I went along with Emma of 100daysNoTV and Lauren from LoloLovett. I researched the host, train times and where to go when we got there however oddly not the venue. I don't know why but in my naivety I thought it was going to be a cute girly shop. I expected pink stuff, shoes, some feathers maybe so when I saw a ridonkulous metal door with no sign and one of those slide back eye thingys you get at clandestine places I was a tad nervous. Are we all to be sold into the write slave labour forced to create content for pantyliners or worse UKIP propaganda! Luckily not, however the venue was a tad risque, case in point? the peep hole from the ladies to the gents - I kid you not! I wondered and then decided its best not to spend too much time thinking about what may have occurred on the leather seats in the bar.
|Mirror on our side|
|And up close - view to boys loo!|
LBQ is so obviously a beauty blogger as she had that snow feckin' white perfect skin thing going on. She suggested ways to grow our blog and with over 33,000 twitter followers she should know. She also said that being sarcastic and blunt were her go to styles so hoorah, we're in good company.
Rebecca Brown from Bloggers Lounge followed and I was genuinely surprised to see her looking much more youthful and less stern than portrayed in her Twitter image. She spoke of mailing lists and engagement - something I so agree with her on, you may have 21,000 followers but if 20k of them don't interact with you they don't really count now do they? She also made me think more about my images and suggested editing them across different social media channels. All the speakers talked about being yourself, however 'myself' has been called a harsh critic in the past... and that was from my own sister. I realise now that comment made me tone my sarcastic self down a bit. Unfortunately when I tone down my inner critic I also stop writing anything even vaguely interesting, I just don't have pleasant kind girl things bashing around inside my head and am terrible at faking it. Those that have made a living from writing blogs say not to do this anyway so its no more Mr Nice Ally!
|Daylight (or is it nightime robbery!)|
I had expected a few brands to be there for us to chat to about collaborations, however all in all it was a good event and I've got some great connections from it. I'm off to see if I can find any of your blogs on the #LLBlogEvent - if you wrote one do leave the link below. Failing that I'll probably check out what BangsAndABun is harping on about this week.