Here is a highlight video of the Blogtacular 2017 Photowalk in West London. Enjoy 🙂
Here is a highlight video of the Blogtacular 2017 Photowalk in West London. Enjoy 🙂
Yesterday’s topic centred on equipment essentials, so naturally today’s topic focuses on what to wear to Blogtacular!
OK, on the face of it, clothing doesn’t break the top 10 most important things … or does it?
I have just found out that I won a place on the photowalk. I’m super stoked about this, especially as the photowalk leader is none other than Kristabel Plummer of I want you to know fame. The photography on her website are a sight to behold, so if I can gain any morsel of expertise from her, I will consider the entire photowalk a success.
The location is a secret and will remain so up to the last minute. So, what on earth to wear, and how to plan wen we have so little information to hand? Considering we will be out and about in the elements for up to 2 hours, that automatically rules out my 12 inch heels. So, my thoughts are to start with the footwear and work my way up.
I might wear a frock and my 12 inch heels! Well I’m going to make more of an effort, that said, its nice to know that if I wear a jeans and t-shirt combo, I won’t be out of place. But, any excuse to dress up is more than enough for me.
For the main event, I’m going to keep things simple, with comfort as a priority. I imagine there will be a lot of sitting, so I will be steering away from any restrictive clothing. I’m actually making an outfit specially, thus pictures will posted in due course.
I will review my clothing choices and post the results after Blogtacular.
What are you planning on wearing to the events? Are you keeping things practical or dressing up to the nines? Share your ideas in the comments box below.
Tomorrow’s topic will be, “Last minute checks”. Hope to see you then.
Sadly, I write this post after yesterday’s double terrorist attacks in London. Yet again, I find the motivation to blog difficult as my thoughts are understandably elsewhere.
I suggested that at the event we could spare a moment to pay our respects to the victims of terrorist attacks around the world. I also suggested that we could have a 1 day fundraiser in support of the victims of the 3 recent attacks in London and Manchester.
The ideas were thought of as ‘nice’, but not the ‘focus’ of the event.
I’m a little disappointed by the response. I feel that if we don’t show our support either in a symbolic or practical way, then what is the point of the whole thing? This has thrown some shade, and I’m now questioning the purpose of the event and if I will personally get anything positive from it. Here’s hoping things improve nearer the time.
If you have any ideas on what we could do to show our support to the victims of these recent attacks, both here and abroad, please let me know.
Some attendees have expressed their worries about security and safety coming into London. Yes, it is a worrying time, but none of us know what is around the corner, so for me, it is best to carry on, be aware of the situation and try my best to do my best in all things. If we continue to love and respect each other, then these cruel events will diminish. If we allow fear to triumph, then we have all lost.
I am more determined today than yesterday to achieve my goals, and if I don’t reach them, well at least I tried my best, and caused no harm. Personally, rather than worrying about something that probably won’t happen, I would rather do something practical like a take part in a one minute silence to think about the victims, or to help raise funds for the victims and their families and/ or encourage participation in something nurturing, positive and creative. Something that promotes love and diminishes fear and hate.
Now back to the purpose of this post – yesterday I wrote about my 4 urgent social media revamp tasks. Today, I’m writing about the equipment I’m considering taking to Blogtacular.
With so many people due to attend, the thought of carrying around a huge bag of tricks doesn’t appeal. I know by lunch time I will be tired, sore and perhaps even a little hangry. So I plan to take the absolute minimum essentials, these are:
What essentials are you planning to take with you to Blogtacular? Please share in the comment box below.
Tomorrow’s topic will be, “What to wear”. Hope to see you then.
Yesterday, I wrote about my fears and concerns about attending Blogtacular, and how I hope to overcome them. Today, after a very busy day planting marigolds, as you do, my post concerns how I’m going to revamp my online presence. Following is a list of 5 tasks I wish to complete before Blogtacular.
What are you planning to do with your online social network before Blogtacular? Please share in the comment box below.
Tomorrow, the topic is about preparing equipment for Blogtacular. It would be great if you could join me then. Bye for now.
I admit, the initial outlay for me is a huge spur, in that I need to make this event cost effective for me and my future plans. But like many people, the thought of meeting potentially 100s of people all at once, fills me with a mix of excitement and dread. What if I say the wrong thing, what if wear something inappropriate?
I am definitely one of those people who would rather find the nearest, shaded corner and stick to it like glue. I want to focus on the learning opportunities, without worrying about how I look or if I say something silly.
Solution? – Chill out, stop eating cow and most importantly stop worrying about these things. Easier said than done of course, but these are 3 things I need to remember:
So, while no doubt I will be spending some time hiding in my strategically selected corner, gathering up courage to speak to some poor, unsuspecting soul, – for which I apologise now in case I do say something stupid – I will also, after a suitable amount of time has elapsed, venue out onto the ‘dance floor’.
Another ways to break the ice is to attend one of the fringe events. There are 2 photowalks and a videowalk scheduled for Friday 9th, as well as a pre-conference party, also held on Friday. These are opportunities to meet people before the conference in a more manageable group size, as well as gain some more skills so vital to the blogging arena. So if you can, sign up for these fringe events and hopefully it will help ease any fears you may have.
What are your tips and suggestions to cope with anxiety or dealing with unusual situations? Are you shy or worried about meeting new people? How do you overcome these situations? Please comment below and share your ideas.
Tomorrow, I will write about how I’m planning to revamp my social network in time for Blogtacular. Please subscribe so you don’t miss the next instalment in this series.
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.
Can you believe it? This is day 1 of month 6 of 2017! A lot has happened so far this year, and not all of it good. But I hope that the remainder of the year will prove to be more peaceful, productive and perhaps dare I say more lucrative. For me a reboot kicks off on June 10, with the long awaited spectacular that is Blogtacular.
This will be my first Blogtacular, and it is for me, a risky financial investment. I say investment, in that I hope that I will be able to recoup my outlay, gaining quality information and guidance to improve my social media network. I hope to solidify my skillset in order to become more productive in terms of my media content production. I also hope to meet loads of bloggers, vloggers, crafters, artists and creators to be inspired and hopefully inspire others. (Oooh that sounds good, I should put that on my press pack! – hmm maybe not.)
It’s a lot to ask of a 1 day conference. There’s also much to do to prepare for the event, and so I’m taking time out now to ensure that I am able to get the very most out of the experience.
In the run up to Blogtacular I will blog daily my hints and tips up to the day, as well as report on the day itself. I will say if I managed to achieve everything I hoped for. I will also review the event, and ascertain if it was value for money.
So no pressure then.
Today, I have discussed my hopes and aims for the conference, tomorrow I shall detail my fears and concerns, and how I will try to tackle them. Please subscribe to find out how I prepare for Blogtacular and please share your thoughts about the event in the comments box below.
Thanks for reading.