Want to Take a Walk?

May 24, 2009 by Sarah Cooper  
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Liberty Bell by Kim WoodIf you have a little spare time Thursday morning, please consider joining us for a photowalk through historic Philadelphia. We’ll be meeting at 8:oo AM in the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing lobby and will be grabbing breakfast either before or after the walk – feel free to join us and help decide. This will be a relaxed, casual walk with friends and cameras, and we may very well make it up as we go along.

The route will likely take us past:

  • The Liberty Bell, which was called the Independence Bell until 1837, when an anti-slavery group adopted it as a symbol of freedom based on the inscription, “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof.
  • Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted, and which originally housed the Liberty Bell.
  • The Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  • The Philadelphia Waterfront which includes Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and Independence Seaport Museum.

We expect to walk at least a couple miles, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Click here to view the REBCPHL map for more location details.

Tickets are required for Independence Hall, so please let us know if you plan to attend in the comments below.

The 21 Day Blogging Challenge

May 4, 2009 by Sarah Cooper  
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21 Days to Improve Your Blogging Habits Book

Real Estate BarCamp Philadelphia is issuing a challenge to the Blogosphere – Get Blogging!

Popular wisdom tells us it take 21 days to create a habit. REBCPHL wants to help bloggers who might need a little help or encouragement by throwing out a challenge.  And if the help or encouragement you need is starting a blog, DO IT NOW.

Starting tomorrow, May 5th, 2009, write a post a day for the next 21 days. Each day, email us a link to your post at [email protected] with the subject line 21DIBH. That’s pretty much it. We like to keep things simple.

Entries will not be judged, we’re merely trying to help get you in the habit of writing. Don’t freak out about content or competition – the point is that you’re working to improve something that can improve your business. If you see value in that, please challenge yourself to play along!

We’re also not being picky about the type of content. If you have have a day that just wears you down and the idea of blogging feels like it’s going to send you over the edge, maybe it’s a photo blog day. (Best to keep that camera with you for emergencies like this. Snap a shot of that new business going in on the corner, the gorgeous flowers at the local farmer’s market or springtime on the golf course. It’s all good.) What we’re working on here is the habit of blogging itself.

There will be prizes awarded at REBCPHL but you do not need to be present to win. This means if you’re on the other side of the country (and Hello, Canada!) feel free to join in and play. We’re hoping you will!

We will occasionally share links to posts we especially like, so although we aren’t really judging you may feel free to try to wow us for potential link love. Maybe we’ll tweet them, throw them in Facebook or share them here. We’ll surprise you.

In summary:

  • Write a post a day from May 5 to May 26, 2009.
  • Send a link to your post each day to [email protected] with the subject line 21DIBH
  • You don’t have to be present at REBCPHL to win.
  • Realize on May 26th that you’re quite the blogger and pat yourself on the back.

We look forward to reading your blog!