Blog Tour in Michigan, July 14th 2007

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                                                          Sellsius Blog Tour

Joe, Rudy and myself A day with Rudy, Joe, ( of Sellsius ) Maureen Francis and Black Tie Todd in Birmingham, MI was so much fun. We had a great time, Birmingham was in the midst of all the sidewalk sales so we walked down the street and Rudy with his video camera and Joe doing the interviewing........we stopped people on the street and asked them, if they were having fun? When we were able to engage them in a conversation we asked them if they knew what a blog was ?

Although NOT scientific by any means we were surprised how many people don't know what BLOGGING is. Those that did, most did not know that Realtors Blogged. Guess we are still far off from critical mass.

We did interview a kid who wanted to learn about flipping houses.

Maureen, Todd and myself shared while Rudy video-tapped where our business is coming from, do we do OPEN houses, what do we do to market on the internet and if we use print advertising or marketing.

It was really great to meet Maureen Francis, one of the Queens of blogging. Of course Todd and I know each other as we are both from Ann Arbor. I use Todd's company Big House Data to compile all my static's for the Washtenaw County Market.

We had a great time at lunch sharing idea's. They told us about all the places and great bloggers they have met on the Blog Tour and their reasons for the tour. They are going to be putting together a documentary and have over 145 hours of footage and they are only half way through the tour.Eating Lunch

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway.........when you meet people in person after knowing their online presence you feel like you have known them forever.

At one point they handed me the mic and I was interviewing people on the street. It was great fun ! I may try it at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs next week. Man, are people camera shy !

Joe and Rudy..........sorry I lost you on the way back. Maureen thanks for pulling this together even at the last minute. I know they will post more from their perspective and more pictures. They had a great time in Columbus, OH, but we did sing them the "Hail To The Victors" song, the University of Michigan Fight Song, off key but anyway, "Go Blue" ! Gosh, I hope they lose that part of the tape. We were accompied by Todd's cell phone.

Rudy videoingSharing with the store owner about blogging

 Maureen on the phone

Update: Rudy and Joe are behind in all their postings of the trip so they are allowing us to guest blog about Ann Arbor. Maureen is doing it now, and I will do it tomorrow. So if you want to read their blog on it go to Blog Tour USA.

I've been subscribing to their web site and blog for about 6 months so set up a RSS Feed to get it daily. Really good stuff !

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Lynda Eisenmann
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Missy,

Great informtion, thanks so much. I especially liked your blog question survey. I'd like to try this myself. Actually I'd also like to try it among Realtors. As an aside, at a recent CRS event last week with about 55  people in the room we were asked who was blogging? Only about 5 or 6 hands went up. Four of us present were rainers. Although this question was slightly different, you would have expected more from this group.

Thanks again.

Jul 14, 2007 06:59 PM #25
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Missy, if you weren't aware of the group, did you see the photos of our event in Worthington (my post) - it's in the BlogTourUSA group. You can see the key Rainers in this part of the country.

So, did Rudy play the song that Toby & I did in preparation for the trip to the "state up north". Like you, I hope that segment doesn't make public viewing. ;-)

Sounds like you had a fun time with the guys as well. Isn't it neat to meet the people in person!

Jul 15, 2007 12:52 AM #26
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Chris, thanks for stoppping by.

Thesa, they are coming to Portand, isn't that close to you?

Cyndee, Maureen Francis is writing on it and since I posted it here she is going to post there first, after that I will add my 2 cents.

Jul 15, 2007 01:06 AM #27
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Jeff, they went throughout the U.S. you can see there tour's stops on a map at the Sellisus blog.

Lynda, what an excellent idea. We have a Sales and Marketing Rally in Oct for Re/MAX of MIchigan and I am going to do it. What fun that will be in that crowd.

Elaine, we did not see it but we heard about it. Great pictures of you and Maureen. They had a great time in Columbus, even after getting lost and showing up at Real Living headquarters and not where the event was. We'll hope neither song makes the cut !! A disservice to both out colleges. Go Blue !

Jul 15, 2007 01:11 AM #28
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Missy--They will be in MN tomorrow. I will be stopping by to meet Teresa Boardman, Lisa Dunn and Bonnie Erickson but won't be able to stay long...Sounds like you had a great time. :)
Jul 15, 2007 02:32 AM #29
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Missy.... thanks. I haven't looked at it, but from reading everyone's blogs, I don't think they made it over in this area.
Jul 15, 2007 02:34 AM #30
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I am sufficiently jealous - and my office is located in Birmingham.  I feel like such a "newbie" right now as I had no idea that they were in Michigan.  Somewhere I have heard of the Blog Tour USA but did not know really what it was.  There is so much in the world of blogging and so little time - I don't know how you do it.  It is probably just as well--I was at a new construction site in Oxford (I am commited to be there one afternoon a week) and, at the last minute, someone stopped by and it looks like I will be listing their home in Troy and selling them a new construction at that site.  Did not know about the RE/MAX event in October and like the idea of Active Rainers at the Vegas convention.  Thanks for the post.
Jul 15, 2007 03:32 AM #31
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Missy - thanks for sharing.  I can't wait to attend the "Bloggers Connect coming to San Francisco at the end of the month. I hope to come back and share some stories from that event as well.  You do a great job out here on AR, and outside the rain as well.  Keep up the great work, I always enjoy reading your blog!!
Jul 15, 2007 05:34 AM #32
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Missy - great post - I know  Cyndee & Sharon had fun till after 1 in the morning - do those boys ever sleep?
Jul 15, 2007 08:48 AM #33
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Cathy, I was wondering where you were, I should have called.

Brad, coming from you that is a really nice complement.

Jack, we'll we met in the middle of the day until 5:30, they had fun meeting Cyndee and Sharon.

Jul 15, 2007 10:38 AM #34
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wow it looks like a great project. Combining two of my favorites, people and travel!!
Jul 15, 2007 02:58 PM #35
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Missy,  This was a wonderful posts & I enjoyed looking at all the pictures.  Maureen did an absolutely fabulous job of putting everything together at the last minute.  I wish it had been possible to join you all & meet some of the best bloggers in the State!
Jul 16, 2007 09:08 AM #36
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It was a blast to meet Rudy, Joe and Maureen all in the same day!  First time ever, too!  Thanks for the great post Missy.  I linked to this post and Maureen's post on BlogTourUsa.com.  What a hoot.

Now, for the singing of the fight song...eeek!  Burn that tape!

Jul 17, 2007 04:59 AM #37
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Missy, both Rudy and I agree that you should pick up the mic and do some video interviews.  You were great.  Thanks for sharing with us.  With Maureen and Todd, we all made a great bloggerazzi team.
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Missy...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I must say you look "Marvelous" Dahling :)

TLW...ROAR!

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Rudy and Joe, thanks I can say I "cut my teeth on the pro's"!!

TLW, you're so sweet.:)

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Todd, with all their hours of footage, I"m sure it will get deleted. Want to give me a lesson on wordpress ?
Jul 17, 2007 01:34 PM #41
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I think something can be arranged....   ;-)
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Thanks for the report, Missy.  Too bad I couldn't have been there, we could have had a fight song shouting contest!!!
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Stefan, do you mean the green fight song ?
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