12 Jul 2016

An Open Letter to Blogtacular

My Dearest Blogtacular,

Over three weeks have passed since we were last together. Three weeks since our lives collided and we had the most amazing memorable weekend. A weekend full of colour, knowledge and friendship.  It has taken me this long to process everything that happened back then. It has taken me this long to calm my mind from its state of excitement and sort through the numerous ideas you have left behind. After all how could I not be so enthused and passionate when you provided me with such a spectacular programme. When you gave me inspirational speakers, workshops and pretty much advice on tap. Over those two days you showed me the beauty in the simple things, the strength of a community and the drive and creativity within me.

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 


You brought people together to a place were I could network with other like minded creatives. A place where I could connect and share experiences. As I met these amazingly inspirational people I knew that this weekend was going to be a something I would always remember. 

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

Blogtacular you were kind enough to think about me and my dietary needs unlike many before. You provided me with vegetarian options for breakfast, snacks and lunch. Not just any veggie food the most delicious of all. For that I thank you!

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

As the weekend unraveled and with each talk I listened to, like that of Lisa Congdon, Kate O'Sullivan and Enid Hwang. I became filled with warmth, encouragement and the realisation that Im not in this alone. This business journey, this journey of self belief, growth and creativity is one that we all must travel. It is not easy but Blogtacular you showed me that others have the same fears and stresses. They share that feeling of doubt that niggling thought 'Im I doing the right thing'. They too are scared of failure. I learned that its okay to get it wrong. You learn form those experiences, you pick yourself up and continue on stronger, wiser and ready to kick butt!

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 



However the weekend was not all about worries and concerns. Blogtacular you were a celebration of all that is accomplished and the successes you have as a creative blogger and business owner. Your Genius Bar hosted a collection of beautiful and successful professionals, offering out their advice and wisdom. Your workshops like Phoneography by Sara Tasker and the Writing Workshop by Laura Jane Williams provided me with the extra knowledge and skills to help me develop and grow.

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

And did I mention the wonderful people of Sudo, they came and welcomed me into their world. Allowing me to use their app over the course of the weekend and generously giving away prizes every hour. One of which I was lucky enough to receive!

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

Photo courtesy of Mollie Makes/Will Ireland Photography 

Blogtacular I Thank You

I thank you for introducing me to new and exciting people, for sharing your knowledge and for inspiring me to push myself and move forward with my creative business goals. Blogtacular I want you to know you are still in my heart and even though a year must pass until we meet again I will never forget you. 




(Photos courtesy of Mollie Makes / Will Ireland Photography )



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