I can’t believe The Hive was almost 2 weeks ago. This time I did not take pictures but just enjoyed the event knowing that Bridgee from Little Star Blog being the official photographer would take care and come up with unbeatable images (all the images in this post are taken by her).
The Hive had a different approach this year, I think Yvonne did a great job here and among a nice bunch of interesting speakers (pic taken at Jocelyn Casey’s conference about ‘mindful blogging‘), she invited several brands to sit together with us bloggers presenting and discussing cooperation possibilities which in my opinion is anyhow the future of this kind of conferences or blogger events. I mean we all have attended now a few, have heard several keynotes (that does not mean we apply everything…when will I finally create my media kit???) and there is just a ‘next step’ needed.
So, what do you need to make a blogger conference successful? Never underestimate good food. That seems to be a really important part. Not for me but I certainly appreciate healthy food. And the Scandic Hotel didn’t disappoint here.
Then the goodie bags. I can’t recall the brand right now ( sorry, writing the post while in Warsaw) but these totes were really nice and filled with pretty stuff. But you know, I think there comes a point we are getting too spoiled.
Starting with a Muuto goodie at the kick off event ( I am enlarging my ‘dots’ series)…
…and finishing the last day still with this mint ceramic platter from Ferm Living you see below. I do appreciate all the effort behind but is it really necessary? I just hope the organization does not assume I expect all these sponsored presents. Because at the end The Hive and any other conference was initially thought to be about learning and networking. No critics here, just thinking!
You need a good mix of speakers with different angles, an apropiate environment of the rooms and yes, breaks! But what I always enjoy most is catching up with dear fellow bloggers and friends.This is my WHY I am going to these kind of events.
Tina from Traveling Mama was there, Anastasia from Stilzitat, Liselore from Meet The Blogger, Bridgee and meeting for the first time Jocelyn from Jocelyn Casey Design, Anne from Anne’s Kitchen, Marlene from Boligcious or Katarina Tan from Zero the One. I dearly missed Anya and Mette but we’ll find a different moment!
As a speaker I had a great time and learned a lot from my audience too, it’s been a wonderful ping-pong play during the ’1o creative ideas for tactile mood boarding’ speech and there is nothing better than having an interactive blogger crowd!
Photography Little Star Blog
Working together, both parties learn and it makes it so much easier and FUN! After my speech, several fellow bloggers came up asking for workshops abroad and I really loved the idea! That’s why we are currently organizing courses in London and Vienna, I will publish the London details very soon.