Ladies Home Journal put together an informative social event, Ladies Home Journal Get Social (#LHJGetSocial) for bloggers at the 404 Event Space. Ladies Home Journal’s theme is “Women inspiring women”, so what better way to kick off the event than with fellow bloggers like Joy The Baker and Kendi of Kendi Everyday, who gave inspirational speeches about how they made businesses out of blogging. There was also a panel with a blogger who went on to writing a book, as well as an editor and an agent that spoke on the best ways bloggers can get a book published.
My favorite part of the event was listening to both Joy and Kendi speak. Both bloggers made statements about taking the leap, and having faith in yourself and what you’re doing. I know there are a lot of us bloggers who have full-time jobs, and are worried about leaving and not knowing where the next paycheck will come from. Joy The Baker believes collaborating with other bloggers in her niche has helped her blogging career, and suggests that it is a tool every blogger should look into using. She also believes commenting on like blogs helps put you out there as well.
Sponsors of the event included Birkenstock, Chinet, CocoaVia, Cottonelle, Ford Warriors in Pink, Neutrogena, Silpada, and Diamond of California Nuts.
Silpada had an arm candy bar that featured shimmering blue gumballs, along with an assortment of chocolate candies in shades of white and blue. They even had sixlets! I loved those as a kid. Attendees also had the opportunity to try-on some Silpada jewelry and stunt with it in their photo booth. We were even able to choose from a set of bracelets to take home.
Birkenstocks had a booth setup with an assortment of their ‘gizeh’ sandal. I already own a pair in black patent, which I’ve worn almost every day since the warm weather hit. Luckily, Ladies Home Journal Get Social attendees were allowed to take a pair home! I chose the orange pair. I was told that Birkenstock is working on making shoes! I can’t wait to see how they look. I’m sure they will be super comfy! Check my instagram, MakeupbyKimPorter for photos.
For the past 19 years Ford has been dedicated to fighting breast cancer donating over $120 million dollars. Ford Warriors in Pink Collection has apparel for men, women and kids where 100% of proceeds from the sale of any item goes to one of four breast cancer organizations that Warriors in Pink supports including: The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, The Pink Fund, Young Survivors Coalition, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Additional information and the entire collection is available at http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/.
We also were able to munch on some of Joy’s goodies from her recipe book!
Overall, the Ladies Home Journal Get Social Event was amazing. I was happy to be a part of a group of women that Ladies Home Journal felt important and interesting enough to want to get social, and worth with. I am looking forward to more collaboration with Ladies Home Journal in the future.