Recently I went to my very first blogger event! I was so excited to be invited and loved that it was a local event being held in Cambridge.
I must admit I was pretty nervous to go, feeling like a real novice when compared to a lot of big blogs out there and not knowing a soul going to the event. I was also suffering with laryngitis so my voice sounded like it was breaking which added to my nerves!
The event was held at Vodka Revolution and initially I couldn't find the room! Luckily I bumped into the lovely Robyn of Simple Little Pieces and together we found where to go.
Inside was full of activity, lots of people mingling, delicious cocktails being served and pretty displays of products. In hindsight I don't know why I was so nervous as everyone was so friendly and lovely! Despite my horrendously husky (and lack of) voice I met some wonderful bloggers and it was great to talk about blogging with other people who have a real passion for it; sharing tips and ideas and just generally chatting to people who get blogging! We also had talks from Cision and Local Secrets Cambridge which were really informative and interesting. Cision are a PR company and gave us all lots of tips and advice on blogging and Local Secrets Cambridge are magazine with a guide to what's on, where to eat and places of interest in Cambridge- great for lifestyle posts!
|With The Middle Sister|
|Some of the lovely bloggers I met: The Middle Sister, Lifes A Catwalk & Crave More Beauty|
|With blogger Simple Little Pieces|
|With Bloggers Simple Little Pieces, Clashing Time, Crave More Beauty & Miranda Kenny|
Photographs courtesy of: Nadderz Photography
There were lots of wonderful brands at the event such as Belvoir, Sniffy Wiffy, Hairy Jayne, Lush, L'Occitane, Neals Yard Remedies, Lisa Angel, Jilly Jilly, Claireabellemakes, The Snug, Kryptik Rose, Chocolat Chocolat and Kettle Chips. We were each given a wonderful The Blogger Programme goodie bag- I was so chuffed! I may have already eaten some bits before I photographed them though...oops!
I did do a teeny bit of vlogging about the event if you want to see more and you can see more of the goodies we were given too! (Before I scoffed them nom nom nom!)
I must say a HUGE thank you to Pippa of Clashing Time for putting the event together. She did a fantastic job and without her I wouldn't have met such a wonderful bunch of people. Another thank you as well to all the brands who supplied us with such great products which I'm really excited to share with you guys in future posts!
I really enjoyed this event and came away feeling truly inspired to keep doing what I do and enjoying it.
Have you been to any blogger events?