The #BWBlaunch Event With Kirby Small

If you’re a part of the big blogging community on Twitter you would have probably seen a lot of #BWBlaunch usage over the last few weeks! Bloggers Who Brunch is a growing blogger support group and is now beginning to merge into the world of events bringing bloggers together, offering advice, motivation and support!

The founder and creator of BWB – Kirby Small, runs a blog of her own Kirbysmall.co.uk. Kirby is 21 and currently living in London whilst going to uni studying management and marketing. After the BWB launch event I caught up with Kirby to ask what BWB is all about –

1. What inspired you to come up with the idea of BWB?

I started my blog and instantly became involved with the community online on Twitter and Instagram and saw how close and friendly bloggers are to each other! Bloggers were mainly only going to events which they were invited to, rather than events where they can decide to go along with friends they’ve made online! I’m not sure where I got the name from but I guess it was the rise of the avocado!

2. What is the one thing you want bloggers to take away from each BWB event?

For everyone to go home feeling inspired, motivated and excited about their blog/YouTube is the goal. Talking to likeminded people and getting real life tips is so helpful!

3. What is your overall goal for BWB?

My goal is to cater to everyone, to support all niches of blogging and give them the perfect event for each niche!

And finally I asked Kirby why she started a blog herself –

I moved away from home to London for uni and wanted to start a blog to remember the new memories and allow my friends and family to catch up with what I’m doing here. Working, being at uni, trying to run BWB and blog at the same time has meant I’ve taken a bit of a back seat on my blog at the moment due to of lack of time! But excited to get back into it! I love the social media side of blogging and I think that’s why I became so invested in BWB!

The launch was a really great event. I myself get really nervous heading to these things alone having not met many other bloggers but Kirby made me feel so welcome!! The event started at 1pm, we all mingled and was given the opportunity to socialise and get to know one another. A little while after arriving Kirby introduced herself and Katy who you’ll know as Lexilife blogger and vlogger. Katy did a Q&A type talk on her vlogging experience and shared some really helpful tips and advice for anyone interested in starting to vlog for themselves. It was great meeting Katy shes just the same in real life as in her Youtube videos and her light hearted humour made us all laugh! Shortly after Katy’s talk we moved onto Katherine who was giving a photography workshop, she shared her knowledge and gave some really helpful advice, she even offered one on one help to those who had specific questions using their own cameras.

All in all I’d say the BWB launch event was a hit! I was able to meet a lot of people that I interact with on Twitter and Instagram and ended up feeling really inspired by the end of the meet! On one of the walls was a large whiteboard, Kirby had left markers out for everyone who wanted to write down their Twitter handles, I thought this was such a lovely touch! We even filled up on propercorn popcorn and we all loved it! As we came to the end of the meet we managed to get a huge shot of all who attended making the first ever #BWBlaunch one to remember!

On leaving the event Kirby announced that there will be more to follow. She’ll be focusing on doing blog genre specific meet ups, these will be really great for finding likeminded people in your chosen niche, and getting the support you need specific to your blog content!

Well done Kirby for putting on a great first event!!

Group Photo Credit – Jaide Poppy

xox

26 Comments

  1. Rhian Westbury May 3, 2017 / 11:41 am

    This sounds like such a good concept and what a great turn out of bloggers there was x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 3, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      I know right! Was a great first event!

  2. Ladies Pass It On May 3, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I haven’t heard of this at all, looks fab! Will be checking it out thanks to you. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 3, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Awesome!! Glad you heard about it here 🙂

  3. Fran May 3, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    YOU’RE SO GOOD AT TAKING PHOTOS!!!!

    I was too busy chatting to take any pics haha love this post 🙂 was so good to see you :’)

    lots of love as always!

    Fran xxxxxxxxx

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Awwwh thanks Fran!! This isn’t my nest work though haha! Was lovwly seeing you as always! Dinner soon I mean it!

  4. Kirby Small May 3, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Ah you’ve made me all teary!!! So so glad you enjoyed it, I was mainly running around like a headless chicken but honestly, it’s made my day that you’ve love the concept and got to feel motivated after! Thank you so much for this post lovely, speak soon and see you soon! Xoxox

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:31 am

      Awwwh Kirby!! You really deserve it you put on a lovely event for us all and we all thouroughly enjoyes it!!

  5. Lexilife May 3, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Aw Francesca!! Thanks so much cutie 😘💓 was SO lovely to meet you finally! Loved the pictures too 👏🏼 Hopefully see you soon!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Awwwh you’re so welcome!! I loved your Q&A was such a lovely day! Hopefully at the next meet I’ll feel a bit more brave and a little less shy! Haha

  6. Miracle Max May 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    This sounds great, I have lots of online blogger friends but never met a single one of them in person. Jo x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Oh I’ve met a few now and its always fab!!!

  7. Mel May 3, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I love this idea and it’s so nice to see a new event get such a big turnout. Mad props to Kirby for managing to balance everything she’s got on in her life while also hosting a successful event!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:34 am

      I know right shes amazing!! Was such a lovely day!

  8. Jessica | growchangeaccept May 3, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the event! Sounds like it ran perfectly and it’s amazing how many bloggers you met that we talk to on twitter! Would of love to have attended but I was out of london, look forward to hopefully being at the next one!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Yesss girl it was so strange meeting loads of people we talk to regularly but was so lovely!! You’ll have to go to one!

  9. Maurene Cab May 4, 2017 / 4:40 am

    This sounds like a great group! That’s a wonderful opportunity that you were able to interview Kirby Small. Great post!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Thanks 🙂 it was a lovely event and with more to come its all very exciting!

  10. Carly Markham May 4, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Sounds like a great event. I love mixing with local bloggers and catching up at any opportunity!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 4, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Its great isn’t it!?

  11. Natasha Mairs May 5, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Great turn out for a first event. I have heard of BWB but wasn’t 100% sure what it was.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 5, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Yes a really great turnout!! BWB is definitely one to watch out for!

  12. Ali - We Made This Lunch May 5, 2017 / 10:09 am

    This sounds like a lovely relaxed event. It’s so nice to meet other bloggers, especially outside brand events when you have a job to do!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 5, 2017 / 10:43 am

      It was so relaxed!! So lovely and well planned I thought!

  13. angela milnes May 8, 2017 / 8:57 am

    This is sounds Interesting and I think it will be a fun event, I would like to attend in a event like this

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk May 8, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Totally should go to the next one!

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