Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Blog On MOSI to spend the whole day surrounded by bloggers and discussing everything blogging related. I had been looking forward to it for ages, and it certainly did not disappoint! In the weeks leading up to it, Laura from Tired Mummy of Two, who also owns, runs and organises the Blog On conferences had been teasing us all with photos of items to be in the goody bags, lists of companies that would be attending and details of the speakers for each workshop.
This was my first blog conference, and whilst everyone in the Facebook group was reassuring the newbies that everyone was so friendly and that we would leave with lots of new friends, it was difficult to shake the worry that I would spend the day stood or sat by myself, whilst everyone chatted around me. As soon as I arrived though, I knew that the group had been right, as I got chatting to the lovely Mary from The Hearty Life and Esther of Inside Out and About .
Everyone was so friendly, and I cam away with new friends and many new blogs to read. The day was full of interesting information, opportunities to speak to some lovely brands and learn so much. Some of the sessions were more useful to me than others, but I came away from each one with new ideas, ways to look at my blog and tips for improving it.
Some of the brands that I had a fantastic time chatting to included Hotter Shoes, More Drinks and James Villas. Each one had something interesting to consider when working with a brand and it was lovely to hear that they were so interested in working with bloggers and creating fantastic content for their audience.
At the end of a long, tiring but fun day came something we had been teased with for weeks…goody bag! There were so fantastic products, and Laura had even set up a goody bag amnesty for people to contribute items that they knew they would not use, for donation to charities and places that would really benefit. That as perfect for me, especially as there was a bag full of things for babies and children. Having no children of my own, it would have been difficult and pointless for me to search for someone to share them with, but it was so nice knowing that they would be used by other who needed and would appreciate them, and I was more than happy to contribute.
I am already looking forward to the next one, and will certainly be keeping my eyes open for any other blogging conferences to attend! Do you know of any?