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Reviews

Blogtacular – a creative blogging conference

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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!

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

When we first arrived there was a lovely breakfast and we had the tough decision about which talks to go to.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

Here is Kat Molesworth who organised the conference as she introduced the first Keynote speaker.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

We met these lovely ladies from The New Craft House, who were running a jewellery workshop throughout Saturday.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

Then it was time for a lush lunch!

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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!

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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!

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

In the afternoon we went to the Microsoft sponsored talk ‘When content is King in Modern Media’ with Ella Williamson and Andrew Trotman.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

We then did an amazing video workshop from Xanthe Berkeley. In just an hour we filmed and edited a video!

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

There was also the opportunity to get books signed from your favourite creative authors including the talented Zeena Shah.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

Just before we left we got these amazing goody bags with lots of freebies from lovely independent businesses.

Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016
Blogtacular 2016

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.

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