Last weekend, I attended the 1st ever Northern Blog Awards! My blog isn’t even a year old and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed being apart of the blogging community. I was nominated and received a lot of votes for the Vloggers and Travel Blogger categories but I didn’t make the short list for the awards. I really appreciate anyone who voted for me but I’m not sour about not being selected. The shortlisted bloggers for both categories were all amazing, I didn’t stand a chance this year. It was a great experience for me and I’ve learnt a lot from the process.
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Here’s what I learn’t from my first blog awards:
Get a hotel – Getting the last train meant I missed some of the awards. I won’t be doing that again. I just wish the hotel rooms weren’t so expensive! £200 a night just isn’t in my price range.
Bring a friend – Even though I was surrounded by other bloggers, it would have been nice to have a friend with me. I’ve travelled the world solo but there was something about this event were I wished I had a friend to cause trouble with. Might have made me a bit more confident.
Mingle – I met a lot of amazing bloggers and they all have interesting blogs and story to tell. Even though I had to leave early, I still made use of the time I had to get to know some people before hand the meal and on my table. I wish I had chance to meet more of you!
Business cards – I brought Business cards with me but I totally forgot to hand some out. I forgot peoples handles etc as the time went on and the drinks piled up! Rookie error! If I met you, hit me up so I can follow you!
See who’s going – I wish I checked out the names of the bloggers on other tables before sitting down. A few of the bloggers I already followed and love were at the event and I didn’t realise! Nooo!
Talk with the brands – There were a few brands that turned up to the event but I was too busy mingling to speak to some of them and I had to leave early. Stupid trains. I did speak to Christy’s who gave me a lovely pair of slippers and Booth’s who gave me a lot of ideas for mum’s Christmas present!
It was an amazing night. Here’s a few photo’s I managed to take before the wine started flowing on our table!
Check out my NBA’s vlog to check out the event!
Have you been to a Blog Awards event? Which one was it and what was it like? Let me know in the comments below!