Cosmo Superblogger MasterClass

Camo jacket – Rokit (DIY)

Dress – Primark

Belt – Grandads

Boots – Doc Martens

On Monday 14th May I travelled into Central London for the Cosmopolitan Superblogger Masterclass! First me and my mum popped into a few shops in Oxford Circus (seriously no more shopping for me for a while!!!) Then we went to Bella Italia with my dad. I love that they offer 20% student discount, I’m going to miss being a student 🙁

We went along to Kings Cross around 6 to meet with my friend Camilla to go to the British Library for the event. We went to the bar to get our glass of champagne and were treated to mini salmon and cream cheese squares and mini yorkshire puddings! 

After chatting for about half an hour everyone was asked to go in to the auditorium for the Superblogger master class! There were seven people on the panel which included Louise Court (Cosmopolitan editor – I recently interviewed her for a university project!), Pat McNulty (Digital editor of Cosmopolitan), Dominic Smales from Gleam Digital, Andreas Pouros from Greenlight Digital, Vicki Fogwill from Next, blogger Fashion Foie Gras  and Kat Williams from Rock n Roll Bride. 

The panel taught me so much about my blog. Some things I already knew and plan to improve – my layout and my photos. My blog is in need of a huge makeover! I wish the masterclass had taught us more on blog layouts because this is something I really can’t seem to do, it’s easy right? I need someone to show me! Photos are a difficult thing to improve as I don’t have the time to go outside, to a nice location, and take photos as I always take my outfit of the day images just before I’m heading out so they are often pretty rushed!

The class influenced me to start my own YouTube channel…so maybe I will, if I can get the confidence. I have considered making one for years since I was about 13. Me and my friends used to make silly videos about seven years ago but that doesn’t count…

I can’t believe fashion blogger Foie Gras used to blog up to TEN times a day! TEN! I used to think posting everyday was over the top. It’s amazing she is so dedicated to it and now can make her full time job, I’ll definitely be reading her blog and Rock n Roll Bride more often now. I LOVE reading blogs and writing my own and turning it into a full time job would be AMAZING. But I have a long way to go. Foie Gras and Rock n Roll are such inspirational bloggers and they have come so far!

I took some notes from the event and here are the top tips on blogging I took from the event:

  • Remove photos you do not own!
  • Keep the same picture and bio on your blog Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/Blogger/Instagram
  • Have a well designed blog
  • Good quality photos
  • Good writing
  • Be careful what you tweet

I plan to work on all of this over the summer…I have a lot to do!

I didn’t think of bringing my camera along to take photos so I used my phone. 

Photos from the day

Some coconut water for the train!

Dinner in Bella Italia

At the Cosmo event with Camilla and my mum!

The panel!

Drinks after!

The goody bag which included dry shampoo, fake pan and mitt, heat defence, body shop body butter (my favourite scent which I just used up!!), eyebrow pencil, deodorant, eyebrow pencil, deep cleansing oil, shampoo and of course an issue of Cosmopolitan!

Oh and I bought some things in Topshop and Zara on Oxford Street – SO bad!! 

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  1. loveCaits
    May 18, 2013 / 10:00 am

    looks like you had a great time 🙂 I need to work on the frequency of my blogspots, I post so randomly and I don't like it, something to work on through the summer 🙂 xx

  2. Jodie
    May 18, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Thank you for the kind comment on my blogYou look great I love the midi mixed wuth the jacket :)Thank you so so much fir sharing the tips! I'm going to change all my profile photos (now to think of which one) I wish I knew more about layout but I'm as stuck as you, actually probably less able I'm rubbish! But I do have a tip for outfit photos, I take my camera everywhere so I can get outside/ natural lightning photos. Or if it's awful outside I stand right next to my front door (which is glass) for maximum natural light. I love your stance/ composition

  3. monisso
    May 18, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    That sounds amazing that you got advice on blogging,ive just started out and reading about the stuff you learnt will help me out alot.great post :)

  4. Charlotte
    May 18, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    great tips! (jealous of your goody bag too ha)ordaining serendipity

  5. nokhuthula nyoni
    May 18, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    The goody bag is lovely:) Great tips too xx

    May 18, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    perfect grunge outfit!:)

  7. Ayesha Alim
    May 18, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    Great tips! and love your dress and shoes!!xx Ayesha

  8. Karen Dawkins
    May 18, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Great advice thank you!

  9. molly ewins
    May 18, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Great blog,check out mine and let me know what you think?

  10. AlittlebitUnique // UK blog
    May 18, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing your tips, I'd love to have gone it sounds amazing and like you got a lot out of it! And it looks like such a fun day!Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovinxx

  11. Camille M
    May 19, 2013 / 2:07 am

    i love your hair ! <3visit my blog and join my giveaway 🙂 !!! thanks doll :*

  12. Daria
    May 19, 2013 / 9:05 am

    you look gorgeous 🙂 would you like to follow each other? let me know :)www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.comDaria

  13. Francesca
    May 19, 2013 / 10:35 am

    Actually looks like a great event which I wish I was a part of! Great outfit too

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