I’m going to BML16

I’m going to BML16

I had only been blogging for 3 months when I first saw my fellow bloggers talking about BritMums Live and BML 2016 on Twitter. I did a little research and saw that this was a huge blogging conference in London that is attended by lots of bloggers and brands. In my eyes, as a newbie blogger myself, these blogger’s seemed famous to me. I then got chatting on Twitter to Hannah from The Diary of an Ordinary Mum and Kirsty from Something Crunchy Mummy about booking tickets, and I just did it, booked my ticket. I felt like I was taking a giant leap into the blogging world, a nerve-wracking, but exciting leap!

So I am going to BML 2016 on the 25th June at The Brewery in London!

Here’s a little bit about me….

My name: Claire @ The Pramshed

My blog: I can be found here www.thepramshed.co.uk

Find me on social media at: At the moment I’m on Twitter, you can find me tweeting @thepramshed. I really need to get Facebook and Instagram set up for my blog.

How I look: Β I think I look pretty normal, with longish blonde hair, blue eyes and I’m fairly tall. Hopefully I’ll have a nice tan as we are in Spain a couple of week’s before the event.

Is this my first blogging event? Yes, this is my first blogging event. I’m feeling a whole mixture of things about it – excited, nervous, etc.

I will be wearing… Not entirely sure yet, but probably a dress (if it’s nice weather), or skinny jeans and a top, or a skirt and top. I will definitely be wearing flat shoes, I’ve not worn heels for nearly 2 years now, and I know I’ll be on my feet all day and I cannot bear the pain of wearing heels for too long.

What I hope to gain from #BML16: I hope to learn A LOT. In terms of my blog I would love to learn how I can improve my blog, possibly to monetise it and how to improve my SEO. I’ve recently gone self-hosted, so hopefully I can pick up loads of tips.

I’m really excited to meet in person Fi from A Mum Track Mind my co-host at #fortheloveofBLOG, the Tribal gang at #tribalchat, Franca from A Moment with Franca as I love her #KCACOLS linky and was lucky enough to guest co-host with her a few week’s ago, Becky from Cuddlefairy as I love her blog and #BloggerClubUK, plus so many other brilliant blogger’s out there. I’m also looking forward to meeting brands, enjoying some nice food, and having some wine!

My tips for a great conference: I’ve not been to a blogging conference before, but I keep saying to myself that I need to be myself, enjoy the day and meet lots of new Bloggers/friends.

Are you going to BML2016, I would love to hear from you.

Claire x

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76 Comments

  1. Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum May 22, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Can’t believe were only a few weeks away now! Feels like ages ago that we were all chatting about going, so glad you and Kirsty talked me into getting a ticket. Looking forward to meeting you! xx

  2. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World May 22, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I too am a newbie and decided to take the leap and book my ticket – now I’m starting to get really nervous! Lovely to see I won’t be the only first timer xx

    • The Pramshed May 22, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Don’t be nervous lovely! I think that they’ll be lots of first timers there, hope we get to say “hello” x

  3. Bridie By The Sea May 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    I’m nervously excited about it too! Will be lovely to meet some of the tribal gang in person and I’m sure we’ll have a blast πŸ™‚ xx #triballove

    • The Pramshed May 23, 2016 / 7:44 am

      Looking forward to meeting you lovely πŸ™‚ x

  4. beautybabyandme May 23, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Ohhh I so want to go and meet you ladies!!! I am very sad not to be there but I can’t wait to hear how it goes and just how much bubbly you crazy chicks drink when you get together xx #triballove

  5. Lucy May 23, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Ugh, I’m so jealous of everyone going to BritMums! I hope you have loads of fun, I hope to see lots of pictures with wine glass in hand !

    Lu xx

    #TribalLove

    • The Pramshed May 23, 2016 / 10:00 am

      We will take lots of pics lovely πŸ™‚ x

  6. occupation:(m)other May 23, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Yay! Can’t wait to meet you Claire – glad you just went for it and booked xx #triballove

    • The Pramshed May 23, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Looking forward to meeting you to Lucy πŸ™‚ x

  7. Sarah May 23, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    All of your alls talk about this conference is making me want to find one near me in the US. Its sounds like loads of fun. I hope you enjoy meeting everyone from the tribe and lots of new people. Ill be thinking of you all #TribalLove

    • The Pramshed May 23, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you, do they have any blogging conferences in the US? πŸ™‚

  8. Rebecca | AAUBlog May 23, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I’m going to BML too – would love to meet you! I’ve only ever been to one conference before and it was a lot of fun xx

    • The Pramshed May 23, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Definitely! Would love to meet up to πŸ™‚ x

  9. Seaside Belle May 24, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I am seriously tempted! Should I just book a ticket and then inform the husband he’s in charge for the weekend?

  10. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) May 25, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Being yourself and enjoying the day is the best way to get the most out of #BML16. Looking forward to meeting you there πŸ™‚ #triballove

  11. Nursery Whines May 28, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Hope you have a great time and it lives up to all your expectations. #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. mindfulmummy May 28, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Am very interested in how it goes and what it’s like so hopefully you’ll do a review blog post too. Sounds exciting! Have fun and also enjoy your holiday. X ps the new website looks great btw. #fortheloveofBLOG

  13. wendy May 28, 2016 / 8:18 am

    Have a fab time lovely. I’m just not feeling brave enough yet to do a conference, maybe next year when I’m not pregnant and can drink to calm my nerves haha. Look forward to reading all about it xx #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. Baby Anon May 28, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Very nice to know more about you (Spain will be lovely!) I hope you have a fab time at the conference. Mother goes to conferences but they are usually much duller than this sounds like πŸ˜‰ x #forrtheloveofBLOG

  15. anywaytostayathome May 28, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I wish I was going to BML I wasn’t brave enough last year and this year I wasn’t organised enough! Have fun! #fortheloveofBLOG

  16. tammymum May 28, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Oh I am jealous I don’t think I’ll be able to make it this year *sniff sniff. Have a lovely time though, and congrats on going self hosted! Xxx #forthrloveofBLOG

  17. themotherhub May 28, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Sounds great , I hope you have a great time. I’m in Ireland and have just started blogging but hope to make my way to an event somewhere sometime !

  18. laughing mum May 28, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Ive been reading loads about this… was thinking of going, but think maybe I’m a bit too new if you know what I mean?! (only 1 month in) have fun and who knows, maybe I’ll see you there πŸ™‚ #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Oh no you’re not too new lovely, you’ll learn so much from it so it would be a good experience x

  19. thetaleofmummyhood May 28, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Hope you have a great time at BML, looking forward to reading all about it!

    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks lovely, watch this space for a blog post πŸ™‚ x

  20. letyourlightshinemummy May 28, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Have a great time, i’m not brave enough to go along to a big conference just yet, but look forward to hearing all about it. Hopefully I’ll be there next year! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks, I’ll be writing a blog post about it – so watch this space x

  21. The Adventures of Beta Mummy May 28, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Yay – hope to meet up with you there, can’t wait. I’ve linked my BML16 intro post too πŸ™‚
    #fortheloveofBLOG

  22. rightroyalmother May 28, 2016 / 10:57 am

    Hello! I’m coming to BML16 too – really excited about meeting so many lovely people (including you, of course!) that I’ve been chatting to online for the last few months. Pretty sure it’s going to be a LOT of fun! #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Ooh can’t wait to meet you lovely! It will be so much fun xx

      • rightroyalmother June 1, 2016 / 8:02 pm

        Yay! Can’t wait. xx

  23. mumrambles May 28, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Have a lovely time! I feel somewhat intimidated by blogger conferences. I didn’t even know they were a thing! #fortheloveofBLOG X

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you, I’m feeling a bit like that, but I am excited all at the same time x

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! I hope that it is a fab experience x

  24. Nadia - ScandiMummy May 28, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Can’t wait to meet you there. I’m sure it will be a great event. I learned so much last year! #fortheloveofBLOG

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      That’s great to hear Nadia! Looking forward to meeting you πŸ™‚ x

  25. Mess and merlot May 28, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Aww enjoy, I can’t make it but look forward to hearing all the goss! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks lovely, watch this space I’ll be writing a blog post on it πŸ™‚ x

  26. Ali Duke May 28, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I have been blogging for a little while now, but I have SO much to learn. I know I could make so much of it and I have a work to do, but it will be worth it.
    I would love to go to a blogging conference, this one is on my son’s 18th birthday so cannot make it, but I am hoping to go to one soon.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed May 28, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Ah that’s a shame, I hope I learn a lot from it – I will definitely be writing a blog post about my experience and learning. Watch this space πŸ™‚ x

  27. justsayingmum May 28, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Oh Claire I can’t wait to meet you too – I’m excited and nervous too – all mixed into one – am sure it will be all just wonderful once we get through the doors and say the first hello to someone – i’ll come find you for sure! #fortheloveofBLOG

  28. Sunita May 28, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Hey Claire, love your blog and your little logo. I’ll be a fresher at #BML16 too plus I don’t know any other bloggers yet, so I’m being bold, saying hi and reaching out! I’m sure it’s going to be a pretty inspiring day. Even though I don’t know anybody (yet), I’m excited about seeing so many talented people all in one place. I’m also heading to the Friday night drinks if you’ll be there. Right, now off to check out #fortheloveofblog linky…:) Any feedback on my new blog is very welcome (you can be honest….)
    Laughing Mum – hope you’ve now booked yourself a ticket!
    x Sunita
    https://luckythings.co.uk

  29. Kiri May 28, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Have fun! I really want to go but we just have so much on this year with weekends away, just cant fit everything in! #fortheloveofblog

  30. Lauren May 28, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I’m not coming but I can see how excited everyone is and hope you all have a fabulous time! Hoping some tribesters live tweet /instagram so I can see what I’m missing out on! #fortheloveofBLOG

  31. Kate Orson May 29, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Have a wonderful time! I live in Switzerland, so unfortunately it’s a bit far to go this year, as we’re coming back to the UK for a holiday in July instead. I’m please to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t wear heels. I sometimes feel pressure to ‘dress up’ when I just like my feet to be comfortable!! #fortheloveofBLOG

  32. Becky (And Then There Were Two) May 29, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Aw I’m not going but will definitely be thinking about it for next year! Will be interested to see how it goes and what you get up to! πŸ™‚ #fortheloveofBLOG

  33. Jane Taylor May 29, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Hi Claire! I’m going! As you know, I’m a newbie blogger too and you express so many of the sentiments I have about blogging and going to the BMLs. I got a last minute (1145pm the night before) ticket to blog camp the other week and the lovely Lucy Wray from lishconcepts saw the Facebook ticket offer and offered to pick me up at 7am and take me! We had ever met in real life, only chatted on fb. I feel nervous but excited to see some of my blogging Heroes and hopefully see them win an award. If blogcamp is anything to go by, your brain will be filled to bursting with what u learn and you will have a massive to do list but it will be awesome! I hope to meet you there! You are doing a fantastic job so far!!! Can’t believe you are such a new blogger! Lovely logo and website! Jane xx

  34. Jane taylor May 29, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Oops #fortheloveofblog

  35. Jaylan - Diapers At Dawn May 29, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Sounds amazing and good on you for booking your ticket! As well as getting to know more about blogging I guess the best part will be to meet the amazing people we interact with on a daily basis in real life! I hope you have fun can’t wait to read a post on how it all went. x #fortheloveofBLOG

  36. Double the Monkey Business May 29, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Have a really brilliant time!!! I plan to attend when we move back in the UK in a few years! Would be good to meet all these people that I talk to all the time πŸ™‚ xxx #fortheloveofBLOG

  37. Sonia May 29, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I’m considering going but will probably aim for next year once I have a bit more time to establish my blog. I’m a new to blogging too and feel a bit intimidated by all the lingo ATM!! xx #fortheloveofblog

  38. Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding) May 29, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Everytime I read one of these posts I get more and more envious! I wish I was coming to meet the tribe! I hope you have a fantastic time and look forward to hearing all your blogger tips when you return πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting #fortheloveofBLOG

  39. Phil Refuelled May 30, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Hope to see you there. Last year was a blast! Us blokes are outnumbered approx 100:1 but everyone is helpful and kind. Don’t be nervous – you’ll be fine!

  40. Mrs Lighty May 30, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    I wish I’d thought about this earlier and booked tickets!! Next year… #fortheloveofBLOG xxx

    • The Pramshed May 30, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      I think that there are still tickets available?

  41. dadbloguk May 30, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Got here via the ‘I’m going to #BML16’ linky. May see you there. I also look pretty normal, but I’ll stick out being one of about 10 men in attendance!

    • The Pramshed May 30, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Cool, looking forward to meeting you πŸ™‚

  42. carolcliffe May 30, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I can’t believe you made such a brave decision after such a short time blogging! I’m 3 months in now and it would seem so daunting for me to go to a conference full of strangers and experts! I can’t believe how much you’ve learned in such a short time either, or how much you’ve achieved! I’m totally wowed! Well done and have an awesome time/ #fortheloveofBLOG

  43. Carol Cameleon May 30, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Exciting and good for you for just booking! I don’t think I’ll be going because of hubby’s shifts and childcare… Thanks for hosting #fortheloveofblog

  44. Fern P - My Kiwi Family May 31, 2016 / 9:39 am

    This sounds so exciting, and I really wish something like this was happening here in NZ! Actually, I should probably jump on google and check whether or not bloggers do get together here…
    Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful time (but of course you will).
    Loved your description of yourself, it’s very nice to feel like one looks normal, haha.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

  45. whitecamellias May 31, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Such a lovely post Claire! It will be great and I’m sure you will have a great time with the ladies as well as getting lots of tips for your blog. #fortheloveofBLOG

  46. nipperandtyke June 1, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Have a great time at BML and hope you enjoy meeting all your online buddies.
    x Alice
    #fortheloveofblog

  47. Mamma Bear June 3, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Sounds so exciting! It will be so much fun to meet people in person, people you’ve only known online. Good luck. Can’t wait to read about it! <3

  48. Mamma Bear June 3, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Forgot to add #fortheloveofBLOG πŸ˜›

  49. Tracey @ One Frazzled Mum June 3, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I am so gutted I’m not going. Of all the years I have been blogging (half heartedly until this year) this is the year I really want to go. There are so many bloggers I want to meet, you included and I think a nother year is far too long! #fortheloveofBLOG

  50. Silly Mummy June 3, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Bet it’ll be a great time! I’m not going – I would like to meet people & learn stuff, but going into crowded situations by myself makes me really nervous, & I struggle to talk to people. Also, I felt it was a bit more expensive than I could justify & have never spent a night away from my kids. Have fun! #fortheloveofBLOG

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