Monday, 29 January 2018

My First Blogging Event

Hey guys! I hope you are doing well. I have some pretty exciting news because on Saturday I went to my first ever blogging event in Nottingham! I was pretty nervous but it it was a really good event and I had so much fun and even met up with some bloggers after the event for coffee which was really nice. So I thought I would talk about the event and share some of the photos I took on the day.









So the event was held by Jess Berry (http://www.jesswho.co.uk/) at the flour mill in Beeston in Nottingham which is a really cool photography studio. I'm not familiar with the area so I was a bit nervous about getting a tram on my own and walking! But I found it pretty well and Jess and the rest of the girls had set up the room in such a nice way with balloons and fairy lights and such cute pots of sweets and pop! It was adorable and so Instagramable! Jess is the Nottingham Queen Bee for the  Bumble app, which is a great app that can be used for meeting people in a variety of ways, to date, to meet friends or to network. I have been playing around with this app and finding people to talk to on it and it's honestly so much fun and completely free!





So we had two guest speakers on the day. The first was Holly from A branch of Holly (http://abranchofholly.com/). She was speaking to us about SEO and improving our content and getting ourselves into a better position on search engines. It was so good to have a little crash course in how to improve our blogs and content and it was so nice to listen to someone who knows so much about blogging and I really picked up a load of tips from her that I definitely want to put into practice!





The second speaker was Rys (http://www.rhysthe.com/) who is a professional photographer and who was giving us tips on how to take flat lays and other photos for our blog! It was really interesting to listen to him speak and to give us some tips for taking photos which is definitely something I need to improve on this year!

After the event, I went with Beka and Sam to get a hot drink (it was quite cold in there!) we went to this cute tea shop and I got a latte! But I spilt it all over the table which was quite embarrassing! But it was really nice to meet some new lovely people! It was so refreshing too as I spend most of my time in the library or chilling at home so it was nice to spend some time somewhere new!

I really enjoyed this day and I am definitely keeping my eye out for more events with Bumble in the Nottingham area to try something new!
Lots of love,
Eleanor x