BlogCampUK Round-Up

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blogcampukThis weekend saw our biggest and best ever BlogCamp event, with more than 120 bloggers gathered in Birmingham for a day of all things blog-related.

We were thrilled to see so many Foodies100 bloggers at the event, and it was lovely to finally put some faces to names (and Twitter avatars!)

So if you weren’t there on the day, what did you miss? 

The day kicked off with an inspiring presentation from Muireann of Bangs and a Bun, who talked about building a blog ‘brand’ and keeping your blog fresh – and then what to do if you’re bored by your own blog.

Our SEO expert Lee Smallwood provided some invaluable tips on increasing your site’s audience and visibility in Google using simple SEO techniques. We’ll be sharing some of these ideas on the site in the days to come.

Guardian journalist and live blogger Stu Heritage provided possibly the funniest slide of the day, and inspired bloggers to get off the fence and start being snarky. There were top photography tips from pro photographer and lecturer John Arnold, with video tutorials from Ian Moulster, and a great presentation from Susanna Conway about her experience of creating and marketing e-courses for readers of her blog. To round off the day, there were some tips on the often tricky PR/blogger relationship in a discussion led by Stephen Waddington of Speed Communications.

Oh, and there was definitely plenty of food – including an impressive selection of cake.

A big thanks to BlogCamp’s sponsors, Skype and Growing Up Milk. It’s thanks to their support, and all the people who generously donate their time to our events, that we’re able to offer these events, and continue to keep them free for our bloggers.

Want to come to future BlogCamps? Make sure you’re on our mailing list and you’ll get event details as soon as they’re available – we’re currently confirming details for two more events in the next few months. In the meantime, if you write a post about BlogCamp, we’d love to see it, so please do share your links in the widget at the bottom of this post.

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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