I can’t emphasis how exciting #blogon was, not only did I get to catch up with some lovely blogging pals – I’m especially looking at you TheBoyandMe, but I also learnt a huge amount. Now, I’ve been blogging for a few years – I started in 2010 over on Goriami Family, but blogging is fast paced and changes frequently, and I’ve been busy having babies and not kept up!
There was a session on how to create content for YouTube, this was fabulous – thanks to @heymummy as you really inspired me, and it’s a bit of a case of watch this space on that one. I have to say this was my absoloute favourite of all the sessions, perhaps as it is something I have really never dabbled in yet, so i learnt a huge amount and have pages and pages of notes!
Lunch, I was to busy chatting and struggling to hear (I had a middle ear infection so found myself saying “pardon?” alot!) to eat much, but there was plenty of food and drink, and I had a divine sausage sandwich!
Brands, this was a fabulous opportunity to see who works with who and by who I mean the people not just the name of the PR company – it’s really nice to put a face to the name! Most of the brands were toy related, but there was a couple of other brands there too including Hotter Shoes.
Tombola, Raffle and Competitions. There was a great tombola and raffle, I ended up with so many things from the tombola I actually put some tickets back and I had two happy boys when I arrived home with magazines and things for them! The raffle prizes were amazing, and there were some very happy winners! Competitions, lots of brands in attendance ran competitions for us while we were there, the only issue was that WiFi was very weak, and so trying to tweet was difficult (and no mobile signal at all!). I did however manage to tweet a silly face or two, and a tweet about Clever Keet, who I ended up winning! (I’ll have a very happy child on Christmas day!).
Cake.. OK, what can I say the cake looked amazing and I cannot even put into words how amazingly tasty it was!
The keynote was side splittingly funny, the Scummy Mummies were hilarious and yes it was me whose 4 year old went to school in his pyjamas under his uniform as I just could not be bothered to argue anymore..!
So, would I recommend you go to a #blogonevent? YES YES YES!! It was fun, informative and worth every penny of the ticket price (a bargain at £30!). I’ll defintely be working harder on my blogs this year as a result!