Hi guys!! Today I am going to talk about the first bloggers conference that happened in Ljubljana, Slovenia called Beautiful Bloggers MeetUp.
It was the beginning of July that Nika from BeautifullBlog told us about this event, about what is about to happen in October. We have a group of beauty bloggers from Slovenia on Facebook and we were all excited about the news.
And then the October 2 happened. I had to get up at 6 am, because the MeetUp started at 8.15 am and I didn’t want to be late. Then I had about an hour car ride.
This whole event took place in Grand Hotel Union in the Steklena Dvorana. The most important fact here was that this conference salon had big windows, because the first workshop was about photography. The photographer Domen Blenkuš and beauty blogger Ajda Sitar introduced us to the basics of photography. Then we had the opportunity to try all the information they gave us right there with our own cameras. And of course I have forgotten the battery of my camera at home. So this time I worked with my phone camera and I must say I am impressed by it. I mean the photos weren’t of the quality that they would have been with my camera, but still. See what they look like.
Only natural light, a white paper and my phone camera :).
Then there was a little break between the workshops and we got these amazing smoothies.
I chose to drink the red smoothie and it was delicious!
Then the workshop about social media began. The lecturer was Matej Špehar and he gave as important information on promoting our blogs in social media. It was very useful and educational lecture.
When the social media lecture ended there was a Beauty Marketplace (Lepotna Tržnica) where sponsors of the event presented themselves and you were able to meet them and talk to them about their products. There were only a few of them who were about nails, so I only talked to them.
Around 2 pm the lecture about blog optimisation started and it was presented by Jure Doler. We learnt about so many useful widgets, applications, pages and how to use them to optimise our blogs. A great lecture! And in the mean time we could eat the little treats the waiters were bringing. They were all so delicious, I think I tried them all :).
And then there was the round table where three bloggers and three sponsors were talking about approaching the distributors and other companies about cooperation between the blogger on one side and the company on the other. There is still much work to be done in this department in Slovenia, because we are a small country and the distributors are still a little fearful regarding their collaborations with bloggers. But I think this situation is slowly turning around.
I left after the round table, because I was exhausted. And to my big surprise at the exit I got all these goodies from the sponsors. And thank god I came by car, because there were so many gift bags I had problems holding them all in my hands. But you can see for yourself in the photo bellow what were all the goodies. And with all the knowledge absorbed my expectations were more than fulfilled.
So thank you again Nika for putting together such an amazing event. And thanks to all the sponsors: Afrodita Cosmetics, Lassana, L’Occitane Slovenija, Zlatarna Celje, Dvorec Trebnik, Alessandro Slovenija, Alpstories, Avon, Clarisonic, Curaprox, Youngblood, Les Couvent des Minimes, Melvita, Oriflame, Philips, Vichy, Aussie, Catrice, CD, click2chic, Essence, Eucerin, Golden Rose, Labello, La Roche-Posay, Ličila.si, Nivea, Paul Mitchell, Restart, Nula, Smile Concept Store, AdriaMedia.
And one more photo of all the girls that were there and me of course :).
So, I hope there will be another Beautiful Bloggers MeetUp like this one next year and I hope I will be there too.
Dear readers, next post will be about my nails, I promise ;). xoxo