My BritMums Live 2013 Round-up

I promise this is the last post about BritMums Live from me (this year!) as I’m sure my non-blogging readers are getting a bit fed up with my excitement! One track record much.

You can read about how I came away inspired to write my book here. It was such an exciting and motivating conference; to be surrounded by people who do what you do, and who understand the crazy world of blogging! It’s also the only conference that I’ve ever been to where I’ve actually been interested in the sessions, and I think that speaks volumes on my current career situation.

What did I gain?
Other than the motivation to write my book, I’ve come away with some friends that I can now say I’ve met in real life, and that I’m not just a creepy new mum who stalks the internet in search of companionship – although I’m still that too. Obvs. It was so amazing to meet lots of the lovely folk I tweet with! It was definitely the people who made BritMums Live 2013 such an amazing conference, and I can’t wait to go again next year. Although I will be staying in London next year, as the commute back to Lewes was not massively fun – I’m not sure how people do that every day.

Big shout-outs to Katy (Modern Mummy), Rachel (DinkyThinks), Tina (Loved by Parents), Jenny (Confessions of a Mumpreneur), Sophie (Franglaise Mummy), Amanda (City Girl Gone Coastal), and new blogger Caroline (Sweetener and Spice), for some lovely chats! In fact everyone that I chatted to – hi!

What else did I gain?
A caffeine overdose. I drank so much (hot) tea over 24 hours that by Saturday evening I had it running through my veins! More than one cup of hot tea a day is a novelty since becoming a Mutti.

Favourite Sessions
Conversation with a literary agent. I’ve already gushed about Luigi’s session in my post on Sunday, but wow – that guy is inspiring.
Pinterest. Maggy from RedTedArt was fab! I definitely haven’t been using Pinterest to its full potential so watch this space, as I’ve come away with some exciting ideas!

Very Useful Sessions
Legal and Accounting. Very useful session, although could’ve done with being two separate sessions both 40 minutes each. My brain hurt.
Media Kit. Helen from Actually Mummy showed us her media kit, which is something that’s been on my “To do” list for months. It’s always been such a daunting task, but she showed us that it’s actually not as big-a-task as I thought it would be.

Other Awesomeness.
Katie Piper. What an amazing lady.
Kirstie Allsopp. She had to pop up eventually! She signed my book, and instead of starting our long, happy friendship, I froze, made some stupid comment about her dress being the same one she was wearing on the book she was signing and ran. Sigh.
Katy Hill. I kept seeing her everywhere – she was my favourite Blue Peter presenter due to the whole horse riding thing, but I didn’t have the guts to say hi…!
In conclusion, I’m pretty rubbish when it comes to talking to celebs.

I’ll leave you with My BritMums Live 2013: Instagrammed

If you’re wondering why Katy and I have an iPad in the photo above, it’s because we had My Little Acorns‘ face on it so she was at BritMum Live by-proxy, but unfortunately the flash was too powerful. You will be with us for real next year Lucia!
Hannah
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8 Comments

  1. 26th June 2013 / 7:01 am

    I’m loving reading everyone else’s posts about their Britmums experience so blog on! Love your picture – I had my arms full of baby so I’ve hardly got any- and your nails are just amazing!

    • 26th June 2013 / 8:10 am

      Thanks Carie – they were my BritMums Live nails especially for the occasion 🙂 xx

  2. 26th June 2013 / 8:30 am

    It was really lovely to meet you 🙂

    • 26th June 2013 / 4:42 pm

      It was lovely to meet you both too! 🙂 Let me know if you’re ever down in Brighton 🙂 xx

  3. 26th June 2013 / 5:05 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! It was lovely to meet you, and thank you for being super friendly! I also agree that your nail polish was awesome!

    I’m also rubbish at talking to celebs and got totally tongue tied in the presence of Katy Hill.

    • 26th June 2013 / 10:08 pm

      My pleasure on all counts 🙂 It was so lovely to meet you too! I’m loving your blog 🙂

      Haha – I’m glad I’m not alone 😉 xx

  4. 29th June 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Thanks for the mention, it was so lovely to meet you too 🙂 Such a fab weekend, roll on next year! xx

    • 29th June 2013 / 10:11 pm

      My pleasure 🙂 Definitely – I can’t wait for next year! It would be lovely to have a mid-year meeting perhaps xx

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