After a lot of dithering about I finally made a decision this week that I couldn't miss out on the blogging event of the year. I took a big breath and booked my ticket for BritMums Live 2015!
Name: Jade Pirard
Blog: Late For Reality...you are here!
Twitter ID: @JadePirard
Hair: Dark blonde although I am going lighter this week so lets say blonde!
Eyes: Greenish Blueish
I may or may not be wearing glasses too, something that threw people at the last event as they are so used to seeing me on the blog with them on. I only actually need them for driving or reading projector screens so will have them on and off throughout the day!
Is this your first blogging conference?
No, I attended last years BritMums Live and several other events each year. I have been around a bit now!
Are you attending both days?
Yes, I couldn't go and not embrace all that comes with the event!
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2015?
After attending for the first time last year and having met one of my best friends (Lucy from Mrs Bishops Bakes and Banter) at the event I couldn't possibly not be there this year. At last years event I learnt so much about me as both a blogger and a working Mum. I realised I was a more confident outgoing person than I thought I was.
What are you wearing?
I want to wear something like this. Comfortable and casual but kind of trendy (I do try!)
Images from Pinterest
One of the selling points for me about the event was that my blogging besties are going. Despite a couple of lovely ladies being unable to make it due to other commitments like having babies...I know how selfish?! Being a blogger you meet people from up and down the country and all over the world and sometimes it is a lonely place.
The Internet...connecting people since...I am going to go for the 1980's here but don't quote me...and slowly isolating people since social media has been around. So for me, being able to meet some of these lovely people is a rare occurrence and one I get so excited about.
Another few reasons to attend are the inspiring bloggers that are speaking at the event including Capture By Lucy, a good friend and a truly inspiring blogger/photographer and creator of serious eye candy.
Di Coke, SuperLucky lovely and competition guru, what she doesn't know about entering and hosting competitions isn't worth knowing.
Karin and Pippa from Embrace Happy and Story Of Mum, boosting confidence and inspiring Mums to embrace all they are and be happy in their own skins, Pippa's session last week was a breath of fresh air.
Finally and very excitingly the amazing Ella Woodward from Deliciously Ella. Come on if you haven't heard of Ella you must have been living under a rock. She is a total health food God and her blog is a marvel of deliciousness!
Embrace it. Take a leap of faith and just roll with it. It is a little overwhelming at first with the amount of people but every single person at that event is a blogger just like you and everyone gets nervous but it is so much fun!
I know lots of bloggers have written posts on their top tips for the event so I won't go into too much but comfy shoes are a must as is a big bag for bringing home all your goodies from the event.
Don't worry about dressing to impress too much just be comfortable and one thing I learnt from last year is to take a spare phone charger/camera charger because trust me...you will need it!
There you have it, my reasons for attending this year. I am getting all giddy just talking about it! Lucy and I are sharing a room and have plans to explore London after the event so I am super excited about having my little wing woman by my side and soaking up all there is to learn about blogging, social media, design and networking.
If you are coming to the event please say hi and I can add you to my list of people to meet on the day!