The Blogcademy London: Where Dreams Become Reality

0 Posted by - January 22, 2013 - The Blog

The Blogcademy London class

This last weekend I packed up my best blogging notebook, some cute dresses and braved the snow to head down to London for the second ever Blogcademy workshop at Curtain Road Studios in Shoreditch.

I’m a northern gal, and I have to admit – provincial as it sounds – that before this weekend, I’ve only been to London once before, for a trip to the British Museum with a group from my sixth form, so I was pretty nervous about making the journey alone. But I couldn’t have had a better time!

The Blogcademy is a two day workshop that covers all the juicy details of how to create and brand your blog and turn it into a successful business. It’s run by three blogging celebs: Kat Williams, Gala Darling and Shauna Haider, who are all super successful, lovely ladies.

The Blogcademy Headmistresses

The Blogcademy Headmistresses
Image credit: Gala Darling

I’ve been a big fan of Kat’s Rock n Roll Bride blog for two years, all through my wedding planning and beyond. Through her adventures I’ve been introduced to Gala and Shauna, so it was amazing to be in the same room as all that blogger power and inspiration. And I have to say – I love Shauna, she’s so sweet! Not to mention a talented designer who gave a really interesting talk about developing a brand, using both Rock n Roll Bride and The Blogcademy as case studies.

I was joined at the workshop by another 29 aspiring bloggers, from absolute beginners to those with established blogs and businesses. All were brimming with enthusiasm and excitement at meeting their blogging idols and learning how to take their websites to the next level.

The Blogcademy class

Image credit: Gala Darling

The Blogcademy workbook

The Blogcademy workbook
Image credit: Emily Quinton

I’ve been following the evolution of The Blogcademy brand for a few months now, ever since Kat announced that she was teaming up with her two buddies to bring this fantastic workshop to the masses. The first Blogcademy event took place in New York in October; I sighed over the photos and discovered a whole new network of interesting blogs, all the while wishing that I could have been there. So when the London workshop was announced, I almost burst with excitement and decided to go for it.

The two months since booking my place have been a whirlwind of getting to know the other girls via the secret ninja Facebook group and swooning over their blogs and Instagram feeds. In fact, that has been one of the best parts of The Blogcademy experience and one of the reasons why you should definitely sign up if you’re a blog lover like me.

The Blogcademy balloon

The Blogcademy decor

 

 

The Facebook group has allowed us to build up a really strong and inspiring network of bloggers who all have similar aspirations and are always happy to offer help and advice. Hopefully, we can all keep in touch and watch as our respective brands grow.

Attending The Blogcademy has given me plenty of tips on improving my blog and how I might one day (fingers crossed) make a living from it. Over the next few weeks I’ll be thumbing through my notes, taking stock and exploring some of the ideas.

But this weekend has been so much more than a blogging workshop; for me, it was a real adventure! Plus, being a small part of The Blogcademy journey has been a pretty special experience.

The Blogcademy goodie bag

The Blogcademy goodie bag
Image credit: Liselle from Gaynes Park

Not to mention the adorable goodie bags!

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5 Comments

  • Liselle Chisenhale-Marsh January 22, 2013 - 10:18 pm Reply

    Great post and you really captured the overriding excitement and buzz surrounding the inspiring weekend we all just had. Well done! I’m looking forward to reading more of your musings.

    • Amy January 22, 2013 - 10:26 pm Reply

      Thanks Liselle, I’m glad you liked it! Hope you don’t mind me using your pic – it’s so cute!

  • Diane January 22, 2013 - 10:55 pm Reply

    A really lovely post and reflection of the event. And well done on travelling to London like that. Xx

    • Amy January 22, 2013 - 10:59 pm Reply

      Thanks Diane, really appreciate the comment! x

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