I have to been to a fair few blogging events in the last year, and after the events at the last one I attended I was unsure if I wanted to keep attending. The event itself was great, but I write about the ugly side of blogging that was exposed there and other bloggers came out in force to agree that there was a huge group giving us bloggers a bad name.Most of us are here to make friends and share our passion for the industry. I had decided that after the events I had already committed to I would probably have a break ... that was until I went to this event.
I met a group of lovely bloggers at BRU before the event and we go on like an absolute house on fire. We chatted about a range of topics and it was lovely to meet new faces and also get to see some of the lovely girls I have met before again. After plenty of bronkies and and some mojito refreshers we headed down to the event.
I was so nervous about the ice breaker actually, but I shouldn't have been. Everyone was so friendly and I feel like I managed to talk to most people in the room! I spoke to the ladies from Danique hairdressing and also the ladies behind Angel Eyes lash extensions (which I didnt get done personally but my friend Tiff did and they looked so good I wish I had have done!!)
I bought myself some raffle tickets (and managed to win nothing but it was in aid of Bowel Cancer Uk and also Rainbows hospice so Im not too annoyed) and then we had a couple of great talks.
First up was Gabby from Cool As Publicity who spoke to us about working with PRs. I have to admit I am not an expert when it comes to this but have been lucky enough to be invited to their events before and I always feel so lucky! I am going to try my hardest to approach some more PRs with the advice she gave.
I also spent a lot of time talking to the lovely ladies from Blogosphere magazine. If you havent heard have blogosphere magazine have you been living under a rock? I had heard about the magazine before but fell in love with it when I bought my issue with Lily Pebbles on the front. Written by bloggers and for bloggers its basically the guide to everything you need to know in the blogosphere and I am currently trying to get my hands on the back issues! The two ladies were the absolute loveliest I have ever spoken to. In the past I have spoken to people who seem to disregard me because my blog is small, but not these ladies! We spoke for ages and they really inspired me in so many ways.
I genuinely had the best day. Despite the pain I was in the girls all looked after me! Thankyou so much to Kirstie, Emma, Lianne and Kirsty for organising such a fabulous event! The day was amazing and the goodie bag is so me you couldn't have done it better (oh and I dont care what ANYONE says, the carex love hearts is hands down my favourite thing) I can't wait to see you all again soon and thankyou to everyone who came - you have restored my faith in the community and made me want to continue!
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