I’M GOING TO BML16 – MY INTRODUCTION

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If you are not a blogger BML16 might not mean much to you, but within the blogging community Brit Mums Live 2016  is one of the biggest events of the year. I’m not quite sure what propelled me to go last year having only joined the world of blogging a couple of months earlier. Maybe it was the buzz on social media or the idea of missing out on something great. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my blogging career and I had a brilliant time and learnt so much. So if you are a newbie blogger still debating it, go and book your ticket!

Here’s my little introduction before this year’s event. Keep an eye on the blog for more detailed posts on what to bring for a blogging conference like this and what I’ll wear (though you get a sneak peak further down).

What’s my name?

Nadia

What’s my blog?

Scandimummy.com – please feel free to have a look around.

Where can you find me on social media? 

Twitter: @scandimummy

Instagram: @scandimummy

How I look?

Tall and blonde so I suppose very Scandinavian. Here’s a picture…

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What I will be wearing?

For the day time events I’ll wear this gorgeous black Bella dress from Stylish Mamas teamed with a timeless cashmere cardigan in stone grey from luxury brand LondonW11. Both are new British fashion houses and I’m very excited to support them.

What I'll wear for the day events at BML16. Bella dress from Stylish Mamas, grey cashmere cardigan from LondonW11 and my beautiful Francis bag from KeriKit

Stylish Mamas designs nursing friendly fashion. And even though I won’t have Caspian with me this time, I probably will still need to express, so this dress is ideal for me. I’ll team it with flat (!) sandals, as there’ll be a lot of walking during the day and my beautiful new Francis bag from KeriKit’s AW16 collection to hold all my things. It’s a changing bag, but with the internal removable organiser you can easily turn it into a normal handbag perfect for work or a day/night out. They are some of the most beautiful and stylish leather bags, I’ve ever seen, so more on this game-changing new brand to follow. I’m fortunately enough to be one of their brand ambassadors and KeriKit is also my BLM16 sponsor!

I’m still contemplating an outfit for the party in the evening! You can tell I don’t get out much so an opportunity to dress up twice in one day shall not be missed. Watch this space…

Is this my first blogging event?

No, I went to BritMums Live last year (you can read about that here)  and to Blogfest in November. Both times I had my little boy with me, and as much as I love being with him, it made it harder to concentrate. So I’m looking forward to going on my own this year, as I wrote Bringing Your Baby to a Blogging Conference for a reason.

What I hope to gain from BML16?

There are a lot of blogging friends I look forward to catching up with; Franca from A Moment with Franca, Claire from The Pramshed, Lucy from Occupation (M)other, Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, Lucy from R is for Hoppit to name a few. Lots of Lucy’s and Claire’s on the blogging scene it seems! Check out all their great blogs when you have a moment.

I’m currently planning the launch of my Youtube channel to compliment the blog, so I’m hoping to pick up some tips and tricks on that. As well as get a better understanding of SEO.

My tips for a great conference:

Focus when in the workshops, and relax in the breaks. It sounds obvious, and maybe it’s because I’ve had a baby with me previously, but it can feel a bit hectic and stressful if it’s your first time. Eat and drink plenty to keep your energy levels up, and if last year is anything to go by you will not be disappointing in the food.

Everyone wants to speak to the PRs and brands, but don’t panic about it. There’s plenty of time to talk to them. Remember your own worth!

Say hi to people. It feels a little awkward, but once you are introduced to someone you often realise you’ve probably come across their blog many times even if you don’t recognise their face or name straight away.

And if you see me do come and say hi!

Will you be going to BLM16?

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23 thoughts on “I’M GOING TO BML16 – MY INTRODUCTION

  1. Ah I wish I was coming, I so want to meet everyone. Next year I will be there! I love the outfit you have picked, always so stylish 🙂 Also love that red jumper in your picture, really suits you. Looking forward to hearing about what a great time you have and hoping to pick your brains for a few blogging tips in the future #kcacols

  2. Sounds great! Your outfit looks fab too. I would struggle to attend without Arthur in tow as I have no help with childcare and he is still quite attached! I think I’d find it hard to concentrate if I took him with me! Wish I could visit remotely lol! #KCACOLS

  3. Oh, your outfit looks amazing and I am really jealous I can’t make it this year unless a miracle happens between now and then (fingers crossed) I hope you have a great time and I look forward to reading all about it! #kcacols

  4. I’d love to go to BML! I’ve never been before. Hopefully next year 🙂
    Have a wonderful time!
    Laura xx

  5. I have some major jumper envy here – I need to order one of these! Anyway have a great time – I am not going as it’s my babies christening that weekend! Have a wonderful time and I can’t wait to read all about your experience. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

  6. Great tips Nadia! If you see an unfamiliar face giving you a ‘I know you’ smile then that might just be me – come say hi! xx
    x MMT
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub…eek what to wear?

  7. Ah fab be good to meet you! Loving your outfit! I’m wondering if it’s worth trying to pitch for one! xx Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst

  8. I wish I was going to BML! It sounds like so much fun. I love your outfit too, the bag is fab 😍 Have a great time, I bet it’ll be totally different without a baby to look after too – maybe even an opportunity for a few glasses of fizz! Xx #fortheloveofblog

  9. have a lovely time at BML, I have the cashmere cardigan!! #bestandworst

  10. I wish I could go, but work and exam revision are preventing me ): Maybe next year will be my year, haha. I hope you have a lovely time, and I love the outfit that you picked – very pretty! x

  11. Thank you so much for mentioning me. I’m also looking forward to catch up with you for sure!! I’m very excited but at the same time very nervous as this is a big conference and pretty much the whole blogging world would be there!! But I know it will be amazing!! Lovely to read your introduction. Your outfit looks fab. You are so organised. I don’t have a clue what will I wear that day. I guess I will wait a little bit more to see how the weather will be or even better if I find a sponsor that will provide an outfit like yours!! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. As you know I love having you here! 🙂 xx

  12. I’m going to be there for my first year. I am pretty nervous to be honest but will look forward to meeting up with all the lovely bloggers I’ve been chatting to over the past four months. I will look out for you and come and say hello! #fortheloveofBLOG

  13. Ooh, you’re going to look lovely! Is that a sponsored outfit? I need some sponsored clothes (maybe I will petition H&M!) Hopefully bump into you there x

  14. Gorgeous outfit!! Ooo we should have a Lucy and Claire mini party, apparently yes there are a few! Look forward to meeting you too lovely. Thanks for sharing your tips, will take heed…particularly the eating regularly, saying hello to people and focusing in the sessions. Xxx

  15. I love the outfits you have chosen. It will be great to meet up with other bloggers you know, but haven’t yet met. I hope you have a brilliant time.
    Amanda. #kcacols

  16. Sounds amazing! Have a great time. I’ve only been blogging 7 weeks but it sounds like something to think about at some point! 🙂

  17. Yay! I’m so glad to hear you’re going, hopefully I’ll bump into you. Wish I was as organised as you with your outfit- which looks amazing! I’m hoping to learn a bit more about YouTube too as also hoping to start a channel- fingers crossed we get some good tips x

  18. Oh I’m going to! My first time as I’m only a newbie but I’m so excited to meet people and to learn heaps. Thank you so much for your tips! I haven’t a clue what to wear so it’s nice to get an idea of what others are wearing – your outfit looks gorgeous. Hopefully will get a chance to meet you and say hi! #fortheloveofBLOG

  19. Yaaay, I am going too! I hope we get to meet lovely. ps how organised are you! You know what you are wearing, I am in awe 🙂 x #fortheloveofBLOG

  20. thanks for the tips. I cannot make it this year, as I’m actually British, but living in Switzerland. Hopefully next year! Sounds like a lot of fun. #fortheloveofBLOG

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