The ‘Big’ Question that keeps on getting asked is ‘What is a Blog Tour’?
Blog Tour is organised by Modenus.com the leading online resource and project management platform for designers and design lovers. The concept involves bringing selective groups of interior design and lifestyle bloggers to international trade shows and design events so that they can report back on all things design to their readers and social media followers.
So Why a ‘Blog Tour’?
Blog Tours mission is to further the understanding of design and trends in design, across various cultures, countries and even continents. In doing that, BlogTour promises to provide added exposure for designers, artisans and ‘BlogTour’ Sponsors as well as connections between bloggers in the various locales.
The first ‘Blog Tour’ took place over the London Design Festival in September last year it was a huge success for the 18 American/Canadian bloggers who came over to London and a huge success for the ‘Blog Tour’ sponsors. Further ‘Blog Tours’ are planned for 2012, including Milan, Paris, and London again…..
So this brings us to the exciting second ‘Modenus’ ‘BlogTour’ – Blog Tour NYC!
‘Blog Tour NYC’ A world of Design inspiration awaits at the 11th Annual Architectural Digest ‘Home Design Show’ March 22-25 2012. ‘Blog Tour’ bloggers will get chance to explore nearly 35o premium brands exhibiting, attend design seminars, presentations, cooking demonstrations, show tours and lots more events put together by the ‘Blog Tour’ sponsors its going to be blog-tastic!
So How did ‘Dreamwallstyle’ actually get onto Blog tour NYC?
Good Question, How did ‘Dreamwallstyle’ get on to ‘BlogtourNYC’? Well it actually goes back to last summer, which seems a world away now… Modenus had a poll called the ‘Blogs blog vote for your top three faves!’ ‘Dreamwallstyle’ blog was voted into the top 3 making it one of the only two UK blogs in the poll, including the most talented design writer ‘Stacey Sheppard’ Stacey and I were absolutely thrilled to be given such great recognition. But even more good news was soon to come….. shortly after ‘Blog Tour 2011’ was announced, Modenus dropped the bomb that Stacey and I had secured our places onto ‘Blog Tour NYC’.
Modenus then put together at the end of 2011 a ‘lets brag it’ blog nomination page. Design bloggers had a chance to submit their blogs for a chance to attend ‘Blogtour’ with over 200 entries too choose from only 12 lucky bloggers were selected….
So who are the final 15 bloggers going on ‘Blog Tour NYC?
Well what a lovely bunch we are ;-)
2. This is of course ‘DreamwallStyle’
4. Cecy Brooks
5. Will Taylor
6. David John
7. Emily Peck
10. Andrew Dunning
11. Katie Treggiden
12. Kate Baxter
13. Pippa Jameson
14. Carole King
Its not only Modenus who organises ‘Blog Tour’ and trust me they work very hard to ensure all runs to plan (I’ve seen this first hand from ‘Blog Tour 2o11 London) but ‘Blog Tour’ would not be possible without all the generous support from the sponsors.
So who are the ‘Blog Tour NYC’ Sponsors?
1. Miele USA
8. Big Ass Fans
9. Samuel Heath
I still keep on having to pinch myself, that I’m actually one of lucky 15 bloggers who will be attending ‘Blog Tour NYC’ in March presented by Modenus…..For all the latest updates on ‘Blog Tour’ please subscribe to the ‘Dreamwallstyle’ blog…. let the count down to the ‘City of Dreams’ begin.
I personally would like to thank Veronika Miller from Modenus, for giving me this ‘Dream come true’ chance to be part of ‘Blog Tour NYC’ you really are a maker of Dreams… I will do you proud, trust me my ‘Blog Head’ is switched on… so lets bring it on….. ;-)
Big Thank you for Carole King for the Picture montages greatly appreciated ;-)