Spark Sessions Workshops

Fashion & Beauty, Just for Fun, Products and Brands

ee8f9a163540b302a494b724a340f63bTo all of my fashion and beauty blogger babes, if you haven’t heard yet, Spark Sessions is doing full day workshops throughout 2014. If you’re looking for an intimate atmosphere where you can learn from your favourite top fashion bloggers, these workshops are for you!

sparklogo-website Spark Sessions Workshops are full day workshops to help you take your content to the next level. Our workshops are specifically designed with our attendees in mind, and intended to teach you all you the tips and tricks in a hands-on setting. We aim to provide direction, inspiration, and the knowledge to create the brand that you want.

Their first workshop is all about photography and it’s only two weeks away. The guest speakers for this workshop are: Casey Palmer from CaseyPalmer.com and Natalie from MyLittleSecrets.ca. I urge anyone who is starting their own blog (especially fashion) to take this workshop. Photos make or break a blog post, they add a visual aspect to your blog that people will remember. Some people may only read your post based on the photos that accompany it. There are still a few spots left, you can register HERE.

The second workshop is coming up in June and it will focus on SEO strategies and coding for bloggers and I am definitely going to sign up it. I blog often but I don’t really think about what I’m blogging about or why — in the sense that I take content as it comes — this is my diary not a money-making business. BUT I would LOVE to learn how to make it both. The third workshop is in August and it aims to teach you how to build partnerships and create the perfect media kit for your blog (I should probably sign up for this workshop too).

Are you going to sign up?

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo

Spark Sessions logo and quote taken from the Spark Sessions Website 

Tickets for each workshop are $69 +HST 

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

 

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

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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!

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Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo