Blog On MSI September 2016

Freshly back from Blog on MSI, a blogging conference in Manchester, here are the event highlights in terms of conversation, brands and learning.

This was my third Blog On event, and the biggest attendance by far, selling out in just three weeks. It is always a real luxury to spend a whole day dedicated to talking to fantastic bloggers and discussing a whole variety of blog-related topics. I really savoured every minute of Blog on MSI!

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Blogger Highlights at Blog on MSI

As always I chatted to lots of lovely blogging folk throughout the day – too many to list. Some stand out event and business related conversations came from:

Vicky Flip Flop –  it was great to hear how well the UK festival scene compares to the rest of the world, top festivals and cashless wristbands/payments.

Digital Witch North – good to get an insight into the BBC and talk about event planning (my favourite subject!) and blogging networks.

Blog on MSI event schedule
Blog on MSI event schedule

Brands at Blog on MSI

Big brands such as Jet2, Matalan and Carnival Cruise lines were present in the exhibitor area

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Top Tips and Learning from Blog on MSI

Some quick learning points I got from the day are:

Don’t lose your blog focus
Re-evaluate constantly and make sure you stay true to your aims and strengths.

Set more goals
Set weekly, monthly and quarterly goals.

Microblogging
Instagram microblogging is an interesting strategy, discussed by two bloggers who are huge on Instagram.

Think yourself happy
Thinking is a habit. Don’t wish your life away. Be brilliant. Be positive. Be grateful.

Photo editing
Photoshop elements is a good investment (around £60).

Blue is the colour
Blue photos perform better apparently! 24% more likes. Green and red are the worst colours for engagement.

Look into mobile phone camera lenses
I didn’t even know these existed!

Thanks to Laura Seaton for organising another great event. Looking forward to future events!

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