The blogging world is fascinating. A blog is a reflection of your personality, a door into your brain. Many bloggers will spend hours on writing, designing and marketing their blog. They work really hard to create interesting, engaging, beautiful content that people like you will want to read. Behind each blog is a determined, passionate, often creative or quirky individual :)
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a handful of fellow mummy bloggers over this past year. The lovely interior blogger Jen – http://www.lovechicliving.co.uk has become my go to for all questions blogging related as have Nottingham based bloggers Penny – http://www.thearesidence.co.uk, Amanda http://www.theanamumdiary.co.uk and Becky http://www.babybudgeting.co.uk. I’ve also met the famous mammasaurus, Annie – http://www.mammasaurus.co.uk who we did the race for life with. They are all awesome, inspiring, interesting genuinely lovely, lovely women.
One thing people from outside the blogging world often don’t know is that the blogging world is a huge virtual community. We often read each others blogs, share each others lives and build a real friendship over the internet. This is one area that I haven’t truly developed yet, I’ve been randomly following some of my favourite bloggers, leaving occasional comments when I have something to say but I know to make it as a top blogger you really need to network! The social element of blogging is not only very enjoyable it is absolutely key for growing your blog and feeling part of the community. I’ve been skirting on the outside of it for a while, dipping my toe in now and then. But now it is time my lovely readers for me to dive in!
Aaaand (drum roll please) I’ve been sponsored by Curvissa to attend Britmums live next week!
Britmums Live is the UK’s biggest, two-day social media conference and blogger event, where lifestyle bloggers and social influencers gather to meet and socialise, network with brands, improve their skills, and fire their creativity. BritMums Live has grown out of BritMums, the UK’s largest parent blogger community, made up of nearly 5,000 influential bloggers who create content about lifestyle, crafting, food, health, travel, education, tech, style and more.
I’m not going to lie, I’m excited and nervous, there are more than 500 bloggers attending, it is going to be crazy! But I am trying not to let that overwhelm me. I’m excited to attend the workshops and talks which sound fantastic and of course to meet all the 495 other wonderful mummy bloggers I haven’t met face to face yet!!!
I’ve been keeping track of all the talk surrounding Britmums Live, the where to meet, what not to do, what to wear conversations and I think I’m ready! I happily greeted the postman as he handed over my parcels from Curvissa this morning. A big thank you to them for their sponsorship, I’m going to be proudly rocking their dresses for the event. I’m keeping my outfits underwraps for now but you will see soon enough, if not at the event then on the blog/facebook/twitter/instagram! Watch this space. Eeeek :)
Curvissa.co.uk is home to a fantastic collection of quality plus size women’s fashion in sizes 14 – 32, offering exclusive ladies’ clothing and brands delivered straight to your door. Our fashion includes everything from occasionwear items like evening dresses, separates and accessories to casualwear including ladies’ jeans, tunics, t-shirts, jumpers and fleeces. The Curvissa range covers your every fashion need with lingerie, swimwear and holidaywear and a huge selection of footwear and accessories.