Carat Blogshop

So last week I trotted off to the Carat Media Blogshop otherwise known as #caratblogshop if you are on Twitter or Instagram and fancy searching…

Anyway Carat are a forward thinking media agency, and they’ve hosted several of the blogshops before. The one I was attending was Lifestyle which seems to suit my blog best I think?

There were brands in attendance such as Matalan and Holland & Barratt, and lots of food and drink to keep us all going. I unfortunatly couldnt stay for the whole thing but in the short time I was there I did learn some really interesting (to me anyway) bits of information.

  • Get a Tumbler- easy to update and a good source of traffic
  • If you arent on Instagram then get on it asap as its a huge source of traffic espcially with the # searches
  • Vlogging is the way forward- YouTube is only second to Google search search engine wise
  • Pinterest has grown phenomenaly this year and is set to get bigger in 2013
  • Google+ is the next big thing- I’ve shyed away form this as I found it tricky to use but will give it another go. Apparently Google is biased when searching and will rank those with a Google+ account higher than those without.

So blogging eh! Who knew?

PS- Any tips for using Google+ would be greatly appreciated as it seems very alien to me- thanks!

This is my thinking face…

PPS- Don’t forget my Christmas Giveaway!!

Bye for now x



  1. December 3, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    I couldn’t make it, was too way laid with work! Glad it was useful, your thinking face is cute! Hair looks fab too x

  2. December 3, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Good thinking face!! Xx

  3. Rahul
    December 4, 2012 / 9:12 am

    Hi Susie,

    Thanks for coming along. We really enjoyed hosting you and wish you could have stayed for the whole session. But am glad you found it interesting. See you at the next one 🙂 x