Last year I watched, with interest, as my Twitter feed went absolutely mad around the time time of Britmums Live.
Established bloggers, that I had followed for a while, getting really excited and making plans with their blogging buddies. Newby bloggers tweeting about how frightened they felt, at the prospect of attending such a big event for the first time. I sat back and felt sad that I wasn’t going.
And hugely relieved that I wasn’t going!!
This time last year, I had been writing my little blog for a year and a half. Totally under the radar. Nobody knew who I was and blogging was a relatively solitary pursuit back then.
This year is a totally different kettle of fish!
In January I went self hosted. Decided to take my blog to the next level. Some lovely opportunities have come my way, as a direct result and I’ve been welcomed into the most amazing group of bloggers, who I now call my friends. Plus I have bought my ticket for this year’s Britmums.
I’m going to BritMums Live 2015! :)
The vlog I’ve just made for the Vlogstars linky is all about ‘getting to know me’ but here’s a little bit more, just in case you’re vaguely interested.
Caro (The Twinkles’ Mama).
The Twinkle Diaries.
A shade over 5’3 if I’m being absolutely honest with myself ;)
A dark brown, wavy long bob (often very messy).
(oh yes — and brown).
Is this your first blogging conference?
No! Thankfully I went to BlogCamp, in Birmingham, last month. I think I would feel very much more nervous if I hadn’t gone there first.
Are you attending both days?
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2015?
I’m really excited to see all my blogging buddies — some for the second time, some for the first. I’m looking forward to putting real faces — and voices — to the bloggers that I chat to online; seeing the keynote speeches, attending the workshops.
Most of all, I’m looking forward to learning new things. I’ve been looking at all the workshops and it’s a shame that I won’t be able to do all of them! Since I decided to grow my blog I’ve become so passionate about blogging and I want to do it as well as I possibly can. Learning as much as I can over the course of Britmums Live is the thing I’m most looking forward to.
What are you wearing?
Something yellow, most probably. Or stripy.
Or stripy and yellow, just to totally cover all bases ;)
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2015?
Knowledge and new friends.
Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?
Well, as I haven’t been before, I shall be reading the tips from those that have with interest! That said, if my Blog Camp experience is anything to go by, I’d say ‘put yourself out there’.
Try not to be too shy (even if you feel it) because ultimately a lot of people are in the same boat; a lot of people will be nervous.
Smile :) — Smiling is contagious and a friendly face puts everyone at ease.