It’s been a few days since Blogtacular 2016 and I’m still absorbing all the goings on.
I’m also single parenting this week so feeling incredibly tired but I really wanted to share with you my stand out moments of my second Blogtacular .
So in no particular order..
Blogtacular Videowalk– I made a switch from last years photowalk and took my chances trying to get onto the videowalk which was lead by Xanthe again. New challenges and all that!
She makes these mini movies (literally less than a minute long) and makes them look so easy, when in fact dear reader, they are pretty tricky. As with any new skill, knowing what shots will work is half of the battle, and that comes with experience.
The videowalk felt very different to the photowalk- I had to concentrate a lot!
I wanted to go through the footage and edit some of it together with music, so it was a different process for me- more thoughtful and considered. I’m pleased with my first little film from the afternoon- check out my Mini Movie here.
There was also ICE CREAM!! Well, I had Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Sorbet (hello dairy free sweet fix) it was SO GOOD- head over to Udderlicious next time you are in London.
West Elm Party– not for the reasons you’d expect either. In some ways I felt like a bad blogger as there was so much to do, so many activities and workshops going on.
And I didn’t do any of it!
The time flew by, so it wasn’t intentional that I missed out, but I was just so incredibly comfortable on a West Elm sofa soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the moment. Just sitting with a few other bloggers and having a good laugh.
We discovered more than just blogging in common and it was nice to go a bit deeper with conversation than I expected.
It was actually, I realised later, an equally great way to have spent my time.
Going to Blogtacular is brilliant but there’s always that moment where you take a gamble on what talks and workshops you want to see. So your FOMO (fear of missing out) can be high.
I’m unsure, if it was because it was that time of the month but emotions were supercharged in some of the sessions on the day.
The writing workshop with Laura Jane Williams is a fine example of this, like a roller-coaster of emotion. One minute she had us laughing, and in the next, people were sharing what they had written in the workshop… Lots of intense words and feelings flying around the room. I had tears welling up a few times!
I also got a great deal out of Kristabel Plummer’s talk on making your blog your business. Many things she said felt true to where I am currently with this online space, and where I want it to be in the future. If you attended Blogtacular but missed Kristabel’s talk you can find the resources she discussed on a dedicated Blogtacular page on her blog here.
A little shout out for those who really made my weekend;
- Natasha from CandyPopUK
- Janice from Janice Issitt Lifestyle
- Nikki from Nikki McWilliams
- Kim from Finest Imaginary
- Kate from Kate Beavis Vintage
Thanks to Kat Molesworth who literally is a superhero being able to run this conference- she has a brilliant team helping her too.
All photos here c/o Mollie Makes.