The Unexpected Benefits of Blogging
Since I started a couple of years ago, a lot of things have changed. I've met a lot of new people. I've learned lots about SEO, Social Media and content marketing, I've been invited to some fab events and trips, I've finally found a reason to start taking pictures again on my holidays. But the main thing that has changed is it that in my spare time, I now have a reason to switch off the TV and get my arse off my couch and explore this wonderful city I live in.
- I've discovered some real hidden treasures here in London, stuff that some Londoners don't even know of. There was the Dennis Severs House museum (a sensory museum), Aqua Bar in the Shard (way cheaper than the viewing platform) and the church that played a part in movies like Four Weddings and a Funeral.
- I've been invited to join many a London city tour and seen the quirky side of London. I've learned about the history of drinking on a pub tour, I've seen the quirky side of London and even been taken around town to see a bunch of toilets on a London Loo Tour.
- I've gone REALLY out of my way to eat around the world without leaving London for my foodie blog series. I probably never would've gone to Leytonstone or Barking, but you gotta do what you gotta do if you want Romanian or Ukrainian food.
- I've had a lotta coffee. There was coffee in a church at Wren, coffee in a cycle shop at Flag and Bikes and even coffee in a converted loo at The Attendant.
- Through the LDNBloggersTea networking meetups, I have had more afternoon teas than I’d ever had in my life ever. Thanks to the lovely Selena Jones and Melanie of Sunny in London, I've been to some pretty awesome afternoon tea spots and we've gotten especially sconed during the tea sessions created by Chef Ben.