|Wearing - Faded shirt - Topshop, Jeans - Topshop, T-shirt - M&S Fairtrade, Necklace - House of Fraser, Brogues - Dozzy and Dee|
So on Saturday morning I had to get up really early (5:15am) to get ready for the 6:25am train from Cardiff to London and already at that time of the day people where tweeting about the event and through these tweets I discovered another Welsh blogger was on the same train - Debbie from Johnson Babies blog, it was great to meet someone before actually getting to the venue as it can be a bit overwhelming going to an event not knowing anyone.
I love meeting other bloggers but I knew this was going to be like nothing I had experienced before - about 250 female bloggers in one room - amazing! Every kind of blogger was welcome although it was mainly either fashion or parenting or like mine a mix of both. The organisers had also managed to get some really amazing sponsors in the form of The Leather Satchel company which provided leather bags to ever blogger (love mine), Freya which offered free bra fittings, Palmers for giving out some amazing goodie bags and Pink Lady for the very yummy apples at ever corner. In the Leather Satchel we where also given not pads, pens and Almonds (which got me through the mid-morning munchies)
|I love Almonds!|
|I love these little leather bags we were given|
So to start things off everyone went downstairs for some freshly brewed coffee and an array of yummy biscuits before the first seminar. Sian the founder of Cybher opened the day with some touching words and then the floor was opened to the panel of experience and successful bloggers on the theme of - what is the future of blogging? It was very inspiring to see individuals who had created businesses and full-time careers from blogging - whether through setting up social networking sites of their own or ebooks, there is something for everyone.
The other sessions I sat in on included - Digital Diaries and how our children technology is affecting our children. How to make your blogs beautiful by Jo Gifford, a blogger geek workshop (which I learned a lot about customising my blog through blogger) and a very inspiring talk by Cathy Presland about how to get what you want.
I had to leave before the end of the convention to get back home to the little one but I came back with a lot of new ideas and positivity about blogging as well as meeting some wonderful people and I will be back next year for sure. I will be featuring some of the bloggers I met soon....
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