Words like ‘tribe’ and ‘squad’ used to conjure up images of Taylor Swift parading about in a catsuit. That was until I found my own creative tribe. Last year I went to Blogtacular and I realised I had found my people! It was liberating to find myself in among 300+ other (mainly) women who just seemed to be on the same wavelength as me. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I have just been again this year.
At Blogtacular, it doesn’t matter that some people do this for their sole source of income whereas others just for fun, we are all equal. There is a kindred spirit and a understanding, which fosters an overwhelmingly positive experience. If you are wondering just what Blogtacular is like, pop on over to my post about last years conference .
Blogtacular is a community of online creatives, from indie businesses, to artists and makers to lifestyle bloggers and everything in between. It is for creatives in the fullest sense of the word, as people with ‘an ability to make new things or think of new ideas’.
And yes, they are mainly women. The online world allows more freedom than traditional forms of expression and media. To put it bluntly, we can do whatever we damn well please from the comfort of out own homes. Creating an online business or community has given women a freedom outside of the traditional workplaces and social spaces.
Finding your creative tribe isn’t just about having a group of friends you get on with, its about finding people who accept you, inspire you and encourage you who you can have fun hanging out with. And yes, no one will bat an eye at stopping to video each other walking down the road with a colourful umbrella.
But they go beyond boomarangs and group selfies; your creative tribe just ‘get’ you, without explanation or judgement. They are a safe space to bounce around ideas with, to ask questions and express fears. So go find your creative tribe, join a knitting group, the W.I., your local Etsy Team or hey, even come to Blogtacular next year!
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