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We are proud to welcome the following speakers at the Blognix Retreat! It’s going to be a great event.



 Monica Stott Monica Stott

Monica is a travel blogger and runs The Travel Hack, one of the UK’s top 10 travel blogs. She’s been blogging for 6 years and it all began during a 2-year trip around Asia and Australia. During this trip she caught both the travel bug and blogging bug and has been doing both ever since.


She worked in social media marketing before leaving her job to be a full time blogger. Monica was then travelling 2-3 times per month and was attending press trips around the world. Her travels have slowed down since the birth of her baby boy and she now focuses on travelling with a baby. She’s now recruited a team of ‘Travel Hacks’ who travel the world sharing their tips and inspiration on the blog.


Monica puts the majority of her blogging success down to the business relationships she’s built up over the years. ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ really does apply in the blogging industry so Monica’s going to be telling us how to get to know those all-important people.


Session title – How to Build Successful Business Relationships With PRs and Brands


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Laura Agar Wilson
Laura’s been blogging for over 6 years and is a certified holistic health coach and healthy recipe developer. She’s worked with hundreds of women to improve their health and wellbeing through her wholeheartedly healthy approach and her popular e courses. Laura specialises in bringing together nutrition, fitness, self care and mindset to improve overall wellbeing.


Laura is the author of Grains as Mains and writes regularly for the Sancutary Spa and Activia. She’s also been featured in Healthy Magazine and Superfood Magazine.


Session title: Self-Care for Success


Raj Dhokia Raj Dhokia

Raj is an Accountant attempting to change the boring accountant game. He is a blogger at, one half of, a DJ and somehow manages to moonlight as a policeman.

Raj left his job at Microsoft to start his company KonaSeven after spending a lot of time with fellow bloggers. He realised there was a need for creative people to stay creative but have some help dealing with the bookkeeping and business side of things. Now he spends his time living the life of a digital nomad, mentoring people to follow their heart and stay creative while he does the rest.

Session title: Accounting for creatives

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Elizabeth Sellers

Elizabeth is an award-winning blogger, digital media trainer, Pinterest UK ambassador, blogger coach, YouTuber and founder of Blognix. She is an experienced public speaker and trainer keen to share as much as she can with other creators to help carve out a strong position in the online world.

Session title: How to get 100,000 visitors from Pinterest

holly smith

Holly Smith

Holly is a master of making the most of her time. By day she’s a Digital Project Manager at a major UK charity. By night she’s a life coach who helps awesome people figure out how to achieve their big scary goals. And by weekends she’s a Wedding Celebrant who conducts weddings for non-traditional couples in kick-ass locations. Oh and she also co-hosts a podcast called Bookish Blether and still finds time for Netflix.


Session title: Time Management for people who want to DO ALL THE THINGS!
 Rebecca Morgan
Rebecca Morgan


Rebecca is a law blogger and runs Lawyer In The Making, a law blog which is read by students and legal professionals, plus people just interested in law. She has been blogging for around 4-5 years.
Rebecca has taken her blog and freelance content writing/social media marketing work full time this year, whilst still studying to become a Barrister.  She has over 7 years legal experience and is hoping to encourage lots more law firms to have a far better online presence, in terms of social media and blog/news content.

Rebecca has lots of plans this year, and in particular really wants to work with bloggers to ensure they understand legal principles and their rights, and better equip them to be seen as business people in the eyes of companies!

Session title: Do bloggers need contracts/agreements and terms and conditions? If yes, what do these things even mean in the blogging world!


Ximena de la Serna

 Ximena is a blogger, YouTuber and entrepreneur who helps passionate, self motivated women to find their true vocation and transform it into a fulfilling – and profitable – online business. With more than 50k subscribers on youtube and over 5 million views, Ximena has created a business where she shares EVERYTHING she knows and is passionate about. Welcome to her show-everything-hide-nothing sessions!


Session title:  How To Launch Your Digital Product And Make £3,000+ In Two Weeks

 shanine  Shanine Collinson


Give your weekend an energy boost with this Vinyasa flow yoga class designed to nourish & energise the heart, spirit and body.The focus of the class is to create space for opening the heart and lengthening the spine using twists, standing poses, core work, creative and restorative forward folds and back bends, followed by a relaxing savasana.


Session: Sunday morning yoga


Jen Lowthrop Jen Lowthrop


Jen delivers training in Innovation, entrepreneurship and social media to charities, travel brands, students and SMEs. She has been writing a travel and dating blog She Gets Around for 5 years and has worked with brands such as Double Tree by Hilton and Visit Denmark on exciting blogging and social media campaigns.
Jen writes a variety of content for various travel brands and small businesses such as Flight Centre, Room Auction and Find my Shift and has managed blogs and web content at national charities, councils and international development organisations.
Jen is currently working on a new digital campaign for Refugee Week in June this year and is looking forward to helping you get your creative content juices flowing!

Session title: How to think creatively about your blog content.

 Amy Jones  Amy Jones

Amy is a London based food blogger who has been putting stuff, in various forms, on the internet for over 12 years. She started her first blog when she was 15 and created main blog She Cooks, She Eats five years ago. Three years ago she started a YouTube channel where she posts cookery tutorials, recipe walkthroughs, and started a diary chronicling her weight loss.
By night she’s a blogger but by day she’s a Digital Producer for a children’s charity where she acts as community manager on their Facebook page and writes, directs and hosts the videos on their YouTube channel.
Session title: Video blogging and YouTube: How to get started