On the 18th March myself and good friend Kirsti went to BlogConLdn at the Queen Elizabeth II centre. Over 400 bloggers attended the event and we both left feeling very inspired and grateful to be part of such a wonderful community. The event was created by London based fashion, beauty and travel blogger @Scarlett_London who runs her own event company and i cant say thank you enough for such a wonderful afternoon.
As well as brand exhibitions with sampling stations, social media giveaways, plenty of activities, yummy snacks, drinks and a few goodie bags here and there, the best part of the afternoon was being able to have inspirational women in blogging do masterclasses and talks about how they made blogging their business.
Hayley Rubery owner of @frockmeimfamouse blog, was the first chat i went to called “How to turn your blog into a career”. Hearing her story about how she made the leap from going part time to full time blogger was amazing, and knowing that even now she still has ups and downs with getting work made me realise that people don’t give bloggers the credit we deserve. She gave out real advise on how its good to make sure you save money before going full time and that we shouldn’t feel embarrassed or scared to contact PR’s because at the end of the day, all they will say is no.
The second masterclass i went to was with Deborah Stubbington owner of @bangonstyle blog and blogging photographer. She spoke about “Top tips for outfit shooting & blog photography”, and this was the most inspiring chat of them all. Of course i loved hearing about how to do outfit post but what i took away the most from this was how she makes a living by taking the photos for bloggers just with her Olympus Pen E-pl7. Now being a photographer myself I’ve questioned many times where i can take my career and listening to Deborah has made me more determined to start making a portfolio for myself of bloggers outfit posts.
So if your reading this i would love to work with you on your outfit posts and help each other out to reach our goals