Bloggers’ Cafe Episode 1 Has Landed!

IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE.  BLOGGERS’ CAFE EPISODE 1 IS HEEEEERE!!

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I’m ridonkulously excited to announce we’ve FINALLY launched Season 1 of Bloggers’ Cafe!  This is quite possibly the most excited I’ve been about anything in a very long time! As some of you know, last December I flew back to the UK to start filming a brand new vlogging venture with the incredible Helen of Just Saying Mum. I can’t begin to describe how much fun it was or how many times we felt utterly lucky to have gained as much interest and participation as we did from willing bloggers.  (You can read this separate post about the weekend itself, hilarious moments and a background on how Bloggers’ Cafe came about.)

I ALSO CAN’T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW CHALLENGING IT WAS ON CERTAIN FRONTS!

Helen’s right when she says we had this ridiculous idea that two vloggers who live in two different countries could make this work. But we did and we are! We didn’t have a location til the eleventh hour, the mic on the fab camera that Helen got for filming wouldn’t cooperate, we ended up using our phones and having a fair few storage issues…and don’t talk to me about editing! Suffice to say, I need a hair appointment as I’ve got grey hairs from fighting with Adobe software etc and I ended up hiring someone from Fiverr.com (no this is not a sponsored post for them!) to work their magic.

 

WE MAY NOT BE TOTAL VLOG VIRGINS BUT IT WAS STILL A LEARNING CURVE!

This is our first attempt at something like this so Season 1 of Bloggers Cafe may look a bit rough around the edges (well I am from Wembley and Helen’s from Essex so what do you expect? Joke) but I hope you enjoy it and bear with us while we figure out tweeks here and there.

I for one thing certainly learned that:

  • it doesn’t matter how BIG the ‘please do not disturb…filming in progress’ sign is, people WILL disturb and actually move the sign aside while they come up to see what’s being filmed!
  • in fact, they’ll then stand there and watch you for a good few minutes
  • a grown man won’t spot three women on a sofa in front of a camera and he will play a game of pool whilst those three women are filming (even my best Punjabi glare didn’t get his attention)
  • sometimes it’s easier to get a coffee at Pret a Manger than in a hotel
  • there will always be some eventuality you couldn’t predict such as ‘overestimating December’: it went dark where we were filming and no lights came on!
  • or underestimating one’s iPhone brightness (this vlog is rather ‘well lit’)
  • Malta, my adoptive home, doesn’t have the monopoly on noisy construction 24/7 and it is possible to sit in a swanky hotel talking loudly above clanging lift repairs
  • we need lapel mic’s to cut out background noise for Season 2
  • bloggers are the best!
  • Helen is even bestest and I’m super lucky to be working with such a pro.

THAT’S ENOUGH PREAMBLE FROM ME. LET’S GET ON WITH THE SHOW!

Here you go, Bloggers’ Cafe Episode 1…eek!

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Our warmest thank you to the Hyatt Andaz Hotel for kindly offering their venue to us.

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15 Comments on Bloggers’ Cafe Episode 1 Has Landed!

  1. justsayingmum
    January 18, 2017 at 11:26 am (2 months ago)

    Aww lovely it’s been a total blast hasn’t it?! And we’ve done it! I’m so excited that it’s finally here. Oh I love your list of what went wrong – I’d forgotten so much – the moving the filming in progress signs – why??? Here’s to the rest of the series my lovely xx

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    • prabs
      January 18, 2017 at 7:53 pm (2 months ago)

      awwww we have done it (she said trying to forget that she still doesn’t know imovies lol). raising a glass to my vlog partner.

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  2. Mess and Merlot
    January 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm (2 months ago)

    AGHHHHHH am SO excited for this!! Loving the concept and really looking forward to following the series xx #BloggerClubUK

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  3. One Messy Mama
    January 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm (2 months ago)

    Well done ladies. Fabulous. X

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  4. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    January 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh, poor Helen! Looking gorgeous ladies, great introductory episode. Can’t wait to see the rest x

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  5. JanetT
    January 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm (2 months ago)

    That’s a good introduction, and although I could sometimes hear rattles in the background, the sound of you talking was quite clear to be honest. I look forward to the rest of the series. #BloggerClubUK

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  6. MMT
    January 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm (2 months ago)

    Can’t wait to watch this! Hubby is due to go to footie in about 30 mins and as soon as he turns homeland off (v gripping part which I may or may not be watching while I do reading) then I am ALL OVER BLOGGERS CAFE. Might even make a coffee to have whilst watching. Excited to find out what it’s all about!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub lovely

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    • prabs
      January 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm (2 months ago)

      you make me laugh. well I hope you think it’s worth it. might finish your coffee before vlog ends ha ha

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  7. Random Musings
    January 20, 2017 at 2:56 pm (2 months ago)

    This has gotten me even more excited for the series! You two are fab on camera and are both real naturals!
    Debbie

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    • prabs
      January 21, 2017 at 11:30 pm (2 months ago)

      Ah thank you!

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  8. Helena
    January 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm (2 months ago)

    Looking forward to what’s to come and the bloopers. #coolmumclub

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    • Helena
      January 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm (2 months ago)

      Popping back via #DreamTeam

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  9. Tubbs
    January 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm (2 months ago)

    Back later to watch when not at work! #bigpinklink

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  10. Jo (MotherofTeenagers)
    January 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm (2 months ago)

    Congratulations on getting this off the ground. Look forward to watching it. #coolmumclub

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  11. Rhyming with Wine
    January 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m so excited to see what’s in store and who your guests are. I think you are both incredible for pulling this together from across two countries in December! Shame that you lost some of the outtakes – the random snooker player must have been so amusing! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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