May 7, 2014

5 Tips For Attending A Blogger Event





I can still remember the first blogger event I attended about three years ago.
I knew absolutely no one and was petrified my outfit wasn't fashionable enough.


I ended up making friends with girls who later introduced me to more and more 
fantastic bloggers and Bostonians that I still spend time with and even travel with!


Many new bloggers have not yet ventured into events and conferences 
and perhaps this brief guide will be helpful (at least I hope it will.)



Managing Expectations
1. Keep you expectations reasonable and enter each room with an open mind 
and genuine smile. Most people there are just as nervous as you!



Make the Event All You Wish It To Be
2. Do not be intimidated by bigger bloggers and feel you are unable to approach them. Each of them is a mere mortal just like yourself and your kind words will mean just as much coming from you than they would anyone else. Remember that.



Be Fashionable Within Reason
3. Make an attempt to up your fashion game but make sure you're comfortable. Being in a top that you need to readjust every few minutes will get old quick. You are and look more confident when you're confident in your appearance. I love Olivia Palermo's style!


Play It Safe
4. As in if you are going to be drinking, be sure to use a livery service like Blacklane or have a designated driver. Have fun but make sure you do so safely.



Don't Forget Your Essentials
5. Have plenty of your blogger cards (I love Moo.comon hand as this is the most opportune time to network with like-minded peers. Your camera will be most useful (especially when it comes to your recap post) and for longer conferences, bringing a mobile charger and surge protector is a great idea.


Have a blast and put yourself out there. 
Introduce yourself to a stranger, you never know what the outcome will be!
Have you ever attended a blogger event?


12 comments:

  1. Loved getting to meet you at the event last week! Great tips!

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    1. It was fantastic meeting you too Biana and I hope to see you again soon :)

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  2. I need to get some business cards! You are always fashionable- I need to take some lessons.

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  3. Great tips. I still don't go to the Boston Blogger meet ups because I haven't met many Boston Bloggers and being the introvert that I am, get nervous about them. I only go to the ones that are training focused. Love tip No. 3 Don't over do it especially in Boston. I think in Boston we dress more for comfort than style.
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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    1. You should absolutely come K, I was so nervous during my first one but these events truly open up a lot of opportunities to bloggers :)

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  4. These are awesome tips! I am so socially awkward and I often find it difficult to approach those tight knit circles. A compliment (genuine of course) is a great way to start a conversation.

    Xo Lianna

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  5. Great tips, Georgina! I sometimes find blogger events intimidating myself, but once you break into conversation with a group it's a blast and such a great networking opportunity.

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  6. Awesome tips, especially #2!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. These are fabulous tips - I have never been to a blogger event before!!

    xx

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    1. I hope one day you will be able to attend!

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  8. I've never been to a blogger event but feel managing expectations and connecting are 2 key tips. Super insight!

    RB

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    1. Agreed Ryan (and thank you for stopping by!)

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