On Saturday, I made my way up to the Custard Factory in Birmingham. My reason? To attend Blognix – A Blogger event with a twist. I’d read about on Rosalilium & decided to go so that I could a) Get blogging tips & inspiration and b) network with other bloggers, as this is something that I am rubbish at!
I’d never been to the Custard Factory before but I know I’ll be going back as it’s an amazing place. It’s got some great independent shops & cafes, and there was also a vintage fair on, which had some amazing stuff. They’ve got another one in August & I’m very tempted to go back & get some furniture bits.
Blognix had some great speakers – Jen, Emma, Kim, Hazel and Colleen. They spoke on:
- Working with PR’s
- Social Media Tips and Techniques
- Blogging Ethics and Best Practice
- Photography for Blogging
- Blog Design
I made pages & pages of notes, which I’ll post about over on my work blog later on this week. The great thing about going to Blognix was learning that there’s always more you can do to your blog design and lots of different ways to reach new readers. Plus it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been blogging or how big or small your readership is, you still have plenty to offer. And it was really inspirational seeing so many women being passionate about what they do. You don’t have to be really geeky or techie to have a great blog. You just need to be passionate about what you write. If you need help, then there are plenty of people out there who can help you. And there’s plenty of support in the blogging community.
There was also a cake competition & a picnic lunch, which gave us bloggers time to get chatting about what we write about. I met some really great people and have added a few more blogs to my Bloglovin‘ list and Twitter feed. All in all, it was a great day & I will definitely go to more blogger events.
Have you been to many blogger events? Which ones do you recommend?