My First Time at BritMums: How It All Went

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If you’re not sick of seeing all of these post doing the rounds in the blogosphere, I’ll add my two cents as to what I learnt and what I thought go my first time at the blogging conference BritMums Live (BML). I have only been to one blogging conference before , BlogFest, back in November. Though it was all quite last minute and spent quite a lot of it wandering around by myself, I had a great time. I learnt a lot and have applied a lot of what I learnt from it. So I had high hopes for BML.

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It was nice to meet up with some bloggers that I have met before, like Franca, Aby and Esther, whom I have known since we were teenagers (plus she brought her 3 month old teeny baby with her – so gorge)! It was so nice to meet up lots of new bloggers too. Franca runs a linky on a Sunday and it has become a bit of a community for us bloggers. So pretty much everyone else I met were the bloggers that link up there. Lovely to put faces to the blogs, if that makes sense?! I met the stunning Elizabeth from WanderMum as I have followed her blog for a while and Natalie from Mum in Brum, who is a bit of a blog crush.

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I was looking forward to the classes and like I say, I had high hopes for some blogging inspiration. I know a lot of people go to the conferences for the social side of things, but I am there to learn too. I’ll be honest, though, I felt a little bit disappointed. I think perhaps that some of the workshops perhaps needed to be aimed at different levels of bloggers. A lot seemed to be aimed at beginners, and that is fair enough. But I don’t feel like I am a beginner after nearly three years, so I knew a lot of what was being said already. They were enjoyable and it is fun to see some blogging idols like Honest Mum and Mother Pukka.

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My favourite class did feature Mother Pukka actually and I felt so inspired after her workshop. I think that one was my favourite. The keynote from Cherry Healey was literally hilarious and one of the funniest (and oddest in a lot of ways), things I have witnessed recently!

All in all I had a lot of fun. I loved the social side of BML, even if I am a bit of an awkward turtle when I meet new people. I felt a little bit disappointed with the workshops, so I’d like to see a varied level of options perhaps? As it was my first time, I can’t compare the one day to two day format. It worked for me and would still be my preference, but I know a lot of others preferred it as a two day thing.

Did you go to BML this year, or have you ever been before? I’d love to hear what you thought to it.

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13 Comments

  1. 5th July 2016 / 6:00 am

    I have never been to a blog conference. It sounds like it would be a blast. I think that their should be different types of blogging conferences and classes, for beginners and not. I need to find one in my area.Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. 5th July 2016 / 8:26 am

    I’ve never been to a blog conference before but its in my must do list for next year I definitely want to go to BML.

  3. 5th July 2016 / 8:50 am

    Aww these events look like so much fun and so empowering too :) xx

  4. 5th July 2016 / 9:08 am

    Didn’t go but creeped on Twitter all day and I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s experiences. I’d love to go next year but I won’t be staying in a travel lodge, that’s for sure ?
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  5. 6th July 2016 / 11:20 am

    I’ve been following all of these posts, it looks like everyone had such a good time!

  6. 6th July 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Lovely to read this. It was my first time this year. I enjoyed it but felt it was very overwhelming and just too much to do in one day x

  7. 8th July 2016 / 11:33 pm

    i’ve always been too nervous to go as it looks huge! Great that you had a good time though. I hear most people go for the social side but it seems like an expensive meet up.
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  8. 11th July 2016 / 10:17 am

    Looks like you had a really good time and what a fab location! I’m definitely looking into going next year :) x

  9. 13th July 2016 / 9:07 am

    Oh my goodness. I didn’t even see you!! That’s annoyed me. I’m glad you had a lovely time though.

  10. 18th July 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I heard MP was really good! I had to call it a day quite early because of the baby! x

  11. 31st August 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Becky! How have I only just found this? You are SO not awkward, and looking at these you have loads of blogging mates! I really don’t. The Mother Pukka class sounds brilliant – sad I missed it. I prefer two days – one days to settle in, one day to relax and enjoy! Lovely to see you and meet you! Cherry was so funny and I really want to know where her dress was from xx

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