From the second I heard blogging conferences existed I was intrigued, and thought they?sounded fun and interesting. I thought they were for Pro bloggers, those that know what they’re doing, the ‘big guns’… you know You Baby Me Mummy, Mr and Mrs T plus 3, Honest Mum, Brummy Mummy of 2, and oh yes the one I, and all my friends follow, whose book I’d like?for my birthday, The Unmumsy Mum. ?(Hubby, I’d like The Unmumsy Mum’s book please!)
So a while ago, I saw BritMums Live being announced and I thought “maybe in a few years if I’m still doing this blogging lark“. Then, I noticed my blogging friends announcing they were going and I started to feel left out. I wondered if maybe it would be useful to someone like me. Maybe, with nearly 1 year of blogging under my belt, I should go. As the time grew closer and closer, I knew in my heart that?I’d like to go. Then it spiralled to I realising I’d feel gutted seeing knowing all my blogging friends were meeting, many for the first time. I knew I’d feel left out seeing all the social media posts if I didn’t go. I really knew (from quite early this year) that I’d be gutted to not be meeting the fantastic bloggers I tweet, comment and message every single week. So after discussing it with hubby, I took the plunge, and I now have tickets to #BML16!
Yes, I’m SUPER EXCITED. Not only am I going to my first blogging ‘thing’, I’m going on a wee day trip to London, and, I’m going on my first day away from Toddler H. Yes, it will be the longest time I’ve been away from her – please ladies, keep me occupied!
I cannot wait to learn more, meet people, have those ooooooh moments, where you just cannot wait to try something new, and just take in all the?tips and ideas. I’m looking froward to feeling inspired. To feel like I am doing something and going somewhere. To feel like I can do this blogging lark. As many of you know, I gave up work to be a SAHM and something I’ve struggled with is getting my head around not earning my own money. I’d like to change that. I’d really like to earn something from my blog, even just coffee money! I’m hoping BritMums Live will provide the?magic answer.
So here is my ‘I’m going to #BML16 post‘…
New Mummy Blog – www.newmummyblog.com
Find me on social media at:
- Twitter (of course, duh, what blogger wouldn’t be here)
- Facebook ?(please like, share and like again!)
- Pinterest (any followers/pins welcome)
- Google+ (I forget about this account. A lot. Hence Britmums help is needed) And, of course…
- Instagram for photo-tastic days-out (obvs), garden sun (haha who am I kidding), and the mummy essential coffee & flowers
How I look:
Brown hair, average height, size 8-10…. oh how that helps you recognise me! I’ll be the one looking incredibly lost on my first day out in London since Toddler H was born 18 months ago. Note. London is also just over 2 hours on the train, so I might look a bit tired too, hence I might be be constantly seen with a coffee or tea in hand. Oh and I may be completely inappropriately dressed… if the weather forecast is wrong I’ll either be roasting in a jumper and jacket and thick jeans, or freezing wandering around in a sun dress.
Is this my first blogging event?
Yes! Eeeeeeeek! It’s taken me a long time to pluck up the courage to book, but the closer it got the more I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t. I want to meet all my blogging friends and learn a few new things too…. come on conference, take me to the next level… show me what I’m missing!!
I will be wearing?
No idea, see above!
What I hope to gain from #BML16:
I’m looking forward to meeting so many blogging friend’s I’m made in the past 10 months since I started blogging, such as:
- Sarah from Mum Mudding Through
- Natalie from Mum in Brum
- Sarah from Run Jump Scrap
- Franca from A Moment With Franca
- Becky from Cuddle Fairy
- Emma from Brummy Mummy of Two
- Talya from Motherhood The Real Deal
- Min from Single Mum Speaks
- Fi from Beauty Baby and Me
- I’m sorry if I’ve missed you, but, yes I do want to meet you so please say hi…!
My tips for a great conference:
I have no idea… I’ve only done work conferences before, which have ranged from science-y, to social media (funnily enough!). So, hide my shyness, be brave, speak to people, and believe I do know something…
Anyway, I’ll have to be brave and say hello to you, otherwise I’ll just be the lemon sat in the corner, with pile of paper cups littering the floor and a brolly, jumper and jacket dumped on the seat beside me. If you spot anyone like this, it’s probably me, and if so?PLEASE rescue me from being shy, missing my baby and a coffee slump!?
Oh, and if anyone’s travelling from Gloucestershire way please comment here, maybe we’ll be on the same train??
A very excited, very nervous, still a bit daunted,