What is BlogStock?
A fun packed weekend of learning, experiencing, networking and partying! There are plenty of conferences out there aimed at all different blogging niches but they all take place indoors and keep to the usual “how to” sessions. At BlogStock we like to do things a little differently! We have some of the best bloggers and social media influencers in the world providing workshops, debate sessions and talks on the latest social trends. But what makes us different is we also have workshops and talks on food and nutrition, on psychology and wellbeing, we have yoga sessions and cooking schools, wine tasting and cocktail making! Product experiences and networkings events! Not to mention the epic opening and closing parties in the evenings too. We pride ourselves on offering more than just your normal blogging conference. There’s something for everyone!
When is it and where is it?
BlogStock takes place on the 4th – 6th September 2015 at the beautiful Aldenham Country Park in Elstree, London, England. It’s very easy to access thanks to its proximity to London and both the M1 and M25 motorways. We have plenty of room to park your car, plenty of camping space too and we have hot showers and very clean toilets too! If camping isn’t your thing then there’s lots of hotels within a 10 minute drive of the venue. The closest is the Village Urban Resorts Hotel and the Ramada Hotel London M1 but there are plenty more in just a few more minutes away.
Why you should go to BlogStock
There are lots of reasons to attend BlogStock! One of the most important aspects is its not genre or niche specific. Bloggers, YouTubers and Social Media influencers of all types, skill levels and experience are welcome and this mixture of fashion, travel, tech, music, gaming, family, lifestyle and beauty means you’ll learn from people outside the community you usually interact with. At BlogStock 2014 we saw a lot of cross-over between genres and some great feedback from niches, telling us how fashion bloggers taught travel bloggers how to grow their blogs in ways they previous hadn’t thought of. YouTubers taught food bloggers how to make the most of video on their blogs and Pinterest taught twitter influencers how they can grow their following even further.
All of this takes place in a festival setting, with the sun shining on us and many different venues of various sizes across the festival site. There’s lots more activities on site to take part in too. You can learn as little or as much as you want, make new blogging connections with other attendees and network with brands who want to meet Bloggers, Vloggers and Social Influencers.
I highly recommend camping on site for that full-on festival experience. We have a secure and safe camp site right next to the main festival area and we have plenty of hot showers and clean toilets for you too. On site security will make sure all your belongings are safe while you’re enjoying the festival. You will of course need a tent and I’d recommend a blow up mattress and sleeping bag too. Pack for both sunny and rainy weather, this is England after all and we can’t guarantee sunshine! Last year we had both rain during the evening and beautiful sunny blue skies during the day, so you might want to pack sun cream too! As with any English festival its worth packing your wellies, an umbrella, shorts, flip flops sunglasses, a hat and a waterproof coat too! You never can tell what the whether will be like.
What happens at BlogStock
The gates open on Friday afternoon and you’ll have ample time to pitch your tent, settle in and get involved in the Friday afternoon antics. Sessions start on Saturday so Friday is all about networking with other like minded bloggers and social-media addicts. We’ll have plenty to entertain you and a very exciting opening party to kick things off. There’s food and drink on site too so you wont go hungry or thirsty!
Saturday is one full on day of learning, experiencing and partying! The camp site is just 30 seconds away from the festival arena where you can grab some breakfast, chat to your new found friends and grab a coffee too. We even have some amazing yoga sessions to help stretch away the hangover and get you ready for the day! We’ll kick off the sessions across numerous venues ranging in size from intimate tipis that host up to 20 people, right up to our main marquee that can host hundreds. You are free to wander between sessions and experience lots of other activities on site too. There’s no shortage of things to do and we’ll make sure the festival atmosphere puts a smile on your face!
The climax of the day is our closing party which, if last year was anything to go by, will definitely be entertaining! We’ll have group activities, music, drinks and a chance for you to party the night away with the amazing people you’ve met at BlogStock.
On Sunday we’ll have a breakfast networking event and you have ample time to dismantle your tent and head on home, with a head filled full of new ideas, pockets full of blogger’s business cards and renew motivation to make your blog, youtube channel or social networks even more awesome!
You can grab your ticket to this year’s event below. Bring your partner, there’s plenty for non-bloggers to do too! Families are more than welcome as our festival is safe and civilised.