Hey Hey Hey,
How’s it going?
Last week Sunday, I attended a brunch for bloggers hosted by The Blogger Point. As a platform connecting brands and bloggers, it seemed rather apt for the event to be tagged Bridging the Gap Between Brands and Bloggers.
It was a paid event for bloggers across all niches, hosted at Barbar! Barbar is one of the coolest spaces to get a haircut ever! It’s a Barbing Salon with a Bar. Barbar, get it? Remember, my bomb wedding haircut? Got it done at Barbar! An interesting event. The seminar was really good – the representation for brands and bloggers spoke really well, giving detailed advice and answering questions. On the blogger side, the panelists included Deola Adebiyi, Akin Faminu, Chiamaka Obuekwe of Social Prefect Tours and on the business side, we also had women who are bloggers: Toyosi Gregory-Jonah (owner, Desire 1709 Fashion) and Sharon Ojong (Fashion Consultant).
Here are the 10 tips I learned from the Panelists during the Seminar:
- Let the quality of your work speak for you.
- Be consistent.
- Do not compare yourself to anyone, run your race.
- Who told you that brand does not want to pay for your work, Be Bold and Ask!
- Know your Worth and work to get it!
- Don’t make promises you can’t keep to brands.
- Learn to say no
- It’s okay to start small – if small for you means accepting products in exchange for posts, start there.
- Niche Blogging will take you far – know the space you play in and work hard to carve out a name for yourself in it. Be known for something.
- This one was not from the panelists, but my observation: Attend events more. How much knowledge can you really glean about a growing industry (The Influencer Industry) without engaging with others in that space?
I wish I had: engaged more bloggers and taken more pictures.
I really enjoyed: talking to people who I only knew via IG. My drink, so bomb!
What could have been better? Provision for seating. This was not supposed to be a networking cocktail, there was a seminar planned – which meant a session of long talks with questions and answers. No one should be standing, except by choice. Keep people comfortable.
What did I leave with: I got a beautiful scarf, a scrunchie, whipped shea butter and a face mask with a bottle of lemonade!
All in all, it was a fun experience and I will begin to apply each principle one step at a time. The only available option now is to do more, do better. Here’s a fun image recap of the tips I learned.
On that note, I wish you all a beautiful week.
I’ll be telling the story behind my dress in the next post, I hope you’ll be back!
Love and Light,