Gosh me! It’s nearly the end of October already?! I can’t believe I still haven’t written this post yet. To be honest I have so much back log – you won’t believe it, but one thing for sure – I was not going to miss this grand BritMums LIVE event!
Okay, so if you are a follower of us on Facebook – you’ll know that my little angel boy had such a difficult morning with me it resulted me running late for the event. But hay – better late than never as they say.
Session 1: Blogging with Aby Moore.
I wanted to go to Aby Moore’s session to be there – both to learn and support her, but because of my lateness I was only in there for the last 5 minutes before the little break. Oh well.. But I can assure you, Aby is one of the Best Blogger Teacher there is out there. You can check out her course here: youbabymemummy.com
Break Session 1: Sketchbook Club is Fab!
There were many brand stands there – but what drawn to me in the first instance was Jennie Maizels’ at Sketchbook Club. She believes passionately that people should be drawing for pleasure as much as they are baking, and that absolutely anyone can draw. It is just the fear of the blank page that stops them. So there I was sitting sketching out the outline of a picture. Once that’s done, I turned it over and rub vigorously on top of the lines – this action transferred it the drawn lines onto the blank page. Then the creation begins. This is what I’ve done with some added photoshop skills. What you you think?
It was here, where I also meet the lovely Jade from Mummies Waiting in person. 🙂
Session 2: Who’s Making Money How?
There were four speakers there, but I only found Kirstie Pelling, from the Family Adventure Project to be the most useful speaker that came across. She is very friendly and gives such great guid lines. Here is how she boils it down…
Use your skills…
- offer to others
- pop up gallery
- digital campaign
Find the gap in the market…
- know what’s your worth
- press trip
- pitch – give ideas & figures
- Sell it – sell it a lot!
Treat your work as work and not just a holiday – Work, then go away for a holiday.
Invest in yourself – be authentic
Invest in content – promote it with a target in mind.
Take creative risk – write a novel.
Do video series – series of short videos.
Do case studies – research your area and do something unique and exciting.
Recycle your ideas.
Break Session 2: #AmINumber5 Campaign
I had my nails painted at BritMums conference. There – a sentence I never thought I would say. lol! There were painted 4 in the same colour and 1 in different colour on the ring fingers. They were for #AmINumber5 Campaign which talks about raising an awareness to help women recognise and understand heavy periods as a common condition which can be treated, empowering them to have informed conversation with their GP, if appropriate, and indeed to be confident in wearing white again. The campaign was organised by Wear White Again. The campaign aims to prompt thought and discussion amongst women… around whether they are one on five affected.
After I came back, Evelyn noticed something different on my hand. Yes, I never paint my nails – well, not since I was at school anyway.
Of course – Evelyn has not reached that stage yet, but I do love how cute her little hands are when I got her nails painted too – just how she wanted.
I went to the Google Analytic for the afternoon session. I found that rather useful, but I won’t bore you into the technicality of it all. It’s something that all bloggers have to learn – well or that they pay someone to do it for them. I can never stop learning especially in the blogging world. It is always, always a learning process for me. Blogging never sleeps.
The day ended with a round up readings from some of the much admirable bloggers. Some were hilariously funny and some you’d need to be prepared for some heartfelt stories. I was not prepared for that. Thank goodness my blogging pal Lauretta from Home and Horizon was sitting next to me, handed me some tissue to wipe off my messy tears.
Then the grand finale moment arrived – the boat trip along the Thames with City Cruises, where the announcement of all the winners were made. Sadly Lauretta had to go home, so I was alone for a little while until I meet some lovely faces who made sure I was not drunk all alone! 😅 Thanks to Marianne @_maris_world_ , Nomita @yourdiyfamily & Uju @babesabouttown . It was lovely meeting you all!
Of course, it will never be a party when there is no After Party! Most of us headed to All Bar One nearby and I got to chat with a few more famous people and who I admire. I took the opportunity to take a snap shot with them too. I am such a stalker blogger! lol!
The night ended on high note and so much fun that I hadn’t had in ages since I had kids! Nope – no kidding, I don’t go out much at all as you can see. 😉
I also came back with two big bags of goodies. Yeay! I love this part. Hop on to my YouTube Channel now to see what’s inside the bags.
I’m feeling generous today and so I’m giving away some items from the goodies bag. Sharing is caring – right. 🙂 Here’s how to win them!
Thank you so much to my lovely and fantastic sponsor for this great opportunity to go on this fancy blogging event of all time – that is Indigo Herbs of course.
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Did you also go to #BML17?
How did you find it? What have you learnt from it?