Sunday, 26 June 2011
I Laughed, I Cried, I Ate, I Drank...I Went To CyberMummy
I'm exhausted but I'm happy. Here is my tale.
At the beginning of this year I was wobbling. After a nasty experience with someone I met online at the end of last year I didn't know if blogging would be my thing. However, thanks to the marvellous support of everyone I've met in the last 6 months I found my blogging feet.
Back in April, when there were only 12 tickets left and in a panic that I was going to miss out, I nervously decided to bag a ticket for CyberMummy.
It was one of the best decisions I have made.
I attended a couple of the talks/panels that were laid on throughout the day and they were great - I am so glad I attended the session that was led by Liz Scarff from Save The Children. It was a given considering my choice to become a volunteer for them back in February. Liz gave a truly inspirational talk on how bloggers can work with charities and use blogs to make a huge difference. Rosie, Sian and Josie talked about their work with Save The Children - thankfully Michelle was sat next to me and passed me a tissue! A firm reminder that blogging isn't all about freebies.
CyberMummy Meet & Greet post. Just for the record, I was the one with an inflatable panda who is hereby known as 'Percy the luckiest panda in the world'.
CyberMummy is, quite simply, made by the amazing bloggers that are a part of it.
This was cemented even further by the truly amazing Crowdsourced Keynote Speakers (Nickie made me cry for the second time!) who were the climax of the event...well, the climax not counting the big party afterwards.
For anyone hesitating about attending next year...don't. Yes there are freebies (an obscene amount) but don't let that be the reason to book a ticket - you need to go to experience the awesomeness of it all and feel the sheer power of 450 talented women (and a handful of men) under one roof.
Go, have fun, learn, eat, drink and make new friends. You won't regret it for a second - even if it is more exhausting than child birth.