BlogOnXmas-My First Blog Event [Unconventional Days]

I have just got back from a brilliant weekend in Manchester, my first Blog event. As some of you will already know, if you follow me on Youtube,that i put my name down for the ticket waiting list for BlogOn, which is an event full of networking, talks,wine,goody bags, PR brands and cake!. I honestly didn't think i was going to get an email saying that a ticket had become available, so when i did i bought it straight away, an impulse buy you could say, as the next day i was a nervous wreck and wanting to get a refund.



Anxiety plays a very big part in events like these, although i would love to go to them all and mingle as they say, my anxiety will not let me.Even up until the night before the launch party,yes there is a launch party!, i had told my partner that i was not going, and i felt gutted for myself as i just could not get myself out of that state of mind where you tell yourself you can't do it-no such this as can't.

Then It just hit me, the only way i am going to meet these new friends and network is if i actually attend these events, and i really had nothing to worry about.

It was brilliant,better than i had expected. I went to two talks as i was using my time wisely,it is very full on and i really wanted to make the most of the day so going back and fourth between talks and brands-and of course food!. I also met the Grinch, highlight of the day obviously.



I met some lovely people and hopefully will be friends for a very long time, they were so warming and friendly and i admit i did tag a long with a few ( you know who you are) and thanks for that as it really helped me feel at ease and honestly i was anxious for maybe the first half an hour and then after that i was totally fine and felt like i had been doing this hustling lark for years.




I came away with lots of knowledge that i can not wait to use, a huge goody bag-and i mean huge, and some lovely friends and i really can not wait for the next one :)

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17 comments

  1. Laura is known for her crazy goody bags. Great that you enjoyed this first conference. I think you picked a great one for your first experience. Mich x

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  2. Oh I am glad that you chose Blogon for your first because imo it is the most welcoming and friendly. Laura works so hard. Hope you are planning to go to the next one now. And am I right in thinking you didn't take a suitcase though?

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  3. Oh I'm so jealous of everyone who wen to Blogon it sounds just fabulous! Your first blogger event is nerve wracking - I remember mine and trying to psych myself up for it in advance. It's great that you enjoyed it so much & the goody bag sounds fab x

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  4. Oh I have always wanted to go to Blogon! It looks like a fab event and I have heard that it was one of the better blogging conferences. I also love that it is xmas themed. Just what we need to get us in the Christmas spirit!

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  5. Well done lovely - I need to work up the courage to attend a conference as they look amazing!!!

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  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. This BlogOn was my first blogging conference too and I was just as nervous, telling myself I wasn't going because I didn't know anyone. I'm so glad I made myself go though because it was fantastic. I can't wait for the next one. Maybe I'll see you there. X

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  7. Good you had a great time. I have never been to any of these blogging conferences.

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  8. Ah I am so glad to hear you went and enjoyed it - well done for pushing yourself :) xx

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  9. I'm glad you faced your anxiety and had a great time at blogon. I've heard the goodie bags are huge.

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  10. I'm so glad to read that you went to the event. It's a great conference isn't it.

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  11. Well done for going! I went last weekend too and it was my 3rd BlogOn, but I was still nervous. But they quickly go and it is really lovely to get to spend time with people I chat to all the time x

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  12. It was lovely meeting up with you, can't wait to see you again next year!

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  13. BlogOn is a really great conference. I went to a different conference before blogOn and found it awfully cliquey, but BlogOn was friendly and had such a great vibe! I'm glad you had a lovely time!

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  14. Good on you for going when you felt so anxious about it. I have never been to BlogOn but would love to go. Everyone who goes says it is amazing! Maybe next year! x

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  15. It was such a great weekend wasn't it? I was soooo tired on Monday but it was well worth it, my kids loved the goody bags!

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  16. Looks like great fun! I'd be too nervous to go on my own!

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  17. I'm so happy for you! Well done for making it to the event. I hope to go to BlogOn one day. I've never been before. There are so many people I want to meet up North. Looks like you had a swell of a time! :) x

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