Tigerlilly Quinn: Blog Stock

Monday, 1 September 2014

Blog Stock

Did you ever see anyone so happy to have a croissant? pinterest uk, blogstock, camping with hertz


A couple of weeks ago myself and my pal Laura attended BlogStock the UK's first blogging festival.
Click below to read about my time at BlogStock



I have to admit I'm not the sort of person that enjoys camping, in fact the last time I had done so was as a teenager with a couple of friends on a surfing holiday (bet you can't imagine me surfing can you? Best not to really). It involved waking up feeling a bit worse for wear after one too many drinks and realising I was in a tent, which is not the most comfortable start to a hangover.

Thankfully I was offered a gorgeous bell tent courtesy of Hertz and offered a ticket to check out the festival. So Laura who was curious to see what it would be like too became my camping buddy, 99% of these photos were also taken by her because I was being a rubbish a blogger and didn't take my camera, the top one was from Alison of us three.


We arrived on Friday evening within minutes to hear Alison's talk on how to write for magazines. I was really annoyed I'd missed hearing her talk at a recent blogging conference so was keen to check out what she had to say. As I thought the talk was super useful and has given me a few ideas on the subject. Whilst blogging is my main job I always think it's useful to have your eggs in a few baskets and I love the idea of writing more for publications. It also make me laugh at my teachers who told me I would never be able to write for a living because of my dyslexia ;)

After this we headed to the drinks tent for a G&T and a catch up (as you can see from the fourth pic from the bottom we were having a serious chat about something intellectual clearly). The food option was noodles and we made it to the food tent before torrential rain. After spending a few hours in the main tent we decided to call it an early night and head back to our cosy home for the night and chat in our sleeping bags. Laura has an excuse for this as she is pregnant, I'm pretty much just an old lady in a twenty somethings body.

We took breakfast with Pinterest in the morning which was fantastic! I learnt so much from those girls, it was really interesting to hear about the site from the actual people who work for them rather than bloggers sharing their tips for Pinterest success. They are such a down-to-earth company and made me love them even more.

The rest of the day was spent milling around a bit, meeting new-to-me bloggers, finally chatting to some I'd followed for ages and catching up with friends. The food options on the second day were a burger fan or the noodle tent again which was a bit disappointing. Due to this we did have to leave in the afternoon in search of lunch. I think there were some things that could have been improved on a little but for a first time blogging festival I had a fun time. It was certainly worth the 24 hours there if only for Alison's and Pinterest's talk alone if I'm honest!

Thanks again to Hertz for the beautiful bell tent to help this non-camper have a lovely camp and the pims too!

66 comments:

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

It looks interesting! Would have loved the Pinterest talk and to hear Alison x

InnocentCharmsChats said...

I hate camping but you have kinda convinced me to go next year x

Polly Davies said...

looks like it would be interesting - a bell tent would swing it too ;)

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juliette à pois said...

I'm in love with your photos! So happy so cool (:


Kisses
Juliette à pois

Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime said...

This looks like lots of fun! x

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http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/series/liquids2

clint odeza said...

Liquid E3 i like the specs

kathrynsharman said...

I would have loved to hear both those talks. It feels like I haven't been to a blogging conference for ages and I'm going to have to wait until next year now (unless I squeeze a sneaky one in sooner). Lucky you, bell tents are wonderful. P.S. I know you've had it ages but I still adore that cardi! x

arra carrasco-odeza said...

Acer Iconia A3 love it!

laura redburn said...

i LOVE your cardie! i've never been to a blogging thing before, but from what i've heard blogstock was quite a hit and everybody seemed to especially love the pinterest talk.

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Iconia W7 :)

The Owl and the Accordion said...

You already know that I love your cardi, but I'm quite keen on the floral headband as well! Glad you had a good time, the Pinterest talk sounds really interesting, I would have been all over that!

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Stephanie Croydon said...

beautiful photos, i would love to go to a blogging festival!

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I like the Iconia W7

Donna Wishart said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time! x

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh I love all of these choices and think they are all beautiful - love the flower sequin one the most - simple but very beautiful


Laura x

Astrid said...

Where's the yellow and black pushchair from? It's fantastic!

Laura Rocksteady said...

I really enjoyed the Pinterest breakfast - learnt so much and felt really inspired :) I agree i think there were a few things that really could be improved on but the concept is good and I loved the Belltent and met some really interesting people and of course enjoyed the road trip with you


Laura x

Claire said...

That looked great. I love the bell tents! I love croissants too! Bet it was nice to get out of there and have a decent hot meal though! :-) x

fritha strickland said...

it's great isn't it. My neighbour got it from a charity shop! x

fritha strickland said...

ah no this one is in St Werbs which is about a ten min walk from us :) x

fritha strickland said...

haha DONT TEMPT me, once the wedding is out the way... ;) x

fritha strickland said...

He'd love St Werbs farm and the cafe has an amazing playground too! x

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