Firstly – I had only heard of this concept while reading through Andreea’s blog, on (glorious) food & wine, where she posted about some upcoming blogger events in Europe…
Although the Meet the Blogger Cafe concept hosted in Rotterdam in January was a new initiative for the group … Meet the Blogger or more affectionately known as MTB (and not code for Mountain Biking :)) and has been the leading European organization for interior, design & lifestyle bloggers – offering masterclasses, opportunities for online personalities to meet up in person and of course with the goal to inspire!
The concept sounded intriguing… and I liked the idea of finally being able to talk face to face with twitter & blog “friends” that I had only ever interacted with online.
For the cost of 39.95€ (per person) – MTBCafe offered an afternoon of *meet ‘n greet* in Rotterdam (2-6pm), starting off with a cocktail (alcoholic or non); a talk on 2014 trends by UrbanFair, awesome coffee and then some delectable bite-size snacks from Klip&Koo catering.
We even had *homework*!!! With each delegate having to submit their own picture of what they thought depicted the trends of 2014…. and then we created a *trend wall* together…
All in all – it was an interesting afternoon – while I found most of the bloggers present were from the interior design interest background (there were probably about 30-40 odd bloggers in total there) , I did make a couple of “new friends” and had a lovely afternoon getting to know my fellow Brussels based bloggers. (Yes – we drove 2hr to Rotterdam to finally meet up for a bit of a natter!)
Is this something that I would attend again? Probably… although I would be inclined to focus on food related blogging meet-ups and probably something a little bit more local – like, in Brussels…. 🙂