I’m a happy bunny! Just a few weeks ago I joined the Next Blogger Network & took a part in a Take 12 Wish List Competition. The task was to create a post featuring my top 12 fave items from Next NEW IN collection, for the chance to WIN 12 items of MY CHOICE :) So imagine my surprise that I was invited to a #NBNevent just a week later & my post won the competition! Hurray!
First things first, lets talk about the Next Blogger Network – a free network for all bloggers interested in fashion, shopping, trends, beauty, lifestyle, home… etc. Bloggers can share their posts, get inspired & inspire others. To keep bloggers active & interested they throw competitions & challenges, as a chance of blog promotion & perhaps to win some Next goodies. What an excellent idea! Today I’m proud to present my Winning post & #NBNevent. Amazing time, useful info, inspiration, networking, yummy food & free goodies – what more any blogger may need? Massive thx guys!
Get ready for a blogging event – be stylish & comfy. My choice – Embellished Asymmetric Blouse – beautiful red elegant blouse, goes well with black skirt or leggings. Makes a perfect outfit for any occasion :)
When I was invited on #NBNevent I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well as a proper shopaholic & fashionista I rushed to Next store to get a brand new top :) The event was held in unusual & colourful Soho Hotel in London. I arrived in the middle of the discussion about all aspects of the blogging world, with insights from 4 major influencers. We had to hear & learn from the very special guests: Danielle, talking about not so glamorous side of blogging, Jen, sharing inside info on Pinterest, Sammi, talking about Vloging & YouTube and lovely Rosie, talking openly about her life between TV show, blog & new jewellery business. Girls were very open, positive & relaxed… not surprising with so many followers :)
Lunch brake in a quirky, fashionable lunch room. Chatting away, taking pictures & meeting fellow bloggers during lunch over delicious buffet. The most amazing feature was definitely Wending machine – Next goodies for Tweets! AMAZING idea!! I got a beautiful necklace. Then everyone took their seats to hear who’d be taking home an NBNaward! Congrats to all winners! I got my exclusive 15 minutes with Sammi. She advised me on usefulness of artificial lightning & that negative comments & remarks are just a part of human nature, so I shouldn’t lose any time on them. Great encouragement to see I’m not alone & crazy in head :D Amazing rewards on the end – delicious cocktails & cute cotton tote shopping bag with more presents from Next! What a day!
#NextTake12 Wish List
Check out my first cooperation with Next & my winning post – #NextTake12 Wish List. My very first Wish List post – wasn’t sure how to approach the challenge. But then the naked idea just popped into my head! Words can not express how SOOOO excited, happy & overwhelmed I was with the winning news! Yeyyy! Love you guys! Such a surprise & encouragement! My sweet price – 12 items from Next! Yeeey! Can’t wait to wear it & create Next winter outfits posts! Next is the Best! :) Massive thank you, Next for my Xmas presents!
Blogging tips from the event
- Connect with brands
- Stay focused
- Keep your post useful, informative, different
- Stay true to your style
- Don’t let others to cramp your style
- Stick to your commitment (style/posting frequency etc)
- Social media: Tweeter, Instagram, Pinterest are indispensable in growing your audience & improving web traffic
“I wish you tons of inspiration & great unique ideas!” – Bilo
Blogging event must haves
- camera phone / small camera
- your business cards
- small portable charger – power bank
- comfy shoes
- open mind & smile
- fave lipstick
- hand cream
I absolutely love blogging! It’s more than a hobby, it’s a life-style! Now I’m off to collect my sweet price – 12 items of MY CHOICE! Shopping time! Xxx