What a week! This is why I like writing on Sundays because I feel like it’s the summary post of the week and I always feel like I have lots to write about from the week. First of all I’ve passed my driving theory on Thursday (hence why there was no post on Wednesday; because I was revising for it) so I’m one step closer to having a driving licence and my dream car and remember if you’re about to take yours or you haven’t passed then it’s not the end of the world as it took me 3 times to pass! Then yesterday I’ve attended my first ever blogging event which I wanted to do for a long time as it’s an amazing opportunity to network and meet new people but if you are anything like me aka shy and awkward and the thought of meeting lots of new people scares you to death then it takes a lot of courage to do something like that but sometimes you just need to go for it and not think about it because the more you overthink going to an event the more reasons your mind will find why you shouldn’t go, that’s why going there was a very spontaneous decision and something way out of my comfort zone but you know what they say ‘great things never came from comfort zones’. Which lead me to purchasing a ticket a few days before and in between those days I was so busy with other things that I didn’t even have time to overthink it or get stressed about it but if you are attending an event for a first time or you’re nervous then just say it, because there’s a 99% chance that people will be sympathetic as everyone started from somewhere and everyone started off as the nervous first timer.
If I have learned anything from yesterday it would be that those girls with thousands and sometimes millions of followers on instagram are not superheroes and they don’t have a team of people working with them, most of the time they’re just really hard working ambitious girls; sometimes even working full-time jobs who want to be successful and that you’ll get further by supporting other bloggers/writers or generally other people in the industry as kindness never goes out of fashion and brands would much rather work with a blogger who’s friendly and approachable than stuck up.
I had the pleasure of not only listening to a talk by the lovely Luoana Negut (and also Nimi Blackwell) who talked about how to build your instagram feed to attract more engagement and attract more followers but I’ve also had a chat with her and she is the kindest and most humble girl, who shared some blogging advice with me and motivated me to keep going with building my blog and social media platforms! You should definitely check out her blog.
If you live in or near the city then I would definitely recommend for you to attend events like this as there’s literally thousands out there on the internet and the best place to look is Eventbrite. You will meet new people, expand your social media community, get advice and most probably get some amazing content for your blog or social media. If after reading this post you’ve decided that you would like to go to a bloggers event, then this is the next one I’m going to attend. As Mona says in the event description it will be a great opportunity to network and meet badass girls who share the same passion and ambition and you can keep in touch with and support each other because that’s one of the great things about the blogging community, we support each other instead of competing because there’s place for everyone.