Saturday was finally the day – a day I had been looking forward to for so long. I have to admit I was also incredibly nervous and my legs were shaking like leaves when I walked towards the venue; it was the first time I had attended a blogger conference. There was no need to worry though, all the other bloggers were incredibly friendly and easy to talk to – in the fact, the whole atmosphere was so relaxed and it felt as if I was among friends and not people I had met for the first time.
The conference started with a superb panel discussion on motherhood and creativity. Bestselling author Margaret Atwood joined in via live video link – although the technology did not work 100%, I found her input invaluable. Throughout the day, there were further panel discussions and breakout sessions bloggers were able to attend. The evening finished with the inaugural Mumsnet Blogging Awards and a drinks reception.
During break times, we had the chance to chat to the Blogfest sponsors and to learn more about their exciting products and campaigns. I was especially intrigued by Village England (their range of handbags is gorgeous!) and Unilever’s #BRIGHTFUTURE campaign.
I learned so much during Blogfest (from tips to improving my photography skills to hearing more about interesting marketing strategies). I left the conference feeling truly inspired and motivated. A huge Thank you to Mumsnet, all the organisers and sponsors for this fantastic day. I’ll definitely be back next year.