Last Sunday, I went to BlogOn in Manchester. I went in September and it was my first blogging conference, I met 2 other bloggers at the train station that I knew through other people and we nervously went together, none of us knowing what to expect. It was a fab experience, I learnt lots and took home a suitcase full of Free Samples.

This time, I was so looking forward to it. I got a lift from a lovely local blogger, Raimy, I met at Brockholes last year. I knew what to expect in respect to how the layout would be, what sessions would be like and I knew people who were going to be there. 

 

BlogOn May 2017

I talk daily to some bloggers online, including Fran, Faye, Alice and Jess who were going. When you talk to someone that often you feel like you know them even if you haven’t met. When we met up, we greeted eachother with a hug and it really was like meeting up with old friends. The atmosphere in the place was friendly and relaxed. You can wander round chatting to other bloggers and brands. 

I attended 4 sessions, Advertising and promoting, video editing, advanced blogging shite and photo editing. I met some amazing brands including Varta, who have since sent me a fab package of chargers, head torches and a camping lamp for taking to Geronimo this weekend. There were an incredible range of brands from teething brands, children’s toys, clothes, food, drinks and electricals.

There are giveaways from the brands, a raffle and tombola. I won a Lil’ Crazy cart that goes up to 2mph, I can not wait for it to arrive and see Lucas’ face. The tombola and raffle has raised money for a specific chosen charity each event, but this year they have introduced the BlogOn Community Fund. ‘For Bloggers By Bloggers’ is the motto and the funds raised at each BlogOn help bloggers in emergency situations.

I can definitely recommend BlogOn for your first bloggers conference, it is relaxed, welcoming and there is so much to learn x

 

 

*collaborative post

26 Comments

26 Comments on BlogOn May 2017

  1. erinalice
    May 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I was at BlogOn too! It was a great conference, wasn’t it? There were so many great sessions to choose from.. I think I could have gone to them all!

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  2. RachelSwirl
    May 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    It was fab, I spotted you there too just didn’t get much chance to say Hello!

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  3. Helen Costello
    May 27, 2017 at 10:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Great write up of a great event. This was my favourite BlogOn and I’ve been going for 5 years now. Glad you had a fab time.

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  4. Ashleigh
    May 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Amazing sounding event! So lovely that you got to meet some other bloggers too πŸ™‚

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  5. glamglitzgloss
    May 28, 2017 at 9:57 am (9 months ago)

    Sounds like a great conference, I’ve met Varta before and they’re a great brand to work with. I love finally getting to meet up with bloggers that I’ve spoke to for what seems like forever, finally put the face and voice to this online friend you’ve made

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  6. Yaya (@mydreamality)
    May 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I am so eager to go to a blogger conference, but never seem to coincide on dates. I will definitely make an effort to go to Blog On as have only ever heard good things!

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  7. Anosa
    May 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I am hoping to go to one of these BlogOn conferences I always seem to miss the ticket sales.

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  8. hann182014
    May 30, 2017 at 11:38 am (9 months ago)

    Looks like a good event, ive never been to a blogging conference

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  9. Donna
    May 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I am in Manchester and would love to attend something like this! Are there any more planned? Donna x

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    • Jenni
      May 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm (9 months ago)

      It is every May and September x

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  10. Sarah Bailey
    May 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve heard some lovely things about Blogon it really seems like one of the best conferences for bloggers out there.

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  11. Mummy Times Two
    May 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Totally agree, I went too and it was such a lovely day. Lots to learn and lots of lovely people to meet x

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  12. Ana De-Jesus
    May 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Aw so glad that you had a good time at Blogon and that you met your friends and got some goodies as well x

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  13. Dannii
    May 31, 2017 at 10:40 am (9 months ago)

    I went to blog on a couple of years ago and it’s a great place to meet up with all your blogging buddies.

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  14. Rhian Westbury
    May 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I definitely need to look into heading to an event like this sometime soon but I’d worry about being on my own as I don’t really talk to that many other bloggers x

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  15. joannavictoria
    May 31, 2017 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love go go to a blog event I’ll definitely see about going to one next year depending on the dates.

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  16. Danasia Fantastic
    May 31, 2017 at 11:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so jealous you got to hang out with some of your blogging buddies in person! It looks like you had a great time!

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  17. Anosa Malanga VA
    June 1, 2017 at 4:04 am (9 months ago)

    I wish I have more time to attend such events as well. It is a good way to connect and network with our co-bloggers. I hope I can attend one soon!

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  18. Sally Akins (@SallyAkins)
    June 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I was there as well πŸ™‚ It was a really great conference, so many fab sessions to pick from!

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  19. Rachel Simpson
    June 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I only found out about this conference when it was sold out, it sounded really great! xo

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    • Jenni
      June 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm (9 months ago)

      You should try and get on the waiting list for September x

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  20. stephanie
    June 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve not heard of Blogon before but it sounds great, and I love the idea of the sessions and brands being there x

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  21. Hellocuppies
    June 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I was so tempted to go this year as I’ve never been. I’ve read lots of positive comments now so definitely will look at going next year! Sounds like you had a fab time.

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  22. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve booked for the September one, really nervous… but sounds like you had a great time πŸ™‚

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  23. Jenny @ thebrickcastle
    June 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Well done for winning the Crazy Cart! That’s awesome. So pleased for you. I’m glad you had a good time – we look forward to seeing you again. Jenny – commenting on behalf of myself and the rest of the BlogOn team πŸ™‚

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