I love it when i’m invited to an event, i feel really privileged that i get to go to often really special and well thought out occasions, however theres always a little pang of anxiety when i get that email in my inbox.
Blogger events are exciting theres no doubt about it, from the invitation email to attending the event i feel like i’m involved in something really cool especially if its with a brand i know and love. But theres a few reasons why i’m filled with nerves before heading into a blogger event..
“Mingling” Mingling would be easy if you’re well known, if Beyonce walked in a room she’d have no problem mingling because everyone wants to talk to her because they know who she is. However when you’re an unknown person in a room filled with 20 somethings from the world of press and PR, approaching a circle of people already having a conversation doesn’t come easy to me.
What am i supposed to do? Crawl through their legs and pop up in the middle of the circle like someone popping out of a huge birthday cake????
Most of the time when i’ve been at blogger events the people and other bloggers i’ve met have been lovely, however theres always a feeling i’m being silently judged. I was at one event where another blogger pulled a face at me and looked me up and down when i smiled at her.
Even though everyone else i spoke to that day was lovely it really made me feel like i shouldn’t be there, before events now i always worry people will be judging me in their heads. I’ve never really seen anyone speak about this before because this community is very positive but i feel like the situation is being “whitewashed” or even “positive washed” sometimes you get a blogger who isn’t so nice and thats just life.
Before any PR or blogger events i find myself trolling asos for outfit ideas because everything i own doesn’t seem to be good enough anymore. I remember before my first ever press event actually googling “what to wear to a press event”.
While talking to a brand ambassador at an event i was prompted by the waiter to take one of the little canapés from his silver tray, it turns out its very important to actually know what foie gras is at PR events and also very important to think its amazing. Blogging aside i’m still a 19 year old who eats McDonalds and is partial to a cheese string.
Before i go to blogger events i’m filled with am i dressed properly? Do i look okay? Is my eyeliner good enough? While all these thoughts go through my head usually they’re left in the back of my mind once i’m actually through the door. I love attending blogger and PR events and feel so lucky when i get the opportunity to but i wanted to put my thoughts on paper (or screen?) for anyone else who might get anxious before events.
Have you ever had any weird event experiences? – Maria x
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