I took the plunge last night, and booked my tickets for BlogFest 2013.
With the feeling that despite years of social media marketing, PR and event management under my belt in my ‘proper job’ I am a relative newbie to the blogsphere, I am both anxious and excited.
The line-up is truly inspirational and even if I just keep myself to myself (anyone that knows me will laughing, as I will find this impossible!) and just take notes and have a good listen then I know I’ll have an amazing time and come back with tips and tricks and a lot of ideas. But if I get chatting to other bloggers, especially those who have been around the block a few more times than I have (blog-wise obviously!), and make some friends then it will be well well worth it.
The obvious ‘what to wear’ conundrum doesn’t really bother me. It’s maternity or erm maternity – and I’m happy to wear my bump with pride. Frankly, sometimes I actually wonder if a bump doesn’t make an outfit – everything seems to look complete with bump, as the focus is off you and your figure, and on the very obvious bumpage.
I’ve sent in my choices of breakout sessions, and wished I could duplicate myself a few times during the picking process. Photography or spinning a yarn. Yarn. No Photography. No Yarn… Decision made. Scribbled out. Remade. Oh damn it!!
So – as far as I know I know no-one going. So please fellow bloggers, if you stumble across this post and you too are attending BlogFest then don’t be a stranger. You won’t be able to recognize me on the day from the picture above – but I felt that this summed up my life most days. The knife-edge of fun and chaos, delight and drama. Mixed with lashings of Heinz Tomato Soup for good measure. Naturally!
Husband is booked to look after the midgets for the day. Guilt is minimal. Excitment is optimal. Now to purchase snacks a-go-go to help him get through it, and hide a Real Ale as a Thank You to him at the end of the day. He’s easily pleased.
I look forwards to meeting you all there – and thanks to Mumsnet for what I’m sure will be a fabulously inspiring event.