Recently I’ve been feeling super inspired by the world of blogging, which if you’ve been blogging for quite a while (4 years next month for me), doesn’t always come that easily. I spend most of my weekdays working with bloggers and I’ve started to think how I can step up my game a little more, to make my blog a better place for you guys to visit.
The Blognix blog is a place I often go to for blogging inspiration, helpful advice and tips, but I wasn’t aware until recently that they also held an annual event for bloggers, run & hosted by the lovely Elizabeth from Rosalilium. So last weekend I booked my ticket and headed down to Blognix 2014 in Birmingham for a day of talks and workshops by some inspiring speakers.
The event was hosted at The Custard Factory Birmingham. If you’ve never been before, you’re definitely missing out, as it’s such a cool and quirky venue. It’s the old Birds custard factory, converted into lots of lovely independent cafes, bars, shops & boutiques and of course a huge space for them to host events, parties and workshops such as Blognix.
It’s bright and creative and full of great design, such as the HUGE Game of Thrones-esque sculptures of giants and dragons down the sides of the buildings. It’s really no surprise that they have dubbed themselves the ‘creative quarter’ of Birmingham.
During the day, we weren’t short of delicious food. The event was catered for by a local pub called The Old Crown, who put on an amazing spread including fried chicken popsicles, homemade sausage rolls, quiches and salad galore. It was seriously good. There was also The Great Blognix Bake Off, which meant lots of homemade cakey things from the bloggers in attendance.
And of course, the best part of blogger events is meeting new and old blogging pals. Special shout out to Sophie from Sophie Etc, who I met last year at the Interflora x London Fashion Week event I attended. We got a bit silly in the Scarlett of Soho photobooth, in the hopes of winning some edgy glasses!
Have you been to any cool blogging events like this before?