Blogtacular – a creative blogging conference
We had an amazing weekend at Blogtacular meeting lots of creative bloggers and listening to inspiring talks so we thought we’d tell you a bit about the day in case you have wondered what it’s like!
The conference was hosted near St Paul’s in a big event space and there must have been about 200 creative bloggers on the day.
When we first arrived there was a lovely breakfast and we had the tough decision about which talks to go to.
Here is Kat Molesworth who organised the conference as she introduced the first Keynote speaker.
Lisa Congdon, artist, illustrator and author from Portland, Oregon, gave the first keynote speech, which was really inspiring about the struggles of working freelance and defining success.
We met these lovely ladies from The New Craft House, who were running a jewellery workshop throughout Saturday.
We also went to a talk by Fashion blogger Kristabel Plummeron blog business. She gave some really useful advice on how to value your blog and develop relationships with brands.
Then it was time for a lush lunch!
We also met the lovely sewing blogger Jen a.k.a The GingerThread Girl@gingerthreadgirl, who will be joining us at The Sewing Weekender. She was wearing such a nice shirt dress!
We took the opportunity to have a creative session with Allison Sadler, who was offering advice at the Creative Business Bar. She is the nicest person ever!
In the afternoon we went to the Microsoft sponsored talk ‘When content is King in Modern Media’ with Ella Williamson and Andrew Trotman.
We then did an amazing video workshop from Xanthe Berkeley. In just an hour we filmed and edited a video!
There was also the opportunity to get books signed from your favourite creative authors including the talented Zeena Shah.
We finished the day with a Keynote speech from Enid Hwang, the 6th person to be employed by Pinterest. It was great to hear how the company developed.
Just before we left we got these amazing goody bags with lots of freebies from lovely independent businesses.
It was a great weekend and we will certainly be going again next year!
Thanks to Kat Molesworth, her team and all the volunteers who made this conference such an amazing event.