I'm going to BML16!

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Britmums Live, otherwise known as #BML16, is in less than 1 month and I have a mix of emotions, I'm both excited and nervous. 

My first blogging conference was Mumsnet Blogfest in November 2015, I went there not knowing what to expect and I was terrified. Arriving at Nottingham train station and bumping into someone I'd met at a previous blogging event helped ease me into it nicely. We walked into the conference centre together and that made the whole thing a lot easier. 

This year, for Britmums Live, I'm hoping things will be easier too. I met loads of lovely bloggers at Blogfest and I'll be happy to see them again but I'm also excited to meet new bloggers. I'm looking forward to learning lots but I think Britmums Live is more about the social side of things (or so I've heard).

As I'm going to #BML16 I'm taking part in the linky so that you lovely bloggers know who I am, so here goes...



My name: 


Morgan


My blog: 


Morgan's Milieu


Find me on social media at:




How I look:



That's me looking rather rough. I'm hoping I'll brush up a little better for #BML16, but my hair will probably be just as messy (it's just how I like it).


Is this my first blogging event?


No. As I said I went to Mumsnet Blogfest '15 and I've been to a couple of blogging events in Nottingham. It doesn't stop it feeling like my first time though, this is my first Britmums Live.


I will be wearing... 


A t-shirt and jeans combo I expect, and flat shoes. There's no way I'm heading to London in heels, my feet couldn't take it. 


What I hope to gain from #BML16:


Friends. Knowledge. Contacts. There's lots of things that spring to mind but it's mostly about seeing the people I chat with all the time online. 


My tips for a great conference:


I have no idea. I'd say be yourself, even if that means keeping quiet and standing at the sidelines taking everything in. It can be overwhelming and I think it's okay to take a step back throughout the day to give yourself breathing space.



Well, that's me. See you at #BML16!

23 comments:

  1. I think it's fab advice to be yourself and to take a step back, I image it can be overwhelming! Soon wish was coming... (cries into pillow) have a great time hun 🌸

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    1. Thanks Catie, I think that's the most important thing really. I SOOO wish you were coming too. xx

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  2. I hope You have a wonderful time. I have never been to a blogging event before, aand I think I would be too scared too! xx

    #pocolo

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    1. Me neither, it all sounds sounds fantastic and terrifying at the same time!

      xx

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    2. Thanks Rachel. It is very scary but the people are just so lovely you soon forget to be scared. :)

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  3. I wish I was going as well! I know loads of great bloggers who are going who I would love to meet, but it falls the weekend after I go back to work after maternity leave, and it felt like it might be a bit much this year. Have fun! #PoCoLo

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    1. Oh never mind, perhaps you could try Blogfest in November? That's great too and I'm sure loads of bloggers will attend. :)
      Hope to see you at a blog conference one day. xx

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  4. Can't wait to meet you Morgan! I have been before and it is so busy so if I don't spot you first come and nudge me, so I don't miss you!! Not long now :):)

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    1. Oh I know Claire! I'm starting to panic a little. Luckily I'm meeting up with someone in London and we're going to walk (or power-walk!!) to the venue so I won't be walking in alone!! I cannot wait to meet you and will definitely give you a nudge! :)

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  5. Looking forward to meeting you! 😊
    #PoCoLo

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  6. Hi Morgan, I remember you going to BritMums Blogfest last year, how time flies! At least you have an idea of what to expect at BML. Be yourself sounds like top advice! I've never been to a blogging conference and like the idea of going, not sure how I'd handle it though, I get terrified going into a busy supermarket!

    I hope you learn lots and meet plenty of other bloggers too. Look forward to reading all about it later.

    xx

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    1. Thanks Debbie, it does seem like Blogfest was ages ago now! It is definitely better having an idea of what I'm going into, it helps a little. I think this time the excitement of meeting so many wonderful bloggers will overtake my fear... at least I hope so! xx

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  7. Oh have a fab time lovely! I will make it one of these years xx

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    1. Thanks Jayne, I hope to meet you at an event at some point. xx

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  8. I want to go but its too pricey for me! I am sure you will have a blast! #pocolo

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    1. What a shame Merlinda! Perhaps you could try getting a sponsor one year? I know lots of bloggers that do that. :)
      It would be lovely to meet you one day. xx

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  9. Look forward to meeting you there. It's my first time as well!

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    1. Ooh good luck honey. It's both exciting and terrifying isn't it? I'm looking forward to meeting and will keep my eye out for you. xx

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  10. Have a fantastic time - I'm sure it'll be a great experience! #PoCoLo

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