☀️ RISE AND SHINE EVERYONE!! ☀️
It's the day that we have all been anticipating — Nuffnang Blogger Conference! 🗣
We are reporting live from our lovely official venue sponsor, Hotel Jen Tanglin, right now and will be doing so the entire #NuffnangBlogCon today! 🤘🏻
So, are you ready to rumble with us?
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🕢 Time Check: 7:30AM
The Nuffies are gathered early at over at the Temasek Room for a briefing before the day's events!! 💁🏻
Hard at work to ensure a successful conference!
Let's go everyone! We can do it! 💪🏻💪🏻
The rows of tables are overflowing with gifts from us and our dear sponsors, #BathandBodyWorksSG, #MinistryofPrint and #HotelJenTanglin ☺️
Well-prepared for the influencers' arrival 💁🏻
But before the conference can begin, we gotta have a hearty breakfast as fuel for the day ahead! 😛 lets dive in!
Say hello to the meticulous @thejadeflower and @huienloi who are taking names and kicking butt. They're our registration gurus.
Calling out to all influencers! 📢
These are the girls to look for when you arrive! We are welcoming you with open arms! 💁🏻
The influencers have started to file in and are tucking into the hearty spread, thoughtfully prepared by #HotelJenTanglin 🙌🏻
We are so happy to see all of them here! 🙆🏻💕
Let's check out what the influencers and nuffies are tucking into 👇🏻
Laksa Air, which is basically thick laska gravy over thick beehoon noodles in a cup!
Topped with a lobster ball on a fork, we couldn't be happier about this combination! 🖖🏻
Salmon confit, Scrambled Espuma and Charcoal bread in a crispy Kueh Pie Tee shell.
Definitely not your usual Kueh Pie Tee, but every bit as delicious! 😋
Poached Egg, Spinach and Cheddar Pancake which gives a good spin to the usual eggs benny!
Mixed fruits to get our daily dose of Vitamin C! 😌
Quirky emoji-like cookies at #NomadtheGallant's coffee stand😝
And what almost everyone made a beeline for...
The aromatic coffee/hot chocolate ☕️ skillfully brewed by the baristas from #NomadtheGallant!
We hope we aren't getting you too hungry, if we are, then it's a sign to get some breakfast too! 😌 Bon appetit, everyone!
Let's say hello to some of our influencers present for #NuffnangBlogCon today! 👐🏻
And, @corlisstann, @yinagoh and @jazreeltan!
If you haven't followed them yet, now is not too late to start! 😜
We are done with breakfast and heading to the Temasek Room to begin our much-awaited Nuffnang Blogger Conference! 🤗
Are you ready?
Remember to drop us any questions about blogging, the industry, and social media as a whole that you'd like answers to on Twitter with the tag — #nuffnangblogcon and we'll answer them later! 😎
Here we go! 💨
All aboard!! ⚓️
Ernest, our emcee kicks off the event with his soothing DJ-like voice 😂
He is officially welcoming all Bloggerati, Alphas, our dear clients and sponsors! 🙌🏻
Hi Juliana!!! 👋🏻
That's Juliana from #HotelJenTanglin warmly welcoming us to Hotel Jen!
Thanks again for giving us such a fantastic location for our event 🙆🏻🙆🏻 we appreciate the support!
Juliana is introducing #thinkcation , an initiative to inspire our bloggers with a massive spread of food and a pool party later on!
We're excited to check out the pool party!
Stay tuned for that reveal ✌🏼️
Introducing our keynote speaker, CEO of Netccentric, Cheo Ming Shen @bossming!!
Ming is currently walking us through the Netccentric and Nuffnang journey and how blogging has evolved since we started 8 years ago.
Netccentric had listed on the ASX this year, raising a whopping 12.5 million AUD! 💰
We're going places and with our bloggers and alphas on board, we'll never stop 😎😎
The evolution of blogging! Throw back to 2000 where blogging was at its peak. Do you remember your first blog?
Ours were on platforms like Xanga, Blogger and Livejournal!
We remember those audio players that would start up upon our blogs loading!
2006: The birth of professional blogging!
Nuffnang was born to be a trade union of sorts for bloggers; demanding a fair rate for bloggers across the board.
Today: With short form media like Snapchat and Instagram... is blogging dying?
Yes, but only in its current form (on web)! BLOGGING IS EVOLVING!
Put on your thinking caps, here are some insights:
1) Content is king! Influence isn't just about numbers. It's about sharing real and sincere stories so that your followers understand your ideas and choices 😊
2) Blogging has evolved. Everyone is on their mobile phone these days. Share your stories, long form style. So, Dayre maybe? 😏😉
3) Social media is a cycle, it started with us sharing our stories. It had evolved to micro blogging and now content and narratives that disappear in 24 hours. And now, we believe stories are coming back and will be bigger than ever! 💥
Sherwayn is our Business Development Director and he's speaking about influencers and videos 📽 to tell stories beyond text and pictures!
And, we've regional plans for ReelityTV in the works for our community 👣
Can't wait to see them unfold. 🙆🏻
Our partner speaker - Audrey Phoon from ELLE magazine is speaking about developing your personality not just online but offline!
Speaking professionally in real life is so important in building a personal brand 😄
Be a personality, but operate like a brand.
Remember, always be reliable!
Simon Kemp @eskimon from We Are Social is up next!!
We Are Social runs the social media for big brands like Heineken, Google, Lenovo and Adidas!
He's going to give us the low down on what to do in a time of crisis!
#1 ANTICIPATE! (AND DON'T PANIC!)
- think about how people will react
Prepare to act:
- change it
- remove it
- prepare for the reactions
- Use free programs like tweetdeck and hootsuite to keep up to date
- screengrab everything!
- determine the severity
- don't feed the trolls
- be ethical (how much is too much?)
- be aware of legal consequences
- take a deep breath and keep calm
- respond or resolve
- get a second opinion
- be empathetic
- learn and evaluate
- what would you have done differently?
Check out the questions on twitter — #NUFFNANGBLOGCON!
We and the bloggers have learnt a lot thus far but all that thinking is making us hungry!
Good thing lunch is next 😋😋😋
It's gonna be a buffet lunch and is kindly provided by #hoteljentanglin!
We're heading up to L4 for lunch @ Ah Hoi's Kitchen #localfoodFTW #thatjenfeeling
It's lunch time!
After feeding our hungry minds with knowledge, it's time to feed our rumbling tummies with good food over at Ah Hoi's Kitchen!
"Local flavour, pool view to savour"
Love how we are dining by the pool this afternoon!
Full house over at Ah Hoi's!
On the table:
12 different Chinese dishes, that can be refilled upon request! 😝
But as always, the camera eats first hehe! 😎
Snapping away to get that perfect shot! 📷
Here's a candid of @mongabong looking pleased with her shot! ☺️
And with that, let's dig in! 😋💦
These look delicious, don't you think? 😋
Each table has a variety of dishes, like stewed beef, braised beancurd, herbal chicken soup, sambal kangkong and even rojak!
Such a treat for all influencers, and nuffies for sure! 💁🏻💕
Thank you again, #hoteljentanglin for the generosity!
Eating to our heart's (and bellies') content right now! Teehee!
BE RIGHT BACK! 🏃🏻💨💨
Back to the conference! 👻
It's gonna be difficult to fight the food coma monster, but we can do this guys!! 💪🏻
On to our SEO workshop right now, with the guru himself! 👏🏻
Jeremy is the data pro!
Our next speaker is from Digital Marketing Centre and he's teaching the bloggers and thing or two about SEO, optimising content to increase one's following.
Imparting sage advice to our bloggerati and alphas!
It may be technical, but it's definitely crucial to know especially in this industry!
So perk your ears and listen well guys! 👂🏻
Fighting off the snooze 💤 bugs with decadent desserts!
Stacked sugar donuts..
And glazed ones too!
It feels like we just stepped into The Mad Hatter's tea party! 🎩
We are really being spoilt silly with this extravagant spread by the #hoteljentanglin team!
We love them all! 😍
Thank you for the much needed sugar treat! 💕
Finally, we've Ivan from @SGIG community on instagram! He's sharing some tips and tricks using phone-only to take unreal pictures!!! Now he's sharing some hacks with accessories he uses!
OUT COMES A DRONE?!?!???? #Wow
Well, you really learn something new everyday but today has been exceptional!!
After our thorough insight into snapping the right photos, we are headed up to the pool to put those newly acquired skills to the test!!
We are letting #ThatJenFeeling take over and are going crazy, snapping away because 4 Dell laptops are up for grabs!! 😜😜
Looking good girls! 😎
Everyone's eye is on the prize — this Ultra sleek Dell XPS 13 laptop 💻 that @amosfloydang is modeling with 😂
Eye on the prize, guys!
Eye on the prize 😏
We are down to the last few mins of the contest, everyone is scurrying to edit and upload their images to qualify!
And in 3, 2, 1...
Congrats to these lucky 4 — @missamandaleong, @minhuahahaha, @cheekiemonkies and @misstamchiak for snagging the laptops home!
We hope that not only will you enjoy bringing these light babies around, maybe this will help you submit your drafts in earlier? 😂
Just kidding, guys!
You guys deserve it!!
Enjoy your prize! 🙆🏻💕
A last one with Ivan, before we ended the conference!! ☺️
A final post here goes to the wonderful @nuffnangsg and @churpsg community team!
Three cheers goes out to you guys for successfully holding this #NuffnangBlogCon! ✨
It has been a fulfilling and enriching conference for both nuffies and influencers, and we can't wait for the next one!
Hope everyone who attended, enjoyed themselves too! Thanks guys and see you at the next awesome Nuffnang event! 🙆🏻💕
One last big THANK YOU to #HotelJenTanglin, once more for sponsoring the influencers and the Nuffies, a complimentary one night stay in their beautiful hotel! A mass staycation for all the attendees, how amazing is that 😍
The room is cosy and very inviting, especially after a long day like today ☺️
Can't wait to sink into their comfy bed now! Have a good Saturday night, Nuffnangers!
Thank you all for camping and liking! 😚
Saturday, 21 Nov 2015
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