When we arrived we were greeted by staff and got little name badges with our name and blog url to make it easier to identify people. We were then took up to a nice big room with nibbles and drinks and tables where different brands were displaying their items. After a bit of mingling and chatting to the brands we had a presentation by the Carat Media guys. There were three different mini presentations the first, being about how to optimize our blog search engine wise, the second being about affiliates and the third being about how to make the best of our blogs and little tips of how to boost views etc. Overall it was so informative, i took lots of notes and feel like i genuinely learnt something. Affiliates were something i was a little unsure about, now i feel more confident in knowing how to go about things.
|The events twitter hash tag.|
|My name tag|
|Food & empty glasses of wine (cheeky!)|
|Kaleidoscope - online clothes for 'over 50's'.|
|The brands at the event: Kaleidoscape (over 50's although you there are some lovely pieces for anyone) Swimwear365 (swimwear all year round) Curvissa (fabulous clothes for curvier girls) Matalan A/W12 prview (can't wait!)|
Anyway, i had such a lovely evening, i really enjoyed it. Thanks Carat Media for holding such a great event for us northerners!
Here are some tips we learnt:
Some of these may seem so simple but i think they are a thing as bloggers we often miss. Sometimes we forget that although it is our blog and can link/do whatever we like it may not benefit us as a blogger.