Friday, 7 October 2011

One time, at Blog Camp....

Yesterday I travelled to Bristol for my first ever blogging event.  Being quite new to the world of blogs I didn't have a clue what to expect but what a fantastic time I had!

The event was held at M Shed in Princes Wharf in Bristol - a fantastic museum and venue.  I somehow managed to get there in plenty of time and along with some fellow early birds managed to fit it a cuppa from the lovely Martin at Morning Rush on Prince Street Bridge before the doors opened.

The day saw 4 different speakers offering their stories, tips and technical advice on all things blogging! 

Chris Mosler of Thinly Spread covered the ethics of blogging and gave our consciences something to think about.

Elisabeth Winkler of Real Food Lover and Writing on the Web gave us some great practical tips about building an audience for your blog and finding an "angle".

Phil Szomszor who works for PR agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson and has his own blog about social media and technoloday - The Red Rocket gave us an interesting inside account on how the PR world view us Bloggers.  He also had some great tips on how the 2 can work effectively together.

Lee Smallwood (find him on Twitter @leesmallwood) lead a fantastic discussion on how people can find your blog (or good old SEO!).  He provided some great tips, ideas and useful websites.

Lacing all of this together was our hostess for the day/IT whiz/Twitter feed writer, Sally Whittle, of Tots100.  A big thank you to her and assistant Kat for all their hard work in putting the event together!

I met some great people, learnt a lot (yet more things to add to the "to do list" but hey ho!) and got a day out of "the office" to boot!   Now, how do I add a contact page to this thing...


  1. You mentioned Martin! Great summary of a great day x

  2. Of course - he made a cracking cuppa! :o)

  3. oooh oooh ! i just learnt how to do that! do you have the new updated Blogger? want me to email it to you? xx

  4. Thank you for the notes and it was lovely to meet you! x