Friday, 7 August 2015

Blogging 101 workshop

Blogging 101 Workshop 

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my very first Blogging workshop. I was looking for something similar to this for the longest time possible since I started blogging and so when I heard about this, I wasted no time at all. I Immediately gave my name without even giving it a second thought, without even looking at my on call roster ! But thank god my call didnt clash at the end of the day

The workshop is organised by Tammy, the founder of Butterfly Project - a community for beauty and fashion bloggers. She has been working very hard for weeks to put this together with her other speakers...... it certainly paid off well ! Read on to find out more.........

The event was held at the The Canvas, Damansara on the 20th of June. It was a 4 hour event, to bring the new and upcoming bloggers together under one roof to introduce, update, educate & at the same time inspire them to be the best in their field of interest in the blogging world.

A total of 4 speakers, including Tammy were ready to guide us through our blogging journey. Let me introduce the speakers in detail...

First Speaker  - TAMMY LIM

Tammy - Founder of Butterfly Community
Source : Tammy FB

Like I've mentioned earlier, she is the founder of the Butterfly Community and the main person behind this Blogging 101 workshop. She was also featured as the top 10 popular female bloggers in Malaysia with over 3,000 followers on her instagram. She works with many beauty and fashion brands across the country and also currently the beauty editor for Althea Korea. I've personally met her a couple of times, and I think she is very friendly and very inspiring!

Second speaker - LEONARD

Source : Leonard FB

He is a PR & social media advocate. He believes in giving result-oriented campaigns and communications that works for organisations to achieve their objectives & bringing it to new height.

Third Speaker - Christopher

Source : Christopher FB

He is the co-founder and CEO of Social Grooves, a boutique digital agency specialising in trensetting campaigns and influencer marketing. He is also the co - founded a number of communities online notably the Young Corporate Malaysia &

Fourth Speaker - ARPITA KAUR

Arpita Kaur
Source : Arpita FB

Last but not least, our fourth speaker is Arpita. She graduated with Masters of Science in Economic Crime Management, Law & Psychology. I've personally met her a couple of times too in the other blogging events. A very down to earth kinda person and very jovial.

Here is a lil recap of what I've learnt about the world of blogging & maybe.... just maybe you can pick up some useful tips for your blogging too !!

20 Tips for your Blogging World 

1. You have to know your Niche !
Sometimes you have to know what your blog is all about ?! Are you a fashion blogger ? Are you a food blogger ? Which readers are you planning to attract ? So try and pick your Niche and write away

2. Give a catchy and cool headlines
Readers can follow many number of social influencers, so what attracts them to your blog in particular? To start of with why not spend a lil more time to come up with a really cool headlines !

3. Promote your blog
Use other means of social platforms to share your posts

4. Make sure your content can be ranked highly

5. It isn't enough to just post and end it
You have to have additional posts to follow up & maybe write about your readers feedbacks

6. Write from the heart !

7. Its OK to be truthful
The blog is yours and you can give an honest opinion but do not give wrong information

8. When drafting a complaint letter
Dont be overly emotional
Be professional

9. Give something new
Readers are looking for something new and exciting. Dont bore them with the same old stuff

10. Content is of great importance, but we must not underestimate the value of style
Have your own unique style. Readers come to your blog because they like the way you write.

11. Always post regularly

12. Always give credit
When you're given a product to review for free, always credit it back to them !
Never forget to thank your brands

13. Please give the correct and accurate information

14. Use pictures in your blogs
Take good pictures, its never too late to polish your photography skills

15. What goes online, stays online even if you take it out
So keep in mind copyright issues and web content law

16. Talk to famous and professional bloggers
Find out about their challenges to perfecting their skills at blogging. Its not an easy road for them too.

17. You can use the words like, ''In my humble opinion'' when you review your products.
Its your blog, and your opinion..... so you cant go wrong !

18. Have a facebook group and invite everyone with similar interest
That way you can have more traffic to your blog. You can share your views and read other related posts too

19. Always have a name card !!
Its the best way to promote your blog

20. Get to know your readers !

Here are some of the photos taken during the event

The event was held at Canvas, Damansara 

Aaron Aw, a comedian who made us laugh our heads off, Tehmina Kaoosji, MC for the event, And the 4 speakers - Leonard, Tammy, Arpita and Christopher

A selfie is a must at all events 

Aaron Aw with his interesting ways to make us crack. Seen here with Tammy

I would also like to thank the supporters for this event ! Because of them I got to try out a few new things

1. Uber
This is an app that connects you with a reliable ride. I had a chance to take Uber to the event at Damansara. No hassle of looking for parking spaces... something that I really like and plus not getting lost in the midst

Taking Uber to the event at Canvas, Damansara

2. Bloom this
Thanks to them I received beautiful Gerbera 
Read about them here -Bloom This 

Pretty Gerbera

3. Arristo & Delicca
This is a premium catering service passionate about catering premium coffee and delicious pastry to the market. Im not a coffee lover but they do have hot chocolate and that was delicious ! And their pastries were so rich & tasty

Arristo & Delicca Premium coffee

4. Tony Moly
They bring best of beauty to today's modern women who relishes her individuality. From skin care products to skin perfecting make up and trendy eye and lip colours, there is something for everyone to try out 

Tony Moly - Goat Milk range os skin care products 

A beautiful Tony Moly pouch - Im loving the bling bling

5. Mrlens
They provide you with reasonably priced contact lenses and care products

MrLens contact lens
You are free to use this voucher code to purchase from them - T & C applies 

1 comment:

  1. still sad that i missed out on this. of all days i just HAD to get sick on the day TT sobsss
    thanks for sharing the content, at least i got some new info <3 xoxo