Last week a friend of mine got invited to a bloggers event in Manchester and asked me if I'd like to go along even though I have no connection with his blog. With the promise of free wine, food and some freebies thrown it would have been rude to say no. The event was hosted by Carat, a media company with a wide portfolio and was held in their Portland Street branch. A quick write up of the night can be found on their website here.
The event was for those with blogs on health & fitness and sport and included several presentations from their staff on how to improve your blog and especially how to monetise it. As I have no ambition of ever creating a blog with the aim of making money out of it I concentrated on the wine but did learn a few things and had some good conversations. Amongst those present was someone from talkSPORT who I had a good chat with and a representative from British Cycling. A few free things I picked up were nice too.