This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Blog Better Boston style summit hosted by two fabulous bloggers, Amy and Alana. At this event I was able to network with other bloggers as well as take some informative classes about blogging and photography.
photo from David Brooks Photography
Then we were able to mingle with other bloggers and sponsors while enjoying light refreshments. The sponsors were: City Sports, LuLu’s, Lux Bond & Green, MiniLuxe, and Roster. I won a cute bow bracelet from LuLu’s after completing a trend scavenger hunt and received nail polish and a gift card from MinLuxe. I heard about this event thanks to Kelly, a classmate in a BCAE blogging class. I recognized some bloggers from websites I checked out before attending the conference. I also met up with a blogger (Emily) who I talked to when I worked at Banana Republic.
Trend spotting! Peachy in a floral dress, Holly with the specs, Noelle with the bright lips, and Agnes with chevron!Trend spotting was fun, I loved checking out all of the stylish outfits! These are some very stylish bloggers!
After a meet and greet by the hosts we were directed to our classes. The classes I attended were: photography 1 by Christine of Hunts, Media Kit Creation by Teekuh, Finding Your Voice through Instagram by Smita, Working with Brands by Kristen, Developing a Content Calendar by Julie, and Simple Design Elements to Enhance your Blog by Alison. The instructors were fantastic! Check out their blogs, I am very impressed by their websites and the advice they provided was very helpful. I was greatly inspired by their accomplishments! I learned a lot in these classes and I decided I need to make some changes to my blog. I walked away with new blog ideas and a swag bag filled with fun products!
Here are some of my ideas: I want to narrow my focus and create a content calendar with some scheduled weekly posts. My weekly post ideas: 1- Tuesday Trenday, I will post pictures of current trends as well as places to buy them and 2- Saturday Street Styles, I will take pictures of outfits and post basic information about the people and their outfits. I also need to work on my tech skills and I have changes to make including adding links to other webpages. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and I would like to try to keep up communications with other Boston bloggers. I’ve discovered that the blogging community is friendly and helpful. I will try to use Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter more often. I just signed up to bloglovin to keep track of the bloggers I follow. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
The pictures were taken by David Brooks Photography
The Boston Globe Facebook Page: also has pictures
Here are links to other Blog Better Boston posts (my goal is to have links to these blogs and more on my blog):
One of the hosts: Alana