Pinterest UK Training, Cocktails and Catch-Ups

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Pinterest UK training, run by the fabulous Elizabeth (Rosalilium). Followed by cocktails and nibbles...

The training itself took place at Work + Play at Malmaison. We had half an hour or so to mingle and grab coffee, then sat down for the talk. 

I think it was over an hour long but I was so engrossed in what Elizabeth was saying, the time flew by.

Did you know that...

- Pinterest is not a social media platform but a catalogue of ideas?
- 75% of all content is generated by businesses and blogs?
- no other platform has a more receptive audience than Pinterest?
- hashtags don't work on Pinterest?

I've come away from the training with a whole list of things to do, to improve myself as a pinner. I'm very excited, especially as I've been hearing about how other bloggers have used Pinterest as an element of their blog strategy and how that's worked for them.

Goodies! Thank you, Pinterest UK.

I also want to add value to the platform too. I want to create content that people are going to love, so this has definitely been a push in the right direction.

Afterwards, we headed off to Aluna, in The Mailbox. If you haven't been there before, give it a visit - if only for the stunning copper interior and massive angel wings on the wall (photo opp).

We were treated to a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Nibbles and cocktail demos followed soon after. My goodness, we were so spoilt.

I don't know what this was called but it tasted amazing,

It was fab to catch up with bloggers I already know - Nikki from Midlife Chic was there and fabulous as ever. I also finally got to meet Ally of Ally in Blunderland - what a lovely lovely human. You know when you've followed someone's work for a long time and then you see them in person and you're like "Gosh, think of something cool to say." I had one of those moments. Check out her post on being 'unapologetically vulnerable' - it's beautiful.

Cheeky toilet selfie 

All in all, a fantastic few hours on a Saturday. There was of course a chance to catch up with Elizabeth and Raj (the organisers)- they feel more like friends now, which is fab. Huge thank you to them for organising it and to Aluna Bar to hosting us after the training.

Lots of love, 

Melly xo


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