Starting a real estate blog can be a) intimidating; b) exhilarating; c) time-consuming; or d) fun.

The answer is all of the above. Two of the industry’s newest bloggers and two veteran bloggers will share experiences during an Inman News audio conference, “Building From the Ground Up,” Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m. Pacific.

Listen to these first-hand experiences from participants in the Project Blogger challenge to hear what it really took to get their real estate blogs up and running. Learn what works, what doesn’t work, as well as tips and tricks for assured success.

Speakers for Monday’s call include Jackie Colson-Miller, a blogging apprentice in the competition and blogger at Real Estate Sizzle; her coach Jim Cronin, who writes the Real Estate Tomato blog; Julie Ferenzi, also a blogging apprentice in the competition and blogger at Living in Plainfield; and her coach Jeff Turner, who blogs at ActiveRain.

The call is free for both Inman subscribers and non-subscribers.

In order to listen to the show, visit and sign up and choose a PIN.

At the time of the show call 724-444-7444 and follow the audio prompts. Enter the Talkcast ID: 32606 and then enter your PIN (usually your own phone number).

To interact live with the participants, download and install the Talkshoe chat software (PC and Mac versions available) and then visit Click on Listen Live button and the chat software should launch automatically.

Finally, if you miss the live call, you can always listen to it after the fact. You can download and listen to an MP3 podcast using your favorite music player (like iTunes) or stream it over the Internet. Visit to download the audio file.

Project Blogger is a blogging competition co-sponsored by the ActiveRain Real Estate Network and Inman News. Twelve blogging coaches selected 12 apprentices to mentor and set on the path towards real estate blogging superstardom.

The winning team will be announced at the Bloggers Connect conference this summer in San Francisco. Bloggers Connect is a two-day real estate blogging and networking event slated for July 31-Aug 1 at the Palace Hotel.

The first Bloggers Connect conference includes panel sessions on finding your voice, monetizing your blog, utilizing your blog for online leads, social networking, widgets and more. The full conference program is available online.

Speakers include Anil Dash, chief evangelist at Six Apart; Matt Heaton, CEO of ActiveRain; and well-known industry bloggers Dustin Luther, Teresa Boardman, Ardell DellaLoggia, Marlow Harris and Pat Kitano, among others.

Bloggers Connect, hosted by Inman News, precedes the publishing company’s annual Real Estate Connect conference where technology innovators and top brokerage executives meet for three days of networking, debate and exposure to the latest online innovations in real estate.

This year’s Connect conference features Rich Barton, CEO of Zillow; Alex Perriello, president and CEO of Realogy Franchise Group; Craig Newmark, founder and customer service representative of; Pete Flint, CEO of Trulia; and many more.

To view the full Real Estate Connect program or register online, visit the conference Web site.

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