Brit Mums Live, Wow

This weekend I went to BritMums Live, an amazing blogging conference in London. I was so lucky that as I have set up an educational blog at work, my college supported me and paid for me to go the event. I was so excited, but very nervous about the event. Being a very new blogger I had no idea what to expect. Would all the bloggers all be as lovely as they seem on their blogs? Would I be totally out of my depth?
Brit Mums Live, Wow

I need not have worried. I went with my friend and colleague Lisa and we were made to feel so welcome. It was like being a child in a sweet shop, lots of amazing seminars to suit every bloggers taste, expert experienced bloggers on hand to give tips and advice

Brit Mums Live, Wow

 I thought I would talk about the things that really stood out to me over the two days;

Firstly, some of the inspirational people that spoke over the event. There were many amazing speakers and seminars. However the people that absolutely stood out to me were;

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton who spoke about dealing with life as a widow and parent.

Kirsty from My Two Mums, speaking about people’s reactions and acceptance of her throughout her life.

And, Tired Mummy of Two; speaking about her families’ journey, coping with leukaemia.

At several points I was sobbing, at the sheer bravery and resolve of these amazing people and their abilities to record their stories in such an eloquent and touching way.

I learnt lots of tips on how to improve my blogging; don’t use exclamation marks! I know I use loads, but I am going to try not too. Some people don’t like too many images; I am a visual person so think I am going to struggle reducing the images I use. My photography skills need to improve, but I knew this and am trying to work on it. I don’t need a colorful background on my blog, it can be distracting, and again I am thinking this one over. I love my background, I love colour, so will get advise on this.  I also learnt that I don’t need to blog every day, because I am in this obsessive habit of doing so, I need to work out a strategy for this.

 

Blogging is a credible career option, hooray this is music to my ears, I can be a blogger and teacher, win,win. Blogging has a huge place in education, yet teachers do not seemed to have cottoned on yet. This, I am going to address. I am not on my own, and I am not mad loving blogging, there are many others like me out there that are passionate about blogging. It is normal.

I also met one of my Blogging Heroines Kate Davis-Holmes from Kate on Thin Ice, I had emailed her previously and she said to look her up and say hello. I did, but it took me 2 seminars to pluck up the courage to say hello. And do you know what? When I did she was lovely and said “I love your blog” yes Kate said to me “I love your blog” my little blog, I nearly fainted. I was over the moon, I smiled for ages after, ha ha I bet she thought I was a total nutter.

I can’t believe the friendly, inspirational and supportive environment, BritMums Live turned out to be. It totally exceeded all my expectations. I loved every minute of living in a blogging bubble for the weekend, and certainly felt a bit of post BritMums live Blues. I cannot wait till next year now. Hopefully I won’t be completely star struck next year.

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4 Comments

  1. kateonthinice
    26th June 2014 / 3:32 pm

    I am incredibly touched at what you have said about me in this post. Have no idea how I ended up being a heroine. My blogging journey was a bit random and I still have so very much to learn even about the basics.
    One little tip after reading this post with love from me to you – there are many bells and whistles, there are lots of fab ideas on how to do better but best of all is being true to yourself. If you look at those who “make it” if that even means anything it is those who have good hearts, help others and stick to their guns. Be who you are – you are on the up. I can feel it in my bones. Was lovely to meet you and I do hope we can sit down and have a proper chat at some point.

    • 26th June 2014 / 3:38 pm

      Ah thank-you so much Kate that advice means a lot, I would love to sit and chat and get lots of tips one day,Cant wait to meet you again. x

  2. 27th June 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Aww Sarah what a lovely comment from Kate I know what that will mean to you .

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