On Saturday I attended HEY Launch which was the first Hull and East Yorkshire Bloggers event by HEY Bloggers. It was my first bloggers event and first time meeting local bloggers, I was particularly excited about the latter. Tickets were a steal of a price at £4.90 and the money supporting the two charitable causes championed by Hull Minster – Emaeus and Dock House. I couldn’t refuse.

I went along with a new pin badge with the #AbuseTalk logo, this is the Twitter Chat I run in sisterhood with the forum. These will br available in the store on this website very soon.

The venue was at Hull Minster which was beautiful, I did find it frustrating that the Minster didn’t accept card payments and so I had no refreshments for the afternoon. Perhaps I should remember not to depend on ones card, is it just me or do you agree that carrying cash doesn’t happen as often these days? I have to remind myself to get cash out for anywhere I know that needs it or usually for the children’s school.

It wasn’t going to spoil my afternoon of bloggingness (yes I make up words now). Two workshops to enjoy and some networking of course, social media and photography were what we were going to learn about or improve on. I took something from both of the workshops, probably more on the social media as I hadn’t considered photography much in what I do. I did enjoy taking some photo’s so I will share my attempts with you, the photo of the minster above is probably my favourite. Let me know what you think.

I took some images of my bookmarks because I usually photograph books and other objects, I think I have some work to do but I have an idea on what I need to do next.

There was an opportunity to win some prizes throughout the afternoon with some hidden around, a raffle, hashtag use and then there were some fab goodie bags. Check out my haul…

I couldn’t believe it when I arrived home with all of these treats. I am certainly looking forward to the next event and it was such a delight to meet the founders who are bloggers themselves. The best part was connecting with others and having the opportunity to gain those local contacts, for support and for interest. I was delighted that I was able to go along, be welcomed and enjoy the afternoon. Thank you to the founders who put the event together, I can see that a lot of thought and passion went into the event.

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2 Comments

  1. emma

    This sounds amazing. I would love to go to a blogging event. I’ve been to events for me to blog about but not to meet and converse with other bloggers. I really need to figure out how to get more involved.
    Can’t wait for your badge to be available xxx

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Hi Emma.

      I believe there will be one around Christmas but nothing is set in stone, if you can make the journey. They also have a Twitter Chat once a month, may be worth checking out.

      I will let you know once the badge is available as well. Yipee. X

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