THE POWER OF NETWORKING

The power of networkingWhat do you think of yesterday’s Meet, Talk & Blog announcement? I hope that I will meet a lot of lovely bloggers that day! You can still apply until the 7th of April! I already have some unofficial confirmations from around 10 bloggers so far, so at least I know I will not be standing there alone that day ;)
Fridays are usually OOTD days, therefore I have the pics from a little shoot for you. But I also want to share some thoughts about the concept ‘networking’ with you. Are you ready?! ;)

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

Yesterday I went to Utrecht for the ‘Fashion bloggers clinique’ hosted by Internet advantage. I was so glad that Wendy sent me a last minute invitation to attend this event, because oh boy, I have gained so much last night. Not only in knowledge (because these professionals really know what they are talking about) but in gaining new connections as well! It was a typical good example of why (starting) bloggers should go to these kinds of events and why I initiated this ‘Meet Talk Blog’ event.

The power of networking is something that we shouldn’t underestimate. When I started with this blog, it didn’t even occur to me to reach out to other bloggers. Ever since I was asked for a bloggers event by Fresh communications, I have changed this whole mind set. Once you have met people face to face, you already have a stronger connection to build upon. Meeting other people, whether they are bloggers or for example marketing professionals, expands your horizon for fresh ideas, improvements or even collaborations PLUS it could be sooo inspiring. And if you surround yourself with people with the same passion, you can expect firework!!

Here, my little advice (if I may as a newly blogger ;)), CONNECT with people even if it is so scary sometimes! 9 out of 10 times you will gain so much. You will not regret it. I don’t think anyone has suffered from some networking sessions, so you have nothing to lose.
Once again, I highly encourage people -not only bloggers- to take a deep breath, be brave and talk to people! Speaking from my own little experience, you will be surprised what you are capable of and how you can grow! I can always look back, smiling with a satisfying feeling after a good networking session!

So that was my inspirational talk of the day haha.. It was just something that was on my mind after an inspiring evening yesterday. Special thanks to Internet Advantages, you were a great host! And Joy (from Just like Sushi), you are such a sweet heart, you nailed the presentation and I hope you will win your trip to NYC babe (you can still vote for her here)!

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily

The power of networking - Hashtag by Lily
blouse: H&M / lace top: Zara / clutch: Zara / boots: H&M / pants: Zara (old) / sunglasses:

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