In a week I’ll be at BritMums Live the biggest blogging and social media event in the UK with 500 bloggers over two days. It is also the first blogging event I heard about (yes I lived under a rock for my previous 6 years blogging and had no idea there were communities and networks). I bought my ticket almost as soon as they were released and I’m finding it difficult to believe it is almost here; and that there will be so many bloggers together in one place, because for years I thought it was an individual activity.
This post pulls together my introduction, my concerns / things I’d like to know and my Britmums Live plan – so far. This is definitely a work in progress but I’m a planner and once I’ve got one sorted I’ll feel much happier and will be able to adjust it as the event progresses.
|Twitter ID||@katedavis (my other social links are in the sidebar)|
|Height||5ft 7 (almost)|
|Hair||Long brown with new highlights this week (what do you think in my attempt at a selfie?)|
|Is this your first blogging conference?||This is my 2nd conference, but my first BritMums Live and my first overnighter|
|Are you attending both days?||Yes|
|What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?||Meeting lots of people I’ve chatted to online and getting lots of inspiration|
|What are you wearing?||I’ve got two dresses picked out and ordered many many shoes to try on and hope one pair goes with both dresses|
|What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?||Inspiration, tips, motivation, friendship, fun and cake|
My concerns / things I’d like to know
As I mentioned above I like a plan and as this is my first BritMums Live I keep thinking about lots of little things I’d like to know. So if you’ve got answers or information about any of the following please let me know because I’ll feel much happier.
- is it a badge or is it on a lanyard? I’m feeling a little worried about pinning something to my dresses as they are new
- what do I do with my bags?
- what to do about food on Friday night? Who wants to eat with me, where shall we go and do we need to book?
- where to get breakfast on Saturday? I haven’t booked breakfast in my hotel and on Twitter discussed meeting up with people, but I don’t remember who, when or where
- are people leaving straight away on Saturday evening or are people getting food first?
- what happens if I want to go to more than one session, will there be notes or videos afterwards? I’m finding it very hard to choose
My Britmums Live plan
So here is my Britmums Live plan so far, as I said earlier this is a work in progress. Please let me know if you’d like to meet and hopefully we can find a suitable time so we can make sure it happens.
|15:05||Emma Freud – Comic relief, Twitter and the power of social media|
|15:45||Women’s voices and the media: Making your voices heard|
|17:00||How I did It: Success stories from high profile bloggers|
|18:35||Brilliance in Blogging party and awards|
|8:30||Coffee / pastries|
|10:10||Social media for advanced people OR|
Collaboration: working together for bigger traffic and larger impact OR
|12:20||Google+: learning to love it OR|
|14:10||New ways to monetise: making money with your blog OR|
|15:00||Tech knowledge: things you didn’t know you could do, but you can! OR|
Storytelling: learn how to share your experiences, compellingly OR
|16:45||The blogger’s keynote|
|17:45||Good enough Mums club|
|18:15||Home or dinner?|
What are your BritMums Live plans? Which sessions are you most looking forward to?