Yesterday I shared some of the blogging tips I gleaned from BritMums Live, it was simply a factual post and didn’t do my experience justice.  So I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge how I really felt about BritMums Live.

I have been to a fair few blogging conferences, including last year’s BritMums Live and hand on heart none of them compared to this.  I love learning new things that I can action on my blog, but most of all I love being inspired by the amazing people who attend.  Last year, my first BML and only my second conference, was fabulous but completely different to this. 12 months ago I met friends, I laughed and I learned.  Yet a year on I feel more confident in my blog, my friendships have deepened and I feel truly blessed to have spent time with these fabulous people; who inspire me more than they will ever know.

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With my co-editors on Live. Love. Blog Hannah and Katy

As is always the case with conferences, things were hectic, but we managed to steal 5 minutes with Em for a quick Editors photo shoot for our new blog (it is not often that we are all in the same place, so we made the most of it).  Thanks Em!

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These are the fabulous women that blogging brought into my life and this year’s event made it possible for me to make more new friends.  I reached out to a couple of lovely ladies who mentioned on their blogs or on social media that they weren’t attending as they didn’t know anyone.  I invited them both to come with me and my friends and they too are now our friends.  I love that blogging brings people together like this.  I also met lots of lovely new people, who either came over to say hi or who I pounced on, including some lovely Dad bloggers.

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Myself and Hannah with Katie and Amy

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Katy, Katie, Hannah and I

Hannah and me

The gorgeous, gorgeous Hannah (I can’t believe it was only a year ago to the day that we met for the first time)

Hannah, Katy, Kate, Amy and I have become great friends and work together on a number of projects, so it was fabulous to spend time with them.  The lovely Jess from Wry Mummy won the BiB for Family, for which I was a finalist, she is such a talented lady and her win was well deserved.  Later that night at dinner, Hannah raised a toast to me making the final, which was so touching. The support of my friends was mind-blowing.  I was so very grateful for all the messages I received on social media and to all the lovely people who came over to say they enjoy my blog, it meant a lot.  I was told a post that I wrote about PND gave someone the confidence to write about the subject and to me that is amazing.

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Em / Katie / Katy / Steph / Amy / Katie / Michelle / Katy & Amy / Lizzie / Ceri / Hannah / Leigh / Amy ‘lipsticking’ Lizzie / Katy with Nadia & baby Caspian

This years BritMums Live was such a warm place to be, so many hugs and smiles. Support given freely, inspiration everywhere you looked and friendships that grew further still.

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So thank you to all my wonderful friends, old and new, who made this such a fabulous experience.  Until next time!

Did you go to BritMums Live?  Do you plan to go next year?

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