I’m Going To A Blogging Conference!

February 23, 2017


For a few years now I have followed many bloggers who have attended blogging conferences. I have read their blog posts and stalked their instagram pictures of the day and felt a little pang of jealousy wishing it was me!

I sometimes feel that I am on the edge of the blogging community. I am not in my late teens or early twenties, I have no major beauty knowledge nor am I a mummy blogger.

It can be hard to connect with fellow bloggers who like me do not fit in with the main genres of blogs out there.

Unfortunetly being based in Scotland there are not too many opportunities to get out and mingle in the blogging world so when I read online that tickets were being released for Manchester’s biggest blogging conference #Blogonmsi I swallowed a big brave pill and booked a ticket!

Blog On runs twice a year in May and September and when I realised that September’s date was the 24th and fell on my annual leave it was almost like fate was telling me that I had to go!

For anyone who know’s me they will quickly realise that this is very much out of my comfort zone. I hate going places myself that I am not familiar with and I am filled with anxiety when going to an event where I know no-one!

Thankfully at this conference I will get the opportunity to meet some of the lovely bloggers that I have gotten to know via my little instagram pod and also I am very excited to meet Kat who I co-host #DreamandSparkle with!

I can’t wait to finally put faces to names and connect with lots of lovely brands and hopefully make some new friends even if I am a little bit terrified!

Have you ever been to a blogging conference? Would you consider going to one alone?


  • Lubka Henry

    February 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This conference sounds very good. I’m sure you will have lots of fun and will make the best out of it!

  • Becca

    February 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve never been to a blogging conference but it’s something I’d love to do. I bet you’ll learn loads and pick up some fab tips!

  • Claire

    February 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I would love to go to one but just wouldn’t know where to start looking and what to look for. Any tips?

    1. Nicola

      February 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      I have been mainly following other bloggers and the conferences that they attend. That is how I heard about BlogOn 🙂

  • Karen | TwoTinyHands

    February 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    BlogOn is great I went last September!! Follow the suitcase advice you will need it. Get your Christmas spirit too!! I’m going in May and I’m a tad excited. #positivemomentproject

    1. Nicola

      February 25, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Ah Fab! I was going to go to the one in May but it was too short notice! 🙂

  • Hannah

    February 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve never been to one but am keen to go this year! I really hope you enjoy yourself. I’ve heard they’re a great opp to meet lovely new people.

  • Jenny

    February 25, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I’ve been to a few blogging conferences but I always find they are too busy and overwhelming. I’ve heard great things about Blog On and I’m sure you’ll have a fab time.
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  • Kat

    February 26, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Oh I am so looking forward to BlogOn in September and I am so looking forward to meeting my fantastic co-host for our linky! It will be so much fun!! xx #DreamSparkle
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    1. Nicola

      February 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Ahhh me too! 🙂 xx

  • Alana – Burnished Chaos

    February 26, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Well done for plucking up the courage. I’m going in May and September and I’m equal parts excited and terrified!

    1. Nicola

      February 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Brilliant! Hopefully we will bump into each other in september! 🙂

  • Jessicah

    February 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Good luck sweetie! I want to go to one but I’m just a bundle of nervous. I too need to swallow a big brave pill. I couldn’t go alone either!! Write a post on how it went? Xx #dreamandsparkle

    1. Nicola

      February 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Ah of course I will! 🙂 xx

  • Peachy and her Mommy

    March 1, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I have necer been to a conference but I would love to go. Going alone would be a bit scary but I would rather go alone than not at all. I’m sure you’ll have a great time. #DreamandSparkle

  • Alana – Burnished Chaos

    July 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I went to BlogOn in May and really enjoyed it but I was so nervous! I’m going again in September and I’m hoping I’ll be able to put my nerves aside this time and actually speak to people. I’ll keep a look out for you and say hi x
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  • fridgesays

    July 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    #sundaysmiles i probably should go lol, I’m in to stepping out of my comfort zone at the moment – so may be i’ll but it on the list for next year? hope you enjoy it
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