…excitement, and brain overload were just a few of the emotions I was feeling.
Last weekend I attended my first blog conference (Haven) It was a magical weekend.. met many bloggers for the first time which was the highlight of the weekend.Haven was filled with array of classes, impossible to attend all of them. The classes I did attend was with stylist Micheal Mead and blogger Janet Coon on photography styling.It was just the perfect amount of information and inspiration I needed. Amy Howard demonstrated european paint techniques which transcended me to a place in France and Italy. The last class “working with brands” was worth its weight in gold..Kim Wilson (Sand & Sisal) Brittany Bailey (Pretty Handy Girl) and Mandy Gubler (Vintage Revival) all had great advice to share. Everyone that taught the classes all had one thing in common they all were pretty consistent to their brand.
When I started blogging 3 1/2 years ago. I knew back then that I wanted to blog about nature. It took me a few years to experiment and find the perfect look for my brand. Last November I met some talented people who helped me re-define my niche, Brandi from Alchemy & Aim, and graphic artist Ana Degenaar both their talent and creativity help me find my way to re-define what I wanted for my blog. I was totally swooned by Ana’s minimalistic style and I knew that’s what I wanted for my logo.
Photo by Studio Kalliomäki
I would like to say that the Haven Conference got me to regroup myself. It made me take a step back and think ! Is what I am doing with my blog true to my brand.? The answer to that is yes! I still think of this as a hobby, something I love to do and getting paid seems like secondary. If you have a niche you love to blog, stay true to that, everything else will fall in place. If you’re not having fun, take a step back and regroup.
Photo by Paulina Arcklin