Thursday, 4 June 2015

Conference Season

Its conference season and I am off to not one but two of them! I know people like the hello this me meme so I am kinda squeezing both into one and making it up as I go along!

So next Saturday I am off to Blogtacular and I uber excited about this. I couldn't make it last year and I was gutted so I treated myself to a early Christmas gift and got a ticket as soon as I could.

Blogtacular Founders Kat Goldin and Kat Molesworth (42 of 75)
Photograph © Xanthe Berkely for Blogtacular
I can't wait to be around all those super creative bloggers and I am hoping that I can catch some of it and up my game. Blogtacular for me is about being  inspired and meeting amazing people.

The Saturday after that I am off to Britmums Live, I haven't missed one yet! This year will be different for me as I am a speaker *shakes with nerves*. Now if anyone knows me from way back when I had my first little blog they will know I did indeed speak at the very first Cyber Mummy which was pre Britmums Live. I was a crowd sourced speaker and read out a of my blog posts and vowed never to speak in public again *ahem*.

I am being brave and along with the lovely Kate and Chelle I shall be talking about being a social media manager. I know many people think its not a real job but honestly it is! If you are coming to my session please be kind.

Ok I suppose I should tell you a little bit about me:

My name is Carol 

I'm really bad at taking selfies 

*cough* I
ts my birthday the day before Blogtacular 

I am addicted to starting new blogs 

I have been blogging just over 6 years

I may not be a natural red head

I love red lipstick 

I can't cook Yorkshire puddings

I bake darn good cakes

When I was little my nan asked my what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said a secretary, to which she replied "you want to be the boss!" so I took her advice and became my own boss. 

I give really good hugs

If you want to know any more about me  just ask. 

Before I go I wrote a post a few years ago for my client Kids One Stop Shop on How To Survive a Blogging Conference, its full of tips for newbies. 


  1. As a newbie to BritMums Live, I'm going to read "How To Survive a Blogging Conference' with great interest! Thanks for sharing

    1. I hope you really enjoy Britmums Live, please come over and say hello!

  2. Hey Carol,
    I'll be at Blogtacular too and the ticket was an early b-day present for me.
    Its going to be sooo much fun.
    See you, Tobia

  3. Congratulations - how exciting!

  4. Oh how exciting for you - two conferences in one month (and your birthday!!) Good for you agreeing to be a speaker again at BritMums Live... I'm sure all the speakers get nervous (I'm a tad nervous as I'm reading a post out for the Bloggers' Keynote) but it'll all be okay! I'm torn between your session and another, as I am starting to do some work with local organisations and their social media and just don't know if it's the right direction for me to go or whether I should stick to writing. I don't think I'm going to be able to make that decision until the day, so I may or may not see you in your session!

    1. How exciting for you!! Feel free to ask me any questions if you go to the other session x

  5. Hi Carol! You sound like lots of fun, I hope we get to meet up and chat at Blogtacular!

  6. Look forward to seeing you there :-)

    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down