Bloggers, especially those who run their own sites, wear many hats–writer, marketer, SEO guru, the list goes on. But one of the more exciting tasks for a blogger is covering an event. Whether you’re lucky enough to travel far (Sochi, anyone?) or are just jetting out to a local gallery opening, events allow you time away from your desk and out into the world around you. Yet covering an event isn’t all fun and games–it takes work and planning to make sure things run smoothly. As founder and editor of FashionFiles online magazine, our own print media manager Anna Marevska will be attending London Fashion Week, and shared some tips and tricks she uses to cover fashion events year-round.
Pinch those pennies
Anna advises bloggers to plan and save in advance. Most bloggers are on a budget and have to use money out-of-pocket to cover travel expenses. “I cannot stress how important that is. Airfare and accommodations pile up, especially when traveling to expensive cities like New York or London,” she says. “I have an account that is specifically allocated for travel expenses. Also, try and find a buddy to share accommodations with, or stay at more unconventional places than hotels. Check out airbnb.com and see what I mean!”