Showing posts with label blogger events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogger events. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Spending My Weekend in Style (XL)

I have spoken before about the merits of plus size blogger events and how much I enjoy them. Style XL is taking place in the Midlands once again this summer so I thought I'd let you all know. I went to the very first Style XL last year in Leicester and had a brilliant time! This year it's a 2 day event at the Paragon Hotel in Birmingham and it looks like there is plenty planned!

I don't want to talk too much about is going on at Style XL, because for me it's the whole experience that is important. However, you can expect catwalks, stalls from your favourite brands, a Model Xl Final, body confidence workshops and much more. See the Style XL website for all the details!

Whenever I have attended these events, for me the best bit has been hanging out with fellow blogger (and non blogger) babes. I just know that the weekend is going to be filled with positivity and support - you will come away feeling empowered!

Leah has been kind enough to give me a discount code for you lucky beggars! Get your ticket for all 3 events for just £15 using the code DIAAPTK15. Get your tickets from here. 

It takes place on th 18th and 19th July in Birmingham, I'll be there - will you?

Debz xx

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Blog Fest

Last weekend I attended BlogFest 2013 - a bloggers event arranged my Mums Net. My flat mate is a mummy to be blogger and had been talking about the event for weeks, so it was good when we both managed to get tickets a few days before and attend. I was worried that as a non-parent blogger I wouldn't be able to get much out of the day event, but I have to say I was not disappointed! There are many different blogs you can read about the event, so I wanted to keep it fun and light hearted - so here is my little look at the day long event!

B  - Blendology We were all given neck chains to wear with a name tag. The great thing about these tags is that you could 'bump' with someone else and swap data. I bumped with a few people I chatted to and was able to log in and get email addresses and twitter accounts - such a lovely way to make sure you can keep in touch with people you have met!

L - Loved. I loved lots about the day, and what I would really love is to find out about an event like this that didn't have a parenting theme. Don't get me wrong, parenting blogs are ace but a general 'bloggers' even would be amazing and I would be very keen to attend.

O - Oh What An Ending. The day ended with a talk from Jo Brand - who lifted up the audiences spirit after a arguably unsuccessful talk on feminism and its place in the blogging community. I loved her talk and found it really motivating.

G - Goodie Bags. After a few glasses of bubbly we were sent on our way with an amazing good bag. Packed full of books, fizzy drinks, posh jam, Birchboxes, champagne truffles and more, I don't know anyone who was disappointed with theirs!

F - Food. Throughout the day we were given breakfast, cakes, lunch, cakes, pastries and hot drinks in abundance. Everything was thought of and it was lovely to enjoy the day without having to worry about trying to find somewhere to grab a bite to eat.

E - Education. I liked that the talks were all about educating, but I also liked that there was a chance to attend a blog clinic. This allowed you to have a sit down, one-on-one chat with a successful blogger about your blog and what you could do to help ensure its success. 

S - Sponsors. The event was sponsored by a number of larger companies - Coca Cola were on hand with bottles and cans of fizzy drink, Honda had a fun competition and even Talk Talk had a display. Lots of fun to be had by all. 

T - Talks. I have to admit I loved most of the talks that I attended. The one about social media was particularity helpful for me and I have learned a lot about social networking, scheduled tweets and my Klout Score (though I am still getting to grips with that!).

Did you go? What did you think?

Debz xx

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