Things I learnt about myself at Blogcamp
I attended my first blogging event last week. It was one of the smaller ones, so an ideal place to dip my toes into the physical side of my online world. I’ve got a few more coming up in the next year and now can’t wait.
Blogcamp was run by the friendly folks at Tots100 and sponsors Vibe Israel. You can find out more about them and what they do in this film.
On my train journey home I had a bit of time to reflect on what Blogcamp had taught me. I came to the conclusion that the most important lessons were about myself and what I want from my blog.
I do want to make money from my blog
I’ve already put this more ‘ballsy blogger’ approach into practice and was upfront about my rates with the first PR who contacted me after Blogcamp. The answer was no, but that’s also OK. By being up front no one’s time has been wasted.
I’m a ‘work in progress’ when it comes to Instagram
I’m not totally socially inept after six months on maternity leave
While I love spending time with Tin Box Baby and going to a variety of mummy groups, I have started to wonder whether I can hold a conversation with other grown ups without talking about poo.
It was so nice to chat with the people I’ve met online over the past year. I’ve heard others talk about this being the best part of blogger events and thought it sounded a little bit too good to be true. However, everyone really is very welcoming. Thanks to Lindsey at Boo and Maddie, Claire at Claire Justine, Victoria at Words and Pictures (also the face behind the Tots100 Twitter account), Cathy at Mummy Travels, Denise at Around the World with a Highchair, and Karen at Mini Travellers for their company. And sorry if I did mention poo!
I can’t have it all, all of the time
For me this means: enough with the mummy guilt. I need to be realistic about how much I can fit into my day and accept it. If that means turning off my social media notifications when I’m with the kids then that’s what I need to do. I’ve already given myself a good talking to a few times since Blogcamp when I’ve felt like I’m not doing enough in my home or blog lives. I am only human.
I like cake
Were you at Blogcamp? Are you going to any other blogging events in the next year?
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