Birmingham Blognix

Birmingham Blognix
Event on 2013-06-08 10:00:00

Birmingham Blognix is a Blogger event with a twist.

We are taking the standard conference format and turning it on its head. We want to learn new skills to take our blogs to the next level. We also want to meet other Bloggers, network, connect and most importantly have fun. We believe that some of the best lessons come from conversation. This event is part picnic, part meet-up and part conference. The aim of the day is to learn, to be inspired, to connect and to have fun.  


What will you gain from Blognix?

You will hear from expert speakers from the Blogging world who will share their knowledge and tips to help you get the most out of your blog.

You will learn practical tips and advice in several workshops. 

You will get to know other Bloggers in an informal setting with a fantastic picnic lunch.

Cake! There will be a cake competition so if you have some baking prowess bring along your best cake, biscuits or baked product. There is a prize for the best contribution.


Included in the price:

  • A picnic lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Inspiring speakers
  • Interactive workshops
  • A bunch of new Blogging friends!

Speakers on the day: 

El Jones from A Thrifty Mrs

Since graduating El Jones has worked for several national and regional radio stations first off as a journalist and then as an editor and web content provider (specialising in social media and SEO). She has written for and worked with dozens of companies, websites and publications since setting up A Thrifty Mrs. She is enthusiastic and passionate about blogging and loves to work with PRs, brands, blogs and publications who feel the same.

 Jen Holmes from A Little Bird Told Me

Jen Holmes is a freelance online writer, community manager and blogger. She works with fashion, lifestyle and travel brands to help them develop their digital presence, connect with their customers and generally do nice things online. Jen has been blogging in one way or another since 2001 (Open Diary represent!). She started A Little Bird Told Me in 2009 and now shares her style with readers across the world.


Emma Cossey from The Freelance Lifestyle

Writer, editor, and social media consultant Emma Cossey has been freelancing and working from home for over four years. She has written for a number of fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle sites, and has provided social media services for big brands like The Discovery Channel, Macleans and Shell, as well as working with lots of small businesses and entrepreneurs. She runsThe Freelance Lifestyle blog, and can be found on nearly every social media network going – including Twitter, Facebook , G+ (where she runs communities for Bloggers and Freelancers) and YouTube.


Hazel Paterson from It's not f***ing rocket science, Hazel Paterson Photography and Domestic Sluttery

Freelance photographer, food writer, chef, food consultant and gratuitous wine drinker Hazel Paterson has her  food blog, It's not f***ing rocket science, and photography website, Hazel Paterson Photohraphy. Hazel also writes for Great Food Magazine and Domestic Sluttery and is one of the Food Friday cooks for BBC Radio Leicester. When not doing all of that Hazel can usually be found in her kitchen playing with her food.


Kim Lawler from Kim Lawler Creative and Finest Imaginary

Kim Lawler spent a few years working at a web development agency before spreading my wings and heading to the realms of freelance. She is now a freelance web designer, developer, she knows her stuff when it comes to making websites. She also designs and makes things for her shop,  Finest Imaginary. And she blogs over on the Hip Hop Side Project.


Colleen Bulfin from Reward Style

Colleen Bulfin is an Account Consultant at rewardStyle, an invitation ­only monetization platform for top tier digital style publishers around the world. rS clients include more than 10K style publishers and 3K retailers, 180K brands in 50+ countries. Founded in 2011, the company now has 30+ employees between its two offices: London and Dallas, Texas. Colleen graduated in 2006 with a degree in Fashion and Textile design in her homeland Ireland and currently runs the style blog, hiitsColleen.


Topics covered include:

  • Working with PR's
  • Social Media Tips and Techniques
  • Turning Blogging into a Career
  • Blogging Ethics and Best Practice
  • Photography for Blogging
  • Blog Design
  • and more!

The Venue!

Birmingham Blognix will be held at the super-awesome Custard Factory. This revolutionary arts and culture complex is buzzing with atmosphere. On the day of Blognix there is a huge vintage and antiques fair plus a charity abseil all happening at the Custard Factory complex. It will be a fun, engaging and interesting venue to spend the day at. There will be an opportunity to have an explore of the Custard Factory during the day. There are indie shops, cafes and really interesting buildings here. Plus you can get some great photos for your blog!

The Custard Factory is a 5-acre site built over 100 years ago by Sir Alfred Bird, the inventor of custard. It's had a marvellous transformation over the past 20 years into a thriving centre for arts, culture and indie businesses. 

The Custard Factory is just a short walk from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street stations, approx. 10 minutes. It's really easy to get to. If you are driving there are a few car parks nearby as well. 

There are three pay and display car parks in close proximity to the Custard Factory: Trinity Street car park on Heath Mill Lane, Zellig car park on Digbeth High Street and the North Yard car park on Gibb street.

The Custard Factory is accessible from the M6, M5 and M42. Please visit the website for detailed directions. 






What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Custard Factory is centrally located in Birmingham City Centre. It about 10 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station. There is parking available at a number of nearby car parks. 


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please email me –


Do I need to bring anything with me?

You can just bring your lovely self but if you want to, do bring your camera and something to make notes on. 


What if I have special dietery requirements?

When you purchase a ticket there will an opportunity on the form for you to let us know or any allergies or dietery requirements you might have. 


Is there a hashtag for this event?

Yes! The hashtag is #Blognix and we would love you to chat about the event on social media.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring either a printout of the ticket or a screenshot, photo or email copy of the ticket. Electronic is preferred as we want to save the trees!


What is the refund policy?

Until 31st May:

Tickets can be refunded, less a £5 administration fee to cover booking costs.

After 31st May:

Tickets are non-refundable. You can transfer the ticket if you arrange this privately. We will only be able to help if all spaces have been sold and there is a waiting list. In this case, we will also deduct a £5 administration fee.

at The Custard Factory
Gibb Street
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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