Rakuten Marketing Event and Some Tips on Networking with Bloggers.



So here we are again, Monday,and the summer is starting to wind down. Have you noticed that the days are starting to get shorter? It’s happening already I’m afraid. Luckily we still have some time to cross off things from our summer bucket list!

This past Thursday, I attended an event put together by Rakuten Marketing for us Windy City Bloggers. It was a short walk from my work in the loop so I figured hey why not!

This is my third blogging event and if you recall my first one at Epic, I vowed to aim for the more smaller events I get invited to so that I can have a better chance of getting to know my fellow bloggers.

So if you are new to the blogging networking scene and don’t know where to start,here are some tips:

1. Do attend the smaller events as your chances of hitting up a conversation is greater. Sometimes those huge conferences or large events can be pretty intimidating and overwhelming for someone who just stepped into the blogging scene. I learned that first hand.

2. Don’t stress about it. My first event I attended I expected to meet all these new people so I tried really hard to dress the part and practice what to say. Even my second event I was expected to hit it off right off the bat with many well known bloggers. Don’t stress out about it and don’t expect that you are going to talk to everybody there.

3. Quality over quantity. Just as I mentioned above, as you start attending blogging events, don’t expect to talk to every single person there. Even if you meet two or three new bloggers and get to know them better, that is a great start! Eventually as you go along and go to more events,you will get to know more and more bloggers.

4. Be yourself. And don’t try so hard. Walk into the room and just go with the flow,and your relaxed and genuine demeanor will attract more than being aggressive.

Here are some photos from Thursday’s event with Rakuten Marketing. They held a great workshop for us Windy City Bloggers on how to monetize your blog. They talked about some tips I already knew,but there were some tips that I did not know,so I still learned a lot. There is always something to learn in the world of blogging whether you are a newbie or a veteran. I hope these tips above somewhat helped when you go to your next blogging event!







  1. Good for you going to the networking event! Looks like you had a great time – and learned some things, too!
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  2. I have yet to go to a blogging event. There aren’t any here in Phuket as far as I know, I should probably check into it at some point. 🙂
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