After an epic week-long adventure through two Greek islands, it was time to get back to work. We landed on London soil on a Wednesday night in early September and set our alarms for 6 a.m. sharp Thursday morning. After many flights and boat rides, it was a rude awakening but absolutely necessary to have enough time to set up our venue for the 10 am start.
Once we got into the swing of things and made a Starbucks pit-stop on our way to the tube, we began to snap out of our Grecian slumber.
We’d originally booked one workshop, which gave us a few days off between Greece and London. But, when that class quickly sold out, we launched another and the only time we could sneak it in was before the first!
After teaching two back-to-back classes in January at the gorgeous while-walled wonderland that is Curtain Road Studios in Shoreditch, we knew we wanted to head back — if it’s good enough for Tim Walker, it’s good enough for us!
London blows me away every time. We’ve now done four classes in the city and the London girls take their blogging very seriously. Always a stylish, eccentric bunch, they ask the most questions, take the most photos and travel hours for our meet-ups. It’s always intense and inspiring for me to watch.
Also intense and inspiring to watch? AND a little bit scary?! During one of our breaks, Kat and Gala climbed up a rickety old ladder to Curtain Road’s rooftop. I stood underneath, afraid that the ladder would give out and that I’d have to finish the class on my own. Haha!
In Their Own Words
Here’s what some of our London ladies had to say about their Blogcademy experience:
Hanging out with so many other creative women in a positive and encouraging environment was really inspiring. I wish I could bottle the feeling and open it whenever I need a boost — it was magic. That feeling is probably one of the main things I will take away from The Blogcademy. One of the quotes that I noted at the time was “surround yourself with talented people you trust” and it still stands out to me as one of the most valuable snippets from the event and very reflective of The Blogcademy in general.
—Lynsay, Miss West End Girl
In short, as a pro blogger of two years, it was easy to think I might know it all, but no matter where you’re at with your online career, I guarantee that these three international blogging superstars will have something to teach you. This isn’t just another blogging course, it’s a masterclass with the best of the best. I arrived with a plan for my new venture and left with an entirely new plan and enough enthusiasm to rev me up for years to come. I have complete confidence in what I’m doing next, despite it being a scary leap into the unknown, and it’s all thanks to The Blogcademy!
—Sara, Under The Vintage Veil
Gala, Shauna & Kat have created a topnotch workshop that inspires, teaches and improves all types of bloggers at every level. I was worried that after almost 4 years of blogging I wouldn’t get the input I looked for but there was absolutely no ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’, the ladies nailed it on every level from design, personal success stories, monetizing and manifestation tips.
Jocelina, Pink Chocolate Break
Of course, no workshop is complete without a class photo to commemorate the experience!
This time, our goodie bags were some of the best I’d ever seen. Our London sponsors knocked it out of the park, BIG TIME. Just check out this haul!
These super sweet ceramic heart brooches were by Love & Lovelier Ceramics.
Alternate Normality created these custom bows which our students used both in their hair and as bow ties.
Our believe, faith, love and hope bracelets were by Junk Jewels and a complete hit — Kat, Gala and I tied ours on in class and I’m still wearing mine as I type this!
And, the flowers! I was head over heels in love with the lush color combos of these arrangements by Wildabout.
Ears were, as always, produced by one of our favorite companies, Crown and Glory. They’re definitely a Blogcademy tradition at this point!
You know an item is perfect for your audience when everyone rifles through their goodie bag and puts it on right then and there. The star necklaces by Headfull of Feathers got that instantaneous reaction!
Halfway through the day, we had a visit from Old Fashioned Sweet Cart! Yes, I tried one of everything.
These perfectly on brand tie-up scarves were created by Remixed by Jackie.
Each of our London ladies also received a copy of Reeta Krishna’s WordPress For Beginners book!
We had some serious prop madness™ going on thanks to the brilliant Scene Setter crew, who created dozens of custom branded signs, lanterns and photo backdrops. I was completely, totally blown away by the way they creatively interpreted our brand guide. These guys are such pros!
Our interns, Sophie and Gareth pulled out all the stops to make sure our classes ran like clockwork — they had every last detail under control. Photographer Alexa Loy took these awesome double exposures with both of them and Kat — I sadly missed out!
Aaaaaaand, that’s a wrap! We love you, London!