I’m Going to BritMums Live… And Feeling Nervous!

A few months ago, I impulsively booked a ticket for BritMums Live. Rooms full of strangers really overwhelm me and I have a habit of reverting to my awkward inner-teen (where I believe that everyone else is way cooler than me and therefore no one wants to talk to me). I have a horrible premonition about rushing up to someone I recognise from a one of the blogs I follow closely and whom I therefore feel as though I know, chatting to them as if I do know them whilst they wonder who on earth this crazy lady is!

So, umm, yes, when I think about BritMums Live I vacillate between sheer terror and excitement. Hopefully excitement will win out over the course if the next couple of weeks, and to help with that I’m joining up with the introduction linky.

Name: Caroline

Blog: You’re reading it! www.sweetenerandspice.com

Twitter ID: @SweetenerSpice

Height: 5ft 3ish

Hair: reddish-brown (unless I have it coloured again next week) chin length bob, with a full fringe.

Eyes: dark brown

Is this your first blogging conference?

Yes. I’m often way too shy to actually sign up for things like this, despite wanting to go, so this was an impulse decision!

Are you attending both days?

No, unfortunately I can’t get the Friday off work.

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2013?

I have no idea. I’m so petrified of the whole making-conversation-with-strangers-without-making-a-fool-of-myself thing that I haven’t managed to even think about what I’m looking forward to yet. I need to get to it, I think.

What are you wearing?

Erm… Whatever is clean or has the least biscuit/snot/ dribble stains on it that morning. (Probably jeans, or leggings and a tunic)

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2013?

Become a part of the blogging community. Currently hardly anyone reads my blog (so if you are reading this please, please say “hi”, especially if you are also going to BritMums Live)and I’d like to feel more involved with other parent bloggers.

Tell us one thing about you that not everyone knows

Giraffe and anteaters are my favourite animals, and I once got to feed both at London Zoo!

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13 Replies to “I’m Going to BritMums Live… And Feeling Nervous!”

    1. Hi Bex, thank you for commenting! I already feel better that there will be at least one friendly face, and hopefully we will get to meet!

  1. Hope you had fun at BritMums, I was far too terrified to book, the thought of the train journey AND the room full of strangers put me off, I’m regretting it a bit now seeing all the cool stuff I missed!

    1. I’m lucky that London is only a short train journey away and doesn’t phase me as I lived there for 13 years! Hopefully I will have lots of inspiring tales to tell to give you the confidence to go next year!

  2. Hello! I’m also going to Britmums 🙂 I also have the same worry that no-one will know who I am, the main reason that I didn’t go last year. I’m a bit more confident this year, I’m quite a loner anyway so I’m expecting to be going around by myself and hopefully finding some people to chat with as I go!

  3. Well I’m reading and going to Britmums Live – Hi! I have never been to a blogging conference before so also rather nervous. Strange how you feel like you know people isn’t it? I do hope it feels like that in person!

    1. Thanks for saying Hi! I always feel like I know people when they share a lot of their day-to-day life. Some bloggers are so open I possibly know more about them than I do about some real life friends. I just hope that I remember that the person I think I know may (a) not have a clue who I am, and (b)not be exactly as I imagine based solely on their blog posts! Hope to bump in to you on the day!

  4. This is my first Britmums live and even though I am excited I am very nervous also. I will hopefully get to meet you and chat on the Saturday.

    1. Thanks for your comment! I’m starting to feel a bit less anxious as I realise there are plenty of other people feeling exactly the same way as I do. Hopefully see you on the day!

  5. I enjoyed reading your answers! I’m looking forward to BritMums Live too – should be a fab event.
    if you see me please stop and say hi as I’d love to connect 🙂

    Best wishes

    Alison

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