I've been tagged by Claire at A Boy with Aspergers in her Britmums Live Meme. I am really excited to be attending this year, and have my ticket at the ready. I still haven't quite worked out the logistics of where I am staying yet! But I am sure I won't be sleeping on a bench in Hyde Park and will figure it out!
Q: What’s your blog title/URL and how long have you been blogging?
Not Even A Bag of Sugar - www.notevena.blogspot.com and I've been blogging now for two years!
Q: Will Britmums Live be your First blogging conference?
No I attended Cybermummy 2011 last year, and found it incredibly inspiring and rewarding and I got a lot out of it, so am really looking forward to Britmums Live
Q: Did you bag yourself a sponsor?
No I haven't asked for sponsorship this year, however am open to offers. I've bought my own ticket and can cover my travel, but if anyone wants to pay for my accommodation in return for an advertisement and guest posts, feel free to approach me!
Q: Are you attending both days?
Absolutely, and I really am glad its over 2 days this year.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about the conference?
Meeting more bloggers, and learning and sharing experiences. Last year I felt like an empty sponge, this year hopefully I can share too and it will be more of a two way experience.
Q: Are you wearing Branded Clothing ( you’re sponsors brand)?
No but am considering a "not even a bag of sugar" t-shirt!
Q: What is your planned style for this event?
Yummy mummy chic! No, joking, no idea, something clean! And comfortable shoes! Lesson learnt from last year!
Q: Are you hoping to be nominated for a BiB award?
Yes it would be nice
Q: if so what category?
Probably "inspire" suits my blog best
Q: Will you be looking to network with Brands?
Yes perhaps. I have a little plan if the sponsor I missed out on negotiating with last year is there this year! I plan to do some more work with brands on my blog, and I also want to work on something that will help other mums of premature babies.
Q: What do u hope to walk away having gained from the conference?
More friends, and some more contacts, and definitely a better idea of blogging for charity. I think I'm doing ok with this but there is room for improvement.
Q: Will you be dressing up in the toilets for the Friday night BiBs?
I might do my hair and whack a bit of slap on!
Q: Are you speaking at the conference and if so when, where and how do you feel about doing so?
No not been asked this time (hint hint)
Q: Will you be joining in the early morning bloggercise on the Saturday?
Q: What speakers are you most looking forward to listening to?
Sarah Brown was amazing at Cybermummy so looking forward to listening to her again. I am mega excited about Ruby Wax, and am so impressed that Britmums have got such a high calibre person to speak to us about such a taboo topic - depression, but I am most excited about hearing Camilla Batmanghelidjh as she is one of my heroines! I will be all read faced and inchoherent but hey ho!
Q: What workshops will you be attending on the Friday (Day 1)
I am attending the Clever Bloggers Way to Write about Parenting.
Q: What Workshops being held on the Saturday (Day 2) have grabbed your attention?
I'm struggling with the first session as none of the three are grabbing me, so might attend Blogging About Food as it sounds interesing. Session II will have to be Blogging for the Greater Good as that's what I am all about. I think the third session will be How To Create an eBook. I am considering doing a small eBook about premature baby weaning, but am unsure. And the final session I'll attend Sod the Stats and Blog for Happiness.
Q: Are u booked into a hotel for the Friday night, if yes which one?
Not booked yet, will have to pull my finger out!
Q: Will you be looking for after party drinks
No I'll have just turned 40 and will be ready for my bed by 8pm I would have thought!
Q: Are u worried about not knowing anyone or being confident and socialising on the day?
No, I found it great last year, everyone was in the same boat and I made some great blogging friends, and I feel more prepared this year.
Q: What’s are you most likely to be found doing why attending Britmums Live?
Last year I was the only person without a smartphone or tablet, head down bum up writing copious notes in pen! Hopefully this year I will have a tablet of some sort but will still be taking lots of notes!
I've really enjoyed this meme. I've noticed loads of bloggers doing meet and greets so am being naughty and not tagging! Sorry Claire!