A PEEK AT MY WEEK NO. 9: BLOGGER BRUNCH
A few weeks ago I had a bunch of regional bloggers and friends over at Le Pointu for brunch – sort of like an official launch of my weekend brunches. It was such a lovely day and I’ve been dying to share it with you, along with a little mind vomit that tends to accompany my Peek at my Week posts.
In January this year, as I do every year, I set a number of goals for 2016 – one of which was to connect with more readers and bloggers in the region. I had kind of forgotten about that goal and it was only when I was thinking about the year coming to an end that I actually looked back at them and it hit me that I had obviously been working towards that “goal” without really realising it. This year, I have met so many bloggers at events I’ve been attending and opening Le Pointu has allowed me to connect with so many of you guys. It sort of goes to show the importance of setting goals and the power of your subconscious. I honestly think that there’s something about writing your goals down or telling someone about them that will consciously or unconsciously make you work towards them.
There were 17 of us in total at brunch – mainly bloggers but some PR girls, too. There were people like Tanya from The Lausanne Guide, who I’ve known for a few years now, and other people who I just met a handful of times, like Rosie who writes for The Food Detective. It was such a great mix of foodies and fashion bloggers – people who might not typically meet at an event.
I spent the morning prepping the food and the first half an hour in the kitchen with Thibault, the chef who helps me out on the weekends, plating up and bringing the dishes out and then, I finally got the chance to sit down and enjoy the fantastic company.
That would explain why I’m looking a little dishevelled despite having taken a quick shower and tried desperately to get rid of the smell of bacon.
Aside from the 10 minutes of photo, Instagram stories and Snapchat madness perfectly captured by Hannah, it was all very sensible…
One of the things I’m learning about working independently and blogging is the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are working in the same sector to make things happen, people who inspire you and the importance of supporting each other. I have to say that I have found that last part particularly tricky here in Switzerland – not many people I know work for themselves and I sometimes feel like those who do keep their secrets, tips and tricks, contacts and knowledge all to themselves. I don’t know if it’s a cultural thing but and I don’t get the impression that’s the case in the world of blogging elsewhere and even if it is, surely we’re better together and will get further by helping each other out?
I have a huge amount of respect for every single person sitting around this table but I do feel like we could work together a little more often and support each other.
We each have our very own personalities and styles whether it’s fashion, photography or writing style and there’s room for everyone as long as you differentiate yourself enough.
I know I rave about her all the time but this girl (Morgane) embodies everything I love: a forever positive attitude, always jokes and smiles with just a touch of sarcasm, honest, open, truthful and supportive of anyone doing their own thing.
I’m so glad to have met you this year, chica! And here’s to finding more positive people working independently next year!
A big shoutout to everyone who came: The Blondie Diary, Fashion Boho, What to Where, Inspiration for Travellers, Le Petit Chou, Mona Mona, Blaastyle, Not an it boy, Bang Bang Blond, JSBG, The Lausanne Guide and The Food Detective – I was so excited to have so many talented people over for brunch and am forever grateful for the support so far!!
- Take time to think about the goals you want to set for next year – write them down or tell someone about them and you may be surprised at how you actively work towards them subconsciously. Maybe there’s something about blogging about them that makes me feel like a whole load of people are holding me accountable?
- Whatever industry you’re working in, I think we’ll always be better off if we support each other. Differentiate yourself, your product or services enough and you’ll never be stepping on anyone’s toes.
Thanks for stopping by for a read today! Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here soon! xS
Photos by Hannah Shan Photography