What I learnt at BritMums Live 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

What did I learn at Britmums live 2013?

My first ever blogging event is over and well I would say I've learnt a lot. I was so nervous leading up to the event but found that most of the people were just lovely. Not that others weren't but it just isn't possible to meet everyone at such a big event.

My most important lesson learnt is don't drink too much! Apparantly it is easy to drink free wine whilst chatting away and not realise how much you are drinking. I don't drink often usually so let's just say it doesn't take much to push me over the edge. Don't get me wrong I didn't do anything I shouldn't, in fact I had a fun night Friday night but I ended up with a killer hangover and missed all the fun Saturday when I felt so ill I had to leave. I was kicking myself all day Saturday and Sunday for missing out on all the workshops and fun things that were going on. Next year I will behave myself and make it through the whole weekend!

I've also learnt that bloggers are a very accepting bunch. After spending an hour alone on a train to London I was worried I had made a mistake. Would people like me? Would they even speak to me? I'm new and no one will have a clue who I am. Well, I met lots of new people who I hadn't heard of and vice versa and I had worried over nothing we all spoke like we'd known each other forever. The blogging community is an amazing community that when brought together can have a hell of a lot of fun.

Aside from the alcohol, the laughing, the crying, there are serious parts to Britmums the workshops are there to teach you things you may not know (and hopefully next year I can pick up a lot more) and meeting the faces behind the brands was brilliant. The majority of the time these people we just speak to behind a computer screen and don't get to know them like they can us by reading our blogs.

Most of all I learnt to overcome my shyness and make friends or even introduce myself to my internet friends. I have made lots of friends through blogging and am so happy to say I have now met many of those friends face to face.

I have learnt and experienced a lot at Britmums Live and it has made me so proud of both myself and my blog and for that reason I would say it was a massive success. Now I can't wait until next year and hope to learn even more and make lots of new blogging friends :)

What did you learn?

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