#Blogmas2018 Ritu’s Blog Tips #20

Day 20 

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Attend bloggers events

Sounds scary, huh?

You thought blogging was a great way to stay anonymous, write in yor little cocoon, and never know who actually reads your words?

I was the same initially, until I decided to attend my first event, as I had been nominated for an award…

My event of choice was the Annual Bloggers Bash, which is held in London, UK.

I had heard of the first one, which was a small gathering of bloggers for a lunch, chat and a set of awards. This developed into a full-blown event, which has been going yearly for 4 years, and the fifth one is on the 15th June next year.

Well, I attended the second, and third, and dragged my Hubby Dearest to the fourth, and each occasion has been amazing!

(Obviously coming second in my category the first year, winning Best Overall Blogger the second, and coming runner up the third helped!)

But I have developed some wonderful friendships due to these events. Each one feels like a reunion, rather than a ‘work’ event. Yes, you network, and are able to listen to some inspirational speakers, but for me, the best thing is to actually talk to bloggers who I read on a daily or weekly basis.

I have picked up some fantastic tips too over the years, and I have baked too… but that’s another story!

There are blogging events all across the world, and if you want to create a network, it is a great way to link up with people.

You may even decide to travel overseas to one! I know we have had attendees from the USA, Australia, Lichtenstein, amongst other places over the years, at the Bash… maybe I could convince some of you to attend???

61 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. VC
    Jan 29, 2019 @ 17:21:53

    Any advice for a new blogger ?

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    • Ritu
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 17:28:50

      What can I say… If you read the tips from number 1 you’ll get lots of advice.
      Biggest thing is interaction. That’s how you’ll grow. ☺️

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  2. Erika Kind
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 19:47:10

    Yay, sis! I love this Blog Tip a lot! Only half a year to go🇱🇮 🇬🇧

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  3. tidalscribe
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 18:36:23

    I have often wondered what it would be like to enter a room full of bloggers and Facebook friends – would we actually recognise each other – would some be 2 dimensional cartoons – ‘oh, you really look like that in real life!’

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    • Ritu
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 08:12:15

      It was surreal the first time. I was slightly nervous. Sometimes you expect online personas to be quite imtroverted in real life, but no, there was much conversation and laughter! I had arrranged to meet a core set of three bloggers, my original Blogily, as I call them, first, and we walked in together. It was wonderful to finally meet certain people, meet new bloggers too, and the next few times, it’s like going to a reunion!

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  4. Dan Antion
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 15:10:29

    I wish I could make the trip.

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 15:00:32

    Bloggers Bash is a wonderful event. A very good idea from Sacha Black and a hardened community. Great to see it growing.🙏🏼 Michael

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 13:54:16

    I would love too attend, SIGH! They don’t have these sorts of events in Africa. On the bright side we do have lions, zebras and elephants.

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  7. markbierman
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 11:43:38

    Congratulations on the nomination!

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  8. Anindya
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 11:29:31

    That sounds great Ritu…..:) I hope though that the Blogger’s Bash committees will try to create a pool of funds with contributions from fellow bloggers so that many bloggers wanting to come can be sponsored from far off countries. I know it is difficult, but I think it’s got food for thought 🙂

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  9. joylennick
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 09:09:27

    I would love to attend one! Go girl… xx

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  10. April Munday
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 08:23:18

    It’s in my diary. It was a lovely day this year.

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  11. shelleywilson72
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:43:53

    I love the Bloggers Bash! Can’t wait for June next year when I get to catch up face-to-face with my blogging pals again x

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  12. Sue Vincent
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 06:57:09

    Not this year…it coincides with our workshop in Scotland 😦

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  13. NJ
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 06:50:32

    Nice advice, I will like to attend one in near future 😉

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  14. pranabaxom
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 05:55:37

    As soon as I get my lottery.

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  15. CarolCooks2
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 04:41:18

    I would love to time and funds allowing 🙂

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  16. Carol Anne
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 04:29:19

    Its an idea! Im not sure I’d have funds to go but I’d love to at some point!

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