This month I was invited out to Scottsdale for a fun-filled weekend with the Bloguette babes and had a fabulous time at their first ever workshop! Because I totally recommend it and have received a handful of excited questions, I thought I’d share why I loved it so much with you all!
Bloguettes is a two-day workshop for bloggers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, heavily concentrated on Photoshop but with a focus on social media, branding, photography and the business of blogging. Their goal is not only to host workshops and then say farewell, but to really create a community of like-minded, passionate creatives.
The workshop was held in their adorable studio, where every little detail from the décor, fresh juices, and goody bags to hand-painted name cards and wooden USBs was top notch and super on point. The whole experience was branded to perfection!
I already knew enough about Photoshop to get around and do my thang (like making blog graphics and my About page) but was thrilled to learn a lot more features and functionality since my prior experience has been all self-taught. I actually learned so many tips and tricks I never knew existed, and of course was excited to learn about manipulating photographs and playing with colors! We took portraits on the first day so that we could practice editing them on day two, and had beautiful take-home booklets with step-by-step instructions to reference later.
And on top of all that valuable learning stuffed into the weekend, there’s the fact that you get to meet and network with other awesome bloggers and creatives with the same desire to do what they love and create a life they are passionate about. I had a blast getting to know so many amazing ladies and had some great conversations over healthy lunch on everything from the triumphs and struggles of post-grad life to raising backyard chickens. Needless to say I came home feeling super inspired, which to me is just the best feeling in the world!
One of the reasons blogging is great is because it connects you with so many people you would otherwise never cross paths with. My new friend Kelsey started her own organization and home styling company Breath. Organize. Repeat and is studying to become a classical feng sui master! But a legit master, like once she graduates she’ll be one of less than 100 in the United States. (I became so intrigued with classical feng sui, and Kelsey is just awesome, so I hope to do a little interview and spotlight on her soon!).
Overall I didn’t find the workshop lacking in any way, which says a lot considering it was their very first one! Not that I’m surprised, because the team of ladies leading it are super talented with years of experience. If you’re a blogger or aspiring entrepreneur, honestly do yourself a favor and check them out. The next workshop is coming up in Pheonix June 10-11, but I know they’ll be expanding to other cities soon!