BlogCamp is a great blogging event put on by Tots100, and this year I was blessed enough to be invited to speak. I also went along on the day to attend various workshops and talks, and it is hands down the biggest and best blogging event I have been to!
BlogCamp was a great chance to meet other bloggers who I interacted with on social media, but had never had the opportunity to meet! Despite not being a parent blogger, I was still made to feel welcome and had lots of lovely people coming and introducing themselves to me. Throughout the day I visited some fantastic workshops and talks, including learning about Periscope (I'm “alditoharrods” there) and taking away advice on how to up my Pinterest game.
My talk was about making money from your blog with a heavy focus on affiliate marketing, as I do so well with it! It was also a great chance to answer questions from people directly – both at lunch time and then for the Q&A session after my talk. It has given me some fantastic ideas for future content and helped me to work on some Blog Coaching I am going to be offering! I am testing out my first five clients at the moment before launching properly, so watch this space if you're interested in looking for some practical, one to one advice to really boost your blog income.
The best thing about BlogCamp is that it is free for bloggers to attend! Thanks to this year's sponsor, Wood Window Alliance, the event was kept free for everyone attending.
Last month I went along to another blogging event in London, aimed at helping full time bloggers and people who wanted to be full time bloggers. The event was not at all what I was expecting – for one, no one talked about the money side of being able to survive as a full time blogger, but it did give me a great chance to test out the Samsung Galaxy S7 that I was sent to try out, not to mention my first Byron burger experience – it was so good that I had to take Tony to Byron the following week. The photos below are taken with the S7, without any editing.
I will never be a wonderful Instagrammer, but this phone would definitely set me on my way! Compared to my iPhone, the 12MP camera is a fantastic quality, and whilst I'm not quite ready to make the move from Apple, I can definitely see the benefits of the Samsung Galaxy S7!