BritMums Live 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

BritMums Live 2014

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Every now and then I have a bit of a blogging wobble. I question why I spend so much time blogging. So much time, but not enough. There is always so much I want to do with my blog and not enough time in the day to do it. I read as many blogs as I can, but again not as many or as often as I would like. Most of the people I see on a daily basis either don't know I blog or don't really understand why I do. This weekend however, I had 2 child free days up in London surrounded by people that get blogging. I went to BritMums Live 2014. That in itself was fantastic let alone the talks, and meeting up with the people I like to call my blogging friends. Friends who I have only ever met once or twice. But friends I interact with regularly on twitter, Facebook and their blogs.

There were lots of great talks but I had learnt from last year that you just can't do them all. I think my brain would explode. There was also the opportunity to meet brands. It was lovely to meet the guys at Butlin's and tell them how much we enjoyed our break as ambassadors this year.  I watched some cookery demonstrations from Morrisons and now have some fab summery desserts to make at out next BBQ.

It was Katy Hill who hit the nail on the head for me. As she accepted her award for Fresh Voice she talked about how taking a step back from her career was like losing a little bit of "me." That is how I feel. I thought that having left teaching 5 years ago it would get easier but it gets harder. I love my boys and wouldn't change things for the world, but being a stay at home Mum is not always easy. I have lost a little bit of me and that is why I blog. It is the little bit of me that I can still have and fit around the daily whirlwind of my family.

Saturday bought with it some great talks on video and you tube. I am now looking at producing more video content and already have loads of ideas from them. I have even upgraded ios 7. I had really been putting that off for a long time! You can subscribe to my You Tube channel here to see how I get on.

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So it is now all over for another year. The biggest downside was not meeting more fantastic bloggers, there just isn't the time. See you next year BritMums Live.


11 comments:

  1. Coombe Mill (Fiona)23 June 2014 at 12:28

    I'm glad I did see you there all be it briefly. I wanted to go to the video and You Tube talks but they clashed with Pinterest and Goggle which I did. I've shared my learnings from these, hope you will share your You Tube learnings too

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  2. Louise Fairweather23 June 2014 at 12:38

    Think I need to work out how to put it into practice first. Had a play last night and got totally confused! Lovely to see you briefly too x

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  3. Lovely to read your take on Britmumslive as it was pretty much the same as mine - I just haven't written up my post yet! I too thought Katy Hill was bang on - becoming a SAHM is the hardest thing I did, giving up a work "status" that seems to be universally recognised in the working world for one that is not recognised at all. This was my first Britmums. I didn't get to me a quarter of the people I wanted to, but I learnt heaps! Shame I missed you, I've enjoyed your writing from a far for a while. Still, maybe next time...#bloglovin

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  4. Louise Fairweather23 June 2014 at 21:16

    I know I feel a bit of a failure when I say I don't work. I suppose I could say blogging but as most people don't understand it, I just say I look after the kids. Oh please feel free to hunt me down next time and thank you for your lovely comment x

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  5. rebecca beesley23 June 2014 at 22:10

    sounds like you had a great time. Love the Butlins Duck! x

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  6. Its good to get to know you better! X

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  7. Louise Fairweather24 June 2014 at 12:26

    Best part of the goodie bag as mine had just run out

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  8. It was so lovely to meet you. I look forward to seeing your Youtube channel grow :)

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  9. Louise Fairweather28 June 2014 at 10:43

    I hope it does. Enjoyed your keynote x

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  10. it was so fantastic to meet up with you again my lovely xx

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  11. Louise Fairweather29 June 2014 at 10:17

    Always lovely to see you x

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