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,
EmmaJune 10, 2016 at 9:11 am
Yaaay. It is going to be so exciting, I can’t wait. Loads of fab sessions too, I can’t make my mind-up about which ones to attend. #thelist
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newmummyJune 10, 2016 at 9:44 am
I know! I could go to them all! ? see you there!!
Becky, Cuddle FairyJune 10, 2016 at 10:38 am
Yay Lynne, I’m so glad you are going to BML, I can’t wait to meet you too! And thanks so much for the lovely mention! x
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newmummyJune 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm
Thanks Becky! Look forward to meeting you too, and learning lots x
A Moment With FrancaJune 10, 2016 at 11:44 am
Aww such a lovely post! I’m so looking forward to meeting you too! It will be a fun day! Thank you for mentioning me. I feel nervous but a the same time very excited! 🙂 xx
newmummyJune 11, 2016 at 10:20 pm
Yay! See you then! X
MMTJune 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm
WHOOP WHOOP! I’m so glad you trusted your inner blogger and went for it! Honoured to be on your list – I was going to message you to ask if you were in!
It’ll be a great day xxxxx
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newmummyJune 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm
? I was going to message you and suggest we join forces as we’re not really recognisable to anyone x
justsayingmumJune 12, 2016 at 8:54 am
aww I plucked up the courage to book a ticket too and so am excited to go to meet people – I keep forgetting that there will be sessions to attend! Will come say hi if I see you! #KCACOLS
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newmummyJune 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm
I didn’t spot you, but it was such a blur of a day, hopefully say hi next time!
Lucy at occupation: (m)otherJune 12, 2016 at 11:39 am
Ah fab, well done for going for it. Sounds like there will be so much to keep us busy, with loads of fab sessions too! Enjoy, if I see a pile of brollies and jumpers and coffee cups I’ll say hi! #KCACOLS
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SarahJune 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Yay! Me too! Am so excited! SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! #KCACOLS
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Life as MumJune 12, 2016 at 8:08 pm
Ah how exciting! I was supposed to go but I sold my ticket 2-3 months ago as I am 34 weeks pregnant and didn’t fancy going whilst nearly due! 🙁 #KCACOLS
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Educating RoversiJune 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm
Sounds fun. Maybe next year I’ll be brave enough to go! #KCACOLS
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kyJune 12, 2016 at 9:11 pm
It’s going to be great, I can’t wait! It’s also my first blogging event so I am super nervous but from what I’ve seen there are a lot of us. If I see you I will say hello. #KCACOLS
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Emma JonesJune 13, 2016 at 7:10 am
Hope you have a fab time. I’ve yet to plunge into blogging conferences. I’m a bit too worried about travelling & turning up alone. Maybe next year. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane
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SunitaJune 13, 2016 at 7:36 am
Hello Lynne. Bet you’ll have a fab time with your blogger buddies. I don’t know anyone yet but excited about meeting some fellow bloggettes! So glad I took the plunge and just got myself a ticket. Love your blog. Hope you get a good snooze on the train down! Get one of your buddies to meet you at Barbican or Moorgate tube station X
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Laura - threesypeasyJune 13, 2016 at 7:16 pm
It’s my first time at #BML16 and I am so nervous x I dont know anyone and am so scared! I need to get out there and start chatting to some other attendees….if a dithering blonde looking clueless approaches you its probably me! X
Nicky KentisbeerJune 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm
Exciting! You will have a brilliant time – there will be lots of bloggers going for the first time and I’m sure they are all in the same boat. I would be too – had I not arranged to be away that weekend. I really hope you enjoy it. Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS and hope you can come back again on Sunday.
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mainy - myrealfairyJune 15, 2016 at 8:58 am
Good luck and have a great day out, enjoy every second! I think that it’s great that you made the step to go and you’ll get to meet up with all the people you chat away with online normally.
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newmummyJune 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm
Thank you! It was a fab day!
Mommy's Little PrincessesJune 15, 2016 at 9:54 am
I’m sure you’ll have a great time at BML with all the other fantastic bloggers that will be there. Xx #KCACOLS
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[email protected]June 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm
I hope you have a fabulous time dear! I need to find something like this near me in the US. #KCACOLS
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You Baby Me MummyJune 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm
You will have the most amazing time, I just know it! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
newmummyJune 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Thanks Aby! It was a fab fab day, and I almost managed to say hi, and but the opportunity was gone as soon as I realised it, so next time! X
Crummy MummyJune 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Have fun! I had great fun at BritMums last year & learnt so much! #KCACOLS
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A Mum Track MindJune 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm
I’m going too! Very excited as it’s so close now! Also a little bit scared – like the first day of school or something! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG. Hope to see you at the conference! x
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