Last Saturday I was up with the larks and on the earliest train I’ve ever caught, heading for Birmingham and BlogCamp 2016. Organised by the team at Tots 100, this is a free blogging conference which is packed with advice, inspiration and friendly faces.
I was invited to have breakfast with the sponsors, the Wood Window Alliance, before the conference kicked off. We spent a really interesting hour sharing our uPVC window tales of woe, discussing current interior trends, and finding out more about the benefits of wooden windows. Now obviously wooden windows look much nicer, but I didn’t realise how practical they are too. You just need to give them a coat of paint around every ten years, and you can expect them to last for about fifty years. I also had a chance to find out more about wooden bi-fold doors, something that we’re hoping to fit in our kitchen later this year. We’re very much in the early stages of planning a new kitchen, so being able to ask the experts was really helpful.
After the breakfast it was time to join the rest of the bloggers and crack on with the day. Every session I attended was so inspiring, I managed to squeeze in collaborative blogging, photography styling tips, stats & metrics, and a brilliant whistle-stop session on time-saving which made my head spin! My highlight was the Advanced Pinterest session run by Sarah from Taming Twins, Sarah gave me so many ideas and tips for making my own Pinterest more inspiring.
I was so carried away with all the talks and catching up with blogging friends that I totally failed to take any photos of the day. And I even took my big camera too!
Blog Camp 2016 was a really inspiring, fun day, and I came away with so many tips for making my blog better and my time more productive. Thanks to Sally and the team at Tots 100 for a brilliant conference, and to the sponsors Wood Window Alliance. I’m not quite sure how we all managed to squeeze in quite so much learning, catching-up and eating of cake, but we managed it 😉
If you’d like to find out about other people’s experience of BlogCamp there are lots more posts here.