Freshly back from #BlogonMSI, a blogging conference in Manchester, here are my event highlights in terms of conversation, brands and learning.
This was my third Blog On event, and the biggest attendance by far, selling out in just three weeks. It is always a real luxury to spend a whole day dedicated to talking to fantastic bloggers and discussing a whole variety of blog-related topics and I really savour every minute!
As always I chatted to lots of lovely blogging folk throughout the day – too many to list. Some stand out event and business related conversations came from:
Vicky Flip Flop – it was great to hear how well the UK festival scene compares to the rest of the world, top festivals and cashless wristbands/payments.
Digital Witch North – good to get an insight into the BBC and talk about event planning (my favourite subject!) and blogging networks.
Some big brands such as Jet2, Matalan and Carnival Cruise lines were present.
I also got to meet the Digital Kids Show creators, an exhibition which takes place at Event City, Manchester on 29th and 30th October. This show takes place alongside the Muslim Lifestyle Expo, which Events Northern are organizing for the 2nd year (first event in Manchester).
Top Tips and Learning
Some quick learning points I got from the day are:
Don’t lose your blog focus
Re-evaluate constantly and make sure you stay true to your aims and strengths.
Set more goals
Set weekly, monthly and quarterly goals.
Instagram micro blogging is an interesting strategy, discussed by two bloggers who are huge on Instagram.
Think yourself happy
Thinking is a habit. Don’t wish your life away. Be brilliant. Be positive. Be grateful.
Photoshop elements is a good investment (around £60).
Blue is the colour
Blue photos perform better apparently! 24% more likes. Green and red are the worst colours for engagement.
Look into mobile phone camera lenses
I didn’t even know these existed!
Thanks to Laura Seaton for organising another great event. Looking forward to next year!