23 May 2013

Folksy Summer School


"Super duper excited" is an understatement at how I'm feeling right now having been invited to give a talk on blogging to designer makers at the Folksy Summer School. Eep! I could literally talk blogging tips all day, so having a room full of people there to listen will make a nice change from talking to... erm... mostly myself.

Plus, Folksy Summer School looks so awesome! It takes place over the weekend of 10th - 11th August (I'll be there on Sunday 11th), in a fantastic looking venue just outside Sheffield with the beautiful name Woodland Discovery Centre. (I want to go there another time too, you can learn to make an axe.) The event is for designers and makers who want to learn stuff about branding, marketing, selling etc - you know, all the stuff you need to know about if you actually want to be able to make your passion for making stuff sustainable in the long term. There will also be lots of hands-on crafty workshops for when your brain can't take it anymore and you just want to play. The speaker line up is so fantastic, I'm so flattered (and a little bit flabbergasted) to be on the list amongst such awesome people!

In my talk I'm going to reveal my best blogging secrets, including defining your niche, how to think about your audience, crafting stand-out content, building a readership and fitting it all in to a busy life. Phew!

Hope to see some of you there!

24 comments:

  1. Looks really fun! Your blog is great, i'm sure you'll have some fantastic tips :) x

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  2. My place is booked and I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

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  3. I'm disappointed I can't be there (my partner's family are in Sheffield). I'm not sure if you would be willing to share your tips afterwards but I bet there are many who would be interested to hear from you!

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  4. Ahh, I'm reaaallly tempted to go but the travel looks like it's nearly 4hours each way for me (poo!) :(

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  5. To far away, but absolutely interested in your tipps on blogging.

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  6. That sounds fantastic - too far away for me unfortunately, but would love to hear your tips!

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  7. By fantastic coincidence, this is near where my parents live and I've already booked my ticket. Just need to let Mum and Dad know they're going to be my B&B... Well done, Tilly!

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  8. This is amazing! And in Yorkshire! I know where I'll be that weekend.
    Thanks Tilly :)

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  9. Congratulations, Tilly, I'm sure you will be great!!
    Perhaps you can share a tip or two to your own blog readers in a future blog?

    Jenny from New Zealand

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  10. That sounds awesome! congrats. I hope to be able to attend. It sounds perfect for people such as myself.

    www.etsy.com/shop/CurvyTiffy

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  11. That is awesome!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!!

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  12. Sounds amazing, wish I could go. I would love to hear all your tips!

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  13. Gah, I would have been there with knobs on but I'm on holiday :( will you be making another trip up north any time soon?!!

    Www.mancunianvintage.com

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  14. The programme is fantastic if only it was in London!

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  15. Very excited I booked my ticket a couple of weeks ago, now it's even more worth it!!

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  16. It's wonderful how you are helping to make dressmaking/tailoring fashionable again and bringing the crafts to the attention of more of the British public.

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  17. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity, congratulations!

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  18. If you ever made an ebook with blog tips on I would buy it :)

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  19. Tilly! This is thrilling. I know you'll be a great teacher & have so many super tips. Sure wish I could be there...

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  20. Wheee! The Woodland Discovery Centre is just a 5 minute walk from where I live!! Deep Joy!

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  21. How exciting! Can't wait to see what tips you have to offer <3

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  22. that sounds like great fun, I can't wait to read your post about it afterwards and find out what the whole weekend was like. Hope you have a great time :-)

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  23. Wow- sounds amazing. I may even be in the country at that time...hmmm..you've just started something....x

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  24. It looks amazing! Lots of inspiring creative people. I was brought up literally a stones throw from Ecclesall woods and it is beautiful. I may have to make the trip up.

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