I am so excited by the awesomeness that is coming to Birmingham Blognix. We have a group of my favourite people on the internet coming to share their expertise and help us make our Blogs even more awesome. How awesome is that? How many times can I say awesome in a paragraph? Awesome, awesome, awesome. So with further ado, here is a little more information about the people you will get to meet at Birmingham Blognix on Saturday 8th June.
Freelance photographer, food writer, chef, food consultant and gratuitous wine drinker Hazel Paterson has her food blog and photography website. 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.
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 runs The 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.
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.
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.
Kim Lawler is a web designer and maker of things, known for her brand Finest Imaginary and her no-bullshit approach to web design. She specialises in crafting awesome updateable websites & blogs on the wordpress platform, mainly working with small creative businesses, creative individuals and bloggers. She’s currently working on a kick-ass ‘do it yourself’ wordpress course which will be released in 2013.
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.