Errr… where have the last 2 weeks gone???
Back on the first weekend in May I headed north to Manchester with my husband for my 4th Blog On conference. Almost 6 hours of travelling and we were absolutely exhausted.
So why do it? 5 bloody good reasons actually!
The other bloggers (and, dare I say, friends)
Other bloggers are so lovely, even really famous ones that I am scared to say hi to but force myself because it might be a chance in a lifetime 🙂 Blogging is often quite solitary but we know about each other’s lives from reading our blogs and support each other online.
Linked to my friends above is the chance to socialise. Let my hair down and be Laura for a while, not Mum. There is a party at each conference and this year’s theme was Star Wars (May the Fourth be with you!)
I still cringe trying to pitch to brands so being able to meet up with reps in person and try out toys and products is a lovely way to help me overcome my shyness. Oh and this year there was gin…
Sessions on photography, SEO, pitching, podcasting; there really is something for everyone. All of the experts are supportive and helpful, plus you can catch up with them during the day if you have a specific quesiotn that you are desperate to find out the answer to!
The goody bag
Legendary is all I can say. The kids can never wait for me to get home so they can raid the bag and find some treats to make up for being without me for a couple of days. There are always special treasures in there! Here is this year’s selection;