Sunday, 22 June 2014

Inspiring and awesome

Sarah from The Puffin Diaries and I have been at the Britmums Live blogging conference this weekend. It's a great couple of days full of keynote speakers, technical sessions on blogging, opportunities to meet brands, LOTS of meeting other bloggers/instagrammers/tweeters, and a fair bit of tea drinking (or wine for those who found the Lindeman Wines stand!).

Last year it was overwhelming. This year it was much more enjoyable and comfortable as we knew what to expect. I attended several sessions that were interesting and informative, a couple that were inspiring, but by far and away my favourite was a session called How to be an agent of change, and was run by Christine Mosler of Thinly Spread, Hayley Goleniowska from Downs Side Up, Lindsay Aitken from Lilies Are Like YouTuber and Camila Batmanghelidjh from Kids Company.

Wow.

It was so inspirational listening to these amazing women who have achieved so much. It just goes to show how powerful blogging and tweeting can be. There's not much to tell you here - just look at their sites to see what they've done, and what they support. For me this session was not about the 'how to's' of blogging, but made me feel more strongly about using social media for change, for the better and for support.

I'll leave you with a (rather dark) photograph of Sarah meeting and talking with Camila - a heroine of mine, I was too in awe to meet her, but feel so honoured to have listened to her speak.

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