Having started my blog I follow a lot of bloggers and groups to increase my knowledge on the blogging industry and how to improve make my blog better. I came across a post for the CTMeetup event for new bloggers organised by Cindy Alfino whose blog I often read – you should check it out.
I was a bit sceptical once the guest list was sent out as I thought “oh no I’m gonna be stuck with a room full of mommy bloggers eeek! I don’ t even have a kid or have plans to have a kid anytime soon!
The day arrived, I did my hair, attempted makeup and luckily got Claud to drop me at the event in Kenilworth. Me; alone on the road would have been a disaster – even with GPS.
Once I got to Chinos Coffee Shop there were quite a few peeps already getting their necks and hands massaged, getting drinks and doing name tags.
I was lost… but braved on, did my little name tag and proceeded to stand around. I then met Garyn, brave guy for being the only guy at the event he was quite cool. I also met Kim Muller – a mommy blogger from Kuilsriver (YAY to my hometown!) and also Julie who was just as new to the experience as I was. It was fun to speak to bloggers and talk about blogger things and ask questions.
I became less “lost” after getting some wine and having met new friends. Even got my neck massaged by the Rain team! It was so good, really needed it. We got our seats and representatives of Rain day spa and The Entertainer spoke to us a bit.
The Entertainer is a cool app with a lot of buy 1 get 1 free offerings so if you into eating out, hotels and lifestyle things I would definitely give them a read or even better download the app – you can save ALOT.
Abigail K was the main speaker and she provided good insight on how pictures affect your blog and also stressed that having an up to date picture on your “about” page is quite important (new “about” profile pic to follow soon :-/) She is giving us free access to her basic online photography course which I am super amped to try as I am struggling with my photo skills.
The treats were delish, the company was good, but the best part was getting home and opening the goodie bag we all received. It contained SO many lovely things – mascara, lipstick from Revlon, spa vouchers, a Canal Walk voucher tooo much to even mention them all.
At the event I won a prize, yes I won!! A lovely voucher for a personalized chopping board – so appropriate from Secbands I was really chuffed and will show you guys what I decide to get engraved on mine. This is also an excellent gift idea!
The CTMeetup was ALOT of fun and I will definitely do it again, thanks, Cindy and all the sponsors.