It was (30 comments)
Is ActiveRain Really the Most Powerful Real Estate Network? Let's Test It! - 03/25/10 03:17 PM
Trying to help my good friend Jeremy win FREE CHICKEN FOR A YEAR! Help him out now! Via Jeremy Blanton (210 Consulting~ Social Media Advisors): I know that ActiveRain is a powerful network and that the members here are some of the most loyal & supportive people around. I know when I asked before for assistance with my daughter winning a contest, you all stepped up & voted over 3,000 times for her. Well, it is time once again for me to ask for your assistance. I recently entered a contest with a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant to win "Free Chicken for a Year." (10 comments)
Crouch Chronicles Continue (Family Road Trip) - 03/23/10 01:26 AM
I awoke this morning in Jackson, Mississippi. I am now in Birmingham, Alabama. Tomorrow evening, I will arrive in Atlanta. I could stop there, I suppose, but I'll tell you a little about our day instead. :) Our massive road trip continues, and I am still loving it, despite a couple of near-setbacks today. As always, we got checked out of our hotel room about 5 minutes before noon (it's just plain hard to do it much quicker with four kids in tow). We wanted to check out the planetarium and/or the art museum in Jackson - both were closed. Unfortunately, (19 comments)
Our Family Road Trip Continues (M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I) - 03/22/10 10:44 AM
Yesterday, We spent a good portion of our day in Shreveport, Louisiana, where we enjoyed lunch at Cheeburger Cheeburger (Yes, really. I couldn't resist the name, and it was a great family restaurant experience - I'll write a real review sometime soon). After that, we took the kids to Sci-Port, which is a large science/kids' museum nestled on the Red River. If the weather hadn't been so bitterly cold, we probably would have checked out the steamboat ride, but it appeared to be dormant, waiting for a warmer day. We drove into Jackson, Missisissippi last night, where I sit writing this (20 comments)
Crouch Family Monster Road Trip 2010 is Underway! - 03/21/10 09:43 AM
As I write this, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana. The rest of my family is asleep right now, but not for long. I will be attending RE Tech South on Thursday and Friday in Atlanta, and Pam and I decided to make a vacation out of it. We're taking a few days to get there, then spending five days in Atlanta, then a few days to get back. We are hitting a different set of towns on the way there and back, so as to maximize the things we do and see. I am hoping to share (27 comments)
Stuff I Learned at SXSW Interactive as a Newbie - 03/18/10 01:36 AM
If you are a regular reader of my blog, or a subscriber, you may have noticed that it's been a good while since my last post, probably a week or so. I have a reason for this, I promise. This was my first year to attend SXSW Interactive, which is FIVE solid days long. The fact that it's right here in Austin made the decision to attend much easier. I coined my own term for the event: Geek orgy. Get it? Like a Greek....never mind. Here are a few things that I learned that I intend to implement next time around. (26 comments)
Blog Carnival of Real Estate - My First Time to Host! Winners Announcement - 03/09/10 09:06 PM
Not long ago, I was asked by my friend Mike Price to host the "Carnival of Real Estate", which is essentially a gathering of blog posts each week about our industry. Sounds like fun to me, so I said a hearty "Yes!". Since I've held lots of contests during my blogging career, I have a little experience in this arena. :)
First of all, if you took the time to submit something this past week, I thank you all for your submissions. We all take pride and a great sense of ownership of our writing, and I know firsthand that (40 comments)
Facebook Workshop with Mike Mueller - You will NOT want to miss this one! - 03/08/10 10:13 PM
Facebook recently had its sixth birthday. During the same week, they announced that they had crossed the 400 million member mark (how's that for a bit of alliteration?). Facebook has morphed from a college photo sharing site in 2004 to a mega-networking platform with multimedia capabilities. Basically, it's THE place to be these days. If you aren't yet sure how to use Facebook for business, I might have a nice solution for you next week. On St. Patrick's Day, March 17th at 2pm Eastern time, 210 Consulting is hosting a Facebook workshop with our good friend Mike Mueller. Mike will be teaching (15 comments)
7 Secrets to Facebook Page Success- Webinar with Mike Mueller - 03/07/10 08:41 PM
We are at 50 registered for this free class. There still is some time left to sign up. You don't wanna miss this! Via Jeremy Blanton (210 Consulting~ Social Media Advisors): 7 Secrets to Facebook Page Success I am sure by now we all know that Facebook is an absolute must for your business, but you may not understand why this is so important. Allow me to share a few statistics that might make it more obvious why everyone who is in business needs to have a Facebook page. General Stats More than 400 million active users on Facebook 50% of active (8 comments)
"Building Your Online Following" - First Class I'm Teaching for ActiveRain University - 03/03/10 08:25 PM
A couple of days ago, Brad Andersohn called me to ask if I would be willing to teach a class for the newly formed ActiveRain University. Of course, I said "yes" immediately. I was given the freedom to select my topic, so on Monday, March 8th at 1pm Eastern (noon Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific), I will be teaching a class entitled, "Building Your Online Following". If things go well (and I feel confident that they will), I hope to be teaching additional classes for AR on a regular basis. This is both flattering and exciting for me.
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