My first blogging event

As many of you may know if you follow me on any social media, particularly twitter, I attended my first blogging event yesterday and it was fantastic. I was lucky enough to have the whole weekend off work, which meant I was free to enjoy myself as much as I pleased. I discovered Southampton Bloggers on twitter a few months back and ever since finding them I have spoken to and discovered so many incredible blogs and local bloggers. Before yesterday I didn't quite realise there were so many of us in Hampshire!



I would consider myself an extremely awkward person, especially around new people, so attending this was definitely out of my comfort zone. I'm so pleased I did though, I don't have any blogging friends locally, so to have the chance to meet some was lovely. Before the event I can't really explain what I expected from the day, as I had never been to an event before I had no idea how they worked. Did we all sit there awkwardly, did I get my camera out and start snapping away, what do I do? Well I will tell you, you talk lots, drink lots (maybe... no of course you do) they did some bloody good cocktails at the venue which was at Revolution in Southampton. You also take lots of pictures! I feel a little gutted I didn't actually get in any photos with the girls apart from a big group photo, but I felt too shy to be like 'hey let's take a photo!' I told you I was awkward. Nevertheless I had a wonderful day full of laughter and all things beauty, lifestyle and blogging in general. 




I think the thing that overwhelmed me the most from the day was the fact that everybody was so incredibly kind and welcoming. I know you read it on twitter and in blogging groups about how nice the blogging community is, but it's true. I witnessed it for myself and I couldn't agree more that it's one of the loveliest communities to be part of. I'm in that photo somewhere, I promise. 

Photo credit goes to Southampton Bloggers.
Throughout the day, there were various companies around the venue that you could go to these included Hairfinity, Espa and Out come the Wolves all equally wonderful and very friendly! They also had some what looked like very tasty ice cream from Jude's and cupcakes from Love cake bakery. How did I not try either of these things?! How silly of me. 




I have to say thank you so much to Alice and Amy for organising an incredible event and thank you so much for having me there. My first blogging event has been a success and hopefully I will be able to attend many more without all my worries of meeting new people. Also a huge thank you for all my incredible goody bags from the day, I was amazed at all of the products I received. I can't wait to try them all out. 




The day was pretty damn good from the beginning and if you're yet to attend your first blogging event, maybe a local one like this I would definitely recommend in doing so even if you're a nervous wreck like I was beforehand. A good tip, is to plan to meet some people attending the same event beforehand like I did. 3 lovely ladies made me feel very welcome before I even got to the event and I don't think I'd of enjoyed the day half as much if I went in on my own, so thank you Charlotte, Sophie and Natasha

Blogging can open up so many great opportunities and help you meet lovely like-minded people like yourself so attending more blogging events in the future is definitely on my list of things to do. 

6 comments:

  1. oh no how did u miss out on the cupcakes / judes so yummy!!!

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    1. I know I can't believe I missed out on the yummy cakes! Gutted x

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  2. Thank you so much for coming! It was so lovely to meet you and we're glad you had a lovely day xx

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    1. Thank you so much for having me there :) it was a great afternoon xx

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  3. It sounds lovely. I'm glad you've enjoyed your event so much.

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