In May I attended my first Blogging event Blog On 2014! The main take home message for me was to be yourself!
The main question for me I took home was where to blog on in the future?!
The title of this post came to me as I was playing with banagrams, which were in one of our lovely goodie bags! As soon as I started playing with them thought “oh i know a lovely fabric that would make a lovely picture!” I was inspired by @CapturebyLucy ‘s beautiful photos+styling tips. Thank you Lucy for allowing us to have a play with all her lovely props on the day!
Prop play Photo from Photography sessions with @capturebylucy xxxx
Since Blog On Ive been thinking about sponsored posts and working with Brands. It was a key part of the day and as Ive not worked with any brands before or reviewed any products. I will be honest that I have mixed feelings about it and why I wanted to write this post to 1. Come to some understanding about my feelings 2. find out views and experiences of other bloggers
If you have any views about this topic would love you to leave a comment, be grateful for your input .
In making the above I realised there were more positives to negatives. With the negatives I thought yes If I reviewed a product that I wouldn’t normally use may come across that Im doing the post just to increase awareness for the product. However if the product fitted in with something I was doing I think it would work. As to my creative freedom I think I will always have that as long as its me who is writing my blog and making the decisions. If I didn’t receive the banagrams I wouldn’t have played that afternoon with them and created the title of my article………….I may have answered my question with that one picture?
I asked myself the question “Where to Blog on?” more than once that day! As managed to get lost from the car park to the conference room! Luckily bumped into Emma from http://farmerswifeandmummy.com/ and we figured the way out together with the help from Nadine from http://jugglemum.com/.
Thanks to Laura from http://www.tiredmummyoftwo.co.uk for organising such a fantastic day! Blog On 2014 was held at the lovely Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. There were three sessions throughout the day = Social Media + Photography + Creative Copy. Opening from Brad Lawless at Creative Bias and Jo from Singlemummy.com and Closing from Jenny from cheetasinmyshoes.
I designed some business cards from Moo.com = Loved them, and appreciated all the lovely cards collected on the day and bloggers I met!