Hello! I hope you've had a happy start to your week. I've been running around like crazy to put together a last minute commission from one of the lovely brands I work with. Now that is all done I can sit back and take a few moments to really smile about the Blogging Your Way meet-up I hosted on Sunday.
A few week's ago Holly Becker asked me a few weeks ago to host the London meet-up for students on her current course and former students. I was so thrilled and set to work straight away on putting together a fun afternoon for us all to come together and be inspired and supported, and make new friends.
We started at Stef's studio in Shoreditch for cake and a little crafting and plenty of chatting. It was just so lovely to welcome 21 amazing women into the studio and watch them all get to know one another. So many smiles, laughs and great conversations.
When they arrived I asked them to decorate a notebook and then on the back put their blog name & social media contacts. When we left the studio we all took someone else's notebook, so we left with at least one new blog to read and one new friend. I loved that everyone made one and got stuck in to doing something creative together.
Blogging has enabled me to rebrand myself and to change my work. That is amazing in itself but what is the icing on the cake is all the wonderful people I have met through blogging and social media. I love taking Holly's courses, not only for her inspiration, wisdom and passion but also for the community. I have friends around the World that I've made on Blogging Your Way courses and I have friends in my own city too. I'm sure this meet-up was the first of many, so if you are a Blogging Your Way student in or around London and didn't make it on Sunday then please do let me know and I will let you know about future meet-ups.
Thank you so much to everyone who came and to Holly for giving me the opportunity to host and have such a wonderful time! And a big thanks to the lovely Alyssa for being my Sidekick on Sunday and in the run-up, what a super star!