Blogtacular 2015 takeaways

Last weekend we topped up our inspiration jars ready for the crafty year ahead. This really is how we see dates 11-13 June: fueling our creativity by meeting you. What happened? Not only did we celebrate with exceptionally talented makers at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (meet the five creative stars of 2015) but we also got to attend and support our favourite blogging event, Blogtacular. Also at this year’s gathering, three members of Mollie Makes signed up as speakers – go team! – follow their gorgeous faces here, here and here. Also here and here if you met the rest of us.

Blogtacular 2015 Official Photos by Piers MacDonald. Thanks Mollie Makes (582)

Our Blogtacular 2015 takeaways

Each of us take away something a little different from Blogtacular. As a team made up of designers, wordy peeps and a digi bod we find the awesome in every part of Blogtacular. One thing that did stand out for all of us this year was Grace‘s task of writing down three fears. Three, honest fears. We had no idea what was coming. Honestly, how many of you gulped when she said, ‘Share them with someone today’? Yeah, double gulp! We hope you got the chance to chat it over, like Grace said, Blogtacular really is the place to do it – everyone just gets you.

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You said it!

We really wanted to pull together your write-ups of the day. Reading your posts is like reliving the event and we’re sure Kat and Kat have enjoyed reading the ins and outs of your Blogtacular experience as much as we have. Also thanks for crediting us and Piers when using the official Blogtacular photographs.

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“While you were all still tucked under your duvets we were out galavanting for a couple of hours of unashamed colour and creativity. […] It was so fun to have the space to get creative and try out some new things.” – The Lovely Drawerread more.

“I wasn’t disappointed. I learned so much in such a short space of time and now have to put all of that into action… If I could have split myself in two or even three I’d have attended all the talks. I’m looking forward to watching them online.” – Fiona Baileyread more.

“I felt motivated but with a sense of calm, a sense of optimism and a sense of opportunity ahead of me. And even though the speakers were great (in fact, Grace Bonney and Marte Marie Forsberg were really great) it was the community of like-minded bloggers that was even better.” – A Life Less Physicalread more.

“One theme throughout the day was collaboration. […] You can’t collaborate without being true to your personality and what you want from your work. Being you attracts people who will support what you do. Two heads are better than one—if they speak the same language. I mean that figuratively, but literally helps too.” – Crafting Fingers, read more.

“[…] the more I think about it, I can see that it isn’t the practical tips and tricks that I love. […] Blogging at it’s best is when everything is authentic and genuinely from the author of that blog, not simply a pale imitation of someone else. And Blogtacular confirmed what I think I already knew, that for me, the very best thing about all of these sessions is listening to the speakers’ enthusiasm.” – Space for Butterfliesread more.

That’s just a few of the posts we’ve read so far (we’re working our way through them all). If you fancy sharing your Blogtacular post with us tweet us a link, leave a comment, or nudge us on all the social media.

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*Despite often thinking the same thing and finishing each other’s sentences. Here, have a handmade paper bag! xox