My First Time At Blog On Win

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Having been blogging for just over a year now I have been to every event in the blogging calender. I have enjoyed them all for various reasons, some I would go to again, some possibly not. This weekend I went to Blog On Win and I can say without a shadow of a doubt I will be there again next year!

I travelled down with my lovely friend Sian from Quite Frankly She Said, picking her up at the crack of dawn to travel 2 hours down the M25 to Winchester. It was lovely being able to chat on the journey- I am going to drag her along to every event now haha!

We arrived in plenty of time and met up with Steph (Diary of A Midlife Mummy) and Aby (You Baby Me Mummy). Always so nice to see a friendly face and have hugs. Blogging can be such a lonely job sometimes and it is events like these that mean you get to meet your colleagues in person rather than chatting over social media. Once inside I found Amy (Everything Mummy) my lovely co-host on Kids Corner. I say I found her but actually she spotted me and I almost walked past her I was so overwhelmed by the crowd of people! I also had a big hug from the gorgeous Em (snowing indoors) – blogging has brought these lovely people in to my life and I am so grateful. I also got to meet lots of new people too, people I know only through Twitter or Facebook so that was great!

zelf cakeYummy Zelf cake at tea time!

The talks were inspiring, I didn’t learn anything in a technical aspect or anything that is going to make me transform my blog drastically but each and every speaker got me thinking. The first by about social media┬ámade me wonder how on earth I am going to be a purple cow (I will talk about this another day I think) and Annie’s photography talk really got me thinking about my photography and what I need to do to make it more uniform.

Laura is a very hands on organiser and spoke twice, once as part of a panel which really got me thinking about how I work with brands and once on her own where she discussed the nuts and bolts of being a brand ourselves. It has really given me food for thought and either Aby or I will share more over on Live. Love. Blog. in the coming weeks.

The finale was a hilarious performance from The Scummy Mummies. Everyone was wetting themselves- such a great way to end an event!

scummy mummiesAnnie being crowned Queen Scummy Mummy

I think the main thing people come away with (quite literally) is the generosity of the brands who sponsor the event really are. The goodie bags were the best I have ever received and the raffle (who doesn’t love a raffle) was just amazing!! The first prize was a whole table of toys! Just fab!! I came home with so many brilliant products!

If you are looking for an event to go to then make this one your number one choice! See you next year!

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