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HannahMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-Oct-13 12:10:30

We are getting pretty darn excited about the imminent approach of BlogFest on November 9, where we'll be hearing from Prof. Tanya Byron, Jon Ronson, Stella Creasy and Jo Brand - as well as some of our fantastic bloggers including Annie Spratt, Tanya Barrow, Jack Monroe, Rosie Fiore, Jax Blunt, Alison Perry, Sonya Cisco, Tanya Tirraro, Cassandra Parkin, Andrea Mann, MaggieWoodley and Gemma Regaldo-Hawkey.

This thread is for everyone who’s already coming, is thinking of coming (or wishes they were coming!) to gather, share tips and info – and generally get ready for the Big Day!

You can also join in the conversation on Twitter by following us @MumsnetBloggers. Feel free to tweet us with any questions – or, alternatively, you can email us on bloggers[at]mumsnet[dot]com.

See you on the 9th!

PigeonPairNell Tue 15-Oct-13 21:55:06

I'm coming! Can't wait. The line-up looks really good.

katese11 Sun 20-Oct-13 18:13:05

Me too! Will be good to meet you nell!

Mingling minglily, trying to pretend not to have shaking knees.

VickiMcLeod Mon 21-Oct-13 13:49:40

¡Hola! Very happy to be attending my second Blogfest! (This one has a lot to live up to after last year's triumph, but I am sure it will).

Will be coming over from Mallorca for the event so hopefully I will bring some sunshine with me!

Here's my blog

Natalie82B Mon 21-Oct-13 14:45:32

Very excited about Blogfest, but starting to get nervous now as it will be my first time and I'm coming on my own. Sure it will be great though.

I'm in the same boat as you Natalie, torn between being excited and nervy! I'm going to another event at a publishers on Thursday, and I'll be on my own for that too, so I'm treating that as a BlogFest dry run.

janmary Mon 21-Oct-13 22:25:43

Hi everyone

I too know no one but hopefully we can connect here so it won't be quite so daunting!

My blog is - welcome to my world!

janmary Tue 22-Oct-13 06:59:13

Can we all share our blogs, twitter names, Instagram etc? Then we can connect/follow/say hi smile
On Instagram .....janmary! (You'd never have guessed!)

playlearn Tue 22-Oct-13 14:58:26

Hi! I'm excited about going to Blogfest, and nervous as I won't know anyone. Would love to follow some new people on twitter, etc so we can chat beforehand

Blog - Play & Learn Everyday
Twitter @PlayLearnToday

PigeonPairNell Tue 22-Oct-13 22:28:46

Kate really pleased that I'll get to meet you there! And everyone blog's the Pigeon Pair and Me and I'm @NellHeshram on Twitter. Facebook here. Can't wait.

MummyBarrow Thu 24-Oct-13 12:26:02

Sneaking in....

Hello everybody. I am also going to my first Blogfest this year and appear to have been selected to speak. Me?! Speaking? Anyway, do say hello. It would be great to meet up.

@mummybarrow on Twitter. I don't really do any of the other social networks, I am a bit crap at those. Twitter is where I hang out most. I say most, I mean constantly.

CogitoErgoMum Thu 24-Oct-13 13:32:30

I am going and I am looking forward to it. I have no idea what to expect - very new to this whole blogging thing.

Here is my blog
Twitter is @CogitoErgoMum

I am new to that too, but getting better at using it.
Looking forward to meeting you all.

PervCat Thu 24-Oct-13 14:24:45

im going
i fricken hate blogs

beyondtheplayground Thu 24-Oct-13 19:52:32

Good luck to you, MummyBarrow! I'm a BlogFest virgin & very much looking forward to the day. Blog: Beyond The Playground, Twitter: @PlaygroundOnlin. I'll be travelling up from sunny Tunbridge Wells, where keynote speaker Jo Brand went to grammar school.

SouthwarkBelle1 Thu 24-Oct-13 22:03:38

Hi, I'm also a newbie, well to blogging events anyway. Looking forward to it/slightly scared!

Here's my blog:
My Twitter:
And my claim to Jo Brand - She lives near me (apparently)

PervCat Fri 25-Oct-13 00:18:42

I don't know Jo brand. Or care

SandyCalico Fri 25-Oct-13 16:47:25

Hello, I'll be there AGAIN this year. I can't decide which sessions to attend though. Decisions decisions.

CrazyWithTwins Fri 25-Oct-13 19:10:59

Hello! I'm coming to BlogFest too. This time last year I didn't even know what a blog conference was!

You can find me on twitter as @crazywithtwins

Just entered the dinner compy thingy too!

cheers! wine

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Oct-13 20:19:47

Keep 'em coming peeps. We're so looking forward to seeing you all on the 9th. It's all getting a bit real now, isn't it?!

Just to let you know, we're going to have a designated meeting point at King's Place so those of you that want to connect in RL have a place to do so.

Any other thoughts about how we can make things as lovely as poss for those who aren't going with a friend? Last year was brilliant in terms of friendliness - so many people making new friendships - but we're always open to suggestions.

KatieClark Fri 25-Oct-13 20:55:59

Hi, I'm coming to BlogFest for the first time this year. More than a bit nervous as I don't know anyone
My (new) blog is
twitter handle: @TheExplorersMum

PervCat Fri 25-Oct-13 22:28:07

I'm going to be there. And REAKLY POLITE. Look out for the kindest person. That'll be me

Natalie82B Fri 25-Oct-13 23:36:05

Would definitely be good to connect a bit before then. On twitter I am -


Blog is -

mrsdarlingx Sat 26-Oct-13 00:00:10

I'll be there too, will do my best to be a better social media addict before then to hopefully find a few friendly faces smile
Twitter @mrsdarlingx

inadifferentvoiceblog Sat 26-Oct-13 21:43:44

I'm coming on the 9th. Have been blogging a couple of years at but not done any conferences before. I tweet at @janey_uk
Looking forward to it!

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