Happy New Year! If you’re a blogger, you’ve probably just made some resolutions for 2016. Did attending a blogger meet make your list? I think they are a great way to help bloggers to grow and learn. Here is my complete guide to everything you need to know about attending blogger meet ups!
In a lot of ways they are quite similar but there are usually some key differences that it’s worth you being aware of:
Twitter – Be social, interact with other bloggers and take part in chats. Keep your eye out for people mentioning events using hashtags – these are a great way to find out what is happening and who the organiser is. Even if you’re too late for that event, you might be able to register your interest for other events.
Facebook – Join some blogger facebook groups in the UK/your area. They will often have a thread on upcoming blogger meets.
Blogs – Sometimes you’ll read about an upcoming event that someone is attending, but more often than not you’ll see the write up of an event that’s just happened. Don’t worry though, from this you can look up what it was and whether the organiser is planning any more. Then you can contact them and ask to be added to the mailing list.
Word of mouth – Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know! If you’ve been to an event before, you’re likely to have met and made friends with some lovely blogger chums, who will then be regularly whatsapping you to check if you’re attending ‘this’ meetup or ‘that one.
Mailing lists/Blogger Meet Organisers – Here are the good UK ones that I’ve come across. If you know of more please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!
Elsewhere in the UK:
If you want to leave a memorable impression with someone at the meet up (and be viewed as a legend for saving their day) lend them one of your personalised chargers!
Well that was a bumper post wasn’t it? I told you it was a complete guide! If you’d like to read more see my other posts in this series:
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