House21 – Swansea blogging workshop and lunch at The Grand Hotel
House 21 – Swansea blogging workshop and lunch
First things first – Who are House 21 and what are they all about?
Well House 21 is a female – led initiative set up in order to bring women together in order to interact and educate each other – They offer an amazing brunch at the workshops, which are to die for! They offer events up and down the UK, created for bloggers and like-minded women. EMZZY was invited to the first blogging workshop in Swansea. I first met Melanie, one of the faces of House 21 at the EMZZY Clothing Brand launch in GNSQ Bar, based in SA1 Swansea. She wrote a review on the EMZZY Collection – You can read it here: https://www.house21.co.uk/style/emzzy-launch-review/
On the 1st of September, EMZZY was invited to be one of the guest speakers at the workshop event. The event was held in The Grand Hotel, based in the centre of Swansea. As well as speaking myself, the fabulous Melanie from House 21 also shared her experiences. We also had a warm welcome from Saira too! This was out itinerary for the workshop.
At first, I was very nervous and apprehensive about speaking to fellow bloggers and business women – I’d never done anything like this before! However, every woman in the room put me at ease and very so supportive. To start, I discussed the idea of creating the EMZZY Clothing Brand and the steps I needed to follow in order to kick off the business. I also explained that starting a business doesn’t happen overnight and there will be highs and lows throughout the journey. It has taken me 18 months to plan and prepare for the EMZZY Clothing Brand launch and I am very much still learning the ropes.
Following on from my speech the lovely Melanie talked about how to engage with your audience, what and when is the best time to post in order to improve the level of engagement and how to implement a blog into your business. Melanie gave everyone loads of advice and I personally took a lot on-board.
Swansea’s first bloggers event was a massive success, it was wonderful to meet such inspiring women and I look forward to the next House 21 event.