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