I have been meaning to blog about the ‘Into The West Blogger Network’ or what we hashtag as #itwbn which is a hashtag that has been all over my instagram!!😍😍😍
Firstly, the ITWBN is a huge support to anyone that wants to begin blogging or anyone that wants to ‘network’ with other bloggers. And, for the past 6 months, it has really has had an impact on me and my blogging.
For anyone that doesn’t know anything about this group it has been created by two
wonderful women, Saibh Egan
http://saibhegan.com and Sinead Carroll http:// http://www.yummymummy.eu.com/?m=1. It was created to give bloggers in the west of Ireland a platform and in a short time it has done incredibly well and is growing on a daily basis.
How I got introduced to ITWBN was that I have been friends with Saibh for about 15 years and I went to help out at the event and be a support when infact it has in turn helped me more!!!! She also recoommended I go and has been very supportive to me since day one of ne starting my blog…she really is one in a million!
The ITWBN host events specifically for bloggers, they have guest speakers attend with whom you can’t help but learn from and then have adequate time for bloggers to network and take selfies (it is a must at the events) as well as the introduction to some amazing local products and businesses.
I, believe it or not, really struggle in situations like this especially when I feel completely out of my depth as the people who attend these events are so talented at what they do. But, this feeling was squashed within seconds of the event. There are no egos and it is an entirely positive experience. I cannot explain the atmosphere it is electric, exciting, nerve wrecking but most importantly ridiculously positive! Anyone who knows me understands that I am all about the positive vibes ✌✌✌
As an added bonus, it has also introduced me to a plethora of people, really amazingly talented people at that!!! And also some amazing products which I especially love from Cocoa Brown http://cocoabrown.ie and Pixy Natural Skincare http://pixy.ie (which are all handmade in Ireland) to name a few. The goodie bags NEVER fail to disappoint and take me so long to get through…below is the most recent one 😍😍😍
Photo credit to the Beauty Kemple http://www.thebeautykemple.blogspot.ie/?m=1 For all your beauty needs she is the girl to go to!😜
For me, blogging is an outlet and not something that I think I would be successful to go full time, I’m not that interesting 😂😂 I really didn’t think people would get much from my blog, but cooking and feeling good within yourself is something I really enjoy and if I can help ONE person I am satisfied! The blog, however, grown (which is mad to me) and I really enjoy comments and messages from people as far away as Singapore to my beloved Galway😉;)
The last thing I am going to leave you with is that these events have given me the confidence to concentrate on the direction I want to go in; They have also made me think more carefully about my posts and also has created a community in the west that was badly needed. I am now part of this community and I couldn’t recommend ITWBN more for anyone that wants to be taken seriously in the blogging world!!!!😍😍😍
They also host workshops which can really transform your blogging abilities and you can find out more information below
Any questions just drop me a mail 😜
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