How to Attend Blogging Events: 8 Top tips

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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So Bloggers Love Fashion week starts today and I'm so excited! This will now be my second blogging event, but it still doesn't stop the nerves and worries. Attending an event is never an easy job, and a blogging event is no easier. So I have put together a guide to help you have a successful and enjoyable event, in 8 easy tips! Whether you're a blogging event virgin or an old time veteran, these tips are useful for any blogger! I hope you enjoy!


1. Get some business cards - This is perhaps one of the most important preparation that is needed for attending a blogging event. Having a business card makes you come across as professional, passionate and serious about your blog! You don't have to be a full-time blogger to have one, it saves you time from wasting time writing down your blog address and email every time you speak to someone! Too much time wasted! Also don't worry if it may be too late to order your cards, there are quite a few places which take last minute orders for next day delivery, banana print are great for this! Or if you're really creative why not make your own, with some good arts and crafts you can make the ultimate business card! Here's some great places for business cards: Vista print, Moo  & Instant print.

2. Research and know your brands - If brands are going to be at the event, which the majority of the time they will. Ensure that you know who they are and what they sell. It makes it that little bit more personal and they will like the fact that you have taken the time to get to know their brand, which helps to convey your professionalism and passion.

3. Be personable but still yourself - Blogging events are a great place to let your personality shine! Be humorous, smile and engage with people at the event. Let the real you show and I'm sure the brands and other bloggers will adore you!!

4. Make an effort to talk to other bloggers - The Blogging community is such a wonderful place and everyone is always so kind and lovely. Talk, mix and mingle! With so many bloggers nowadays you are bound to find someone with the same likes and dislikes as you and you never know you may just form an unlikely friendship!

6. If you're a fashion blogger try to convey your personal style through the outfit you wear - When you're a fashion blogger, your personal style says so much about who you and your blog are as a brand! When going to events it's always good to make a little bit of effort with your outfits, so that if brands do spot you, they can have an idea of the kind of fashion they can expect to see on your blog! If you're branding your blog this is so important as it helps people to recognise and know your distinct style. Take Victoria from IntheFrow for example, she has developed her brand so well through the things she wears, she is always elegant, chic and on trend and this theme carries through onto her blog!

7. Be prepared for questions about your blog - Speak truthfully and openly on what your blog is about. It's no good claiming to be a fashion blogger when you're really a book blogger and blagging fashion to fashion brands because you want to work with them. It's not you and it's not real. When you're honest about who you and your blog are, that's what's memorable and that's what will make brands want to work with you

8. Have Fun! - Perhaps the most important tip for the night! I know you might be nervous, but try to relax and enjoy yourself, other bloggers are always so friendly and welcoming and chances are they are feeling just as nervous as you are!

Thanks for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed the tips! Let me know in the comments below if you have found these tips helpful. Or perhaps you have some event tips of your own? I would love to hear them! Oh and if any of you are going to #BLFW see you tonight lovelies!

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20 comments:

  1. Nice Inspirations

    FOLLOW my Blog!!! Maybe we can follow each other!!!
    http://rimanerenellamemoria.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you! I will check out your blog :)

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  2. Awesome tips <3

    It was amazing to meet you yesterday, are you coming today as well?xx

    www.beclassybyk.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kasia! I wish I was, I was supposed to but I can't make it unfortunately! But I will keep in touch, following your blog now! :)

      Heather xx

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  3. These are really good tips :)
    I've never been to a blogging event but if I ever do I'll use these tips!

    Neeny x

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Neeny! I'm glad you like them, hopefully you'll get to put them into practice soon! :)

      Heather Xx

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  4. Amazing tips here Heather; I've been to a fair few events now but still found so many tips useful. One thing I need to do so much more, is try to be less shy and approach other bloggers first!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you Elle, I'm glad you enjoyed them! It's really such a hard thing to do, but once you start talking to people you realise everyone is so friendly and lovely! I'm sure you can do it Elle! :)

      Heather Xx

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  5. I just want to say thank you for sharing this post, because it's really amazing!
    And I already can't wait for the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Aww thank you for your comment Diana! I hope it was helpful, checking out your blog now! :)

      Heather Xx

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  6. One of my goals this year is to attend a blogging event so really glad I came across your tips here and it's a great post, thank you :D

    Ali :)
    alicaitrin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Ali, I'm glad you liked it! Good luck with your blogging events, they're so great, I can't wait to go to more! :)

      Heather Xx

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  7. Awesome article. Really helpful! X
    www.lemontierres.com

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    1. Thank you! Glad it's helped! :)

      Heather Xx

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  8. Some amazing and inspiring tips. I havent quite worked up my confidence in events just yet!! But will keep these tips at the back of my mind!!

    www.amandabootes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda! I'm glad you found them useful, events are quite daunting at first, but once you get into it, they're so fun! :)

      Heather Xx

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  9. Love this.

    I always get so nervous about events. I tend to bring a plus one (or if I'm feeling a little brave then I'll meet someone from Twitter beforehand)... perhaps I should try going solo to the next one?

    TLL x

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    1. Hi Olivia, thank your for your comment, I'm glad you liked the tips! I always get SO nervous also, but tend to go with someone, and for me the more events I go to, the more confident I become. If you ever need a fellow blogging buddy to go to an event, just let me know and I would be more than happy to go with you! :)

      Heather Xx

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  10. Very good tips. To the many bloggers events I've been to or I've organized myself, I've seen so many bloggers who forget what blogging is about and for me it's mostly about socializing. It's very important to engage both with other bloggers and show interest in the brands.
    Great list of tips!

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    1. Thank you Lubka! Exactly! Yes the socialising part is so fun, it's so lovely to meet new people and connect over similarities! :)

      Heather Xx

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