You know that awesome feeling you get from an email that says you’ve won a competition? Well, I entered a retweet competition on Twitter to win a pair of tickets to Bloggers Ball. SO EXCITED!
This event-and many others-is run by Scarlett Dixon of Scarlettlondon.com. (click here to view.) These blog events create such a buzz-and just about everyone on social media was talking about it. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait.
Prior to this, I had been to one blogging networking event: the Company magazine blogger awards. (Click here to view.) But that wasn’t really a proper event, as I didn’t make use of it, and wasn’t involved; I just went as it looked glitzy, glamourous. This event was of more use, as I’m taking my blog a bit more seriously; I plan to work with brands, and would love to turn it into a business.
I went with my friend Amy; she’s what you would classify as a ‘newbie blogger’, so if you could show her blog (click here to view) some love, that would be awesome. So, this event I thought could have been of use to us both-and as my ‘plus one’, she was brilliant. For instance, navigating us there!
When we arrived, we were met by a very ‘chipper’ bouncer; he was so nice to us, funny as well. Just what was needed in the sweltering heat…it made us smile!
We met Scarlett, who looked incredible in a blue jumpsuit; she was kind enough to explain what to do, how to do, at this event. A bar was in the middle of the room, but round the outside of the room were brand stalls; they had products to show, with some samples to try, and would be open to collaborations.
One of my favourite stalls was Candy Kittens; the delicious cat shaped sweets! They come in different flavours that were just so… lovely. So tender to eat. They have a new Vegan flavour, with some for us to try. (This is a brand I would love to collaborate with.)
I also had some glitter lips put in place, as part of a brand stall that was there. Just a bit hard to drink with a cocktail!
Everyone was just so lovely; we got to talk to virtually all the brands, enter giveaways, and pitch collaborations. Watch this space! (I’m so excited for what could come from this, I cannot tell you!
Everything was so pretty, and everyone was so nice to us; you made me feel a part of the blogging scene!
Have you ever been to a Blogging event? If so, what did you think?