The Meet talk blog event

Sorry for the radio silence for two days, but I kept myself busy with work and the preparations for my very first event ‘Meet, Talk & Blog’ that I hosted yesterday. With this event I have put my organization skills to the test. And I have to say, I am soooooooo incredibly happy with the result!!! It was by far the best thing I have accomplished in my short blogger existence. I still don’t fully realize what happened yesterday hahaha… But I am absolutely proud and thankful for this. The event went even better than I hoped it would be! Today I will share some pictures and the program of the event here.

First of all, I want to thank all the awesome bloggers who attended this event. After some email contact, it was so nice to meet you all in person! I wish I had more time to socialize with you, but I am sure I will meet you soon enough to catch up ;)
I will be working off schedule this week to share every front of the ‘Meet, Talk & Blog’ event with you, bits by bits. Starting with the program:

13.00 – Welcome
The guests were arriving at the perfect location for this event, in the Skyy bar of the Wescord Fashion hotel Amsterdam.

Skyy bar - Wescord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam


13.30 – Blogger speed dating
I know how intimidating an (first) event can be, surrounded by new people. So, to break the ice, to make it easier to mingle later with the drinks, there was a speed dating session planned. Everyone had exactly 1 minute to introduce themselves to the person in front them. It was how they call it in Dutch “een kippenhok”, but it was oh so much fun!!! :D

Blogger speed dating - Meet, talk & Blog

Blogger Speed dating - Meet talk blog

Blogger Speed dating - Meet talk blog

Blogger Speed dating - Meet talk blog
14.00 – Fashion Hotel tour
Wescord Fashion hotel gave us a great tour through their amazing hotel. Showing us the rooms, the restaurant, the pool and the fashionable touches everywhere. Thank you Sanne for the grand tour!!

Westcord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam tour

14.30 – Networking
Time to mingle! The whole idea of this event is to meet other wonderful bloggers and learn from each other. You can find a lot of great tips online and in books, but nothing beats the exchange of practical knowledge on the spot by just talking about your passion. Like, which platforms to use to promote your blog, what lens to use for OOTDs, which accounts are interesting to follow etc. And above all this, new collaborations and friendships were formed during this little get-together.

Networking meet talk blog

Networking - Meet Talk Blog

Networking - Meet Talk Blog

Meet talk blog bloggers

16.00 – Goodie bag
I wouldn’t be a good host, if I didn’t have a little something for the guests ;) I will dedicate a full blog post to show you what was inside this goodie bag this week!

Goodiebag - Meet, Talk & Blog

As you can see, it was a very successful day! I couldn’t have done it without the #byLily team! I can’t thank and hug you guys enough for this!!! On to the next project shall we?!! :D
Hashtag by Lily team

I will upload all the pictures of this afternoon on Facebook later. Again, thank you so much for coming sweet bloggers! It was an unforgettable day! Can you send me a snapshot from the polaroid take, as a memory with you on this fun day together?!

Stay tuned for more this week!! X