BritMums Live 2015


I couldn’t decide whether or not to write a post about last weekend; my photos are somewhat rubbish and no one wants to read my boring notes from sessions but thought I’d jot down a few pointers to remind myself more than anything!

Things I Liked

  • I really really enjoyed the Pinterest session, so much so that I wrote almost FOUR PAGES of notes! I thought I knew the basics of it all but was blown away by what it can do. I will definitely be putting some more time into it as I love it as a site.

  • I really enjoyed meeting bloggers I feel that I know. There are some I’ve been reading years so it was lovely to get to meet them. I also loved chatting to people who I’ve met via Twitter and it was fascinating learning everyone’s different styles, reasons for blogging and schedules – hats off to some of you for the dedication!
  • I loved the BIBs although hate to admit I thought I read quite a few blogs but left following lots more. The keynote speakers also blew me away with their wonderful posts. I laughed, I cried and just wanted to hug some of them.
  • Victoria Wright was the stand out speaker for me and wish she had been allocated a much longer slot as she was truly inspirational.

What I learned

  • I’m definitely not one for vlogging. I was interested in going to some sessions to find out more but when it came to it I realise it’s really not for me! I’ve cringed seeing the few photos of me posted throughout the weekend so video for me is a massive no no.
  • I can go up to people and say hi. I literally jumped on a few folks but I went with “why not” and went over to folks and I’m so glad I did because they’re in the same boat. I met some really lovely people who were just as they’re like on social media and their blogs.

Things I’d Do Differently

  • If I go to BritMums again I would probably stay in the hotel down the road so I wasn’t worrying about getting back and forth. I would probably only stay on the Friday night too as I was ready to go home after it had finished.
  • I would definitely write a list of people I want to meet as I only realised certain people were there via the hashtag. I would also make plans for the evening as I was starving and ended up gate crashing other people’s meals.

Whilst I did speak to people I wanted to, it was a tad overwhelming and I’m being brutally honest it wasn’t what I expected. I don’t quite know what I was actually expecting which is a bit weird but I thought it was going to be packed and really buzzing but there didn’t seem to be that many familiar faces. I enjoyed my weekend though and big hi to all the lovely folks I met. Now, I’m off to spruce up my Pinterest boards!

B xx

Big thanks to my sponsor SlumberSac and also to the Premier Inn for our complimentary room.

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12 Comments

  1. 23rd June 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I’m glad that you enjoyed BritMums! I’m so pleased that you found the Pinterest session helpful, thank you for your lovely comments!

  2. 23rd June 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Lovely to meet you Hun even if it was just briefly on the Friday. It was a tad crazy wasn’t it I hardly recognised anyone untill we we’re chatting and then I’d realise i did know them so strange isn’t it heard loads god good things about the Pinterest talk gutted I missed it! Xx

  3. 23rd June 2015 / 1:23 pm

    I felt exactly the same in that it was not at all like I expected it to be. So glad I got to meet you xx

  4. 23rd June 2015 / 4:08 pm

    I’m intrigued now about Pinterest! I missed that session. It was a colourful event wasn’t it, such a lot of fun. It sounds like you got a lot out of it! See you next year

  5. 23rd June 2015 / 5:37 pm

    it was great to meet you on the Friday evening, still laughing at your dodgy Geordie accent haha x

  6. 23rd June 2015 / 5:50 pm

    I left a comment earlier but I’m not sure that it posted so I’ll try again! I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments about the Pinterest session, I’m glad that you found it helpful, and I’m also pleased that you enjoyed BritMums Live!

  7. 23rd June 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I loved meeting you again and actually be able to sit and have a conversation with you. I also loved being the cheeky one who was grabbing all the wine 🙂

    I can’t wait to meet you again so we can have more wine drinking fun 🙂

  8. 23rd June 2015 / 8:44 pm

    I loved meeting you my wonderful ginger chum! 🙂 It wasn’t as buzzing as last year, come next year and you’ll have a different experience all over again! x

  9. 27th June 2015 / 10:02 am

    Had so much fun spending time with you hun and it was so awesome to finally meet you. You are such a lovely and gorgeous person. Sorry to hear it didn’t live up to much hun but like you say it’s very overwhelming Xxx

  10. 29th June 2015 / 10:28 am

    It sounds like such a massive event I’m sure it is very overwhelming, I still haven’t taken the plunge as I’m not sure ti is for me but I would love to meet all my online friends 🙂

  11. 30th June 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I was so lovely to meet you finally (although very brief). I made a twitter list of all of the people I’d like to meet and totally forgot about it. I think it was because I was so star struck at times.
    Hope to see you there next year xxx

  12. 2nd July 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Great, honest account. Thanks so much for sharing for us non-attendees. X