Almost three weeks ago, I went to BlogOn blogging conference in Manchester for the third time. BlogOn Xmas was my first conference in September last year and I loved every moment of it. I wore a turkey hat and by popular demand, I was asked to bring it back again this year! My experience at BlogOn X in May wasn’t as as it should have been as I felt unwell and missed a lot of it, but I was back on form for BlogOn Toys this September and raring to go! I just didn’t bargain on a visit to A&E at Salford Royal Hospital until the early hours of the morning.
I can’t believe the time has come again for BlogOn! I enjoyed last September’s Christmas themed BlogOn so much and am so excited to be heading back to Manchester this weekend for more Christmassy fun at BlogOnToys. Blogging conferences are a whirlwind of fun, learning and socialising and I really recommend BlogOn as there is such a lovely atmosphere. Anyway, until now I have somehow missed that there was an introduction linky. So, here are my answers to the questions!
In September last year, I made the 235 journey ‘oop north’ to Manchester for BlogOn Xmas. It was an amazing, if tiring, day and I was left buzzing with knowledge. One of the best things was getting to meet so many other bloggers in real life, too! Probably needless to say, I signed up for BlogOn X and booked a hotel room as soon as the tickets went live. I kind of enjoyed this event too, but unfortunately the day went rather differently for me this time.
I enjoyed my first blogging conference, BlogOn Xmas so much! As soon as the tickets came out for May’s BlogOn X, I didn’t hesitate to snap up a ticket. Yesterday, I found out that there was once again a list of questions for people to introduce themselves ahead of it, should they wish to. So, here’s a bit about me and perhaps some potential ice-breakers if you see me. Please say hello to me if you spot me – I don’t bite…much!
I’d heard a lot about Blog On before buying a ticket, not least the rumours about amazing goody bags! I’d met a few bloggers before at the press launch of This Morning Live, but I hadn’t been to a blogging event as such. It was a long 7 month wait for Blog On Xmas after buying my ticket in February, but it didn’t seem to take long to come round!
I was racked with nerves as I left my hotel to go to Hotel Football for the conference, but I needn’t have been as I had one of the best days ever! I’ve never been ‘oop north’ before, so that’s something ticked off of my list of things to do before I’m 30! It was totally worth the 5 hour journey from Kent, even though I did get home past midnight and felt an absolute wreck the next day. If you are thinking about going to a Blog On event next year, I wholeheartedly recommend it and was glad I chose it for my first blogging event. Here are my highlights of the day: