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Massive klaxon! Mumsnet BlogFest is here!

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Sep-12 12:14:40

We're completely thrilled to announce the launch of Mumsnet BlogFest 2012 - a jam-packed event to celebrate everything there is to love about blogging, and help you get the most from what you post.

The event will take place on Saturday 10 November at a slinky venue in central London, and we've got a fabulous roster of bloggers, writers, and techie experts lined up - including a keynote speech from the lovely Caitlin Moran. She'll be joined by Jeanette Winterson, Zoe Williams , Liz Jones <gasp!> and a host of others, including (but not limited to!) our very own MmeLindor, Eliza Gray, Mrs Tiggywinkle, Cath Elliott, MmeGuillotine, Slummy single mummy and Cari Rosen.

There'll be sessions on finding your voice and improving your writing skills; dealing with trolls and related nasties; drawing the line between public and private; and a kazillion other useful and intriguing subjects - have a look at the programme for full details.

There'll also be plenty of opportunities to chat to fellow bloggers, or make new friends, over a delicious lunch at the top of the Millbank Tower - plus a glass or two of something lovely at the end of the day. And don't forget to grab an expert for one-to-one advice on everything blog-related in our Blog Clinic, which will run throughout the day.

We canvassed 300 of our bloggers on the sessions and speakers they'd like to see at BlogFest, but there are still plenty of speakers to be announced. So if you've a yearning to hear from someone in particular, do let us know here and we'll do our best to oblige.

The event is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, so if you haven't yet started blogging but want to dip a toe in the water - or simply want to hear some great speakers - do join us. If you're quick off the mark, you can catch the early bird offer (£50 per ticket - a third off!). So help us spread the word on Facebook and Twitter (#mumsnetblogfest) - and don't forget to tell your friends, your colleagues and your mum - the more the merrier!

emmajames1 Sat 10-Nov-12 06:01:55

I'm really looking forward to today. It should be a massive learning fest. See you all later!

harriangel Thu 08-Nov-12 21:12:08

I have a Hotel room going spare Friday evening. Victoria. Double room. The Melbourne as recommended earlier on this thread. My little one taken poorly. anyone want it? Please Tweet @mumoldersingle e mail oldersinglemum@gmail.com

choochy Wed 10-Oct-12 11:55:41

I'm attending and can't wait! Am beyond excited - we'll be in the company of giants....do you think Caitlin Moran will sign my book??

choochy x www.stumblinginflats.com

JessMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 13:42:36

MummyBarrow

I can no longer make it as husband is away on a stag do and I have a school event I can't get out of.

I have managed to find somebody to buy my ticket off me but do I need to notify anybody at Mumsnet? Name badges etc etc?

Thanks MummyBarrow Shame you can no longer come but glad the ticket has been lovingly passed on! If you could get the person you've sold your ticket to to email bloggers@mumsnet.com with contact details then we can make sure they are the one we send any info to ahead of the event. Thanks.

MummyBarrow Mon 08-Oct-12 11:27:37

I can no longer make it as husband is away on a stag do and I have a school event I can't get out of.

I have managed to find somebody to buy my ticket off me but do I need to notify anybody at Mumsnet? Name badges etc etc?

MyLifeMySonMyWay Thu 04-Oct-12 18:15:51

OK so I've added a link to the meme... I feel like I have been successful in something!! Thank you starsandroses.

MyLifeMySonMyWay Thu 04-Oct-12 17:22:52

Hello I have bought a ticket.... But not sure I know anyone going.... HELP!!

starsandroses Wed 03-Oct-12 00:41:05

Hi Ive just done a meme on my blog with a linky at the bottom, join in if your going, try and get to know every one before were thrown in the deep end. www.elainecroft.com/2012/10/mumset-blogfest-2012-meme/

Stitchthis Tue 02-Oct-12 14:51:17

I've put something on my blog about the blogalong...there'll be a dedicated page up there soon too.

DillyTante Sun 30-Sep-12 21:40:10

I'm going up on the Friday and not into Paddington, but Surrey. Am coming back on the 9.30 Paddington train on Saturday even though.

MrsJamin Sun 30-Sep-12 20:27:05

I've taken the plunge and signed up! Only 3 and a half hours while its £50 - hurry hurry hurry!
Will anyone be on a train heading into London Paddington from Bristol/Taunton (one that stops at Oxford, Reading, Slough etc) - PM me so we could meet on a carriage perhaps?

Stitchthis Fri 28-Sep-12 21:40:17

I'm starting a new business (yay!) so the business related sessions are going to be v useful.

just realised it's a Saturday. Think I'm going to go for it. Bit nervous though. Unhusband can have kids.

JessMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Sep-12 16:02:28

Hi blueish You will be able to choose from a number of the sessions before you get there - an email will be sent out a bit nearer the time to everyone who has bought a ticket. For now, there's some more info about this over on our FAQs page if you fancy a read.

blueish Thu 27-Sep-12 14:34:01

Are we able to sign up for the talks we want to attend before hand or do we wait till we get there ?

Alurkatsoftplay Thu 27-Sep-12 11:51:41

I'm excited to be coming! The twitter group have been very welcoming too.

Anyone going in on the Fenchurch Street Line (Essex women!) and who fancy some company, do get in touch.

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Sep-12 12:02:17

Oh good news yummymummyreally. Love the idea of a rowdy blogfest carriage!
And blimmin' well done MmeGuillotine - <whispers> am not that keen on heights meself. Recently sat through a lunch at the top of the BT Tower, with eyes clamped firmly on the person I was sitting next to to avoid looking out of the window.

YIIIPPPEEEEEE
Just booked my ticket! Am so excited about the possibility of saying hi to all you amazing bloggers and my the author of my Sunday giggle column (I read Caitlin Moran's column and ALWAYS giggle) and now my hubby thinks I've lost my mind.

I'm also somewhat nervous about not knowing anyone, so if you spot me there, please please please come and say hi. pretty please.

I'm not sure I can concentrate well enough to blog through it for the hop. Great idea though. It'll be good for everyone who can't quite make it on the day, as the info gathered can be shared.

Finally, is anyone traveling down from the North on the day? If there's a few all getting the same train we could create a mumsnet blogfest carriage!!

MmeLindor Tue 25-Sep-12 16:33:05

oh, good for you, MmeG. Glad that they were able to reassure you.

I haven't added my badge cause something is not right with the blog. Got someone looking at it today.

MmeGuillotine Tue 25-Sep-12 14:12:15

I popped into the Millbank Tower yesterday to quiz them about the stairs, lifts and views (I have claustrophobia and a fear of heights) and they were so sweet about it. They even offered to take me up but I hadn't had my morning gin and wasn't mentally prepared so had to decline but I think it'll be okay as I now know what to expect, have been reassured about the likelihood of the lift breaking down and have a PLAN in place to deal with it. smile

blueish Tue 25-Sep-12 11:32:29

Dilly, yes you're right, I will go. It's too good an opportunity to pass up. I wonder how many people the event caters for........smile

Stitchthis Tue 25-Sep-12 08:06:46

Happy to have a large arrow over my head saying 'my name is STITCH" or similar....

DillyTante Mon 24-Sep-12 22:48:26

Blueish MmeLindor is right, none of us know each other (well StitchThis & I do so that will be less scary!) but if we chat on here enough before hand we will feel like we do!

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Sep-12 13:51:07

Ooh and if you're coming, it would be great if you could grab an 'I'm attending' badge here to let fellow bloggers who mightn't be hanging out here know all about it? We think it's rather pretty, too wink

Thanks all,
Kate

blueish Mon 24-Sep-12 13:50:23

Thanks Kate smile

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