I will be honest and admit I am not a big fashion blog follower, I have a couple of favourites (Lady Melbourne and Gary Pepper/Fellt) and until the competition, I wasn't a follower of Style Bubble. Though, when I won the tickets I was excited, as a blogger and a graphic design student I felt I could gain something.
I would also like to add, I felt a bit of pressure to wear something good, I mean there were going to be fashion bloggers here! I went with my heart and decided to wear all Sportsgirl since they provided me with the ticket!
There is an old rule when attending such events, if you only take 1 really valuable lesson away it was worth it. This event was definitely worth it.
As Susie took us on a journey through the beginning of her blog, the hurdles, the highlights and her view of her success to date, It was clear this lady was one modest, down to earth, fun and laid back creature.
Pic from the event
She discussed the pressure of a blog, how to stay ahead of the game and continue to perform. The key message that resonated with me after the event is to never take the blog seriously, don't over think it - always treat it as a hobby, the rest will come.
Strangely enough, Susie said she doesn't think she would start a blog in today's market if she didn't already have one. Six years ago, fashion blogs were extremely rare and it was her unique take on it that helped her see such fast success across the globe.
It did get me thinking on the drive home, what do I want to achieve from MB Captured? I can't even really define what it is that I blog about. A jack of all trades and master of none. I don't really expect anything to come of it, but I am enjoying every second. This blog so far has introduced me to some great people, opened me up to some great opportunities - like assisting with event decor at a wedding this November and also be the photographer at a wedding in October, and importantly given me an outlet to share my ideas and views.
I will take this opportunity to give you a big (cyber) heartfelt thank you hug, it makes me so happy reading your emails, comments and/or discussions about my blog. I look forward to continuing my journey through the blog with you.