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Cosmopolitan's Superblogger Masterclass 2014

Yesterday morning Abi & I headed down to London for a day of shopping, general London exploring & to attend the Cosmo Superblogger Masterclass in the evening. The weather was absolutely beautiful in London, we mooched around Carnaby Street & Oxford Circus before heading to Vapiano's for some tasty Italian food. After lunch we got on the tube over to East London to visit a photography exhibition which was pretty cool & then we had a much needed rest in Giraffe for a cold drink! It was then time to go freshen up our makeup before travelling to Pimlico to find the venue for the event. 

When we arrived we were greeted with a glass of Champagne or fresh orange juice, I couldn't say no to a free glass of bubbly which went down a treat after travelling on the tube during rush hour! There was a huge amount of bloggers at the event, I'm just sorry I didn't have the confidence to go & introduce myself to anyone, silly shyness overcoming me as usual! 

The tips, tricks & advice I gained from the event is invaluable, I learnt so much & I didn't stop typing away on my iPhone all evening! I've got a note as long as my arm saved on my phone now filled with useful websites, quotes to keep me motivated & even some techy info. It was really inspiring to hear bloggers Fleur & Kat talk about their blog, you could tell how passionate they were & it's really given me the motivation to continue blogging. It was also great to hear from a brand about how they work with bloggers, what they look for & advice on how to approach a brand. Approaching a brand isn't something I've ever done before but it was useful to be given suggestions on how to go about it in the future! One of the most important things was to tailor your approach specifically to that brand & really consider what it is you would like to work on with them.

"Never feel like it's too late to get involved with blogging - there is always room for new people & if you show your passion by developing great content you will gain readership naturally"

"It's important to build up a good presence on all forms of social media, focusing on your blog is great but a huge amount of readers doesn't always reflect good blog stats - brands love to see you working with them via Instagram/Twitter as they are 'here & now' whereas a blog post can take a while to create!"

"Be consistent, be persistent & be yourself"

"Keep a notebook to see how far you've progressed. It's important to celebrate every little milestone!"
I managed to say a quick hello to Fleur which felt so surreal. It was weird seeing someone in real life after I've watched her on YouTube for years. She was so so lovely & it was really nice of her to stay behind chatting to us all!

L x 

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  1. Gutted i missed out on this! Sounds really useful :)

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    1. Aw woulda loved to have gone with ya, was really good! x

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  2. that looks like a great day and even better to be greeted with champagne how fab to me someone in real life after seeing and talking to them on the web for so long

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    1. Champagne was a lovely treat! It was amazing, it honestly felt so surreal, in fact it still doesn't feel real that I actually met Fleur! x

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  3. I really wanted to go to this, but was on holiday and didn't fly back until yesterday. It sounds like an amazing event, and the quotes you've given have inspired me as well. Hopefully, I'll get to go to the next one x

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    1. Oh no it's a shame you couldn't make it! Glad my write up on it has given you some inspiration though :) x

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  4. I wanted to go to this so bad but I didn't have anyone to go with :( I was too nervous to go on my own! It sounds like you got some really valuable advice from it though x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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    1. Aw damn I would have met up with you if I'd known you wanted to go! Always feel free to give me a tweet if you need someone to go to events with :) x

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  5. Great write up!
    I didn't know about this till after or i'd have loved to be there.
    Sounds like you had a great day
    xx
    http://dreamsof-newyork.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Aw hopefully you can go next year now you know about it! :) x

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  6. Wow this masterclass sounds amazing, it sounds like you've learnt loads I'm going to have to get a notebook and start writing down little achievements like it is a really good idea and I'm sure will keep me motivated to carry on, so jealous that you got to meet Fleur I would have been super shy too! xx

    EmmiHearts

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    1. It really was amazing, I didn't stop typing away all night - if only I was like that in my uni lectures haha! I'm going to write achievements down in a notebook from now on too, it's easy to forget all the little goals you reach as you go along! Fleur was so lovely, I still can't believe I've met her! xx

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  7. I love the quotes! So inspiring :)
    Love your blog so much! <3
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!!xx

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    Creme de la Chic

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    1. Aw thank you, I'm glad you love my blog! xx

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  8. I was there! Loved it, took away some really good tips. Was definitely worth the trip over from Northern Ireland, http://foreverscarlet.com/2014/06/24/meeting-fleur-de-force-cosmopolitan-superblogger-masterclass/

    Foreverscarlet.com

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    1. Going to check out your post now! x

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  9. I would have loved to have gone to that event, sounds like it was really helpful and insightful, so annoyed that I missed it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It was really helpful! Hopefully you can go next year :) x

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  10. Fab post, sounds like a good day,nothing is more better then gaining insight on what to do to improve communication with brands and ect. I'm shy too in approaching new people it is an annoying habit. pop by Outfittingu.com/blog xx

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  11. Fab post, sounds like a good day,nothing is more better then gaining insight on what to do to improve communication with brands and ect. I'm shy too in approaching new people it is an annoying habit. pop by Outfittingu.com/blog xx

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    1. Yeah it really was a good day, I picked up so much knowledge I'm really glad I went! I need to try overcome my shyness, hopefully the more events I go to the more confident I'll get :) xx

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  12. i would love to attend a superb logger masterclass! sounds like a great learning experience. those quotes are great - definitely saved a few to refer back to! thanks for sharing!

    TIFFANY | tiffanyeatworld.com

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    1. Glad you've saved a few quotes to refer back to, they inspired me to keep going with my little blog & be proud of what I've achieved through blogging so far! x

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  13. I went along too. It was really useful to reaffirm all the things I've learnt in my first 6 months of blogging. Fleur was so lovely. And what a great goodie bag too!!

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    1. It was great wasn't it! It was so nice of Fleur to chat to us all at the end & the goodie bag was filled with some amazing products! x

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  14. was this invite only or did you pay/just turn up to it? Looks like a fab event!
    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. We had to book it but I would really recommend going to next years, it was worth it! :) x

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  15. I'm so jealous! I really wanted to go to this, and reading your post just makes me even sadder I missed it! Don't suppose you know if there will be any more do you?

    Lo at Notebook 54

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    1. Aw I'm sorry you missed it! They held one last year so hopefully they will hold another next year too :) x

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  16. This sounds like an awesome event! I need to get myself to London!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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