The Big Bloggers MeetUp 16

I had a great time on Saturday, mingling with some other bloggers and getting inspired.

I've been making a conscious effort in 2016 to go to more blogger events and be more involved in the blogosphere in general. I feel like I could do better but it's going well, so far.

When I saw that the Big Bloggers Meet Up was happening, I made a mental note to go along to it. June came round so quickly that I almost forgot. Anyway, a mere £5.50 later, I was booked in and ready to get the train the next day.

We arrived Stirlings Bar, in St Paul's Square just about on time. I invited my cousin Naomi along, as she's about to launch into the blogosphere too. I figured it would be good for her to network and she loved it.

The first talk was from super lovely Jem, founder of Iced Jems. She talked about how her brand grew and what she did to get to where she is now. She owns a lovely baking shop in Stourbridge, not too far from me, so I'll be popping in some time.

I loved hearing about how people have grown their brands from nothing. Jem is genuinely passionate about her content. Her tip top? Add value and don't be afraid to do that for free.

The second talk of the afternoon was from Mark Sephton - author of Inside Job. He gave us a lot of great advice on deciding and deciphering your purpose. He encouraged us to reflect and ask questions, like: what makes you feel good about being you? What do people compliment you on? What are you naturally attracted to?

Lauren Attwood, of Saharasplash was there too with some key pieces from her wardrobe, tips on how she's styling them and a giveaway. It's always lovely to meet the people behind blogs and she was so sweet.

Lauren Attwood | Image source: Saharasplash

Mark Sephton | Image source: Twitter

The whole event was organised by Ella Stearn, of The Lucky Truth. She is the sweetest girl! She didn't do a talk at the event but she's a real go-getter and has risked everything to go after her dreams. It's inspiring. If you are ever in need of a little pick-me-up, head over to her site - you won't leave disappointed.

Ella Stearn | The Lucky Truth

After the event, my cousin and I stayed in St Paul's Square and went to Cucina Rustica for something to eat. I thought I'd been there before but I didn't recognise any of the interior. The food was fab. We only stopped by for something quick. The service was fab. I'll definitely be going back again.

All in all, I had a lovely Saturday, considering that I can be a bit of a hermit at the weekends. This year, I've been trying to make a more conscious effort to interact and socialise with more bloggers. I really don't think that I always make the most of being a blogger but I'm working on it.

Look out for my outfit post from the day. Thanks for stopping by.




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