What I learned at Blogstock 2015

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What’s BlogStock all about?

BlogStock is the only blogging festival in the UK, of course, there are a lot of similar events happening across the country, but none of them offer the same experience. This is the place where you can swap your fancy suit for a pair of wellies, a warm, waterproof jacket, in order to experience a weekend of camping, networking with like-minded people, learning, drinking and partying.

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It’s all about meeting great people

BlogStock is where I met well-known veterans of blogging industry , such as a lovely Amanda from Macromama – a fearless expat who explores the world through authentic cultural experiences, or Alastair from Travel Dudes who had the most inspirational business card I’ve seen! I also had a pleasure to talk to niche bloggers like Marcin from Kitelancers who blogs about travelling the world “with a kite in his hand”, Florine from World Adventure Divers – a brave, scuba diving blogger who likes swimming with basking sharks on the West Coast of Scotland, or Boleslaw from Room Auction who makes life easier for budget travelers.

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It’s all about passionate individuals

For me BlogStock was a great opportunity to see all those different bloggers coming together and sharing their experiences with each other. I was amazed to see so many creative individuals who were extremely passionate about what they were doing. What I liked the most about talking to people at BlogStock, was the fact that everyone truly believed that they can make the difference.

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It’s all about learning new things

So what was there for me? Well, apart from networking with many interesting people and avoiding being eaten alive by a snake, I learned things that can be really helpful for in my day-to-day outreach role. Here’s my top 5 things that learned at Blogstock:

You need to take risks, being brave, and maybe a little crazy in order to transform you from being the ordinary to the epic – Kitelancers

Best pitches are always short and relevant – Explorista

Be confident in creating your unique style online – FrogGirlGinny

How to use your strengths in order to gain the confidence to negotiate great deals –LiveShareTravel

A cup of hot chocolate, sweet potato fries and a chat with a stranger next to you,are enough to make you forget that it was arctic cold – Mokubeach

 

Blogstock was a great event, I met many interesting and creative people, I’ve learned a lot at the sessions, and I hope to return there next year!

 

Ps. I’ve written a similar piece for my company blog.

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