|Photo courtesy of the lovely Run Jump Scrap! Far right.|
If you don’t happen to know what BritMums Live is, it’s like a Star Trek convention for parent bloggers. Whilst it was somewhat overwhelming to see my Bloglovin’ feed come to life, I learnt so much about myself and this lovely/crazy/clever community. So I thought I’d share the 5 people you'll meet at BritMums Live:
THE OFFICE PARTIER: For those that have been there, done that, got the ‘I’m a blogger’ T shirt. Britmums Live isn’t actually about blogging, it’s basically an office Christmas party. They’re focused on having a ruddy good time and they’ve been sponsored to do it. They’re probably the most relaxed people there, just don’t try and talk about page views.
Where to find them: In the pub across the road from the conference.
Best intro: What’d you get up to last night?
THE BLAGGER:This blogger knows what it’s really about – free stuff. They don’t write about their lovely family for feels, they’ve got an empty holdall to fill and brands to be seducing. You’ll have to get up early to keep up with these chicks. Approach carefully, they may not want to share the secrets of their success – the mummy blogging community is small and there just isn’t enough minibreaks to go round.
Where to find them: By the brands.
Best intro: Do you know where the wine is?
THE NETWORKER: These folk work the room like a cold in a nursery. They’ve got a stack of business cards and they aren’t afraid to use them. Always up for a chat but perhaps not for more than 75 seconds. Get a selfie and move along sister.
Where to find them: Everywhere.
Best intro: I’ve just seen Honest Mum by the pastries!
THE CRAFT HONER: This blogger’s here to learn. They’ve been blogging for a year and they’re ready to take it to the elusive ‘next level’. Might not be up for small talk and under no circumstances try and strike up conversation during a seminar.
Where to find them: Saving her seat for the next session.
Best intro: How did you find advanced SEO?
THE FLOATER: The floater started blogging a few weeks ago and bought a ticket on a whim. Now they have no idea what they’re doing at BritMums Live; they’ve suddenly remembered they’re an introvert and keep having flash backs to their first day at high school.
Where to find them: Standing in reception looking lost.
Best intro: Are you lost too?
In truth I think we’ve all got a little bit of each of these characters inside of us, parent bloggers are a versatile bunch. I’d like to think I evolved from a floater to a networker over the course of the event and I certainly got in touch with my inner blagger come wine o clock.
If you went to Brit Mums Live I’d love to hear how you found it, if you didn’t go I’d love to hear why and if you’d like to sponsor me to attend next year, I’m all yours honey.