Twitter for the WIN — a #SparkSessions Recap from someone who didn’t attend

Fashion & Beauty, Just for Fun, Products and Brands, Toronto Adventures

It’s nearly impossible to recap an event that you didn’t attend. Nearly impossible, unless you follow the event’s hashtags all weekend (even when you’re relaxing at the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre in Campellville Ontario). I’m not a Beauty or Fashion blogger, even though some of my posts tend to lean that way. I’m a Lifestyle blogger who loves to write and even though Spark Sessions is geared towards Beauty and Fashion bloggers, I think any type of blogger could gain something from their event.  With the amazing panels, various brands, and numerous bloggers in attendance, I’m quite sad I missed it. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it and am so glad I had Twitter to help me learn a few things from some of the greats!

Here are my favourite quotes/tweets from the event, search #sparksessions on Twitter to view more.

Anum Khan ‏@summerxskin
Kamilla Berdin ‏@KamillaBerdin#sparksessions
  • “Blogging is not a set it and forget it business” @DaintyGirl_TO
Stephanie Fusco ‏@stephaniefusco
  • Bloggers: be honest. If you didn’t love something, say so or don’t say anything at all. Free for you, $150 for someone else. #sparksessions
Chic Darling ‏@ChicDarling
Spark Sessions ‏@SparkSessions
  • Blogging is a career that comes out of passion. It is never a choice you make for financial gain. @LaineyGossip #sparksessions
  • Even if you’re not a journalist, editors work with you to become better writers as long as you are eager and willing #sparksessions
  • Be honest. Don’t over-inflate your writing experience. #sparksessions
  • Bloggers should check which posts get most traffic and have the lowest bounce rate for each style or type of blogpost #sparksessions
  • Just because you’re not a perfect writer now doesn’t mean you can’t work your way to be there. #sparksessions

Did you attend Spark Sessions? Tell me all about it!!


Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo


Spark Sessions Conference: November 16 – 17

Fashion & Beauty, Just for Fun, Toronto Adventures


Have you heard? All of my favourite fashion and beauty bloggers have put together an amazing conference and it’s coming up fast! It’s the first ever Spark Sessions Conference complete with incredible speakers; Jeanne Beker (OMG), Alexander Liang (Entrepreneur and EIC of Kenton Magazine), Valerie Stachurski (Principal at Charming Media and EIC at I’m Charming You), and Sarah Kelsey (EIC of Stylelist Canada) just to name a few. It’s your chance to network and learn from the leaders of the fashion and beauty industry in Toronto. Whether you’re a blogging vet, a fashion aficionado, a newbie blogger, or just interested in learning more about fashion and beauty there’s definitely something for YOU at this conference. With panels including Being a Blogger: Networking, Image and Events, The Business of Blogging, and Getting Published – How to Pitch to Editors, there is tonnes to learn and so much to gain. There’s also an opening night party, speed dating with brands, and a surprise activity to look forward to! I’m totally jealous of anyone attending this conference (I’ll be out-of-town that weekend). I already know a few ladies heading to this conference and I know they can’t wait to meet YOU — you should get your ticket NOW!


Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo