So this weekend I trundled off down to Kings Cross to attend my third — and final — blogging conference for this year. Blogfest 2015!
Blogfest — run by Mumsnet — is where a number of my blogging buddies had all met for the first time last year but it was my first time.
Unlike Britmums and Blogcamp, early in the year, I felt like it wasn’t such a huge learning curve. Those first couple of conferences were such a huge deal; so much information to take in plus, as a newcomer, it was fairly daunting to walk into a room full of total strangers.
Roll on a few months and I didn’t feel as though I was in a room full of strangers. There were lots of friendly faces — some that I’d met before — some that I’d occasionally spoken to online — but all of the people there were chatty and friendly.
I got to hang out with my blogging besties for the day, hone my craft and mingle and network with some fab brands and some lovely bloggers — what’s not to love about that?!
Here are a few pics of my day.
Highlights included David Baddiel’s Think Bomb session, The Crumbs Sisters chatting about their You Tube experiences and legendary film director Mike Figgis giving a talk on film-making. Getting tips from a renowned and established professional is pretty amazing — especially as it was in a fairly intimate setting.
Plus seeing lovely ‘Emily’ —Emma from Brummy Mummy Of 2 — win Best Vlogger was a highlight too. It was fab to see someone who is as lovely in real life, as she seems on the internet, be rewarded for all her hard work.
All in all, a fab day. Such a treat to spend a few hours with some like-minded people who make this blogging malarkey so much fun. Coming to these events definitely gives me a real sense of purpose and makes me so happy that I fell into this amazing industry!