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I’m Going to Britmums Live! Again!

So I thought it was about time that I got my act together and focused on the event I have been waiting for FOREVER – Britmums Live!

I thought it’d be a bit of fun to introduce myself so that You can find out a bit about me and possibly you can identify me amongst the throng.

Name: Emily

Blog: Tealady Mumbles

Twitter ID: @ladyemsy for general chit chat or @EmilyTealady for all bloggy bits!

Height: 5ft 4

Hair: shoulder length and brown, the streaks of grey will hopefully have disappeared. I may even try and find my straighteners (last seen in 2012)

Eyes: Blue, I wear glasses mostly but I may try and trick you all and actually wear my contacts

Is this your first blogging conference?

No, this is my second time at Britmums, I’ve also been to blogfest and BlogCamp too!

Are you attending both days?

Oh yes, so excited about it.

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?

Meeting so many people I have ‘met’ online this year. I really feel like it’ll be one big party! I am so excited to meet people such as Kelly at Tiasmum12, Michelle at CrotherClan, Katie and Ktbtw blog, Wrymummy, ericka at mum in the south and basically
Loads of people who will not know who the hell I am but will find me groping them excitedly.

I also excited for the BiBs award event at the end of the day on Friday. Last year it was hilarious and such a great atmosphere. I will be cheering all my favourite blogs on to win!

What are you wearing?

No idea! I am probably going to dress up a bit for Friday with a dress and wear something comfy for Saturday like jeans and a t shirt. I really need to buy some new clothes!!

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?

I’m very excited about learning more about making my blog look good in every way possible. I also find other bloggers stories really invigorating and I love finding out tips about social media. I want to try and take my blog forward this year now I have found my groove and am happy with what I’m doing here!

Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been?

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DON’T PANIC!

Last year I was a bag of nerves, but what I found was that everyone was so nice. It was such a great atmosphere. You just need to gulp down an alcoholic beverage and start saying hello – and take it from there!

I would also say, think about what sessions you want to go to. There are several streams so some sessions may clash with others – a great way to make a friends is to offer to take notes in a session and vice versa so that you still get some great tips.

plan any brands or companies you want to see in the ‘hub’ – there are brands looking for ambassadors, or just to talk to and find out more about, and some with competitions or blogging opportunities. It gets really busy and not all brands are there both days so this time I am going to prioritise who I see!

Bring a bag or a spare case for the goodie bag – it’s huge and rather heavy and dragging it across London was a bit difficult!

There are lots of meet ups planned before and after Britmums on the Friday – try and get in on one of these. I had a lovely meal with some bloggers after Britmums on the friday last year. There are groups on Facebook so make sure you join one and find out what’s happening – also many people may want a ‘roomie’ or a travel buddy – all great ways to start meeting people. (I literally only met my roomie last year on the train down to Britmums! Nothing like sharing a bed with someone you’ve only just met to break the ice!!)

You don’t have to go to all the sessions – I had a great time in the hub with some of my new found blogging friends going round the stands and drinking tea and taking funny photos

I am so looking forward to meeting anyone reading this. Please say hello. I am also rather happy with a glass of something in my hand, and/or cake. So you will probably find me near any of those things.

And here’s a picture of me in case you want to hunt me down:



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