Hey everyone, I hope you’re all absolutely buzzing off this weather as much as I am! 😂☀️🙌
Not to burst anyone’s bubble (is that a pun, I don’t even know?😂) but it’s to rain again tomorrow and hey, just like that we are snapped back to reality!
Tonight’s post is a little late, it should have been up last week but like everything else, life gets in the way and as usual the blogging gets pushed to the side. Forgive me!
I went to the NI Blogger Brunch for the first time last Sunday morning and as much as the food was gorgeous, and the company, I really learned more about me and my blog than anything else. So I thought I’d share a few things with you.
1. Don’t be so scared to try new things
So like I said, this was not only my first NI Blogger Brunch but it was also my first event like this in Belfast and I knew I would be meeting a lot of people who I stalk on Instagram on the daily. Was I scared? I was shiting myself! ‘They’ll be thinking, who’s your doll?’ is was I kept telling myself and I was very close to saying I wasn’t going to bother going the night before. Was there anything or anyone to be scared of? Nope! Everyone was soooo lovely and friendly and really took the time to chat and get to know everyone around them. I thought it would have been a room full of ‘big people’ and what need did little old me have to be there, but I couldn’t have been further from the truth! From now on I won’t be so scared to go to new events and meet new people! It’s really not that intimidating after all.
2. Support and appreciate those around you
These gals here are some of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet, and would I have known them if I had never started blogging? Nope!
To me, blogging is a hobby just how people like to play sports or pot plants. I really love to read and write all about fashion and all things pretty. Through that hobby I have got to meet some amazing new friends who I would never have known otherwise. We all have our own blogs and we all appreciate and support each other when we are having that content block, or we need some insta support!
Obvs this doesn’t just go for blogging, but appreciate those who are always around you and support you. Cause if ya don’t, the support will soon run out!
Pictured above is Nicole from Diet Starts on Monday, Arlene from Girly Inspo Corner and Nichela from Nichela Maria. Check these girls out on Insta! Big shout out to Nicola from The Sequin Cinderella for taking one for the team and driving us there as well! 🙌🙌
3. Don’t put yourself down
A bit like the first point, but I think as human beings we all put ourselves down and unintentionally feel like we’re never good enough or worthy of opportunities. Why the f*ck do we do this?! We’re as good as the person standing beside us. We need to start treating ourselves like we treat others, well I know I do anyways!!
4. Don’t be a bitch
A topic that was discussed at the brunch was the entire conversation that the famous Instagram page, Bloggers Unveiled, has created in recent months. If you don’t know about them (seriously, wtf?) they’re basically a mix between a real life Gossip Girl and the Mean Girls and are using an Instagram profile to call bloggers and social media influencers out on shady things they’ve done in the past.While I agree with a lot of things they have posted about in the past, I am starting to disagree with their content in recent weeks because I really think they are just slagging anything and everything and it’s a bit unfair. But we’ll not get into that… A conversation it has created though and something we spoke briefly about, is the whole bitch mentality. Don’t be a bitch, don’t encourage bitches, don’t bitch negatively about people that you don’t know anything about. Everyone has their own struggles in life! By all means, if you have something actually to give off about, go ahead. But don’t just be a bitch for the sake of it, it ain’t pretty! Why not try being nice instead, or try giving someone a compliment? You’ll feel much better! I’m not going to sit here and say I’ve never spoke bad about someone behind their back, but it’s definitely something I’m trying to do less of as I get older. Life’s too short to be a bitch! And there ya go, four things I have learned recently all through my little hobby of blogging. I just want to say thanks a million to Cathy Martin for the invite, the food was incredible as were the goody bags!Thanks for reading, Mwah! Naomi