Inaugural Blogger Bash
The inaugural Nashville Blogger Bash took place June 14, 2018, and it was a phenomenal night. Nashville Bloggers, Vloggers, content creator, and business owner gathered at the beautiful WeWork building (901 Woodland) for a night of networking, discussion, and fun.
We were pleased to have so many amazing Nashville businesses in the building providing our attendees with NOT ONLY ambiance but also so many shareable experiences.
Juwon Enamel set up a beautiful station where guests could learn about their cruelty- free, long wear polishes and get their nails done. Dr. Beauty and his team added a new spin on the traditional lipstick bar by introducing the L.I.P (Living in Purpose) Bar. Not only did he give our girls a little lip pop, but he allowed them to share with him how they live in their purpose and win some cute prizes.
While mingling and visiting our onsite sponsors, guests sipped on refreshing cocktails from BlackLeaf Vodka. They provided two delicious signature drinks adding some new favorites to our summer drink list. Finally, Go Bonanza turned the level of event fun all the way up with his fun, interactive photo booth.
In addition to alcoholic refreshments, Mimi Jo's and Sucre shared some of their specialties with us. Mimi Jo's gave us several different delicious blends of gourmet Southern fruit and there was a full assortment of cupcakes and cookies from Sucre.
After an hour of connecting and getting to know each other, it was panel time. Our panel featured four local bloggers who, though they shared niches, were at different levels of their blogging journey and have grown their platforms in very different ways.
Ngozi Rollins- Natural hair blogger and vlogger. Owner and creator of BeautiFroHair. Her YouTube channel has curated over 30k follower. Through her sustained platform growth, Rollins has been a featured influencer at many events including Nashville's Dollar General Day of Beauty,
Greta Hollar- Style and travel blogger. Greta has solidified her position in the bloggersphere by being a queen of consistency and a promo pro. Through her career, she's worked with brands such as Coca-Cola, Pringles, Dr. Scholl's, Walmart, and more.
Lena Jones- Known to her followers as Lena Love Curls, Lena is a natural hair and lifestyle blogger/vlogger. Her regular, detailed natural hair tutorials have earned her a loyal following (25k+) of beauty lovers across the country.
Faryn Van Dyke- This California girl gone country has made a major name for herself in Nashville with a keen eye for fashion and style. With a sharp understanding of her brand, Faryn has made monetized blogging work for her in a way that makes blogging hardly feel like work.
These ladies did a phenomenal job of peeling back the layer of having a huge following and dove right into what it took for them to gain success. They also shared how they maintain being a consistent influence and stay motivated to create fresh content. We appreciated them being candid in their responses and really showing that blogging is real work and not just taking photos and catching flights.
The Gift Bags
Upon leaving, one of our guests said "DANG, this gift bag is heavy," and we couldn't do anything but laugh because, well, it was. Not only did we provide guests with products from local, Nashville brands,
but thanks to our gift bag sponsor, Valerie Boutique, we were able to provide them with a few of our favorite things as well.